SFAI Post-Baccalaureate Certificate: call for applicationsSan Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
Application deadline: April 1, 2013
San Francisco Art Institute
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The San Francisco Art Institute encourages students to apply for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program for Fall 2013 entry.
The Post-Bac program is a one-year, full-time course of study that gives artists the opportunity to strengthen creative work through studio practice and critical engagement. The program is ideally suited for artists looking to develop their body of work for admission to a graduate MFA program, and positions artists for future success by providing a rigorous yet supportive environment.
The studio is the heart of the Post-Bac program, and artists have access to individual and shared spaces in SFAI’s Graduate Center, as well as to extensive facilities and resources at the historic Chestnut Street campus. Immersed in a tight-knit community of artists who are challenging the boundaries of contemporary art, Post-Bac students have the opportunity to experiment within a flexible framework, and the structure of the program can be personalized based on individual artistic and career goals. Post-Bac students have gone on to study and excel in the nation’s most prestigious MFA programs, including SFAI, and to receive grants, fellowships, residencies, and other funded opportunities from institutions around the world.
SFAI is currently accepting applications for Fall 2013.
Priority deadline: April 1
Students may apply directly to the Post-Bac program in one of the following departments: Design and Technology, Film, New Genres, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, or Sculpture/Ceramics. Learn more about the application process.
Additionally, applicants to SFAI’s MFA program are automatically considered for the Post-Bac program if their application is not accepted for the MFA.
Contact: Jana Rumberger, Director of Admissions
415 351 3507 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Post-Bac students benefit from active dialogue with the visiting artists of SFAI’s Graduate Lecture Series and other public programs. See the Spring 2013 schedule.
The Bay Area is a world-class cultural center full of places to make and experience art, from major institutions and established galleries to alternative and collaborative spaces in back rooms, basements, bookstores, parks, and streets—and SFAI has close relationships with many of them. Culturally and socially progressive, with a diverse population and ties to Asia and Latin America, San Francisco is the perfect setting in which to connect an individual artistic practice to the world at large.
About the San Francisco Art Institute
Founded in 1871, the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), a nonprofit art institution, is a vital convening place for arts communities and an international leader in fine arts education. A small school with global impact—notable faculty and alumni include Richard Diebenkorn, Ansel Adams, Annie Leibovitz, Enrique Chagoya, Kathryn Bigelow, Peter Pau, Paul Kos, George Kuchar, Catherine Opie, Lance Acord, Barry McGee, and Kehinde Wiley—SFAI enrolls approximately 650 students in undergraduate and graduate programs, and offers a wide range of continuing education courses and public programs.