academic programs

Research, hands-on learning, and active dialogue are vital parts of a student’s experience at SFAI.

Our programs are historically grounded yet experimental, self-directed yet collaborative, and attuned to the challenges and responsibilities of the artist in a changing global world.

Students take courses in each of two schools—the School of Interdisciplinary Studies and the School of Studio Practice—to inform and enhance their major field of study, and develop a strong foundation in critical thinking and problem solving. Together, the two schools offer a curricular matrix in which to develop unique approaches to art making.

School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Bachelor of Arts Master of Arts Dual Degree MA/MFA
- History and Theory of Contemporary Art
- Urban Studies
- History and Theory of Contemporary Art
- Urban Studies
- Exhibition and Museum Studies
- History and Theory of Contemporary Art (MA) and
Studio Practice (MFA)
 
School of Studio Practice
Bachelor of Fine Arts Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts Dual Degree MA/MFA
- Design and Technology
- Film
- New Genres
- Painting
- Photography
- Printmaking
- Sculpture
- Design and Technology
- Film
- New Genres
- Painting
- Photography
- Printmaking
- Sculpture
Optional emphases:
- Design and Technology
- Film
- New Genres
- Painting
- Photography
- Printmaking
- Sculpture
- Design and Technology
- Film
- New Genres
- Painting
- Photography
- Printmaking
- Sculpture
- History and Theory of Contemporary Art (MA) and Studio Practice (MFA)