Graduate Admissions

MFA

Studio Art degree with optional emphasis in: Art + Technology, Film, New Genres, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, or Sculpture.

2 years | 60 units | 4 semesters
 

MA

Academically focused degree in History + Theory of Contemporary Art or Exhibition + Museum Studies

2 years | 42 units | 2 full-time semesters |
2 semesters of thesis and option for offsite work
 

Low Residency MFA

Studio Art degree

3 years | 60 units | 3 full-time summer semesters |
6 off-site semesters
 

Post-Baccalaureate

Studio Art Post Graduate Certificate

1 year | 30 units | 2 semesters
 

Dual Degree MFA/MA

Studio Art MFA combined with a MA degree.
Includes optional emphasis in: Art + Technology, Film, New Genres, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, or Sculpture.

3 years | 72 units | 4 full-time semesters |
2 semesters of thesis and option for offsite work

 


Graduate study at SFAI offers an unprecedented chance to combine conceptual investigation and studio practice through a rigorous curriculum in an educational environment known for experimental, relevant, and intentional work.

SFAI's programs are one of a kind in its potential for creating vital original art while also providing opportunities for collaboration in a tight-knit community of artists and thinkers.

 

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MA Student Portrait

From SFAI’s MA Program to UC Irvine’s PhD Program, scholar Sharrissa Iqbal (MA 2014) looks for meaning in the visual arts within California’s cultural context.

MFA Student Portrait

Explore Marcela Pardo Ariza’s (MFA 2016) hybridized studio practice, and hear how SFAI’s program makes her excited to continue creating in San Francisco.