bachelor of fine arts

At SFAI, there is no single way to approach your education.

Art is messy—not just in the splatter-painted-clothes sense, but in the way artists must grapple with form, content, and concepts to tease out meaning. SFAI is the perfect place to explore, experiment, and build the confidence to realize your vision.

SFAI’s four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is built on a process of creation, critique, and reflection. Through studio and liberal arts courses, students develop sophisticated technical skills while learning to think, talk, and write about art in its historical and theoretical contexts. Students are encouraged to sample all our programs, and many continue this interdisciplinary approach even after they have chosen a major.