bfa Core Curriculum

The Core Curriculum at SFAI prepares students to be well-informed, multifaceted artists.

Encompassing the Contemporary Practice course, the liberal arts requirement, and the art history requirement, the Core Curriculum helps students build foundational skills in research, critical thinking, and in written and visual expression. By taking classes in a variety of fields, students learn the scope of the school’s departments and resources, and arrive at a more complex, contextual understanding of their artistic practice. Throughout the Core Curriculum, courses are designed to explore areas of intersection between the humanities and social/natural sciences and the visual arts.