off-campus study requirement
All undergraduate students are required to complete six units of off-campus study toward their degree. These units may be taken at anytime between a student’s sophomore and senior years, and can be fulfilled with short- or long-term study abroad opportunities, off-campus courses, internships, exchange programs, or regularly offered courses that have a significant off-campus component such as visits to locations in the city and beyond. Courses that count for off-campus study may also satisfy studio, liberal arts, or art history degree requirements.
Off-campus faculty-led programs are offered during the summer and winter sessions to a variety of places in the United States and abroad. Through a combination of travel and formal classes, faculty-led programs immerse a student in the history and culture of a particular place. Faculty-led programs range in duration from two weeks to eight weeks.
Internships are an opportunity for students to develop an extended relationship with a group, nonprofit, or business. The goal is for students to experience the broader world of work, career, and community.
International Partner Exchange
International Partner Exchange study abroad programs offer academically eligible SFAI undergraduate students an opportunity to study for one academic semester at an international partner exchange institution in another country while maintaining official enrollment and registration at SFAI. Tuition payments are made to SFAI and students may use federal, state, and institutional aid to fund the experience.
AICAD Mobility Program
The AICAD Mobility program offers academically eligible SFAI undergraduate students an opportunity to study for one academic semester at a participating U.S. or Canadian AICAD member art school. The program is sponsored by the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design.