Contemporary Practice

In Contemporary Practice students will begin to identify and strengthen their creative voices through collaboration and critique as practiced throughout the SFAI community. Active engagement in Contemporary Practice ensures students will have significant experience in establishing a creative dialogue through personal projects and collaboration with their peers. The course emphasizes hands-on experience within a culture of research, creativity, and communication and deepens the first-year students’ relationships with and understanding of the multiple and diverse strategies of investigation that produce knowledge and culture.

Facilitating and supporting the first-year students’ ongoing engagement with the SFAI community and Bay Area cultural resources are the co-curricular activities embedded into the course, including workshops, public lectures and openings, visits to local museums and galleries, and excursions to local artists’ studios.