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Student Resources & Facilities

Career Resources Center

The Career Resources Center supports the academic, artistic, and professional development of all SFAI students and alumni through a variety of services and programs.

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Anne Bremer Memorial Library

Located on the second floor of SFAI’s original 1926 building, the Anne Bremer Memorial Library offers students a quiet setting for research and study.

Our Reading Room’s high arched windows overlook the San Francisco Bay, with views of Alcatraz, Angel Island, and beyond.

The library staff works with students on an individual basis, helping them to effectively utilize the library’s specialized resources. Students should feel free to contact the library to arrange a personalized library orientation or research help session.

Search the library catalogue.

 

The library subscribes to a number of digital resources, including:

ArtStor: A collection of 1,000,000+ art-related digital images

Art Source: Access to art-related periodicals

Electronic Arts Intermix: Streaming video of experimental media works by artists

JSTOR, Art and Sciences III: Access to a wide range of scholarly publications

 

Contact the Library:

415.749.4562

library@sfai.edu

 

Current Library Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 8:30 am – 7:30 pm

Friday: 8:30 am – 6 pm

Saturday: 12 pm – 5:30 pm

Sunday: Closed

Digital Technology

Digital Classrooms

The Digital Classrooms at SFAI have 24” iMac computers, inkjet printers, reflective/transparency flatbed scanners, and audiovisual equipment including full HD projectors. Digital Classrooms are available during scheduled classes with the exception the DMS2 classroom, which is adjacent to the Digital Media Studio and is available for general student use when not booked. For more information, please email edusupport@sfai.edu.

 

Digital Darkroom (DDR)

The Digital Darkroom is the primary still imagery scanning facility at SFAI. Located on the Chestnut Street campus next to the Digital Imaging Studio, the DDR provides students with access to variably sized flatbed reflective/transparency scanners, dedicated film scanners, and color calibrated LCD monitors. This facility enables the creation of large archival scans from reflective media, oversized media, and film of multiple formats and stocks, providing users an easy transition between analog and digital workflows. For more information, please call the Digital Imaging Manager at 415.351.3501 or email dis@sfai.edu.

 

Digital Imaging Studio (DIS)

The Digital Imaging Studio is SFAI’s large-format inkjet printing facility. Located on the Chestnut Street campus and open to students, faculty, staff, and alumni, the DIS provides access to large-format Epson inkjet printers capable of printing up to 44 inches wide. In the DIS, students can make fine art inkjet prints on standard and alternative ink jet media, such as cloth, thin Plexiglas, and sheet metal. As a hands-on printing lab, the DIS gives students the opportunity to practice the various workflows involved in fine art inkjet printing as well as experience in operating large-format printers. For more information, please call the Digital Imaging Manager at 415.351.3501 or email dis@sfai.edu.

 

Digital Imaging Studio Price List:

Epson 4800/7800/9800 printers.

We stock Epson Premium Lustre and Enhanced Matte in 24- and 44-inch rolls, and 8.5 x 11 and 13 x 19 inch sheets. We also stock Epson Premier Art Canvas in 24- and 44-inch rolls. All prices are pre-tax.

 

Student Rates

$5.00 per square foot for paper and ink

Prices for common sizes

8.5 x 11 =  $3.25

13 x 19 = $8.60

24 x 18 = $15.00

24 x 30 = $25.00

44 x 30 = $45.00

44 x 60 = $91.00

$3.00 per square foot for ink only

 

Alumni Rates

$7.00 per square foot for paper and ink

Prices for common sizes

8.5 x 11 = $4.54

13 x 19 = $12.04

24 x 18 = $21.00

24 x 30 = $35.00

44 x 30 = $65.00

44 x 60 = $128.00

$4.00 per square foot for paper and ink

 

Faculty Rates

$6.00 per square foot for paper and ink

Prices for common sizes

8.5 x11 = $3.90

13 x 19 = $10.72

24 x 18 = $15.00

24 x 30 = $30.00

44 x 30 = $55.00

44 x 60 = $110.00

$4.00 per square foot for ink only

Other Digital Media

Color laser print = $.25

CD with envelope = $.25

DVD with envelope = $.35

 

Digital Media Studio (DMS):

The Digital Media Studio is SFAI’s staff-supported computer lab located on the Chestnut Street campus. The lab is open to all students, faculty, and staff. The Digital Media Studio supports a wide range of media and workflows including photography, video, design, animation, 3D, web design and development, print, word processing, computer programming, etc. The facilities include dedicated video editing stations with mini DV decks, VHS decks, DVD decks, analog-to-digital converters, dual LCD monitors, and CRT monitors. Peripherals include reflective/transparency flatbed scanners, Mbox 2 audio hardware, pen tablets, LaserJet printer, and headphones. For more information, please call the DMS Monitor at 415.771.7020 ext. 4497 or email edusupport@sfai.edu.

 

Fall / Spring Semester Hours:

Monday – Friday: 9 am–10:30 pm

Saturday: 11 am–7 pm

Sunday: noon–5 pm

 

Graduate Digital Studio

The Graduate Digital Studio, located at the Graduate Center on 3rd Street, is equipped with reflective/transparency flatbed scanners and a large-format Epson inkjet printer.  The Graduate Center has additional computers, scanners, and a laser printer located in the lounge. For more information, please call the Graduate Center at 415.641.1241 x1005 or email graduatecenter@sfai.edu.

 

Media Transfer Suite

The Media Transfer Suite enables students to digitize audio-video material from a wide variety of analog media or the reverse – to print digital material to analog media. Analog media formats supported in the Media Transfer Suite include miniDV, VHS, 3/4 inch, DVD, DV, Hi8, DVCPRO, Cassette, CD, Digital 8 Track, and 1/4 inch reel to reel. The Media Transfer Suite is located in the New Genres building on the Chestnut Street campus. For more information, please call the New Genres Department Coordinator at 415.351.3541 or email newgenres@sfai.edu.

 

Printmaking Film Output Studio

The Printmaking Film Output Studio is equipped with Epson reflective/transparency flatbed scanners and large-format Epson inkjet printers dedicated to film output. In this studio, students use the specific configuration of these printers to create high contrast, high density film used in the creation of images for screenprinting, lithography, and Polymer plates. This allows students to follow the design process from initial conception on the computer to final printed material produced by their own hand. For more information, please call the Printmaking Department Coordinator at 415.749.4561 or email printmaking@sfai.edu.

 

Audio Recording Suite

The Audio Recording Suite is designated for advanced audio editing and recording. With a separate control room and recording booth, students are able to perform ADR, mixing, dubbing, music multi-tracking, and foley in both the digital and analog realms. This suite includes a 16 channel audio mixer, MBox 3 Pro, video and audio decks, high fidelity headphones, drum kit, analog synthesizer, midi keyboard, and professional monitors. For authorization, booking, or other information, please call the Film Department Checkout Office at 415.749.4572 or email film@sfai.edu.

 

The Tower, SFAI Radio Station

The Tower is SFAI’s radio station, and broadcasts to the world via streaming audio on the web. It is open to all students to produce radio programs. The station is equipped with audio mixers, microphones, turntables, CD deck, CD mixer, and tape player. To listen to the stream, visit thetower.sfai.edu. For more information, please call the New Genres Department Coordinator at 415.351.3541 or email newgenres@sfai.edu.

Audiovisual

AV Checkout

Located next to the Lecture Hall on the 800 Chestnut Street campus, AV Checkout provides additional resources to present media content in classrooms and exhibition spaces, and to facilitate the production of student work on campus. Equipment such as standard and HD projectors, monitors, laptops, speakers, and a wide array of media decks are available for checkout to students, faculty, and staff for on-campus use. For more information about AV Checkout, please call the Media Support Manager at 415.749.4584 or email hkirby@sfai.edu.

 

Lecture Hall

The 250-seat Lecture Hall hosts large classes, screenings, symposia, the Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series, and the Graduate Lecture Series, and is available to rent for events.

Professional-quality media systems support a wide variety of events, such as screening HD video, 16mm film, and all standard media; presentations with PowerPoint, Keynote, and 35mm slides; panel discussions; performances; and so on. Expert projection staff ensures that all content looks and sounds its best, and facilitates use of the space for events.

For student, faculty, or staff booking, please call the Lecture Hall Technical Director at 415.749.4566 or email klong@sfai.edu. Prospective clients may contact Sarah Morrison at 415.749.4541 or smorrison@sfai.edu.

 Academic Resources

Accessibility Services Office (ASO)

The ASO ensures that students with documented disabilities have equal access to the curriculum and school environment by providing a range of accommodations. Some of the most common accommodations include extra time for assignments, a quiet place for exams, and note takers. If you have had accommodations in the past, used a 504 plan, or believe that you might qualify for accommodations during your time at SFAI, the ASO can assist you in determining and arranging for these accommodations.

For more information, contact Gina Davis, PsyD, accessibility@sfai.edu, 415.351.3523

 

Academic Resource Center (ARC)

The ARC offers tutoring and student success workshops, ensuring the meaningful and timely completion of degree requirements.

Tutoring is a valuable resource and a free service available to all students. Meeting with a tutor regularly can give you fresh perspectives to foster more creative and sophisticated approaches to your studio work, writing, and other types of assignments—from artist statements to academic papers to creative writing. Some tutors specialize in language learning, quantitative reasoning, and other subjects. Tutors also provide strategies for studying, test-taking, and time-management.

The ARC is open 10 am–4 pm Monday through Friday.

For more information, contact arc@sfai.edu, 415.749.4578

 

Advising

Our Academic Advisors can meet with you to collaborate on a schedule of courses that is meaningful and that will ensure timely progress toward your degree. They can also assist you in choosing a major or minor, developing an academic projection for degree completion, and other questions related to your academic goals and success.

After the ADD/DROP period of your first semester, you’ll meet with your Academic Advisor at specific points before earning your degree:

  • Students who have completed fewer than 45 units are required to meet with an advisor prior to registering for courses.
  • Students who have completed 46 units or more are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor prior to registering to ensure enrollment in the appropriate courses to meet degree requirements.
  • Students who have accumulated 87 units or more are required to meet with an advisor to review their remaining requirements for graduation.

Advisors are available by appointment and during scheduled drop-in hours.

For more information, contact Kent Rodriguez Segura, advising@sfai.edu, 415.351.3522

Fall 2014 Textbook List and Course Reader Info

Undergraduate Courses: School of Interdisciplinary Studies

HISTORY and THEORY of CONTEMPORARY ART

HTCA 100-01
Global Art History
Nicole Archer
http://www.directtextbook.com/booklist/7610/sfai-fall-2014-htca-100-01-global-art-history

HTCA 102-01
Art Since 1945
Beth Bird
http://www.directtextbook.com/booklist/7596/sfai-fall-2014-htca-102-1-art-since-1945

HTCA 202-01
Dialogues in Contemporary Art
Glen Helfand
*To Be Determined

HTCA 220C-01
Bay Area Performance History
Lydia Brawner
*To Be Determined

HTCA 220D-01
Selfie
Whitney Lynn
*To Be Determined

HTCA 320B-01
Art and Cotastrophe
Andrea Cooley
*To Be Determined

CRITICAL STUDIES

CS 223-01
Dreams, Nightmare, and Fantasy
Christina Stevenson
*To Be Determined

CS 300-01
Critical Theory A
Robin Balliger
http://www.directtextbook.com/booklist/7636/sfai-fall-2014-cs-300-01-r-balliger

CS 300-02
Critical Theory A
Dale Carrico
*To Be Determined

CS 300-03
Critical Theory A
Christina Stevenson
*To Be Determined

CS 300-04
Critical Theory A
Eddie Yuen
*To Be Determined

CS 300-05
Critical Theory A
Armin Fardis
*To Be Determined

CS 301D-01
Critical Theory B: Intro to Women’s Studies
Carolyn Duffey
*To Be Determined

CS 301E-02
Critical Theory B: Art and Theory
Alexander Greenhough
*To Be Determined

CS 390-01
Interdisciplinary Research Colloquium
Tania Hammidi
*To Be Determined

ENGLISH

ENGL 090-01
Language Support for Artists
Madoka Kanai
REQUIRED
http://www.directtextbook.com/booklist/7603/sfai-fall-2014-engl-90-01-madoka-kanai-required
Recommended
http://www.directtextbook.com/booklist/7604/sfai-fall-2014-engl-90-01-madoka-kanai-recommended

ENGL 095-01
Seeing and Writing: The Art of the Written Word
Jessica Beard
* To Be Determined

ENGL 095-02
Seeing and Writing: The Art of the Written Word
Mary Warden
*To Be Determined

ENGL 100 ALL SECTIONS
English Composition A 
SEE SECTION INSTRUCTOR BELOW
http://www.directtextbook.com/booklist/7611/sfai-fall-2014-engl-100-eng-comp-a-all-sections

ENGL 100-06
English Composition A
Natasha V
Also REQUIRED
http://www.directtextbook.com/booklist/7618/sfai-fall-2014-engl-100-06-natasha-v

ENGL 101E-01
English Comp B: Drawn From Life
Genine Lentine
http://www.directtextbook.com/booklist/7619/sfai-fall-2014-engl-101e-genine-lentine

ENGL 101G-01
English Comp B: Emily Dickenson and the Archive
Jessica Beard
*To Be Determined

ENGL 101H-01
English Comp B: Why Harry Potter Must Die
TBA
*To Be Determined

ENGL 101I-01
English Comp B: Taking Humor Seriously
Liz Green
*To Be Determined

ENGL 200-01
Language as Magical Action
Christian Nagler
*To Be Determined

HUMANITIES

HUMN 202-01
Ordering the Cosmos
Thor Anderson
*To Be Determined

HUMN 203-01
Dredge
Chris Carlsson
*To Be Determined

HUMN 204-01
Visual Cultures
Megan Bayles
*To Be Determined

HUMN 205-01
Critical Materials
Tania Hammidi
*To Be Determined

HUMN 206-01
American Indian Women
Esther Lucero
*To Be Determined

HUMN 207-01
Democracy, Empire and Power
Eddie Yuen
*To Be Determined

MATH and SCIENCE

MATH 112-01
Archaeoastronomy
Christopher Powell
*To Be Determined

MATH 113-01
Visual History of Mathematics
Elizabeth Travelslight
* To Be Determined

SCIE 104-01
Historical Ecology
Carol Manahan
REQUIRED
http://www.directtextbook.com/booklist/7632/sfai-fall-2014-scie-104-c-manahan-required
Recommended
http://www.directtextbook.com/booklist/7633/sfai-fall-2014-scie-104-c-manahan-recommended

SOCIAL SCIENCE and URBAN STUDIES

SOCS 107-01/US 107-01
Future Pasts of General Strike
Ozge Serin
*To Be Determined

SOCS 108-01/US108-01
Everyone in Their Right Place
Thea Quiray Tagle
*To Be Determined

US 296-01
City as Studio Practicum
Amy Berk
http://www.directtextbook.com/booklist/7621/sfai-fall-2014-us-296-01-amy-berk

Undergraduate Courses: School of Studio Practice

CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE

CP 100: ALL SECTIONS
Contemporary Practice
SEE SECTION INSTRUCTOR BELOW
http://www.directtextbook.com/booklist/7622/sfai-fall-2014-contemporary-practice-all-sections

DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY

DT 101-01
Digital Literacy
Andrew Benson
*To Be Determined

DT 103-01
Intro to Art and Technology
Paul Klein
*To Be Determined

DT 106-01
Intro to Gaming and Play
Alexei Othenin-Girard
*To Be Determined

DT 107-01
DIY Culture
Jill Miller
*To Be Determined

DT 111-01 
Naked Circuits 
TBA
*To Be Determined

DT 113-01
Conceptual Design and Practice: Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
JD Beltran
*To Be Determined

DT 205-01 
Illustration
Hugh D’Andrade
*To Be Determined

DT 208-01
Conceptual Drawing
Keith Bodwee
*To Be Determined

DT 211-01
Rethinking the Artist
Aaron Gach
*To Be Determined

DT 219-01
Intro to 3-D Concepts
Justin Patton
*To Be Determined

DT 220B-01
Sonic City Sound Lab
Laetitia Sonami
*To Be Determined

DT 308-01
Photographs Not Taken
Rebecca Goldfarb
*To Be Determined

FILM

FM 101-01
Intro to Film
Christopher Coppola
*To Be Determined

FM 101-02
Intro to Film
Kerry Laitala
*To Be Determined

FM 101-03
Intro to Filmmaking
Soumyaa Kapil Behrens
REQUIRED
http://www.directtextbook.com/booklist/7613/sfai-fall-2014-fm-101-3-soumyaa-kapil-behrens
Recommended
http://www.directtextbook.com/booklist/7615/sfai-fall-2014-fm-101-3-s-k-behrens-recommended

FM 102-01
Film Production/Post Production 1
Jeff Rosenstock
*To Be Determined

FM 105-01
Andy Warhol
Dale Hoyt
*To Be Determined

FM 208-01
Electrographic Sinema
Mike Kuchar
*To Be Determined

FM 211-1
The Art Of Screenwriting
Natasha V
http://www.directtextbook.com/booklist/7616/sfai-fall-2014-fm-211-screenwriting

FM 220F-01
Documentary Production
Jennifer Kroot
*To Be Determined

FM 220G-01
Advanced Sound Design
Jim McKee
*To Be Determined

FM 240B-01
Intro to World Cinema
Alain Silver
*To Be Determined

FM 307-01
Personal Cinema
Hiro Narita
*To Be Determined

New Genres

NG 100-01
New Genres I
Mads Lynnerup
*To Be Determined

NG 100-02New Genres I
TBA
*To Be Determined

NG 100-03
New Genres I
Whitney Lynn
*To Be Determined

NG 101-01
New Genres II
Keith Bodwee
*To Be Determined

NG 110-01
Beginning Video
Chris Sollars
*To Be Determined

NG 204-01
Installation
Whitney Lynn
*To Be Determined

NG 206-01
Photoworks
Rebecca Goldfarb
*To Be Determined

NG 208-01
Conceptual Drawing
Keith Bodwee
*To Be Determined

NG 220F-01
From the Bay to the World
Rigo 23
*To Be Determined

NG 240B-01
History of New Genres
Sharon Grace
*To Be Determined

PAINTING

PA 110-01
Materials and Methods
Frances McCormack
*To Be Determined

PA 120-01
Painting I
Dewey Crumpler
*To Be Determined

PA 120-02
Painting I
Matt Borruso
*To Be Determined

PA 120-03
Painting I
Terry Powers
*To Be Determined

PA 120-04
Painting I
Brad Brown
*To Be Determined

PA 200-01
Painting II and III
Pegan Brooke
*To Be Determined

PA 200-02
Painting II and III
Luke Butler
*To Be Determined

PA 200-03
Painting II and III
BruceMcGaw
*To Be Determined

PA 200-04
Painting II and III
Jeremy Morgan
*To Be Determined

PA 211-01
Night Painting
Fred Martin
*To Be Determined

PA 220E-01
Appropriation
Terry Powers
*To Be Determined

PA 220F-01
Knowing the Subject
Zina Al-Shukri
*To Be Determined

PA 220J-01
The Painting as Site
Jill Miller
*To Be Determined

PA 220K-01
Stream of Consciousness
Zina Al-Shukri
*To Be Determined

PA 220L-01
Material Togetherness
Taravat Talepasand
*To Be Determined

PA 220M-01
Serial Autobiography
Caitlin Mitchell-Dayton
*To Be Determined

PHOTOGRAPHY

PH 101-01
Introduction to Photography
Alice Shaw
*To Be Determined

PH 101-02
Introduction to Photography
Joshua Grant
*To Be Determined

PH 101-03
Introduction to Photography
Sam Contis
*To Be Determined

PH 101-04
Introduction to Photography
Ramek Fazel
*To Be Determined

PH-110-1
Tools of the Medium
Lindsey White
http://www.directtextbook.com/booklist/7607/sfai-fall-2014-ph-110-lindsey-white

PH-120-1
Digital Medium
Ivan Iannoli
*To Be Determined

PH-120-2
Digital Medium
Thom Sempere
*To Be Determined

PH-120-3
Digital Medium
Joshua Smith
*To Be Determined

PH-206-01
Photoworks: Conceptual Photo
Rebecca Goldfarb
*To Be Determined

PH-217-1
Photographic Processes: Technology Timeline
Meghann Riepenhoff
*To Be Determined

PH-220B-1
Documentary Photography
Darcy Padilla
*To Be Determined

PH-220D-01
Let’s Get Practical
Ivan Iannoli
*To Be Determined

PH-220I-01
Photography After Software
Jennifer Odell
*To Be Determined

PH-220K-1 
Studio and Location
Muffy Kibbey
*To Be Determined

PH 221-01
Advanced Techniques for Digital Image Making
Liz Steketee

*To Be Determined

 

PH-240-1
History of Photography
Sarah Miller
http://www.directtextbook.com/booklist/7637/sfai-fall-2014-ph-240-01-sarah-miller

PH-250-1
Visual Translations
John Priola
*To Be Determined

PH-307-1
Advanced Realities
Johnna Arnold
*To Be Determined

PH-311-1O
Digital Printing for the Handmade Book
Liz Steketee
*To Be Determined

PH-316-1
Creative Nonfiction Photography
Lindsey White
*To Be Determined

PH-381-1
Special Projects
Lonnie Graham
*To Be Determined

GRADUATE COURSES

CS 500F-1
Patterns of Thought: Crystals, Rhizomes, Foams and Webs
Meredith Tromble
*To Be Determined

CS 500G-01
Jung: Dynamic Integration
Fiona Hovenden
*To Be Determined

CS 500H-01
Design on Us
Dale Carrico
*To Be Determined

CS 500I-01
Introduction to Women of Color, Third World and Indigenous Feminisms
Thea Quiray Tagle
*To Be Determined

CS 501-1
Global Perspectives of Modernity
Robin Balliger
http://www.directtextbook.com/booklist/7635/sfai-fall-2014-cs-501-01-r-balliger

CS-501-2
Global Perspectives of Modernity
Carolyn Duffey
*To Be Determined

EMS 501-1
Critical Histories of Museums and Exhibitions
Rudolf Frieling
*To Be Determined

EMS 508-1
Critical Issues in Progress
Kevin Consey
*To Be Determined

HTCA-501-1
Methods and Theories of Art History
Kimmberly Connerton
*To Be Determined

HTCA 501-02
Methods and Theories of Art History
Berit Potter
*To Be Determined

HTCA 504-1
Bohemian Rhapsodies: 1987-1915
Nicole Archer
REQUIRED: http://www.directtextbook.com/booklist/7753/sfai-fall-2014-htca-504-1-nicole-archer-required

Recommended: http://www.directtextbook.com/booklist/7754/sfai-fall-2014-htca-504-1-n-archer-recommende

HTCA 505-1
Theories of the Flesh
Ryan Tacata
*To Be Determined

HTCA 506-01
Postwar French Cinema
Alexander Greenhough
*To Be Determined

HTCA 507-1
Theater, Art and Their Doubles
Frank Smigiel
*To Be Determined

HTCA 520I-1
Aesthetics of Violence
Ozge Serin and Brian Karl
*To Be Determined

US-510-1
Frameworks for Art and Urbanism
Laura Fantone