SFAI’s internationally regarded graduate programs provide an environment where students are encouraged to move from critical reflection to hands-on application, from dialogue and critique to revision and transformation.
Under the guidance of our exceptional and accomplished faculty, and in continuous dialogue with their peers, graduate students at SFAI are prompted to reflect on the interconnection between art theory and art practice and to consider the contemporary, conceptual, traditional, and theoretical practices of art within a global community.
The Graduate Faculty Review Committee in each area of study reviews applications, and the admissions process is highly selective.
MFA programs are offered in Design and Technology, Film, New Genres, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture. MA programs are offered in History and Theory of Contemporary Art, Exhibition and Museum Studies, and Urban Studies. Students may also apply to pursue a dual MA/MFA degree option.
For detailed information about each of our graduate programs, visit the pages listed below:
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SFAI Graduate Admissions Viewbook
2013 Currency Catalogue
This catalogue showcases the emerging artists featured in Currency, the 2013 MFA Exhibition at San Francisco's Old Mint, and work created throughout the MFA and MA programs.
2012 MFA/MA Art and Ideas
This book showcases SFAI's graduate programs and the diverse, ambitious work by the next generation of artists from this celebrated school.