liberal arts requirements

SFAI’s liberal arts requirement offers students grounding in the humanities and the social and natural sciences. The sequence of courses emphasizing critical thinking, reading, and writing allows a student to arrive at a more complex understanding and experience of his or her practice in light of literature, history, philosophy, criticism, and art history.

Liberal Arts Requirements (units) 33
English Composition A* 3
English Composition B* 3
Humanities 6
Mathematics or Science 3
Social Science 3
Studies in Global Cultures 3
Critical Theory A + 3
Critical Theory B + 3
Elective 3

All BFA students must complete the liberal arts requirements for their degree.

*Writing Placement Examination required upon matriculation.

+ Must be taken at SFAI.

Courses that fulfill the distribution requirements are indicated each semester in the course descriptions.