low-residency master of fine arts

SFAI’s Low-Residency MFA in Studio Art program offers the rigor and artistic community of the full-time program in a flexible format ideally suited for artists, teachers, and others who wish to develop and refine their work while maintaining a professional career or personal commitments.

Completed over three years, the program allows students to work with SFAI faculty during intensive eight-week summer sessions in San Francisco's vibrant art community, and independently through mentored, off site one-on-one study, during the fall and spring semesters. Students in the program have studio space in the graduate facility and access to all of SFAI’s facilities. The summer sessions combine critiques, art history and critical studies seminars, visiting artist lectures, and individualized tutorials to create a comprehensive studio- and research-based curriculum. Students participate in Summer and Winter Reviews in San Francisco each year, and the program culminates with the MFA Exhibition that assembles the work of all graduating MFA students. A robust summer Graduate Lecture Series provides opportunities for exposure to top contemporary artists.

For the Summer 2014 session, SFAI has invited the collaborative team Aziz + Cucher to be artists-in-residence and lead faculty. Anthony Aziz and Sammy Cucher are pioneers in the realms of digital media, installation, and new genres, and alumni of the MFA program at SFAI. Read more.