Low-Residency MFA Curriculum

The flexible schedule of the Low-Residency MFA program permits students to study with SFAI resident and visiting faculty for three summers. Students in the three-year program enroll in 18 or 21 units per year for a total of 60 units.

The summer Graduate Lecture Series is an additional component of the Low-Residency MFA program and is required for all students.

Curriculum Requirements
Art History/Critical Studies Seminar Electives (9 units at graduate level) 12
Graduate Critique Seminar 9
Studio Electives 6
Electives 9
Fall Guided Study/Summer Review 12
Winter Guided Study/Summer Review 12
Winter Reviews 0
Summer Reviews 0
Intermediate Reviews 0
Final Review 0
MFA Exhibition 0
Graduate Lecture Series 0
Total 60

Sample Schedule

Year 1
Graduate Critique Seminar 3
Art History/Critical Studies Seminar Elective 3
Tutorial 3
Elective 3
Summer Review 4
Winter Review 4
Graduate Lecture Series 0
   
 
Year 2
Graduate Critique Seminar 3
Art History/Critical Studies Seminar Elective 6
Electives 3
Guided Study 4
Intermediate Review 0
Winter Review 4
Graduate Lecture Series 0
Year 3
Graduate Critique Seminar 3
Art History/Critical Studies Seminar Elective 3
Electives 3
Studio Electives 6
Summer Review 4
Winter Review 4
Final Review 0
MFA Exhibition 0
Graduate Lecture Series 0
Total 60