sfai news

August 31, 2011

SFAI Reports Enrollment Increases for Fall 2011

With a new academic year under way, the San Francisco Art Institute reports a 9 percent enrollment increase for Fall 2011 over Fall 2010, bringing the total undergraduate and graduate population to 659 students as of the first day of classes. In addition, the number of incoming MFA, MA, and Dual Degree students marks a 10 percent increase in graduate enrollment over Fall 2010. This is the second consecutive year of significant enrollment increases at SFAI, with total enrollment having risen 11 percent in Fall 2010.

“These strong numbers indicate the hard work of SFAI’s Admissions team in promoting the continuing importance of the visual arts and creative thinking in contemporary society, as well as informing students and their parents about SFAI’s unique programs,” said President Charles Desmarais. “At the same time, the school’s student-to-faculty ratio is 11 to 1, allowing for the highly individualized arts education for which SFAI is known.”

Students at SFAI pursue BFA, BA, MFA, and MA degrees, as well as a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate. Encouraging an interdisciplinary approach, SFAI offers programs in Design and Technology, Film, New Genres, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, History and Theory of Contemporary Art, Exhibition and Museum Studies, and Urban Studies.

For more information about admissions at SFAI, visit the admissions page, call 415.749.4500, or attend an upcoming admissions event.