Poised at the forefront of creative and critical work, the Art, Place & Public Studies (APPS) programs address questions of place and urban space as spheres of multiple experiences, cultural imaginaries, and material practices.
The APPS programs emphasize critical awareness of the impact of the arts in specific contexts, along with the agency of artists and scholars to make socially conscious contributions. Drawing on the expertise of faculty across multiple fields, students learn from a distinctly artistic point of view, through the study of public art, activism, ethnography, critique, and other cultural practices. Our multi-disciplinary approach encourages students to follow their interests, no matter where in the city – or world – they might lead.
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The San Francisco Art Institute’s award-winning City Studio program offers under-served youth high-quality arts education in their own neighborhoods, enlists youth in a long term program to gain a passion for and skills in the fine arts, and assists them in developing a portfolio for a professional career in the arts and/or to possibly qualify them to apply for higher education.
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