At SFAI, students study filmmaking in the broader context of contemporary art practice.
Only at SFAI will you find a class like this:
The oldest art school west of the Mississippi River enters its 147th year of pushing boundaries in the contemporary art world. ART147 goes behind the scenes of how SFAI functions during its triumphs + challenges, and illuminates the inner-workings that make it a world-renowned art school.
ART147, the very first student-created reality show at SFAI, now streaming Wednesdays at 6pm on YouTube!
Our Film program is equipped to support work in 16mm, Super 8, DV, and high-definition video. Equipment for off-campus use includes a variety of 16mm, Super 8, mini-DV, and HD cameras, DAT and SD audio recorders, HD editing hardware, including Creative Cloud and Final Cut Pro on Macintosh platform, digital editing suites, and 5.1 mix studio.
Private suites with 24-hour access are available for both analog and digital editing. Other facilities include a production studio, sound recording suite, digital editing suites, 5.1 mix studio, and the SFAI Lecture Hall, which is available for professional presentations to large audiences. See Digital Technology Resources for more information.
Analog and Wet Lab Resources
See a sample four-year academic plan for past students.
|Liberal Arts Requirements||33|
|Art History Requirements||15|
|Introduction to Film||3|
|Film Production / Post Production I||3|
|Film Production / Post Production II||3|
|The Art of Screenwriting||3|
|Senior Review Seminar||3|
|Electives in any studio discipline||24|
|BFA Graduate Exhibition||0|
|Global Art History||3|
|Modernity and Modernism||3|
|Art Since 1945||3|
|History of Film||3|
|Art History Elective||3|
Program Learning Outcomes