The San Francisco Art Institute is currently accepting Graduate Program
applications for the Fall 2012 term on a space-available basis. We invite
you to become part of a global community of artists and thinkers noted for
their diverse, provocative, and innovative work.
internationally regarded MFA
programs in Design and Technology, Film, New Genres, Painting,
Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture. Reflecting a legacy of
studio-based practice, these conceptual fine art programs encourage an
experimental spirit, creative risk-taking, and interdisciplinary
curiosity. Led by SFAI’s distinguished faculty, students
are challenged to consider the contemporary, historical, and theoretical
contexts of art as they develop a sustaining and vital creative
programs in History and Theory of Contemporary Art, Exhibition
and Museum Studies, and Urban Studies focus on advanced scholarly inquiry
into the major ideas, institutions, and discourses of contemporary art, and
the social and political conditions of its production.
Degree MA/MFA program is designed for students who want to
synthesize the intellectual and artistic facets of their creative work, and
cultivate a large portfolio of tools as cultural producers.
Certificate program is ideally suited for students who want to
strengthen their work in an intensive environment of studio practice and
critical engagement, in preparation for application to an MFA program.
For application details, please visit www.sfai.edu/graduate-application-process.
For additional information, please contact the Associate Director
of Graduate Admissions, Jana Rumberger, at 415 351 3507 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recently at the San Francisco Art Institute – Vernissage: MFA
SFAI’s graduating MFA students
transformed San Francisco’s iconic Phoenix Hotel for the annual MFA
Graduate Exhibition, displaying their art in guest rooms, poolside, and
throughout the hotel. The exhibition unveiled and showcased diverse,
ambitious work by the next generation of artists from this celebrated
View the 2012 graduate exhibition catalogue, MA/MFA
Art and Ideas.
About the San Francisco
Founded in 1871, the San Francisco Art Institute
(SFAI), a nonprofit art college, is one of the nation’s oldest and
most prestigious schools of higher education in contemporary art. A
small school with global impact—notable faculty and alumni
include Richard Diebenkorn, Ansel Adams, Annie Leibovitz, Enrique Chagoya,
Kathryn Bigelow, Peter Pau, Ruby Yang, Paul Kos,
George Kuchar, Lance Acord, and Kehinde Wiley—SFAI
enrolls approximately 650 students in undergraduate
and graduate programs, and offers a wide range of continuing
education courses and public programs. The historic Chestnut Street
campus is located in San Francisco’s Russian Hill neighborhood, and
the Graduate Center is located in San Francisco’s Dogpatch
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