Information For Postgraduates - San Francisco Art Institute

Graduate Programs
School of Studio Practice (MFA and Low-residency Summer MFA) and Post-Baccalaureate
certificate
Design+Technology, Film, New Genres, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture.

School of Interdisciplinary Studies (MA)
History and Theory of Contemporary Art, Urban Studies, and Exhibition and Museum Studies

Each year, San Francisco Art Institute admits a limited number of students to its internationally renowned graduate programs. All applications are reviewed by the Graduate Faculty Review Committee in each area of study. The admission process is highly selective and involves a personal interview for those candidates who have been determined as finalists for admission consideration.

Decisions for admission to the School of Studio Practice’s MFA and Post-Baccalaureate programs are based on the following:

• A highly accomplished portfolio of artwork
• A clear and well-developed artist’s statement that addresses
the work submitted in the portfolio
• Evidence of success in academic and studio coursework at the
undergraduate level. Completion of an undergraduate degree is
a prerequisite to graduate studies at SFAI.

Decisions for admission to the School of Interdisciplinary Studies MA programs
are based on the following:

• Your academic and studio coursework and standardized test scores
• Your achievements, personal qualities, and involvement and/or
leadership in community/school activities and programs
• Your writing skills and your ability to articulate your personal vision,
as demonstrated in your Statement of Purpose

The School of Studio Practice accepts applicants to the MFA, Low-residency Summer MFA, and Post-Baccalaureate programs in one of seven areas of study: Design+Technology, Film, New Genres, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, or Sculpture. Applicants to the MA program in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies may apply to Exhibition and Museum Studies, History and Theory of Contemporary Art, or Urban Studies.

With one of these areas as your primary focus, you may fulfill curriculum requirements and choose electives from both schools to accommodate your own work and ideas. As a graduate student you have tremendous flexibility in your course choices, and many courses are cross - disciplinary.

For more information please see the Admission section of the website at
www.sfai.edu or contact an SFAI Admission Counselor at admission@sfai.edu
or at 800 345 SFAI / 415 749 4500.



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