Information For Undergraduates - San Francisco Art Institute
School of Studio Practice (BFA)
Design+Technology, Film, New Genres, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture
School of Interdisciplinary Studies (BA)
History and Theory of Contemporary Art and Urban Studies.
Summer Pre-College intensive program for students ages 16 to 18
San Francisco Art Institute invites applications from motivated students who are creative thinkers, activists, explorers, and visionaries. We are looking for students who are intellectually curious and interested in pursuing a challenging course of study in an interdisciplinary environment.
Our undergraduate admission process is highly personalized. We consider all of the information provided to us in each application. All applications are reviewed by the faculty and the Admission staff.
Selection for admission is based on the following:
â€¢ Your academic coursework and any studio courses you may
have taken, as well as standardized test scores
â€¢ Your achievements, personal qualities, and involvement and/or
leadership in community/school activities and programs
â€¢ Your writing skills and your ability to articulate your personal vision,
as demonstrated in your Statement of Purpose
â€¢ The quality and appropriateness of your portfolio
If you are a freshman or a transfer student with fewer than 12 accepted studio credits, you will be required to take the two-semester sequence, Contemporary Practices. Students with 12 or more studio credits will not be required to take this course sequence. Upon completion of the Contemporary Practice sequence, you may then declare a major within the School of Studio Practice (Design+Technology, Film, New Genres, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture) or the School of Interdisciplinary Studies (History and Theory of Contemporary Art, Urban Studies). With one of these areas as your primary focus, you will fulfill curriculum requirements and choose electives from both schools. Electives comprise a large part of the curriculum, allowing you to work across a broad range of areas and interests.
If you are a transfer student and are admitted with at least 12 accepted studio credits, you may apply directly to a major area of study in either School.
For more information please see the Admission section of the website at
www.sfai.edu or contact an SFAI Admission Counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at 800 345 SFAI / 415 749 4500.
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