SFAI’s Graduate Programs Now Accepting Applications

SFAI’s Graduate Programs Now Accepting Applications

San Francisco Art Institute

January 6, 2010
SFAI’s Graduate Programs Now Accepting Applications

San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
800 345 SFAI / 415 749 4500


Application Deadlines for Fall 2010:

MFA, Low-residency MFA (starting Summer 2010), and Dual Degree MA/MFA:

January 15, 2010

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate:

March 1, 2010

MA—Exhibition and Museum Studies, History and Theory of Contemporary Art, and Urban Studies:

January 15, 2010 (priority application deadline)
March 1, 2010 (last day to apply)

San Francisco Art InstituteSummer 2010Fall 2010School of Studio Practice

Design and Technology
New Genres

Preparing students to imagine and realize innovative solutions to problems that extend beyond the classroom, SFAI’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies comprises the following areas of emphasis for MA students:

Exhibition and Museum Studies
History and Theory of Contemporary Art
Urban Studies

SFAI’s graduate programs are committed to creative research that investigates the relationship between inquiry and practice and how this dynamic manifests itself in contemporary and historical approaches to cultural production in a time of accelerated paradigm shifts. MFA and MA students alike are trained to be inquisitive thinkers within an environment of rigorous studio practice and interdisciplinary study.

The graduate curriculum is distinguished by its emphasis on active engagement with contemporary art and artists, understood from many and diverse perspectives. In addition to working with SFAI’s esteemed full- and part-time faculty, graduate students connect to a dynamic program of visiting artists and scholars, hosted through lectures, colloquia, and residencies.

Recent figures include Thomas Demand, Stan Douglas, Amelia Jones, Martha Rosler, Chris Ofili, Ute Meta Bauer, Yto Barrada, Isaac Julien, Shirin Neshat, Dan Graham, Annie Leibovitz, Xu Tan, Lorna Simpson, Allan Sekula, Fred Tomaselli, Kyong Park, Mary Kelly, Steve Kurtz, Yvonne Rainer, Lisa Le Feuvre, Charles Atlas, and Sterling Ruby with Robert Hobbs.

San Francisco Art Institute
Founded in 1871, SFAI is one of the oldest and most prestigious schools of higher education in contemporary art in the US. Focusing on the interdependence of thinking, making, and learning, SFAI’s academic and public programs are dedicated to excellence and diversity.

SFAI’s School of Studio Practice concentrates on developing the artist’s vision through studio experiments and is based on the belief that artists are an essential part of society. It offers a BFA, an MFA, and a Post-Baccalaureate certificate in Design and Technology, Film, New Genres, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture/Ceramics.

SFAI’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies is motivated by the premise that critical thinking and writing, informed by an in-depth understanding of theory and practice, are essential for engaging contemporary global society. It offers degree programs in Exhibition and Museum Studies (MA only), History and Theory of Contemporary Art (BA and MA), and Urban Studies (BA and MA).

SFAI’s Dual Degree MA/MFA program is ideally designed for students who seek a deep and balanced immersion in both theoretical discourse and art practice. A three-year commitment, the degree consists in an MA in History and Theory of Contemporary Art and an MFA in any area of study within the School of Studio Practice (see above).

For more information, including important dates, on graduate, post-baccalaureate, and undergraduate admissions at SFAI, please go to http://www.sfai.edu/admissions, send an e-mail to [email protected], or call 800 345 SFAI or 415 749 4500.

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