Undergraduate Admissions

Where Bold Questions and Adventurous Ideas Take Shape

Founded in 1871, SFAI is the nation’s oldest and only school of higher education dedicated to contemporary art. SFAI is devoted to supporting the next generation of artists by fostering diversity and community engagement, creating new forms of creative expression, and cultivating critical discourse in the arts.

New Scholarship for California Transfer Students

Direct transfer students from any California community college will be automatically eligible. Details »

Undergraduate Student Portrait

Artist Shae Rocco (BFA, 2016) reflects on her material practice and why she came to SFAI to “stretch her imagination.”

Undergraduate Student Portrait

Painter Kellie Flint (BFA, 2012) shares insight into her gestural, minimal paintings and into her experiences at SFAI as an alumna and staff member.

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