At SFAI, students study filmmaking in the broader context of contemporary art practice.
The curriculum investigates the full range of moving-image genres, including experimental, narrative, documentary, animation, and hybrid forms.
Student learn the craft of filmmaking in courses that teach skills of production and postproduction, enabling them to realize their ideas. The curriculum is flexible, keeping current with the ever-changing digital arena from multi-platform to alternative distribution. This emphasis encourages students to push the boundaries of the medium by integrating film with gallery-based objects, performance, and sound-based works. A variety of methods of display—from traditional theatrical screening, to single- and multi-channel installation, to alternative contexts such as emerging small screen and interactive formats—are explored.
|In Studio Art (with Optional Emphasis)||0|
|Graduate Critique Seminar||12|
|Electives (3 units in emphasis with emphasis option)||6|
|Topics Seminar (in emphasis with emphasis option)||6|
|Art History Seminar Electives||9|
|Critical Studies Seminar Electives||6|
|Graduate Lecture Series||0|