Make art here
Priority Deadline – December 1
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Make art here
Priority Deadline – December 1
Apply Now »
Make art here
Priority Deadline – December 1
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Admission Open House
Saturday, December 4, 2021
Events + Exhibitions
Jordan Stein - Rip Tales: Jay DeFeo’s Estocada & Other Pieces
Wednesday, Dec 08, 2021, 6:30PM
Osher Lecture Hall
800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
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Dust Specks on the Sea: Contemporary Sculpture from the French Caribbean & Haiti
Thursday, Nov 18, 2021 - Saturday, Feb 19, 2022
Opening Reception Nov. 18, 4 -7pm, Walter and McBean Galleries
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Carlos Villa: Worlds in Collision
Friday, Jun 17, 2022 - Saturday, Oct 29, 2022
Walter and McBean Galleries
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10 Famous Artists
You Didn’t Know Went to SFAI
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Celebrating 150 Years

Inspired by our legacy to always look forward, we have attracted individuals who push beyond boundaries to discover uncharted terrain. SFAI Librarian Jeff Gunderson celebrates our faculty and alumni through a tour of our history.

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Donate to the 150th Campaign »

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“When I switched to art definitely and entered the San Francisco Art Institute, it was the greatest experience of my life. I loved every minute of it.”

—Enrique Chagoya BFA 1984, Honorary Doctorate 2017, Guggenheim Fellow 2021


“A lot of art schools teach you technique. At SFAI, they teach you to see.”

—Annie Liebovitz, BFA Photography

Degree Programs »

Viewbook

A snapshot of life as a transfer or graduate student.

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Look Ahead

Support SFAI by giving to the annual fund.

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