San Francisco Art Institute was founded by artists for artists in 1871.

SFAI is a laboratory for art + ideas. Across two campuses, we offer undergraduate and graduate degrees. Our interdisciplinary curriculum and supportive community will catapult your creative career.

To meet more of SFAI, join our mailing list or meet us in person at one of our upcoming events.

It’s not too late to apply! Start your application for Spring 2019 »

Admissions Events + Deadlines

Nov 10: Grad Fall Open House

Nov 17: Undergrad Fall Open House

Meet us at a Performing + Visual Arts Fair »

Meet us at a National Portfolio Day »


November 15: Priority Application Deadline (Grad + Undergrad)


Jan 15: Graduate Application Deadline

FALL 2019

Jan 15: Priority Graduate Application Deadline

Feb 1: Priority Freshman Application Deadline

Apr 1: Priority Transfer Application Deadline

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