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.

>> Want to start in January? Apply now.

>> Want to start in August? The Priority Deadline is December 1, and the deadline is March 15. 

Transfer Student Info Day

Wed., December 8, 3 - 7 pm

Drop by and learn about transferring for spring or fall.

Speak with one of our transfer counselors, have your portfolio reviewed, and take a tour of the campus. With your transcript and portfolio, we may be able to provide you with an admission decision on-site.

If you cannot make it this month, join us on the second Wednesday of every month from 3 - 7 pm.


>> Tell us you are dropping by!

Undergraduate Student Portrait

Shae Rocco (BFA Sculpture 2016) reflects on her material practice and why she came to SFAI’s BFA Program 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.

Tour SFAI's Legendary Campus

You can visit our campus virtually from anywhere! Yet our historic landmark campus is best experienced in person. If you can come to San Francisco, schedule a visit.

Virtual Tour