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.

>> Now Accepting Transfer Student Applications for Spring and Fall 2022.

We have suspended applications from first-year students. Yet we are available to discuss your path to SFAI.

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.

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.”

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.

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