An interdisciplinary and rigorous approach

SFAI’s MFA program combines a rigorous focus on both process and materials. Students are encouraged to be fluent in the discourses surrounding all approaches to contemporary art practice.

During the two-year program, students work in an interdisciplinary environment: working independently in the studio or in the field; meeting with faculty one-on-one in graduate tutorials; participating in small, faculty-led critique seminars; taking idea-driven theory and history courses; and creating numerous projects on their own through the relationships forged at SFAI. MFA candidates also have the option to choose an emphasis including: Art and Technology, Film, New Genres, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, or Sculpture.