SFAI's MFA program is intended to be a full-time, four-semester program of study.
All MFA students are subject to the following policies:
All students must enter the MFA program with six units of art history: three units of modern or contemporary history/theory and three additional art history units. If needed, students may be required to fulfill these prerequisites within their first year of MFA study at SFAI. These prerequisite art history credits will count towards a student’s elective credit.
Teaching Assistant Stipends
Graduate students who wish to be Teaching Assistants in the third or fourth semester of their graduate programs may apply prior to priority registration for the term in which they wish to TA. All teaching assistantships are limited to regularly scheduled on-campus courses and carry no academic credit. All selected students will be eligible for TA stipends.
Graduate students must register for MFA Exhibition in their final semester and pay an MFA Exhibition and Graduate Catalogue fee of $300. No credits are awarded, but participation is required for the degree. Please note that there are mandatory MFA Exhibition meetings in both the fall and spring semester; for example, fall Graduate Catalogue preparation meetings (dates, times, and meeting rooms to be announced).
Program Learning Outcomes