SFAI prioritizes curiosity and questioning as central to learning.
Our courses and disciplines challenge conventions, embrace risk, and push students to discover uncharted artistic terrain. The degree is as individualized as each SFAI artist and double majors are available.
Through cross-disciplinary course work, independent studio time, dialogue and collaboration with peers and faculty, immersive history and theory courses, and exhibitions and lectures on campus, our undergraduate students create new ways of looking at and living in the world.
Our undergraduate program has been re-focused to specialize in upper-division transfer students. If you have 30-75 transferrable college credits, you can finish your BFA/BA degree with us in 1½-3 years.
Transfer students from any California Community College pursuing their first bachelor’s degree will be automatically eligible for a California Community College Transfer Scholarship provided that they are admissible to SFAI with a cumulative GPA of 3.0. All eligible students receive the $20,000 scholarship annually and no additional application is required to receive funds.