Artists in California have been combining art and technology for many decades.
These artistic forms of investigation are more relevant and compelling than ever before, particularly in the Bay Area with its culture of technological innovation, emphasis on social media, and DIY ethos. Students in the Art and Technology major at SFAI learn the technical, conceptual, historical, and theoretical skills needed to produce contemporary art using technological forms such as time-based and networked media, digital media, audio, programming, and electronics.
Inherently interdisciplinary, this major offers students the opportunity to explore the ways that technology has infused traditional approaches to art-making, as well as creating possibilities for the invention of new media practices.
Students have access to extensive Digital Technology Resources configured to meet the needs of projects using sound, photography, film, video, design, plasma cutter, laser cutter (Spring 2015), web, programming, and print.
See a sample four-year academic plan in the BFA in Art + Technology program to help you decide what courses to take when.
|Liberal Arts Requirements||33|
|Art History Requirements||15|
|Introduction to Art and Technology I||3|
|Introduction to Art and Technology II||3|
|Digital Media Distribution||3|
|Interactivity and Social Media Distribution||3|
|Art and Technology Electives||15|
|Senior Review Seminar||3|
|Art and Technology Advanced Projects||3|
|Electives in any studio discipline||24|
|BFA Graduate Exhibition||0|
|Global Art History||3|
|Modernity and Modernism||3|
|Art Since 1945||3|
|History of Art and Technology||3|
|Art History Elective||3|
Program Learning Outcomes