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San Francisco Art Institute

Master of Fine Arts Programs

San Francisco, CA

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Overview

San Francisco Art Institute / Master of Fine Arts Programs is located in San Francisco, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Fine Arts/Master of Arts (MFA/MA)
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Studio art Film
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Studio art New genres
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Studio art Photography
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Studio art Painting
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Studio art Sculpture
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Studio art Printmaking
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Studio art Art and technology
(Certificate) Studio art

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 78
Other Advanced Degrees 8

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

295
Applied
195
Accepted
64
Enrolled
66%

Applying

85
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Portfolio
Additional Entrance Requirements Portfolio

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 580
TOEFL IBT score: 92
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

159
Total Graduate Students
15%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
84%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 13.21%
Black or African American 1.26%
White or Caucasian 33%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.77%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.63%
Two or more races 3.77%
Unknown 5.66%

Gender

Male (37%)
Female (62%)

Faculty

59
Total faculty
Full-time - 18
Part-time - 41
Male (31)
Female (28)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Studio art, international art exhibitions, neurohumanities, experimental music, virtual reality 360 degree film
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA  94133
United States
Contact Tony Labat
Chair, Master of Fine Arts Department
Email: tlabat@sfai.edu
Phone: 415-351-3574
Fax: 415-641-1205