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Art, MFA

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #863 (BCR) , CA,
The 60-unit, three-year Master of Fine Arts in Art degree program at SF State is designed to provide professional competency for the student pursuing a career as an artist including working in public roles.

About

Students are accepted into the program in the following areas of discipline:

  • Ceramics,
  • Conceptual and Information Arts,
  • New Practices,
  • Painting and Drawing,
  • Photography,
  • Printmaking,
  • Sculpture,
  • Textiles.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interdisciplinary Critique Seminar 
  • Art Processes and Practices: Visiting Artists and Scholars 
  • Tutorial in Studio 
  • Creative Work Research
  • Creative Work Project
  • Contemporary Art History: Practice, Theory, Criticism
  • Art History: Images and Meaning
  • Contemporary Art
  • Directed Experience in Public Roles for Artists

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, or shall have completed equivalent academic preparation as determined by the appropriate campus authority;
  • be in good academic standing at the last college or university attended;
  • have a 3.0 GPA in their earned undergraduate degree or in the last 60-semester (90-quarter) units completed, or have earned a post-baccalaureate degree; and
  • meet the professional, personal, scholastic, and other standards for graduate study, including qualifying examinations, as appropriate campus authorities may prescribe. In unusual circumstances, a campus may make exceptions to these criteria.

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        7176 USD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 3588 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
      • National

        7176 USD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 3588 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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      Living costs for San Francisco

      • 2206 - 4120 USD/month
        Living Costs

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