The Painting program at SFAI has been at the forefront of many important historical developments, including Social Realism, Abstract Expressionism, Bay Area Figuration, the California Funk Movement and the street art-inspired projects of the Mission School. This pluralistic history informs the contemporary moment where all possibilities are valued, from traditional approaches on canvas to interdisciplinary painting practices.
At SFAI, the ever-expanding definition of painting is affirmed by a philosophically diverse faculty enthusiastic about a wide range of approaches to material and conceptual solutions. Faculty challenge students to ask bold questions and to develop their own authentic approach to painting.
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- In Studio Art (with Optional Emphasis)
- Graduate Tutorial
- Graduate Critique Seminar
- Studio Electives
- 24 months
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DisciplinesVisual Arts View 521 other Masters in Visual Arts in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Online application, including $85 nonrefundable application fee
- Artist statement
- Two letters of recommendation
- Official transcripts
International47850 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 47850 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
National47850 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 47850 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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