24 months
47850 USD/year
47850 USD/year
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San Francisco Art Institute’s MFA in Studio Art program provides a dynamic interdisciplinary context for students to advance their work while being exposed to the current theoretical and sociopolitical context for contemporary art.


Throughout the Studio Art program at San Francisco Art Institute, students work independently in the studio or in the field; meet with faculty one-on-one in graduate tutorials; participate in small, rigorous, faculty-led critique seminars and electives, and study critical theory and art history. 


  • An additional core component to the curriculum is the Graduate Lecture Series and the numerous collaborative projects students create on their own through the relationships they forge during their course of study — off-site exhibitions, publications, international collaborations, and place-making events have all emerged from the graduate cohort.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • In Studio Art
  • Graduate Tutorial
  • Graduate Critique Seminar
  • Studio Electives

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application, including $85 application fee 
  • Portfolio
  • Artist statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    47850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 47850 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    47850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 47850 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for San Francisco

2206 - 4119 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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