San Francisco Art Institute MFA Applications Spring 2012: Apply Now

The San Francisco Art Institute is one of those institutions that any artist always wished he/she could have gone there… at least for a semester. It’s that great of an inspiring place with lots of talented teachers and other artists who live/work there.

In case you’re a budding artist, well, here is your opportunity: NOW is the time to apply for your MFA at this wonderful art school.

Good luck!




September 19, 2011

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Installation by Walt Ohnesorge-Fick, 2011 MFA Graduate Exhibition.

San Francisco Art Institute

SFAI now accepting MFA applications for Spring 2012

The San Francisco Art Institute is currently accepting applications for the MFA program for the Spring 2012 term.

The priority deadline is October 15, 2011.

SFAI offers internationally regarded graduate programs in Design and Technology, Film, New Genres, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture. The programs reflect a legacy of studio-based practice that challenges students to consider the contemporary, traditional, and theoretical practices of art. These programs are founded on the tradition of experimental studio practice, academic rigor, and interdisciplinary discourse taught by SFAI’s distinguished faculty. We invite you to become part of a global community of artists and thinkers noted for their diverse, provocative, and innovative work.

Application information:, or contact the Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions, Jana Rumberger, at 415.351.3507 or



Western Graduate Portfolio Day

On Sunday, October 9, the San Francisco Art Institute will be hosting the Western Graduate National Portfolio Day.

Graduate National Portfolio Days are designed for prospective students who are looking to further their education at the graduate level. Prospective MFA, MArch, and MA students will receive feedback on their portfolios from colleges accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. In addition, these sessions provide the opportunity to learn more about the curricula, faculty, and application procedures at participating schools. The event is free and open to the public.

Additional details on Graduate National Portfolio Day events can be found on the website.


SFAI Fall 2011 Graduate Admissions Events

SFAI’s Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions attends Graduate National Portfolio Days and other fall events in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Portland, Seattle, and New York. Additional details can be found at


San Francisco Art Institute

Founded in 1871, SFAI is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious schools of higher education in contemporary art. Focusing on the interdependence of thinking, making, and learning, SFAI’s academic and public programs are dedicated to excellence and diversity. SFAI also strives to be a leader in promoting awareness of the relevance of the arts in contemporary culture.

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