San Francisco Art Institute was founded by artists for artists in 1871.

SFAI is a laboratory for art + ideas where you can push the boundaries of:

Join us

Admission Open House

October 23, 2021


SFAI Alumni  go on to show work in galleries and museums, found art organizations, win academy awards, write books, and so much more...

Application Deadlines for 2022

SPRING - November 15
Undergraduate Transfer and MFA

SUMMER - January 15
Low-Residency MFA

January 15

All Graduate Programs

March 15
Undergraduate Transfer