San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)

San Francisco, CA

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San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco Art Institute

All Majors & Degrees

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Other Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors Masters
Design & Visual Communications
Film/Video & Cinematography

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Museology/Museum Studies

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Urban Studies/Affairs

SFAI Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 5 Reviews

40% of students gave San Francisco Art Institute 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Academics Rating

Since I've been going to this school, the workload has been stressful. To be considered a full-time student one needs to be enrolled in 4-5 classes. I have been taking five classes each semester and it's been quite a lot of work. Most of the professors are quite helpful and understanding. If one is not feeling well or needs a small extension on an essay, in my experience, the teachers have always understood and been flexible. The classes generally tend to be quite educational, though some are quite hard to get into since the limit to most classes is only fifteen students with absolutely no leniency. This small class size of course makes it so one is allowed more individual time with the teacher, especially in a studio class.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Academics Rating

SFAI has a very wide variety of courses in areas of art from screen printing, to painting, to performance art, and so on. Every professor I've had has been very knowledgable and helpful. The work load is doable if you are committed, which you should be if you want to go to a school of this caliber. Because the school is so small (650 students) the classes are very intimate and engaging.

SFAI Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Retention Rate 63%
Carnegie Class Schools of art, music, and design
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in August and January.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Internships
  • Distance Learning

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 83
  • Latino: 7
  • Asian: 6
  • Unknown and Other: 3
  • African American: 1
Caucasian 83
Latino 7
Asian 6
Unknown and Other 3
African American 1

Faculty at San Francisco Art Institute

Total Faculty 146
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 11
Full-Time Professors 105
Male Faculty 82
Part-Time Professors 116
Women Faculty 64

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