Welcome to the School of Art

The School of Art is an inclusive learning environment that promotes creativity and scholarship, and mirrors the wide range of cultural, artistic and scholarly interests in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Change of Major/Add Minor

Any student interested in changing their major to art or adding the art minor must:

  1. Attend a degree information session to learn more about the major/minor
  2. Attend a change of major/add minor session

View the Change of Major FAQ to review specifics as well as deadlines.

Tenure Track Positions

The School of Art is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Art (Painting and Drawing) beginning August 2017. Please check out the Tenure-Track Positions page for more information.

Study with Us

Bachelor of Arts in Art

The 46-unit Bachelor of Arts in Art degree program provides innovative and rigorous concentrations in art education, art history, studio art, and art history/studio art.

Master of Arts in Museum Studies

The 33 unit Master of arts in Museum Studies program is to develop future museum professionals through highly structured coursework in a setting where museums’ educational efforts, collections, and interactions with community are of central concern.

Master of Fine Arts in Art

The 60-unit Master of Fine Arts in Art degree program is designed to provide professional competency for the student pursuing a career as an artist including working in a range of public roles.

Minor in Art

The 24-unit Minor in Art is offered for students who wish to pursue a secondary interest in art on a structured basis.

Minor in Museum Studies

The Museum Studies Minor is rigorous, interdisciplinary, and pre-professional in nature. Effective fall 2016.

Get Involved

Fine Arts Gallery

The Fine Arts Gallery is provides students the opportunity to exhibit and work in a professional gallery environment.

Global Museum

The new university museum at SF State is a place in which to appreciate the power of diverse communities in a globally connected world.

Martin Wong Gallery

The Martin Wong Gallery provides undergraduate artists the opportunity to exhibit visual works, in a professional context.

Study Abroad

Study abroad for a year or semester while earning resident credit towards your major, minor or general education requirements.