Graduate studios


MFA in Fine Arts students will be immersed in one of the most exciting contemporary arts communities in San Francisco. Our new graduate studios, located in the heart of the Dogpatch neighborhood, are close to groundbreaking artist spaces, design and architecture firms, and cultural organizations, such as Minnesota Street Project and Workshop Residence, that support local artists and makers.


Graduate studios are in the American Industrial Center, a building that’s home to other artists, illustrators, photographers, and writers. With independent galleries and clothing designers, a collaborative space for artists and designers working across disciplines, and the Museum of Craft and Design nearby, students have many opportunities to contribute to the tenor of this vibrant community.


Located just a mile south of our San Francisco campus, the new studios are easily accessible via public transportation to and from campus, as well as to BART, two Caltrain stations, multiple Muni bus routes, and other major neighborhoods in San Francisco.


Students have access to a workshop for woodworking, a fabrication studio with two industrial sewing machines, and a computer workstation for digital media, video, film, and sound editing. There are also spaces available for installation, critique, and documentation.

Students can check out audio/visual equipment from media centers at both San Francisco and Oakland campuses.

To learn more about access, shared spaces, and labs at our San Francisco campus, please see Studio Resources.