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Art and Technology

San Francisco Art Institute

48 months
45664 USD/year
45664 USD/year
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Students in the Art and Technology program of San Francisco Art Institute learn the technical, conceptual, historical, and theoretical skills needed to produce contemporary art using technological forms such as time-based and networked media, digital media, audio, programming, and electronics.


Artists in California have been combining art and technology for many decades.

These artistic forms of investigation are more relevant and compelling than ever before, particularly in the Bay Area with its culture of technological innovation, emphasis on social media, and DIY ethos. 

Inherently interdisciplinary, the Art and Technology program of San Francisco Art Institute offers students the opportunity to explore the ways that technology has infused traditional approaches to art-making, as well as creating possibilities for the invention of new media practices.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students gain historical and contemporary knowledge of the ways that artists use and have used technologies within their artistic practice, and familiarity with the theoretical frameworks brought to bear on the discourse surrounding such practices.
  • Students acquire knowledge of concepts, skills, and techniques needed to produce art works that utilize digital, interactive, networked, and/or electronic media.
  • Students gain an understanding of the characteristics and capabilities of various technologies (hardware and software); their appropriateness for particular expressive, functional, and strategic applications; their positions within larger contexts and systems; and their influences on individuals and society.
  • Students acquire an understanding of concepts central to art works that utilize technologies, including narrative, duration, networked information, kinetics, and interactivity.
  • Students demonstrate the ability to collaborate with others, both from artistic and other disciplines.
  • Students demonstrate the ability to develop an advanced body of artwork utilizing technology that sustains an original concept.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Art and Technology
  • Interactivity + Social Media Distribution
  • Digital Media Distribution
  • Electronic Distribution
  • Games Artists Play
  • Physical Computing for Artists

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application, including the $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Portfolio and artist statement (BFA applicants only)
  • Letter of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    45664 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22832 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    45664 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22832 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for San Francisco

2206 - 4119 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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