San Francisco Studio School of Drawing, Painting, Photography & Mixed Media

Sponsored Tuition

SFSS is structured to provide greater continuity in the study of art than is found within the extraordinarily expensive university system. For the student concentrating on the study of art over the degree itself, study at SFSS is notably more cost effective and provides an opportunity for the student to focus more on his/her art and less on tuition. A large percentage of the student's tuition is paid through contributions made to the school. As a result the cost of tuition to the SFSS student is approximately one quarter the cost of an MFA program.

Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media

The SFSS Studio Program

12 week semesters (Fall & Winter)
Tuesdays & Thursdays
$3250/semester (includes 24/7 studio access)

A deposit (non-refundable) of $550 is due 2-weeks before each semester to confirm enrollment. This will be deducted from the tuition balance for the semester. Tuition is payable in 1, 2 or 3 installments. Installment calendar is available here.

6-week semester (Spring)
Tuesdays & Thursdays
$1625 (includes 24/7 studio access)


A deposit (non-refundable) of $425 is due 2-weeks before each semester to confirm enrollment. This will be deducted from the tuition balance for the semester. Tuition is payable in 1 or 2 installments.


The curriculum of the SFSS Studio Program is equivalent to most 2-year MFA programs but at a significantly reduced tuition. Click here for a tuition comparison.



Independent Study

12 week semesters (Fall & Winter)
Onsite & Online
$1500/semester

A deposit (non-refundable) of $500 is due 2-weeks before each semester to confirm enrollment. This will be deducted from the tuition balance for the semester. Tuition is payable in 1 or 2 installments. Installment calendar is available here.


Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media

Studio Art Practice

12 week semesters (Fall & Winter)
Tuesdays
$1625/semester

A deposit (non-refundable) of $550 is due 2-weeks before each semester to confirm enrollment. This will be deducted from the tuition balance for the semester. Tuition is payable in 1 or 2 installments. Installment calendar is available here.

Visual Studies

Visual Studies Workshop

4 sessions
Wednesdays
$375/semester

Tuition is due in full to confirm enrollment.

Photography

The SFSS Photography Seminar

12 week semesters (Fall & Winter)
Tuesdays
$725/semester

A deposit (non-refundable) of $75 is due 2-weeks before each semester to confirm enrollment. This will be deducted from the tuition balance for the semester. Tuition is payable in 1 or 2 installments. Installment calendar is available here.


Online Photography Study

6 sessions (Fall & Winter)
Tuesdays
$575/semester

A deposit (non-refundable) of $175 is due 2-weeks before each semester to confirm enrollment. This will be deducted from the tuition balance for the semester. Tuition is payable in 1 installment. Installment calendar is available here.












**Students are fully responsible for the costs involved in attending the school semester by semester.