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For more than 125 years, the San Francisco Art Institute has built a reputation as one of the premiere art colleges in the nation. The school has been the center of many of this country s most notable art movements and claims many of our nation s most important artists as faculty and alumni. At the vanguard of contemporary arts education, the Art Institute prepares its students for a rich life in the arts with an intensive studio environment and a vital liberal arts experience.

In 1931, banker and philanthropist William Gerstle invited the noted Mexican muralist Diego Rivera to San Francisco to paint a large mural at the California School of Fine Arts, now known as the San Francisco Art Institute.

The Institute is located in San Francisco County, and has an enrollment of about 700. They award the Bachelor and Master of Fine Art.

Location: 800 Chestnut St, San Francisco California 94133 Telephone 415-771-7020 Toll Free: 415-749-4500

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(Berkeley) American Baptist Seminary of the West
(San Francisco) American College of Chinese Medicine
(San Francisco) American Conservatory Theater

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