The Art Institute of California— San Francisco believes in learner-centered instruction that is measured by each student's success. Our faculty, many of whom are working professionals, achieve this by sharing their professional knowledge in the classroom.
Faculty strive to provide value and service for each student's investment by helping students to strengthen their skills and cultivate their creative talent through curricula that is carefully designed to prepare graduates to seek entry-level positions in their chosen fields.
Instructional methods at The Art Institute of California— San Francisco include lecture, demonstrations, labs, one-on-one tutorials, and periodic examinations. Except for internships, field trips, online courses and occasional independent studies, all instruction is conducted in a classroom or laboratory settings.
Faculty arrange study trips to local cultural and commercial sites as an integral part of each student's training. These trips, along with scheduled out-of-town seminars and visits, offer valuable exposure to places and events relating to the student's field of study.
The costs related to optional study trips are not included in regular tuition or fees.
Nathan Breitling, D.M.A., Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
DMA Stanford University, MA Stanford University, BM University of Southern California
MA In Curriculum and Instruction, Argosy University
BS Industrial Design, Ohio State University
BA Information & Communication Studies (Visual Communication) (Minor Art Studio), Chico State University
MFA Illustration, Syracuse University; BS Graphic Design, San Jose State University
Daven Gee, Academic Department Director – Digital Film and Video Production/ Audio Production/ Digital Photography
San Francisco State University, Master of Fine Arts in Film Production; California State University – Chico, Bachelor of Arts in Communications
MFA Art Practice, UC Berkeley; BFA Painting, San Francisco Art Institute
MA in Education (Instructional Technology), SFSU ; BA, Psychology, SFSU
Maxine (Max) Kelly
San Francisco University, Master of Fine Arts in Art; School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Bachelor of Fine Arts
BFA Art, Carnegie Mellon University; Maya Certification
Web Design & Interactive Media
Audio Production, Digital Film & Video Production
MA Music Composition Theory, Middle Tennessee State; Graduate Coursework Music, The University of Alabama; BA Commercial Music, Mississippi University for Women; BA Music, Montana State University
Animation & Special Effects
University of Southern California, Master of Fine Arts in Film Video & Computer Animation;
Stanford University, Bachelor of Arts in American Studies
MFA Computer Arts, Academy of Art University; BFA Commercial Design, University of Dayton
B.A., Computer and Video Imaging, Cogswell Polytechnic
University of California – Berkeley, Master of Fine Arts in Arts; McGille University – Bachelor of Science Equivalent in Biology
BA Art, San Jose State University
MFA Cinema, San Francisco State University; BA Communication, Virginia Tech