Where will an MFA take you?

CIIS’ MFA curriculum is designed to help launch or expand your professional career as an artist. Using the coursework as a guide, students have the opportunity to develop strategic tools and materials necessary to meet their professional goals while still in classes. And with an emphasis on inquiry, collaboration, and community, Interdisciplinary Arts students are adaptable and insightful, well-prepared for an ever-changing world. Our graduates are prepared to build sustainable careers in many artistic disciplines, or to put their talents to related fields like journalism, coaching, arts administration, academia, and more. 

Our Alumni in Action

Get inspired by their stories.

Spotlighting four titles from the past year that speak to the wide range of wisdom and expertise our graduates bring to the world

An interview with Master of Fine Arts alum Maia Scott on how her experience as a student helped shape her work now as a teacher and labyrinth designer

Choreographer and MFA Professor Anne Bluethenthal Named One of San Francisco's "12 Inspiring Women"