SAIC photo class in the Chicago Cultural Center

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We are committed to creating a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students, and people of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

About SAIC

A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, SAIC offers undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate programs to students from across the globe. Located in the heart of Chicago, the school is one of the largest private schools of art and design in the country with programs reflecting current practices in art. SAIC's educational philosophy is built upon a transdisciplinary approach to art and design that provides unparalleled opportunities for students to develop their creative and critical abilities with renowned faculty who are leading practitioners in their fields. SAIC's resources include the Art Institute of Chicago and its new Modern Wing. Numerous special collections and programming venues provide students with exceptional exhibitions, screenings, lectures, and performances.

SAIC currently enrolls 3,221 students in 15 studio departments and 8 academic departments. There are 150 full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty and visiting artists, and 500 adjunct and part-time faculty supported by 300 staff.  

Degree tracks include the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio; BFA with Emphasis in Art Education, Art History, or Writing; BA in Art History; BA and MA in Visual and Critical Studies; BIA (Interior Architecture); Master of Architecture; Master of Design (MDes) in Designed Objects; MDes in Fashion, Body and Garment; MFA in Studio or Writing; MA degrees in Arts Administration; Art Education; Art Therapy; Modern and Contemporary Art History; New Arts Journalism; Teaching; and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation.

SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

SAIC is committed to creating a diverse community of faculty and students, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered on the basis of their qualifications for the position without discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender-related identity, marital status, parental status, military or formal military status, and any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act

Pursuant to 20 United States Code section 1092(f), the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act," and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 each institution of higher education in the United States which participates in federal student aid programs must produce and distribute an annual security report containing crime statistics and statements of security policy and an annual fire safety report containing fire statistics and statements of fire safety policy.

SAIC's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report [PDF] includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by SAIC; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. It also includes statistics for the previous three years concerning fires that occurred in on-campus housing. Because the school and museum are both part of the same legal entity, the Report is being made available to students and all employees of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies on drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, student housing evacuation in the event of fire, electrical appliances, to whom fires should be reported, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Campus Security office or by downloading it here: Annual Security and Fire Safety Report [PDF].

Current and prospective students and employees may request a paper copy of this report by contacting the Campus Security Office at 312.899.7446 or by emailing Art Jackson, Associate Director of Campus Security at