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Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects

We teach design by asking questions: what is an object, a building, a space?—and by pursuing answers through a commitment to making and a dedication to experimental practice, interdisciplinary study, and community partnership.

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Spring 2017 Graduate Lecture Series

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) MakeWork Council is a group of artists, designers, and entrepreneurs who seek to further Chicago’s cultural and economic growth.

The council starts with a simple goal: support and enable creative people to start businesses.

Comprising SAIC alumni and friends from Chicago, San Francisco, and other cities across the United States, the council is a professional network of advisors and mentors for some of SAIC’s most driven and entrepreneurial students and alumni.

Find the right degree for you

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's (SAIC) Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects (AIADO) offers six graduate-level Master of Architecture (MArch), Master of Fine Arts (MFA), and Master of Design (MDes) degrees and is part of the Bachelor of Fine Arts pathways.

Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio (Interior Architecture Pathway)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio (Architecture Pathway)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio (Designed Objects Pathway)

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Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Architecture
  • Master of Architecture with an Emphasis in Interior Architecture
  • Master of Design in Designed Objects
  • Master of Fine Arts in Studio, Architecture
  • Master of Fine Arts in Studio, Designed Objects
  • Master of Fine Arts in Studio, Design for Emerging Technologies

Learn more about graduate study