Chicago Area SAIC Days
Saturday, September 23
Sunday, September 24
SAIC Recognized again for Excellence in Diversity
Learn about our efforts toward supporting and building a diverse community.
SAIC's suggested FAFSA priority deadline for each upcoming academic year is December 1 for Undergraduate Illinois Residents, January 1 for All Others. More info.
Students have many options when it comes to getting involved in the SAIC community. Learn more.
Adult & Youth Fall Registration Opens Soon, Course Descriptions Now Online
Join us this spring for an exciting lineup of exhibitions, lectures, screenings, and special events.
The undergraduate Fiber and Material Studies program is the largest of its type in the world and offers a progressive curriculum taught by distinguished and innovative faculty who are leading working artists and theorists in the field. At the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), we teach Fiber and Material Studies within a contemporary fine arts context, emphasizing experimentation and innovation.
If you are a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) student considering a concentration in Fiber and Material Studies, we encourage you to enroll in beginning-level classes such as Introduction to Fiber and Material Studies, Print for Fabric and Alternative Materials I, Woven Structure Basics, Collective Weave, To Dye For, and Stitch I. From there, Fiber and Material Studies faculty will help you determine the sequence and selection of upper-level courses best suited to your practice and interests.
We encourage you to seek connections and crossovers between Fiber and Material Studies and other studio and design areas at the school. Our curriculum practices a broad range of concerns incorporating and informed by several key areas:
You and your peers will develop a wide range of 2D and 3D work through concerns of concept and content first and then articulated on the surface, in the structure, and through mixed media (crossover disciplines).
Learn more about undergraduate degree program requirements by visiting our undergraduate degree programs website to get detailed information regarding our undergraduate degree program offerings.
For 150 years, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has been a leader in educating the world’s most influential artists, designers, and scholars. Located in downtown Chicago with a fine arts graduate program consistently ranking among the top programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, SAIC provides an interdisciplinary approach to art and design as well as world-class resources, including the Art Institute of Chicago museum, on-campus galleries, and state-of-the-art facilities. SAIC’s undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students have the freedom to take risks and create the bold ideas that transform Chicago and the world—as seen through notable alumni and faculty such as Michelle Grabner, David Sedaris, Elizabeth Murray, Richard Hunt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Cynthia Rowley, Nick Cave, Jeff Koons, and LeRoy Neiman.