Painting Graduate Degree Program
Drawing Undergraduate Degree Program
Painting Undergraduate Degree Program
Drawing Graduate Degree Program
Painting Graduate Degree School

The Department of Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is home to a great number of philosophies and approaches to painting. It is an open, pluralistic community with a strong commitment to experimentation. SAIC offers you:

  • Diverse faculty of more than 70 working artists whose works appear in galleries and museums across the globe and whose practices encompass a wide range of approaches to painting and drawing
  • History of alumni achieving a high level of success in their careers, earning exhibitions in world-renowned galleries, teaching positions at leading institutions, and awards and prizes reflecting excellence in their field. Recent alumni include Zak Prekop, Angel Otero, Jeni Spota, Rebecca Morris, Amanda Ross-Ho, and more
  • Access to a world-renowned, encyclopedic art museum that encompasses more than 5,000 years of creative expression from cultures around the world
  • Experimental, interdisciplinary approach to learning that allows students to explore ideas across media
  • Large, well-lit classrooms and critique spaces where students develop their practices, hold open discussions, engage in critical dialogue, and test strategies for exhibiting and presenting work

Interested in learning more?

Continue to explore the Department of Painting and Drawing’s website to learn more about curricular offeringsfacultystudents, alumni, and more or schedule a tour.

Interested in learning how you can apply?

Visit the undergraduate or graduate admissions websites or contact the admissions office at 800.232.7242 or