Upcoming Admissions Events
Miami: January 20
Sarasota: January 21
SAIC Recognized again for Excellence in Diversity
Learn about our efforts toward supporting and building a diverse community.
SAIC’s new faculty members represent a diverse range of practices, media, and methodologies and exemplify SAIC’s focus on interdisciplinary studies. Read more.
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.
Registration for Spring 2018 Courses is Open Now!
Join us this spring for an exciting lineup of exhibitions, lectures, screenings, and special events.
With up to 80 courses offered in the Department of Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) each semester, you have the choice, freedom, and openness to design a curriculum tailored to your creative needs while developing the skills and conceptual foundations necessary for your art practice. Choose from:
A number of department-specific undergraduate seminars are offered each semester. Some are broad in scope and critique-based, while others pertain to specific topics. Seminars generally include readings, slide presentations, discussions, group critiques, and museum visits. Advanced students can apply to one of two sections of advanced painting studio where they are assigned studio space and work with three different faculty members for three days each week.
Learn more about undergraduate degree program requirements by visiting our undergraduate degree programs web page to get detailed information regarding our undergraduate degree program offerings.
For more than 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.