National Portfolio Days
SAIC Recognized again for Excellence in Diversity
Learn about our efforts toward supporting and building a diverse community.
SAIC's suggested FAFSA priority deadline is February 1 for Undergraduate Illinois Residents, March 1 for All Others. More info.
Students have many options when it comes to getting involved in the SAIC community. Learn more.
Spring Adult Continuing Education (ACE) Register Now
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Early College Program Summer Institute (ECPSI) Register Now
Join us this spring for an exciting lineup of exhibitions, lectures, screenings, and special events.
Regardless of the degree you choose to pursue, you have the option of studying across many disciplines. Writing students may wish to complement their studies with courses in architecture and design for example.
You will leave the school prepared to adapt to the complex society which you will be working in and influencing.
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.