The Admissions office at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is dedicated to assisting you and your family through every step of the college selection process. We are interested in getting to know you—your work, your expectations for college, and your ambitions for the future. We seek students who wish to immerse themselves in an intense interdisciplinary environment, and we hope to challenge the very notion of what art means to you and to our society. SAIC provides a sophisticated education that hones your unique abilities as a contemporary thinker and maker in a global community.

For admission to the consecutive degree option: Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Visual and Critical Studies, you must be admitted to either degree program (admission to one program qualifies you for the second).

Next, you should meet with the Undergraduate Director of the Department of Visual and Critical Studies to develop a plan for completing the coursework for both degrees.

Interested in learning more?

Visit the Department of Visual and Critical Studies website for information on the curriculum, faculty, and resources offered through the department.

Interested in learning how you can apply?

Visit the undergraduate admissions website or contact the undergraduate admissions office at 800.232.7242 or