Undergraduate Experience: Off-campus Study Requirement
At SAIC, not everything takes place in the classroom. Nor do we want it to. We encourage students to think beyond our campus into the communities where art and design lives and breathes. We implore them to venture out, explore, and take in every possible thing they can. They will be inspired. And their work will be affected.
Off-campus study options include classes designed to bring students into direct dialogue with communities and contexts beyond SAIC, art-related internships arranged through the Cooperative Education Internship Program, SAIC-sponsored study trips, summer courses at Ox-Bow, and selected study abroad/exchange programs with whom SAIC maintains exchange agreements.
All incoming undergraduate students are required to complete6 credits of off-campus study toward their degree. Courses that satisfy the off-campus requirement may also satisfy degree requirements for studio, liberal arts, and/or art history credit, and may be taken at any time during the sophomore, junior, or senior years.
Consultation with an academic advisor in the Office of Student Affairs is recommended to confirm selections that fulfill the off-campus study requirement.
Transfer students who are awarded less than 72 total transfer credits are required to complete 3 credits of off-campus study requirements.