Matthew Schlagbaum

Southeast Territory Manager



I received my MFA from SAIC in Fiber and Material Studies, as well as a BFA in Sculpture and Extended Media, and a BA in Psychology from the University of South Florida. Prior to working in Admissions, I held positions as an Academic Advisor, Administrator, and Faculty member. My art practice combines a variety of materials and mediums to create sculptural and photographic based works that examine emotional affect, social constructs, color, and the natural world. I have exhibited around Chicago and across the United States, and participated in residencies in Chicago, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Mexico.


Undergraduate Events

Admitted Student Receptions

District of Columbia
Saturday, March 17, 2018
12:00–2:00 p.m.
Washington, D.C. District Architecture Center
421 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Saturday, March 17, 2018
12:00–2:00 p.m.
Atlanta Woodruff Arts Center, Memorial Arts Building
1280 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Preregistration Day and ARTBASH

Sunday, April  8, 2018

10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
280 S. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60603


This special event is the perfect opportunity for admitted freshmen students to join us on campus to preregister for fall classes, view the work of current first-year students, tour campus and our residence halls, get all of your questions answered, and more.


  • We will begin the day with an introduction to the many ways SAIC influences the visual landscape. You will walk away inspired. We promise.
  • You can preregister for your first semester classes and ensure you get your ideal schedule. You can choose Research Studio and English course topics and your choice of studio elective.
  • Every year, we exhibit the accomplishments of our first-year students in a show called ARTBASH. You will get to tour the exhibition with first-year program faculty.
  • Representatives from Admissions, Financial Aid, Career Services, SAIC Internships, and Student Affairs will be on-hand to answer all of your questions.
  • You can tour campus and residence halls. Walking the campus, seeing the state-of-the-art facilities and incredible residence halls, checking out the work all around you, and reading the various notices up on the walls and bulletin boards is a great way to get a sense of what life at SAIC is like.

Please note: There are limited slots available for preregistration. Slots will be filled on a first come, first served basis.