Your portfolio should be a collection of 10–15 pieces of your best and most recent work and should reflect your interests, skills, and willingness to explore, experiment, and express yourself. We are most interested in how you communicate ideas and demonstrate your use of processes and materials. We encourage you to take risks and be inventive.

SlideRoom ePortfolio:

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago requires that all applicants upload their work electronically through SlideRoom. You may access your SlideRoom account through SAIC's member screen within the Common Application under the Art Supplement section. Please make sure your web browser has been updated to its latest version.

Guidelines for submitting work:

We strongly encourage you to meet with us at one of our events or on campus for individualized feedback about your portfolio. 

Visit Portfolio Requirements by Degree Program for more detailed information regarding portfolios.