Great Artists Need Amazing Tools

We want you to explore your ideas in all mediums and we provide you with a dizzying array of equipment to bring them to life. You become a more complete artist by engaging with processes of the past while simultaneously learning the practices of the future.

Serving a population of more than 4,000 students, SAIC is one of the most well-appointed schools of art and design in the country. The facilities and equipment outfitted in our buildings provide the resources you need to produce work that follows an idea across media. Our Career and Professional Experience (CAPX) office and Ox-Bow School of Art offer you additional opportunities to gain hands-on experience in off-campus settings.

Basic Facilities Available to Every Student

Wood, Metal, and Digital Fabrication Studios 

General Access Computing

Service Bureau (Professional Digital Output Center)

Media Centers


Some of the many exciting things you can get your hands on include:


Career and Professional Experience (CAPX)

Resources available through the Career and Professional Experience (CAPX) office include a job database; advisors who can help you find opportunities for exhibitions, employment, and fellowships; and workshops in networking and job search throughout the year, specifically geared toward graduate and undergraduate students. SAIC Internships is the most successful art-related internship program in the nation, giving students the opportunity to gain work experience while earning credit toward their degrees. 

Ox-Bow

A serene artist colony and retreat center located in Michigan, Ox-Bow offers graduate students the opportunity to experience artmaking in a non-institutional, yet rigorous, academic environment. Students can take one or two week intensives for credit and non-credit in a variety of studio areas.