As one of SAIC's more than 17,000 alumni, you continue to shape, alter, enrich, and inspire the cultural landscape through your images, words, objects, sounds, critical thinking, collaborations, and conversations. At SAIC, we celebrate the passionate innovation and creativity that you bring to our immediate and global community.
SAIC pushes the boundaries of art education. From making art with 3D printers to researching secret military bases to teaching innovative SAIC courses that connect Chicago Public School students to local artists, our alumni, faculty, and staff are continually breaking new ground. Read our alumni spotlights to learn how SAIC is using 3D printing in innovative ways, learn why one alum launched a time capsule into space, and find out more about SAIC's unique partnership with Chicago Public Schools.
A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees and post-baccalaureate programs to 3,200 students from around the globe. Located in the heart of Chicago, SAIC has an educational philosophy built upon an interdisciplinary approach to art and design, giving students unparalleled opportunities to develop their creative and critical abilities, while working with faculty who are the leading practitioners in their fields.