Registration for our Fall 2017 Early College Program Portfolio Prep course (#2582) running from November 4-December 9 is now open! 

Registration for Spring 2018 Early College Program courses opens Monday, December 4th, 2017.

To register, download the Early College registration form and:

  • Email to
  • Fax to 312.629.6171
  • Drop it off at 36 S. Wabash Avenue, Suite 1201, Chicago, IL 60603


Portfolio Prep (#2582)
Saturdays, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
November 4-December 9

In this 5-week course specifically designed for high school juniors and seniors, students work to prepare their portfolio for college applications. Emphasis is placed on editing, sequencing, and adjusting an existing body of work to fully represent the artist. In addition, students learn how to properly document their art works, create high quality digital slides, develop an artist statement, and present their portfolio to others. Additional resources such as SAIC's Admissions staff, artist presentations, and the Art Institute of Chicago supplement the course curriculum. The course concludes just before most college application deadlines so students are fully prepared to submit their portfolios to the schools of their choice. This course does not cover studio time or techniques- please see our Advanced Projects option for a studio-based class.

Strengthen Your Commitment to Art and Design through the Early College Program

All students in grades 9 through 12, ages 14–18, may register for noncredit; high school juniors and seniors have the option of enrolling for one college credit. ECP students receive college-level instruction from SAIC's professionally practicing faculty and access to state-of-the-art classroom and student facilities. ECP students are taught to think and do in a new world of visual communication and ever-changing technology, arming them with the creative problem-solving and entrepreneurial skills that prepare them to build enriching lives for themselves.