SAIC Recognized again for Excellence in Diversity
Learn about our efforts toward supporting and building a diverse community.
SAIC’s new faculty members represent a diverse range of practices, media, and methodologies and exemplify SAIC’s focus on interdisciplinary studies. Read more.
SAIC's suggested FAFSA priority deadline for each upcoming academic year is December 1 for Undergraduate Illinois Residents, January 1 for All Others. More info.
Students have many options when it comes to getting involved in the SAIC community. Learn more.
Fall and Winter Registration is Now Open!
Join us this year for an exciting lineup of exhibitions, lectures, screenings, and special events.
September 13, 2019
Dread Scott (BFA 1989) discusses his upcoming performance Slave Rebellion Reenactment in Vanity Fair.
September 10, 2019
SAIC alum Nia Easley (BFA 2006, MFA 2018) was recently featured in Block Club Chicago discussing her project researching the history of an area within Avondale historically known as the Dawson subdivision, which was once a Black settlement founded in the late 1870s.
September 10, 2019
Sterling Ruby (BFA 2002) was recently profiled in the New Yorker about adding fashion design into his creative practice.
For more than 150 years, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has been a leader in educating the world’s most influential artists, designers, and scholars. Located in downtown Chicago with a fine arts graduate program consistently ranking among the top programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, SAIC provides an interdisciplinary approach to art and design as well as world-class resources, including the Art Institute of Chicago museum, on-campus galleries, and state-of-the-art facilities. SAIC’s undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students have the freedom to take risks and create the bold ideas that transform Chicago and the world—as seen through notable alumni and faculty such as Michelle Grabner, David Sedaris, Elizabeth Murray, Richard Hunt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Cynthia Rowley, Nick Cave, Jeff Koons, and LeRoy Neiman.