Artspace highlights SAIC’s commitment to interdisiplinarity.
Artspace highlights SAIC’s commitment to interdisiplinarity.
May 1

SAIC Named Among “the Top 10 Masters of Fine Arts Programs in the World”

On April 24 Artspace named the School of the Art Institute of Chicago among its roundup of the “top 10 Masters of Fine Arts programs in the world.” Those featured are “without a doubt, the top-ranked MFA programs for art students looking to add a gold star to the top of their CVs—and to build a ladder into the gallery sphere,” says writer Ian Wallace. SAIC’s “Best Selling Point,” Wallace states, is the school’s focus on interdisiplinarity. “For the true interdisciplinarian, SAIC has a unique program—its MA in Visual and Critical Studies—which, more than other interdisciplinary programs at comparable schools, embraces the crossover nature of contemporary artistic discourse,” he says. “Based on the intersection of visual phenomena, critical studies, and creative production, the program combines aspects of a studio-based program and theoretical study, and can include art history, criticism, the general liberal arts, and studio practice.”