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.
August 8, 2019
This fall, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, will host a distinguished lineup of visiting artists who exemplify the boundary-blurring nature of contemporary art.
July 12, 2019
SAIC's Gene Siskel Film Center's (GSFC) received an Esteem Award for Special Recognition for its Black Harvest Film Festival.
April 15, 2019
CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, will welcome celebrated artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles who will deliver the School’s commencement address on Monday, May 13, at Wintrust Arena, 200 East Cermak Road. Ukeles, an activist artist known for her feminist works, will receive an honorary doctorate from the School, along with esteemed honorees, photographer Dawoud Bey, whose latest body of work was recently featured at the Art Institute of Chicago; filmmaker Isaac Julien and cartoonist and SAIC alum Chris Ware (SAIC 1991–93).
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.