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.
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April 26, 2019
SAIC President Elissa Tenny was included on a list of Crain's Chicago Business 2019 Notable Women Executives over 50.
March 20, 2019
CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, has named Rosalie Shemmer as the School’s dean of Career and Professional Experience (CAPX). Shemmer will lead SAIC’s career office, where she will oversee career advising and institution-wide programming initiatives, internship programs, new employer relationship development and the School’s Fulbright application program, which has led SAIC to produce more Fulbright scholars than any other art and design college in the United States.
August 14, 2018
SAIC President Elissa Tenny was recently interviewed by Thrive Global, a well-being and productivity platform started by Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post.
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.