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September 14, 2015

SAIC Receives INSIGHT into Diversity 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

CHICAGO—Today, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) received the 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

July 22, 2015

SAIC Appoints a New Head of its Career + Co-Op Center

A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees and post-baccalaureate programs to more than 3,500 students from around the globe. SAIC also provides adults, high school students, and children with the opportunity to flourish in a variety of courses, workshops, certificate programs, and camps through its Continuing Studies program.

July 22, 2015

SAIC Appoints Renowned Art Historian David Getsy as Interim Dean of Graduate Studies

A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees and post-baccalaureate programs to more than 3,500 students from around the globe. SAIC also provides adults, high school students, and children with the opportunity to flourish in a variety of courses, workshops, certificate programs, and camps through its Continuing Studies program.

May 7, 2015

SAIC Announces the Winners of This Year's Fellowship Competition

Chicago—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) announced the recipients of its most prestigious awards: the 2015 Jacques and Natasha Gelman Graduate Fellowships, the Claire Rosen and Samuel Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists, the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship and the Eldon Danhausen Sculpture Fellowship. These awards, among SAIC’s highest honors, enable graduating students to continue their artistic growth after Commencement through advanced independent study, art making, research and travel.

April 30, 2015

SAIC Hosts the Graduate Design Show 2015

The exhibition features a diverse collection of works by 41 emerging designers

April 21, 2015

SAIC Names Elissa Tenny President to Succeed Walter Massey, Effective July 1, 2016

Heading into the 2015–16 academic year and the school’s 150th anniversary, the Board of Trustees provides for a seamless leadership transition when President Walter Massey assumes the position of chancellor.

April 20, 2015

Ellen and Richard Sandor Pledge More Than $1 Million for New Scholarships at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, announced a pledge of more than $1 million from Ellen and Richard Sandor. Ellen is a multimedia artist and an alum of SAIC, having graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in 1975. She received an Honorary Doctorate from SAIC in 2014. Ellen and Richard are longtime supporters of the school and its Gene Siskel Film Center.

April 16, 2015

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Announces its 2015 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Doctorate Recipients; About the Honorees; About the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees and post-baccalaureate programs to more than 3,200 students from around the globe. SAIC also provides adults, high school students, and children with the opportunity to flourish in a variety of courses, workshops, certificate programs, and camps through its Continuing Studies program.

March 23, 2015

SAIC Announces Year-End Graduate Programming

A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees and post-baccalaureate programs to more than 3,200 students from around the globe. SAIC also provides adults, high school students, and children with the opportunity to flourish in a variety of courses, workshops, certificate programs, and camps through its Continuing Studies program.

March 19, 2015

SAIC to Host its Annual Undergraduate Exhibition

CHICAGO, IL—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, announced the opening of its annual Spring Undergraduate Exhibition on Saturday, March 14 at the school’s Sullivan Galleries, located at 33 South State Street, 7th floor.

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