Art, Design and Politics

What Now America

At SAIC, art and design become tools for political exploration and activism in a number of studio, art history, and liberal arts courses. Liberal arts courses in Global Comparative Studies give students a solid framework for comparing and analyzing cultural, historical, economic, political, ecological, and ethical modes around the world, while courses in Art Therapy and Counseling, Art Education, Arts Administration and Policy, Film, Video, New Media, and Animation, Sculpture, and Visual and Critical Studies bring students out of the classroom and into the city of Chicago to engage with political issues first-hand. Please see your advisor to discuss course listings related to art/design and politics. Sample classes are listed below.