Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects

In AIADO, our studios have no boundaries: we are creative across disciplines and we are engaged with our community at SAIC, our context in Chicago, and the world. Our dedicated faculty teach from diverse experience in practices that impact public life and drive public culture. We value the craft that brings ideas into the world; the research that informs criticality, and the compelling stories we tell to share our work.

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Join us for SAIC Day

Tuesday, October 27, 7:00 p.m. (CT)

Join us to learn more about our unique curriculum and what it means to be "interdisciplinary." Faculty will share their insights and more on the critique and studio environment of SAIC, and we'll also go over what your first year will look like, including your art history options, seminar topics, and studio electives.

Graduate Portfolio Day: Oct. 31

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (CT)
Meet with Us

Meet one-on-one with SAIC grad faculty, get feedback on your portfolio, and learn more about the curricula, faculty, and application procedures from a number of colleges.