SAIC provides excellence in the delivery of a global education in visual, design, media, and related arts set within a broad-based humanistic curriculum in the Liberal Arts and sciences. —SAIC Mission Statement (2004)
Engagement with the liberal arts and sciences fuels creative production, and vice versa. We want students to understand and articulate the significance of what they produce; to critically engage ideas, arguments, and evidence on issues of concern across the globe; and to nurture lifelong habits of learning, curiosity, and discernment. It’s important for students to cultivate an awareness of their citizenship within an interconnected world. The Liberal Arts curriculum brings together skills in both critical thinking and writing in order to allow students to shape their own meaningful ideas, opinions, arguments, and claims.