Photography

The Department of Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is constantly redefining the medium of photography. Our distinguished faculty and eclectic curriculum encourage you to experiment in your work.

Online Info Session: How to Apply for Financial Aid using the FAFSA

Wednesday, December 2, 6:30 p.m. (CT)
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Learn more about filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), applying for scholarships and identifying other sources of funding, and understanding your award.

Graduate Community Critique Day: December 5

8:00am–3:00 pm (CT)
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Present your work to faculty and fellow applicants for feedback prior to submitting your portfolio. 

Our multifaceted approach

Our multifaceted approach to the medium includes traditional forms of image making and conceptually oriented practices and makes the SAIC Photography program uniquely diverse.

As a student in the Photography department, you will:

  • Explore the practice and theory of photography
  • Practice your art in a supportive, nonhierarchical community among faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students
  • Work with state-of-the-art equipment and enjoy access to all the resources of the school

Interested in Learning More?

Continue to explore the Department of Photography’s website to learn more about curricular offerings, faculty, students, alumni, and more or schedule a tour and view our 2020 catalog of student work.

Interested in learning how you can apply?

Visit the undergraduate or graduate admissions websites or contact the admissions office at 800.232.7242 or admiss@saic.edu.

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