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.

Undergraduate Admissions

Portfolio Tip Tuesday: Behind the Scenes of Your SlideRoom Portfolio Review

Tuesday, September 29, 5:00 p.m. (CT)
Join us for details on what happens behind the scenes during your SlideRoom portfolio review.



Graduate Admissions

Master of Arts Portfolio Deep Dive

September 29, 2020, 12:00 p.m. (CT)
Meet with admissions to review the portfolio requirements for graduate programs at SAIC. We'll cover best practices and help you prepare for the upcoming review season. This session will focus specifically on our Master of Arts Program.


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

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