SAIC’s Writing Program brings together a community of writers and artists at one of the nation’s most influential colleges of art and design. We seek students who thrive in a challenging, self-directed, and experimental environment, in which the literary arts are a living and open field. 

"Saturday with SAIC": October 15

3 - 6 p.m. CT

Join us for a pre-National Portfolio Day event "Saturday with SAIC" featuring campus tours and helpful tips on making the most of your National Portfolio Day experience!

Chicago National Portfolio Day: October 16

12-4 p.m. CT

Meet with reps from SAIC and over 60 nationally accredited art and design schools to get expert feedback on your portfolio.

MFAW Alumni

Emil Ferris: SAIC Alum and 2021 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellow



Read more about our distinguished alums and their accomplishments.

At SAIC, students have a unique opportunity to explore writing both within and between genres, and to creatively connect with visual art practices throughout SAIC.

We welcome students from all programs across SAIC’s diverse, interdisciplinary community who wish to pursue writing as part of their education and creative practice.

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