Writing students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) have access to studio facilities—and a strong community of artists and critical thinkers in addition to a wealth of resources:
- The Art Institute of Chicago
- The Flaxman Library
- The Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection
- Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
- Department of Prints and Drawings Study Room
- The Video Data Bank
- Gallery Spaces: SAIC Galleries, the student-run SITE galleries, Siragusa Gallery, and various other non-traditional exhibition opportunities across campus including the Incubate program.
- Roger Brown Study Collection
- Gene Siskel Film Center
- Fashion Resource Center
- Fnewsmagazine, SAIC’s student-produced newspaper
- The Writing Center
- Mouth, the annual BFAW student-run literary journal
- Writing Program: MFA and BFA in Writing Facebook Page
Resources Available to all SAIC Students Include:
Libraries and Special Collections
Unique access to important libraries and special collections including a world-class museum.
The media centers provide audiovisual equipment and services to accommodate documentation, creation, instructional, and exhibition needs.
The SAIC campus showcases a diversity of student artwork across multiple exhibition venues. Students can propose to exhibit their work in a variety of formats and locations.
Visiting Artists Program
Public lectures are presented by world-renowned visiting artists, designers, and scholars. Speakers meet with students through studio visits, roundtable discussions, seminars, and workshops.
From bedazzlers to sewing machines, from traditional wood/metalworking to CNC milling, the SAIC Instructional Shops are facilities that have the resources to help you realize your projects. The shops are equipped with a wide range of hand, power, and stationary tools.
What the City of Chicago has to Offer:
World class museums and galleries
Since the late 19th century, when the museum collection of the Art Institute was established as a study center for the School of the Art Institute, students have used the museum's vast holdings to inspire and inform their creative and scholarly practices. No other school of art and design can claim such a major museum as part of their campus.
A living laboratory of the study of late 19th- and 20th-century architecture, landscapes, and interiors—the development of the Chicago school of commercial architecture, the flowering of the Prairie style house, the progression of the City Beautiful movement in urban planning.