Freshmen

Portfolio Tip Tuesday: Making Assignments Work for You

Tuesday, September 13, 5 p.m. CT
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SAIC Admissions Counselors give you the inside scoop on how to approach assignment-based work so you can include it in your portfolio.

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Interdisciplinary Curriculum

At SAIC, you won’t declare a major, but you will start with an idea and choose from a range of media to fulfill your vision.  Want to combine sculpture, ceramics and film?  Concentrate on painting only?  We teach you a way of thinking that prepares you for a successful future regardless of your life path.

Global Internships

Global Internship Opportunities

With one of the oldest and most successful art-related internship programs in the country, you can fill your resume with meaningful job experience before you graduate.

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Liberal Arts

You won't be giving up your passions outside of the arts. 25% of your degree at SAIC is comprised of courses in social science, natural science, and English to ensure your development as a person and maker prepares you for a fulfilling and sustainable creative career after graduation.

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2nd Largest Art Museum in the United States

At SAIC, the U.S.'s 2nd largest collection of art and artifacts is an integral part of your educational experience. Access to the Museum of the Art Institute, and over 300,00 works of art, means you will never lack for inspiration.

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Chicago

Approachable and culturally rich, Chicago is an amazing city comprised of 77 distinct neighborhoods. SAIC is at the center of the city's art and design scene, with faculty and alumni connections providing you with a multitude of networking opportunities.

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Facilities and Resources

From time-honored processes like pouring molten metal and throwing clay, to state-of-the-art 3D printing and laser cutting, you have great tools at your disposal.  We also stock a huge array of photography and filmmaking equipment for loan from our 3 media centers.

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Early College Programs at SAIC

Get a head start on your college credits or see first-hand what SAIC classes are like. Learn more about our Early College Program Summer Institute and Courses for High School students.