Visit and Events

See SAIC Day: Monday, October 10

8:30 - 11:30 a.m. OR 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. CT
RSVP

Join us on campus to learn more about our undergraduate curriculum and resources, take a student-led campus tour, and get a one-on-one portfolio review!

 

See SAIC Days

Join us in Chicago for a brief presentation on our curriculum and resources, student-led campus tours of our academic and studio buildings, and optional one-on-one portfolio reviews with Undergraduate Admissions Counselors!
We'll be offering 2 time options on both days so you can choose the session that works best for your schedule.

Date and Time City Address RSVP Link
Monday, October 10, 2022, 
8:30 - 11:30 a.m. CT
or
12:30 - 3:30 p.m. CT
Chicago School of the Art Institute of Chicago
LeRoy Neiman Center
37 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603
RSVP
Friday, November 11, 2022, 
8:30 - 11:30 a.m. CT
or
12:30 - 3:30 p.m. CT
Chicago School of the Art Institute of Chicago
LeRoy Neiman Center
37 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603
RSVP

SAIC Days and One-On-One Meetings

SAIC Days are special 3 hour events that take place in select cities from September - November. These events are a perfect opportunity to get one-on-one feedback on your portfolio, meet with SAIC faculty and staff, and learn more about our interdisciplinary curriculum.

One-on-one meetings give you individual time with an admissions counselor to get feedback on your portfolio, or just ask any questions you may have!

Date and Time City Address RSVP Link
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
5 - 8 p.m. (ET)
Orlando, FL
One-on-one meetings
Mills Gallery
1650 N. Mills Ave.
Orlando, FL 32789
RSVP
Saturday, September 17, 2022
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (PT)
Los Angeles, CA
SAIC Day
Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
RSVP
Saturday, September 17, 2022
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (ET)
Miami, FL
​SAIC Day
HistoryMiami Museum
101 W. Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33130
RSVP
Sunday, September 18, 2022
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (PT)
San Francisco, CA
​SAIC Day
Century Club of California
1355 Franklin St. 
San Francisco, CA 94109
RSVP
Saturday, September 24, 2022
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (ET)
Washington, D.C.
​SAIC Day
District Architecture Center
421 7th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
RSVP
Sunday, September 25, 2022
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (ET)
Boston, MA
​SAIC Day
Hampshire House
84 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02108
RSVP
Saturday, October 1, 2022
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  (PT)
Seattle, WA
​SAIC Day
The Burke Museum of Natural History
4300 15th Ave., N.E.
Seattle, WA 98105
RSVP
Sunday, October 2, 2022
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (PT)
Portland, OR
One-on-one meetings
Ford Building
2505 SE 11th Ave., suite 255
Portland, OR 97202
RSVP
Tuesday, October 4
+
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
5 - 8 p.m. (ET)
Ann Arbor, MI
One-on-one meetings
WSG Gallery
111 E. Ann St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
RSVP
Saturday, October 8, 2022
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  (ET)
New York, NY
​SAIC Day
DuMont Building
515 Madison Ave., 10th Floor
New York, NY 10022
RSVP
Sunday, October 9, 2022
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (ET)
Philadelphia, PA
​SAIC Day
Center for Architecture and Design
1218 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
RSVP
Sunday, October 9, 2022
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (MT)
Phoenix, AZ
One-on-one meetings
CO+HOOTS Coworking Space
221 E. Indianola Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85012
RSVP
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
5 - 8 p.m. (PT)
San Diego
One-on-one meetings
iQ Smart Center
655 W. Broadway, 1st Fl.
San Diego, CA 92101
RSVP
Saturday, October 22, 2022
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  (ET)
Raleigh, NC
​SAIC Day
NC Museum of Art (NCMA)
SECU Lobby & Auditorium
2110 Blue Ridge Rd., East Building A 
Raleigh, NC 27607
RSVP
Saturday, October 22, 2022
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  (ET)
Indianapolis, IN
One-on-one meetings
Harrison Center for the Arts
1505 N. Delaware St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
RSVP
Sunday, October 23, 2022
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (ET)
Atlanta, GA
​SAIC Day
the MODA (Museum of Design Atlanta)
1315 Peachtree St., NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
RSVP
Sunday, October 23, 2022
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (ET)
Columbus, OH
​SAIC Day
Columbus Museum of Art
480 E. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43215
RSVP
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. (ET)
Pittsburgh, PA
One-on-one meetings
Heinz History Center
6th floor Library
1212 Smallman St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
RSVP
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. (CT)
Minneapolis, MN
One-on-one meetings
Open Book
1011 S. Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55415
RSVP
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. (CT)
Madison, WI
One-on-one meetings
Overture Center for the Arts
201 State St.
Madison, WI 53703
RSVP
Saturday, November 12, 2022
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. . (MT)
Denver, CO
​SAIC Day
Denver Art Museum
Sturm South Pavilion
100 W 14 Ave. Pkwy.
Denver, CO 80204
RSVP
Saturday, November 12, 2022
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  (CT)
Dallas, TX
​SAIC Day
Sammons Center for the Arts
3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219
RSVP
Sunday, November 13, 2022
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  (CT)
Houston, TX
​SAIC Day
Glassell School of Art
Favrot Auditorium
5101 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
RSVP
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. (MT)
Salt Lake City, UT
One-on-one meetings
Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Brady-Hansen Boardroom
410 Campus Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
RSVP
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. (CT)
St. Louis, MO
One-on-one meetings
The Kranzberg Arts Center
501 N Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103
RSVP

National Portfolio Days

National Portfolio Days (NPDs) take place throughout the year, and SAIC participates in all of them. Representatives from SAIC are ALWAYS available to provide 10-15 minute portfolio reviews of prospective students' work, give you valuable feedback and guidance on your portfolio before you submit it as part of your application, and to speak about SAIC's curriculum.

Date and Time City Address RSVP Link
Sunday, September 18, 2022
12-4 p.m. ET
Atlanta, GA Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW.
Atlanta, GA 30313
Hosted by Columbus College of Art and Design
Meet with us
Saturday, September 24, 2022
1-5 p.m. ET
Indianapolis, IN Herron School of Art and Design
735 W. New York St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Meet with us
Saturday, September 24, 2022
10 a.m. -2 p.m. CT
Austin, TX Austin Convention Center
500 E. Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX 78701
Hosted by Ringling College of Art and Design
Meet with us
Sunday, September 25, 2022
12-4 p.m. ET
Cincinnati, OH Art Academy of Cincinnati
1212 Jackson St. 
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Meet with us
Sunday, September 25, 2022
12-4 p.m. CT
Dallas, TX Hilton Anatole
2201 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
Hosted by School of Visual Arts
Meet with us
Saturday, October 1, 2022
12 - 4 p.m. ET
Toronto, ON York University
86 Fine Arts Rd.
North York, ON M3J 3M6
Meet with us
Saturday, October 1, 2022
12-4 p.m. CT
Kansas City, MO Kansas City Art Institute
4415 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
Meet with us
Sunday, October 2, 2022
12-4 p.m. CT
St. Louis, MO Washington University, Sam Fox School of Design
Weil Hall
1 Wrighton Way
St. Louis, MO 63105 
Meet with us
Sunday, October 2, 2022
12-4 p.m. ET
Rochester, NY Rochester Institute of Technology
Gordon Field House
1 Lomb Memorial Dr.
Rochester, NY 14623
Meet with us
Saturday, October 8, 2022
12 - 4 p.m. MT
Denver, CO Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
1600 Pierce St.
Denver, CO 80214
Meet with us
Saturday, October 8, 2022
1 - 5 p.m. ET
Richmond, VA Virginia Commonwealth University
1000 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23284
Meet with us
Sunday, October 9, 2022
1-5 p.m. CT
Minneapolis, MN Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Meet with us
Sunday, October 9, 2022
12 - 4 p.m. ET
Charlotte, NC Hilton Charlotte University Place
8629 JM Keynes Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28262
Meet with us
Saturday, October 15 2022
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. CT
Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
273 Erie St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Meet with us
Sunday, October 16, 2022
12-4 p.m. CT
Chicago, IL School of the Art Institute of Chicago
280 S. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60603
See participating schools

Attend a pre-NPD online info session "Saturday with SAIC" on 10/15 to help you prepare for the NPD! RSVP here.

Meet with us
Saturday, October 22 2022
12-4 p.m. ET
Hartford, CT Hartford Art School
200 Bloomfield Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06117
Meet with us
Saturday, October 22 2022
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. MT
Mesa, AZ Mesa Community College
1833 W Southern Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85202
Hosted by University of Arizona
Meet with us
Sunday, October 23, 2022
12-4 p.m. ET
Boston, MA John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center
900 Boylston St. 
Boston, MA 02115
Hosted by School of the Museum of Fine Arts -Tufts
Meet with us
Sunday, October 23, 2022
12-4 p.m. MT
Albuquerque, NM Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North Hotel
5151 San Francisco Rd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Meet with us
Saturday, October 29, 2022
1-5 p.m. ET
Detroit, MI College for Creative Studies
Taubman Center
460 Baltimore Ave. 
Detroit, MI 48202
Meet with us
Sunday, October 30, 2022
1 - 5 p.m. ET
Baltimore, MD Maryland Institute College of Art
1300 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21217
Meet with us
Sunday, October 30, 2022
12-4 p.m. ET
Cleveland, OH Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106
Meet with us
Saturday, November 5, 2022
11 a.m.-3 p.m. ET
New York, NY Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 1A
655 W. 34th St.
New York, NY 10001
Hosted by SAIC and New York Academy of Art
Meet with us
Saturday, November 5, 2022
11 a.m. -3 p.m. PT
Vancouver, CAN Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Wilson School of Design
5600 Kwantlen St. 
Richmond, BC V6x 3V8
Meet with us
Sunday, November 6, 2022
12 - 4 p.m. ET
Philadelphia, PA Moore College of Art and Design
1916 Race St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Meet with us
Sunday, November 6, 2022
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. PT
Seattle, WA Cornish College of the Arts
1000 Lenora St.
Seattle, WA 98121
Meet with us
Saturday, November 12, 2022
12 - 4 p.m. PT
Portland, OR Pacific Northwest College of Art
511 NW. Broadway
Portland, OR 97209
Meet with us
Sunday, November 13, 2022
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. PT
San Francisco, CA California College of the Arts
1111 8th St.
San Francisco, CA, 94107
Meet with us
Saturday, November 19, 2022
12-4 p.m. PT
San Diego, CA Westin San Diego - Downtown
400 West Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
Hosted by Laguna College of Art and Design
Meet with us
Sunday, November 20, 2022
12-4 p.m. PT
Los Angeles, CA Glendale Civic Auditorium
1401 N. Verdugo Rd.
Glendale, CA 91208
Hosted by Laguna College of Art and Design
Meet with us
Saturday, January 21, 2023
12-4 p.m. ET
Miami, FL New World School of the Arts
Chapman Conference Center
300 NE 2nd Ave, Rm 3210
Miami, FL 33132
Meet with us
Sunday, January 22, 2023
12-4 p.m ET
Sarasota, FL Ringling College of Art & Design
2700 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234
Meet with us

Online National Portfolio Days

Date and Time Address RSVP Link
Saturday, September 17, 2022
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. CT
Online Meet with us
Friday, October 14, 2022
6 - 10 p.m. CT
Online Meet with us
Sunday, December 4, 2022
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. CT
Online Meet with us
Sunday, January 8, 2023
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. CT
Online Meet with us

Transfer Friday

Friday, October 7, 2022
1 p.m. CT
RSVP

Join us online to learn more about transferring to SAIC, and get an optional portfolio review with an admissions counselor to get valuable feedback on your work.


Portfolio Tip Tuesday: Artist Statement A to Z

Tuesday, October 11, 2022
5 p.m. CT
RSVP

Have you run into a case of writer's block? You've made some awesome artwork, but how do you write about it? Join us to learn everything you need to know about constructing an artist statement. We will explain the purpose of an artist statement and offer tips for getting started and editing your statement.


Student Financial Services: How to Apply for Financial Aid Using the FAFSA

Tuesday, October 18, 2022
6:30 p.m. CT
RSVP

SAIC's Student Financial Services office is hosting an online information session to assist you in filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), applying for scholarships and identifying other sources of funding, and understanding your award. There will be time after the presentation to ask any questions you may have.


National Transfer Week: Transfer Process and Credit Transfer Info

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
5 p.m. CT
RSVP

Join us online to learn more about transferring to SAIC, and get detailed information on how your credits will transfer.


National Transfer Week: SAIC Curriculum and Faculty

Thursday, October 20, 2022
5 p.m. CT
RSVP

Meet with faculty and learn more about what it means to study within an interdisciplinary curriculum.


Portfolio Tip Tuesday: What to Include and NOT Include in Your Portfolio, Editing Your Final Portfolio

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
5 p.m. CT
RSVP

How do you know what different schools are looking for in a portfolio? Is it the same for every degree program? Join us to learn how to research and follow portfolio requirements. We will review specific requirements for SAIC's 5 different degree programs.


Portfolio Tip Tuesday: Don't Panic! Moral Support Before You Hit Submit

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
5 p.m. CT
RSVP

SAIC Admissions is here to help with any questions you have leading up to our Early Action deadline on November 15th. Don't panic - we're hosting this live Q+A session to help you hit the "Submit" button with confidence.

International SAIC Days and One-on-One Meetings

SAIC Days are special events that take place in select cities around the world from August - December. These events are a perfect opportunity to get one-on-one feedback on your portfolio, meet with SAIC faculty and staff, and learn more about our interdisciplinary curriculum.

We'll also be available in select cities for one-on-one meetings with our admissions representatives. You are welcome to bring your work for feedback, or just ask any questions you may have.

Date and Time City Address RSVP Link
Saturday, August 20, 2022
2-5 p.m. IST
Hyderabad, India
One-on-One Meetings
Vivanta Hyderabad, Begumpet
1-10-147 & 148, Begumpet
Hyderabad, Telengana, 500016 INDIA
RSVP
Saturday, August 27, 2022
2-5 p.m. IST
Mumbai, India
SAIC Day
Taj Lands End
Byramji Jeejeebhoy Road,
Bandstand, Bandra (West),
Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400050, INDIA
RSVP
Saturday, September 3, 2022
2-5 p.m. IST
 
New Delhi, India
SAIC Day
Hyatt Regency Delhi
Bhikaji Cama Place Ring Road
New Delhi 110607, INDIA
RSVP
Friday, September 9, 2022
6-9 p.m. IST
and
Saturday, September 10,
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. IST
Bengaluru, India
One-on-One Meetings
*Changed to Virtual Meetings RSVP
Sunday, September 18, 2022
2-5 p.m. SGT
Singapore, Singapore
SAIC Day
Royal Plaza on Scotts
25 Scotts Road
228220 Singapore
RSVP
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
6-9 p.m. ICT
Bangkok, Thailand
One-on-One Meetings
Shangri-La Hotel
89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, New Road
Bangrak, Bangkok, 10500, Thailand
RSVP
Sunday, October 2, 2022
2-5 p.m. ICT
Hanoi, Vietnam
One-on-One Meetings
Apricot Hotel
136 Hang Trong
Hoan Kiem Dist
Hanoi, Vietnam
RSVP
Saturday, October 8, 2022
2-4 p.m. ICT
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
One-on-One Meetings
TBA Coming Soon
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
6-9 p.m. WIB
Jakarta, Indonesia
One-on-One Meetings
The Orient Jakarta, Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav 36
Bend. Hilir, Kecamatan Tanah Abang
Kota Jakarta Pusat, Jakarta, Indonesia, 10210
RSVP
Saturday, October 22, 2022
2-5 p.m. TRT
Istanbul, Turkey
SAIC Day
Wyndham Grand İstanbul Kalamış Marina Hotel
Fener Kalamis Caddesi No 38
Kalamis, Kadikoy, İstanbul 34726, Türkiye
RSVP
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
6-9 p.m. KST
Busan, Korea
One-on-One Meetings
Lotte Hotel
772 Gaya-daero, Bujeon-dong, Busanjin-gu
Busan, South Korea
RSVP
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
6-9 p.m. KST
+
Saturday, November 5,
2-4 p.m. KST
Seoul, Korea
SAIC Day (10/26/22))
+
One on One Meetings (11/5/22)
Lotte Hotel Seoul
30 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu
Seoul, Korea 04533
RSVP for 10/26
RSVP for 11/5
*NEW DATE: Saturday, October 29, 2022
7-9 p.m. KST
 
Jeju-Do, Korea
One-on-One Meetings
Lotte City Hotel Jeju
83 Doryeong-ro, Jeju-si
Jeju-do, South Korea
RSVP
Saturday, November 5, 2022
2-5 p.m. CT
Mexico City, Mexico
SAIC Day
TBA coming soon
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
6-9 p.m. COT
Bogota, Colombia
One-on-One Meetings
BOG HOTEL
Carrera 11 86- 74
Chapinero, 11001 Bogotá, Colombia
RSVP
Saturday, November 19, 2022
2-5 p.m. BRT
Sau Paulo, Brazil
One-on-One Meetings
Grand Hyatt São Paulo
Avenida das Nacoes Unidas 13.301
Sao Paulo, Brazil, 04578-000
RSVP
Saturday, December 3, 2022
12-4 p.m. BST
London, United Kingdom
One-on-One Meetings
citizenM London Bankside Hotel
20 Lavington St.
London, UK SE1 0NZ
RSVP

Virtual Events

Date and Time Event Title Description RSVP Link
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
6 p.m. IST
7:30 a.m. Chicago Central Time
Convert to your time zone
SAIC Presents: Art School 101 Join the International Admissions Team for an overview on understanding the benefits of attending an art school over a traditional college. Watch Recording
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
6 p.m. IST
7:30 a.m. Chicago Central Time
Convert to your time zone
SAIC Presents: SAIC Overview Join the International Admissions Team for an overview of the school, the programs and many more reasons why the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is regarded as “the most influential art college in the United States." Watch Recording
Saturday, September 17, 2022
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Chicago Central Time
Convert to your time zone
National Portfolio Day- Online Representatives from SAIC are available to provide 10-15 minute portfolio reviews of prospective students' work, give you valuable feedback and guidance on your portfolio before you submit it as part of your application, and to speak about SAIC's curriculum. Event Passed
Sunday, September 25, 2022
7 p.m. China Standard Time
(6 a.m. Chicago Central Time)
Virtual Portfolio Day: China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan Meet with SAIC International Admissions and get optional feedback on your portfolio for both admission and merit scholarship consideration.  Watch Recording
 
Friday, October 14, 2022
6 - 10 p.m. Chicago Central Time
Convert to your time zone
National Portfolio Day- Online Representatives from SAIC are available to provide 10-15 minute portfolio reviews of prospective students' work, give you valuable feedback and guidance on your portfolio before you submit it as part of your application, and to speak about SAIC's curriculum. Meet with us

 

If you would like to meet with us or have us review your portfolio virtually, you may schedule an appointment online or contact us at ugadmiss@saic.edu or 1.312.629.6100. All appointments are in central time, please schedule accordingly.

During these 20-30 minute virtual sessions, faculty, alumni and admissions counselors will provide valuable feedback on your work for both admission and merit scholarship consideration. Have sketchbooks, finished pieces, and your questions prepared.

You will present images of your work live via screen-share. You can also share links with the reviewer utilizing the Zoom chat box. You don't need to upload anything in advance.

Take a live tour of our campus and residence halls with our current students, and ask any questions you have!

Virtual: Wednesdays at 4:00 pm CT

On-Campus: Daily, Monday - Friday and select Saturdays (Please plan to arrive 15 minutes in advance for check-in.)

A maximum of 3 people are allowed per party, including the prospective student.
Advance registration is required.

Schedule a Virtual or In-Person Tour
Take an on-demand tour of our Residence Halls

We offer you the opportunity to meet with an admission counselor before or after our on-campus tours to have your portfolio reviewed, or just get more information about SAIC. Reservations are required due to a strict capacity limit. All guests must wear a mask throughout the duration of the tour.

Tour guests should arrive at the LeRoy Neiman Center at 37 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL, 60603 15 minutes in advance of the scheduled tour time. Tours typically last 90 minutes.

Our tours include the following:

  • A brief presentation providing an overview of SAIC’s campus and curriculum
  • A look inside our campus buildings (2) and facilities, including our Contemporary Practices department
  • Visiting one of our residence halls
  • Admission to the Art Institute of Chicago museum
  • Introduction to our downtown campus—wear comfortable shoes!

Can't attend our live tour?

Check out our self-guided virtual tour.

Our admissions counselors are happy to meet with you and assist you through the admissions process. Engage with our representatives about SAIC, your work, our curriculum, and get a better sense of what it is like to be a student at SAIC. Call us any time M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (CT) at 1.312.629.6100 or 1.800.232.7242.

Meet Your Admissions Counselor

 

 

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2022 Teacher Toolbox Workshop and Luncheon

Friday, September 23, 2022

9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. CT (check in begins at 8:45 a.m.) 
Optional Campus Tours: 2:30–3:30 p.m. CT

SAIC MacLean Ballroom
112 S. Michigan Ave. 
Chicago, IL 60603

RSVP

This year’s Teacher Toolbox Workshop will explore the important concepts of mindful making and self-care. The challenges of the past few years have emphasized the already important need for busy teachers to rest, recharge, and refuel. Our keynote address and workshops will focus on strategies to incorporate these concepts into your work with students, as well as into your professional practice.

This free event will feature:

  • “Put Your Oxygen Mask On First” Keynote Address
  • Several short hands-on workshop options
  • Dedicated networking time
  • Optional tour of the Art Institute of Chicago museum and School of the Art Institute Campus

Breakfast and lunch will be served. Illinois educators who attend this workshop are eligible for CPDU credit.

Contact us at 312.629.6100 or ugadmiss@saic.edu with any questions you may have.


 

 

Portfolio Tip Tuesday: How to Apply and Submit Your Portfolio

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Watch Recording

You've created artwork, documented it, and made your final selections. Now, it's time to apply! We'll show you how to access the Common Application and walk you through the steps to complete and submit your application and SlideRoom portfolio.


Portfolio Tip Tuesday: Making Assignments Work for You

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Watch Recording

How can you go beyond what's expected when working on an assignment? How have artists previously incorporated assignments and prompts into their creative practices? SAIC Admissions Counselors give you the inside scoop on how to approach assignment-based work so you can include it in your portfolio.


Portfolio Tip Tuesday: What is a Portfolio & Where to Start?

Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Watch Recording

Applying to art school usually means providing images of your artwork in the form of a portfolio. But how do you get started? How do you know what to include and what to leave out? And how do artists use this important tool in their professional lives? Join us to find out!


Portfolio Tip Tuesday: Pro Tips for Documenting Your Work at Home

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Watch Recording

Taking great photos of your work is just as important as making it! In this hour long workshop, SAIC faculty will walk you through how to capture and edit high quality photos for your application. We'll also cover tips for using household materials and a smart phone in this process.


Portfolio Tip Tuesday: Making Anime / Fan Art / Comics Your Own

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Watch Recording

Are you currently contemplating the age old question of "Is it okay to submit anime, fan art, or comics in a portfolio for art school?" We'll do a deep dive exploring the topics of authorship, originality, and appropriation in art to help you decide how to move forward if you have an interest in this style of work.


Portfolio Tip Tuesday: Sketchbook Deep Dive & Intro to Journaling

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Watch Recording

Sketchbooks and journals are essential companions for artists. Together, we'll look at interesting ways to use them and how they can help you build a strong portfolio.


Transfer Days

June 8, 2022: Admissions Info
Watch Now

Join us to learn how to prepare your application and portfolio for admission and merit scholarship, and take a deep dive into the specifics about our transfer credit policy with a representative from the Office of the Registrar. 

June 9, 2022: Faculty and Interdisciplinary Curriculum
Watch Now

Faculty representatives will discuss SAIC's interdisciplinary curriculum and how it informs the creative process as they practice it and as they teach it.


2021 Recordings

Portfolio Tip Tuesday: Documentation as Process

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Watch the Recording

In this live workshop, an SAIC faculty member will lead you through an hour long making session. This week, we'll use methods of recording your work as part of the creative process.


Art School 101

Saturday, July 24, 2021
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In this online session ideal for both students and their families/guardians, we will be giving an overview of an art and design school education. We will also be covering topics including: how to determine whether a school is a good fit, the application process, merit scholarship, and portfolio preparation. There will be plenty of time to get all of your questions answered!


Portfolio Tip Tuesday: Workshop- Rapid Experiments

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
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In this hour long workshop, an SAIC faculty member will walk us through how to build up a substantial body of work through rapid experiments.


Portfolio Tip Tuesday: Renew, Reuse, Recycle

Tuesday, August 24
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In this hour long workshop, an SAIC faculty member will walk us through using unsuccessful or unresolved work as material to make something new.


Portfolio Tip Tuesday: What to Include- & NOT Include- in Your Portfolio

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
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How do you know what different schools are looking for in a portfolio? Is it the same for every degree program? Join us to learn how to research and follow portfolio requirements. We will review specific requirements for SAIC's 5 different degree programs.


Portfolio Tip Tuesday: Artist Statement A to Z

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
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Have you run into a case of writer's block? You've made some awesome artwork, but how do you write about it? Join us to learn everything you need to know about constructing an artist statement. We will explain the purpose of an artist statement and offer tips for getting started and editing your statement.


Portfolio Tip Tuesday: Workshop- Documentation 101

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
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Taking great photos of your work is just as important as making it! In this hour long workshop, SAIC faculty will walk you through how to capture and edit high quality photos for your application. We'll also cover tips for using household materials and a smart phone in this process.


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

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
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What does your SlideRoom Portfolio look like from the reviewer's point of view? Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how SAIC reviewers evaluate portfolios and see how submitted SlideRoom portfolios look from our perspective.


Portfolio Tip Tuesday: Curating & Editing your Final Portfolio

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
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Join us to learn how to think like a curator when you select the final body of work for your portfolio. We'll review how to arrange your strongest pieces in the order that will work best. We'll also touch on strategies and tips for titling and formatting your work.


Portfolio Tip Tuesday: Don't Panic! Pre-Deadline Portfolio Q & A

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
5 p.m. CT
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SAIC Admissions is here to help with any questions you have leading up to our Early Action deadline on November 15th. Don't panic - we're hosting this live Q+A session to help you hit the "Submit" button with confidence.


Portfolio Tip Tuesday: Jumpstart your Creativity

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
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Do you need some inspiration and motivation to finish a few more pieces for your portfolio? Are you having creative block and need a little help to think of ideas for new artwork? Would you like to have the inside scoop to make sure you do your best work finishing your SAIC merit scholarship portfolio? Join an SAIC faculty member to get some ideas and refresh your creativity.


Student Financial Services: How to Apply for Financial Aid Using the FAFSA

Thursday, December 2, 2021
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Join this online info session to assist you in filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), applying for scholarships and identifying other sources of funding, and understanding your award. There will be time after the presentation to ask any questions you may have.


 

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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.