Visit and Events

Graduate SAIC Day
Saturday, October 5
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
SAIC MacLean Ballroom
112 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603
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You will have the opportunity to discuss your work one-on-one with key faculty members from our graduate departments during individual appointments, learn about our curricula and facilities, and inquire about admissions and financial aid. While not required, you may wish to bring your portfolio for review.

Graduate Open Studio Night
Friday, November 1
4:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Graduate studios across campus:
280 S. Columbus Dr.
112 S. Michigan Ave.
37 S. Wabash Ave.
36 S. Wabash Ave.

Meet current students and faculty, and view the work of over 350 students pursuing their MFA in studio spaces across campus.

View schedule and programming.

Chicago Graduate Portfolio Day
Saturday, November 2
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
280 S. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60603
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Graduate Portfolio Days provide the opportunity for prospective students to receive immediate feedback on their portfolios, as well as have the opportunity to learn more about the curricula, faculty, and application procedures from a number of colleges.

Prospective students are also invited to attend the 2019 Graduate Open Studio Night.

Friday, November 1, 4:30–9:30 p.m.

Tour the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Master of Fine Arts; Master of Design in Fashion, Body and Garment; Master of Architecture; Master of Design in Designed Objects; Master of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies; and Post-Baccalaureate students’ studios. See works in progress and finished pieces in the studios plus special curatorial collaborations from 345 current graduate students along the way.

Always contact each portfolio day site prior to visiting to confirm date, time, and location. They are subject to change.

Thursday, November 21
5:30 –7:30 p.m.
Art Institute of Chicago Modern Wing
159 E. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL
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Learn about applying to SAIC’s graduate Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Master of Arts (MA), Master of Design (M.Des), Master of Architecture (M.Arch), Master of Science (MS), and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate programs for fall 2020. Members of the admissions team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have before the December 1st Priority Deadline. Museum tours with current students will be available.

Pasadena SAIC Day
Saturday, October 19
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Armory Center for the Arts
145 N. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103
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You will have the opportunity to discuss your work one-on-one with key faculty members from our graduate departments during individual appointments, learn about our curricula and facilities, and inquire about admissions and financial aid. While not required, you may wish to bring your portfolio for review.

San Francisco Graduate Portfolio Day
Saturday, October 19
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
San Francisco Art Institute 
Fort Mason Graduate Center
2 Marina Blvd., Pier 2
San Francisco, CA 94123
Meet with SAIC

Graduate Portfolio Days provide the opportunity for prospective students to receive immediate feedback on their portfolios, as well as have the opportunity to learn more about the curricula, faculty, and application procedures from a number of colleges.

Always contact each portfolio day site prior to visiting to confirm date, time, and location. They are subject to change.

Boston Graduate Portfolio Day
Saturday, October 26
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
MassArt
621 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Meet with SAIC

Graduate Portfolio Days provide the opportunity for prospective students to receive immediate feedback on their portfolios, as well as have the opportunity to learn more about the curricula, faculty, and application procedures from a number of colleges.

Always contact each portfolio day site prior to visiting to confirm date, time, and location. They are subject to change.

NYC Graduate Portfolio Day
Sunday, October 27
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Parsons School of Design
66 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10011
Meet with SAIC

Graduate Portfolio Days provide the opportunity for prospective students to receive immediate feedback on their portfolios, as well as have the opportunity to learn more about the curricula, faculty, and application procedures from a number of colleges.

Always contact each portfolio day site prior to visiting to confirm date, time, and location. They are subject to change.

NYC SAIC Day
Saturday, November 16
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Rubin Museum of Art
150 W. 17th St.
New York, NY 10011
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You will have the opportunity to discuss your work one-on-one with key faculty members from our graduate departments during individual appointments, learn about our curricula and facilities, and inquire about admissions and financial aid. While not required, you may wish to bring your portfolio for review.

Paris Graduate Portfolio Day
Saturday, November 16
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Parsons Paris
145 rue Saint Roch
Paris, France 75001
Meet with SAIC

Graduate Portfolio Days provide the opportunity for prospective students to receive immediate feedback on their portfolios, as well as have the opportunity to learn more about the curricula, faculty, and application procedures from a number of colleges.

Always contact each portfolio day site prior to visiting to confirm date, time, and location. They are subject to change.

Representatives from Graduate Admissions will be traveling the country to meet with students in their home town throughout the fall. If you are interested in meeting in your local area, please fill out this form and we will reach out to schedule a meeting time.

Cities include: Austin, Dallas, Houston, Seattle, Portland, Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Kansas City, St. Louis, Atlanta, and Miami.

Historic Preservation at SAIC
Tuesday, November 5
6:30 p.m.
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SAIC’s dynamic Master of Science in Historic Preservation (MSHP) prepares graduates to revitalize the built environment through the comprehensive exploration of science, history, creative arts, politics, and technology. Join us to learn more about the program and how to apply.

How to Apply for Financial Aid Using the FAFSA
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
6:30 p.m.
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Representatives from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)'s Student Financial Services department will be providing helpful information for students about the financial aid process. We will be discussing filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), SAIC’s financial aid timeline and outside scholarships. There will also be time during and after the presentation to ask questions.

 

Visit SAIC

Schedule a Graduate Tour

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) invites you to visit our campus and tour our state-of-the-art graduate facilities and world-renowned museum.

We offer graduate campus tours most Mondays and Fridays, leaving promptly at 1:30 p.m. We ask that you arrive a few minutes early and meet us at the LeRoy Neiman Center at 37 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60603.

Reservations are requested.
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Contact the Office of Admissions at admiss@saic.edu or 800.232.7242 with any questions or concerns you have about visiting campus. For directions and information on where to stay, park, and more, see our campus tour page.

 

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