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MFA Portfolio Deep Dive

October 27, 2020, 12:00 p.m. (CT)
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Meet with admissions to review the portfolio requirements for MFA programs at SAIC. 

Graduate Portfolio Day: Oct. 31

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (CT)
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Meet one-on-one with SAIC grad faculty, get feedback on your portfolio, and learn more about the curricula, faculty, and application procedures from a number of colleges.

 

SAIC admissions counselors are happy to meet with you one on one to answer any questions about our curriculum, application procedures, our faculty and resources, and living in Chicago. 

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Join graduate admissions staff select Mondays and most Fridays at 1:30 p.m. CT for a virtual tour of SAIC's campus. We will be showing you around the graduate departments and answering any questions you may have.

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Note that all in-person campus tours have been cancelled until further notice, and will resume when it is safe to do so. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Can't attend our live tour?

Check out our on-demand virtual tour at your convenience!

 

Portfolio Overview

Tuesday, November 10, 12:00 p.m. (CT)
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Meet with admissions to review the portfolio requirements for graduate programs at SAIC. 

Presenting Your Portfolio Online

Tuesday, November 17, 12:00 p.m. (CT)
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Meet with admissions to review the portfolio requirements for graduate programs at SAIC. We'll cover best practices for presenting your work online and help you prepare for your upcoming submission.

Portfolio Preparation for SlideRoom

Tuesday, November 24
International Students, 5:00 a.m. (CT): RSVP
Students in the USA, 12:00 p.m. (CT): RSVP

Meet with admissions to review the portfolio requirements for graduate programs at SAIC. We'll cover best practices and help you prepare for your upcoming submission with special attention on how best to present your work for viewing in the SlideRoom environment.

 

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September 8, 2020
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Meet with admissions to review the portfolio requirements for graduate programs at SAIC. We'll cover best practices and help you prepare for the upcoming online portfolio day season.

September 15, 2020
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The statement of intent is a key component of your application to SAIC and your opportunity to speak to the faculty review committee. Meet with admissions to talk about preparing a strong statement of intent.

September 22, 2020
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The selection and timing of your references has the potential to greatly impact your application. Meet with admissions to talk about who to select, how to contact them, and when to start the process.

 

MFA Portfolio Deep Dive

October 27, 2020, 12:00 p.m. (CT)
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Meet with admissions to review the portfolio requirements for graduate programs at SAIC. We'll cover best practices and help you prepare for the upcoming review season. This session will focus specifically on our MFA in studio programs.

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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.

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SAIC's Low-Residency MFA program is open to artists, writers, educators, curators, and historians. Join us to learn more about the program curriculum, pedagogy and admissions requirements.

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Meet with admissions to review the portfolio requirements for graduate programs at SAIC. We'll cover best practices and help you prepare for the upcoming review season. This session will focus specifically on our Arts Administration & Policy, Art Therapy and Counseling, Modern and Contemporary Art History, Dual Degree, New Arts Journalism, Art Education, Teaching, and Visual and Critical Studies programs.

October 6, 2020
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Review the portfolio requirements for our Post-Bacc in Studio programs at SAIC. We'll cover best practices and help you prepare for the upcoming review season. 

October 13, 2020
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Review the portfolio requirements for the Master of Architecture and Master of Architecture with an Emphasis in Interior Architecture degrees at SAIC. We'll cover best practices and help you prepare for the upcoming review season. 

October 20, 2020
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This session focused specifically on our Designed Objects, Visual Communication Design, and Fashion, Body and Garment Programs.

Libraries and Special Collections

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Join us for a casual gathering with the admissions team along with a breakout room where you can meet with representatives from Libraries and Special Collections, see their spaces, and hear about these vital resources at SAIC.

SITE Galleries

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Join us for a casual gathering with the admissions team along with a breakout room where you can meet with representatives from our student-run SITE galleries, see their spaces, and hear about their experiences at SAIC.

New Works at the Museum

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Join us for a casual gathering with the admissions team along with a breakout room where you can meet with students in the Art Institute of Chicago, see their favorite new works, and hear about their experiences at SAIC.

Graduate Portfolio Days are online events for prospective students who would like to get feedback on their portfolio, as well as have the opportunity to learn more about the curricula, faculty, and application procedures from a number of colleges.

Representatives will be available from the following SAIC Departments:

  • MFA in Studio: Architecture, Art & Technology Studies, Ceramics, Design for Emerging Technologies, Designed Objects, Fiber & Material Studies, Film, Video, New Media, & Animation, Painting & Drawing, Performance, Photography, Printmedia, Sculpture, Sound, Visual Communication Design
  • MFA in Writing
  • Master of Architecture
  • Master of Architecture with an Emphasis in Interior Architecture
  • Master of Design in Designed Objects
  • MA in Art Therapy and Counseling
  • MDes in Fashion, Body and Garment
  • Low-Residency MFA

West Coast
October 17, 2020, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. (PT)
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East Coast:
October 25, 2020, 12:00-4:00 p.m. (ET)
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Illinois/Midwest:
October 31, 2020, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (CT)
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International:
November 22, 2020, 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. (CT)
Meet with SAIC

December 5, 2020
8:00am–3:00 pm (CT)

Present your work to faculty and fellow applicants for feedback prior to submission. Reviews can be discipline-specific or interdisciplinary, and provide an opportunity to meet faculty and members of your future incoming class!

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SAIC is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak. While our physical offices are currently closed, our entire Admissions team is working, and ready to help you navigate your college search and selection process. Please feel free to call us at 312.629.6100, 800.232.7242, or email admiss@saic.edu with any questions you may have. SAIC is here for you!