Visit and Events

 

Graduate SAIC Days

Graduate SAIC Days offer prospective students the opportunity to get feedback on your portfolio with faculty from individual departments during one-on-one meetings.

Date and Time Address RSVP Link
Sunday, October 30, 2022
12-4 p.m. PT
Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA, 90012
Event Passed
Saturday, November 12, 2022
12-4 p.m. CT
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
112 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603
Event Passed
Saturday, December 10, 2022
12-4 p.m. ET
AIA New York - Center for Architecture
Hines Gallery
536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012
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Meet with SAIC Graduate Admissions in Your Area

Graduate Admissions counselors will be traveling to multiple cities this fall to meet with prospective students to provide portfolio and application assistance. RSVP

Friday, December 2: Miami, FL
Saturday, December 3: Seattle, WA
Sunday, December 4: Atlanta, GA & Portland, OR
Tuesday, December 6: Washington, DC; Denver, CO; & Dallas, TX
Thursday, December 8: Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, December 10: Columbus, OH
Sunday, December 11: Detroit, MI
Monday, December 12: Boston, MA
 

 

MA Programs Deep Dive

Tuesday, November 29, 12 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 these programs:

  • Arts Administration & Policy
  • Art Therapy and Counseling
  • Modern and Contemporary Art History
  • Dual Degree
  • Art Education
  • Teaching
  • Visual and Critical Studies

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

Thursday, January 19, 6:30 p.m. CT
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Representatives from SAIC's Student Financial Services department will be providing helpful information for prospective graduate 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.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Watch the Recording

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.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Watch the Recording

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.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Watch the Recording

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. Following the presentation, there will be time for questions.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Watch the Recording

Meet with admissions to review the portfolio requirements for graduate programs at SAIC.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Watch the Recording

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.

 

Tuesday, November 8, 12 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.


 

Thursday, January 20, 2022
Watch the Recording

Representatives from SAIC's Student Financial Services department will be providing helpful information for prospective graduate 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.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Watch the Recording

Review the portfolio requirements for the following programs:

  • Architecture
  • Architecture with an Emphasis in Interior Architecture
  • Designed Objects
  • ​Design for Emerging Technologies
  • Fashion, Body and Garment 
  • Historic Preservation
  • Visual Communication Design

We'll cover best practices and help you prepare for the upcoming review season.

Graduate Tours

Join graduate admissions staff for a tour of SAIC's campus. We will be showing you around the graduate departments and answering any questions you may have.

Schedule a graduate tour

On-Campus: Fridays at 1:30 p.m. CT. (Please plan to arrive by 1:15 p.m. CT for check-in.)
*Please note that our offices will be closed on November 24 + 25, and December 23 - January 2.

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

Can't attend our live tour?

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

 

SAIC admissions counselors are here to assist you throughout the admissions process. For general questions or to be connected to the counselor for your program of interest, please contact us at 312.629.6100 or gradmiss@saic.edu.

View and attend school-wide online and in-person events at saic.edu/events!