Meet SAIC

Meet with us to learn more about the application process and how to prepare a portfolio that best represents your work! We offer virtual one-on-one portfolio review sessions year-round.

 

Other ways to prepare include:

In-Person Admissions Events

  • Transfer Day

    Saturday, June 1
    10 a.m. - 2 p.m. CT
    Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m.
    RSVP

    We are hosting an on-campus event to help you navigate the transfer process. Highlights of the day include:

    • Portfolio advice for admission and merit scholarship 
    • Transfer credit policy deep dive
    • Academic Resources and Next Steps review
    • Campus and residence hall tours

    Admitted students will also be able to register for classes on this day!

     

  • SAIC Days are special three-hour events that take place in select cities from September to 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 TimeCityAddressRSVP Link
    Saturday, September 16,   
    11 a.m. - 2 p.m. (MT)
    Denver, CO   
    SAIC Day
    Denver Art Museum          
    Sharp Auditorium          
    100 W 14 Ave. Pkwy.          
    Denver, CO 80204
    RSVP
    Saturday, September 16,   
    11 a.m. - 2 p.m. (PT)
    San Francisco, CA   
    SAIC Day
    Century Club of California          
    1355 Franklin St.           
    San Francisco, CA 94109
    RSVP
    Sunday, September 17,   
    11 a.m. - 2 p.m. (PT)
    Los Angeles, CA   
    SAIC Day
    Japanese American National Museum  
    100 N. Central Ave. 
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    RSVP
    Sunday, September 17,   
    11 a.m. - 2 p.m. (CT)
    Minneapolis, MN   
    SAIC Day
    Walker Art Center           
    Skyline Room           
    725 Vineland Pl.          
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    RSVP
    Saturday, September 23,   
    11 a.m. - 2 p.m. (ET)
    Boston, MA   
    SAIC Day
    The NonProfit Center          
    (West Room)          
    89 South St.          
    Boston, MA 02111
    RSVP
    Sunday, September 24,   
    11 a.m. - 2 p.m. (PT)
    Seattle, WA   
    SAIC Day
    Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience (Community Hall)           
    719 S. King St.          
    Seattle, WA 98104
    RSVP
    Tuesday, September 26,   
    5 - 8 p.m. (CT)
    Nashville, TN   
    One-on-one meetings
    Mint House at The Reserve          
    301 Rosa L. Parks Ave.          
    Nashville, TN 37203
    RSVP
    Tuesday, September 26,   
    5 - 8 p.m. (PT)
    Portland, OR   
    One-on-one meetings
    Ford Building          
    2505 SE 11th Ave., suite 255          
    Portland, OR 97202
    RSVP
    Thursday, September 28,   
    5 - 8 p.m. (PT)
    San Diego   
    One-on-one meetings
    iQ Smart Center          
    655 W. Broadway, 1st Fl.          
    San Diego, CA 92101
    RSVP
    Sunday, October 8,   
    11 a.m. - 2 p.m. (ET)
    Philadelphia, PA   
    SAIC Day
    The Performance Garage           
    1515 Brandywine St.          
    Philadelphia, PA 19130
    RSVP
    Sunday, October 8,   
    11 a.m. - 2 p.m. (ET)
    Washington, D.C.   
    SAIC Day
    District Architecture Center          
    421 7th St. NW          
    Washington, D.C. 20004
    RSVP
    Thursday, October 12,   
    5- 8 p.m. (ET)
    Raleigh, NC   
    One-on-one meetings
    ArtSpace           
    201 Davie St.          
    Raleigh, NC 27601
    RSVP
    Saturday, October 21,   
    11 a.m. - 2 p.m. (CT)
    Dallas, TX   
    SAIC Day
    Artistry Labs    
    1201 S. Akard St.     
    Dallas, TX 75215
    RSVP
    Sunday, October 22,   
    11 a.m. - 2 p.m. (CT)
    Austin, TX   
    SAIC Day
    Antone's    
    305 E 5th St.    
    Austin, TX 78701
    RSVP
    Tuesday, October 24,   
    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
    Sunday, October 29,   
    11 a.m. - 2 p.m. (ET)
    New York, NY   
    SAIC Day
    DuMont Building          
    515 Madison Ave., 10th Floor          
    New York, NY 10022
    RSVP
    Saturday, November 4,   
    11 a.m. - 2 p.m. (ET)
    Atlanta, GA   
    SAIC Day
    The Woodruff Arts Center           
    Beauchamp C. Carr Room           
    1280 Peachtree St. NE           
    Atlanta, GA 30309
    RSVP
    Sunday, November 5,   
    11 a.m. - 2 p.m. (ET)
    Miami, FL   
    SAIC Day
    The Bass Museum           
    2100 Collins Ave.          
    Miami, FL 33139
    RSVP
    Monday, November 6,   
    5 p.m. - 8 p.m. (ET)
    Orlando, FL   
    One-on-one meetings
    CityArts           
    39 S. Magnolia           
    Orlando, FL 32801
    RSVP
    Thursday, November 9,   
    5 p.m. - 8 p.m. (MT)
    Phoenix, AZ   
    One-on-one meetings
    Phoenix Art Museum           
    Singer Hall           
    1625 N. Central Ave.           
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
    RSVP
    Saturday, November 11,   
    11 a.m. - 2 p.m. (ET)
    Cleveland, OH   
    SAIC Day
    BreakForth Studio           
    2310 Superior Ave. 230          
    Cleveland, OH 44114
    RSVP
    Sunday, November 12,   
    11 a.m. - 2 p.m. (ET)
    Detroit, MI   
    SAIC Day
    Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
    4454 Woodward Ave.          
    Detroit, MI 48201
    RSVP

  • 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.

    2023-2024 Events

    Date and TimeCityAddressRSVP Link 
    Saturday, September 16,            
    12 - 4 p.m. ET
    Baltimore, MDMaryland Institute College of Art             
    1300 W. Mount Royal Ave.             
    Baltimore, MD 21217
    RSVP 
    Sunday, September 17,            
    12 - 4 p.m. ET
    Washington D.C.JW Marriott 
    1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW 
    Washington, D.C. 20004
    RSVP 
    Saturday, September 23,            
    12 - 4 p.m. ET
    Charlotte, NCNorthwest School of the Arts 
    1415 Beatties Ford Rd. 
    Charlotte, NC 28216
    RSVP 
    Saturday, September 23,            
    11 a.m. - 3 p.m. ET
    Kansas City, MOKansas City Art Institute             
    4415 Warwick Blvd.             
    Kansas City, MO 64111
    RSVP 
    Sunday, September 24,            
    12 - 4 p.m. ET
    Atlanta, GAFox Theatre            
    660 Peachtree Street NE             
    (at the corner of Peachtree Street and Ponce De Leon)            
    Atlanta, Georgia 30308
    RSVP 
    Sunday, September 24,            
    12 - 4 p.m. CT
    St. Louis, MOWashington University, Sam Fox School of Design            
    1 Wrighton Way             
    St. Louis, MO 63105 
    RSVP 
    Saturday, September 30,             
    10 a.m. -2 p.m.
    Houston, TXNorris Centers - Houston
    816 Town & Country Dr.
    Houston, TX 77024
    RSVP 
    Saturday, September 30,             
    12 - 4 p.m. ET
    Indianapolis, INHerron School of Art and Design             
    735 W. New York St.             
    Indianapolis, IN 46202
    RSVP 
    Sunday, October 1,            
    12 - 4 p.m. ET
    Cincinnati, OHArt Academy of Cincinnati             
    1212 Jackson St.              
    Cincinnati, OH 45202
    RSVP 
    Sunday, October 1,            
    1 - 5 p.m. CT
    Dallas, TXSouthern Methodist University            
    Meadows School of the Arts             
    Owens Art Center            
    6101 Bishop Blvd. Dallas, TX 75205
    RSVP 
    Saturday, October 7, 2022             
    12 - 4 p.m. MT
    Denver, CORocky Mountain College of Art and Design             
    1600 Pierce St.             
    Denver, CO 80214
    RSVP 
    Saturday, October 7            
    11 a.m. - 3 p.m. ET
    New York, NYJacob K. Javits Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 1A             
    655 W. 34th St.             
    New York, NY 10001
    RSVP 
    Sunday, October 8,            
    1 - 5 p.m. CT
    Minneapolis, MNMinneapolis College of Art and Design             
    2501 Stevens Ave.             
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
    RSVP 
    Saturday, October 14,            
    10 a.m. - 2 p.m. CT
    Milwaukee, WIMilwaukee Institute of Art and Design             
    273 Erie St.             
    Milwaukee, WI 53202
    RSVP 
    Saturday, October 14,            
    12 - 4 p.m. ET
    Richmond, VAVirginia Commonwealth University
    907 Floyd Ave.
    Richmond, VA 23284
    RSVP 
    Sunday, October 15,            
    12 - 4 p.m. CT
    Chicago, ILSchool of the Art Institute of Chicago             
    280 S. Columbus Dr.             
    Chicago, IL 60603             
    More Info

    Attend a pre-NPD online info session "Saturday with SAIC" on 10/14 to help you prepare for the NPD! 
    RSVP 
    Saturday, October 21,            
    12 - 4 p.m. ET
    Columbus, OHColumbus College of Art and Design            
    60 Cleveland Ave.             
    Columbus, OH 43215
    RSVP 
    Sunday, October 22,            
    10 a.m. - 2 p.m. MT
    Mesa, AZMesa Community College             
    1833 W Southern Ave.             
    Mesa, AZ 85202
    RSVP 
    Sunday, October 22,             
    10 a.m. - 2 p.m. MT
    Albuquerque, NMAlbuquerque Marriott Pyramid North Hotel             
    5151 San Francisco Rd. NE             
    Albuquerque, NM 87109
    RSVP 
    Sunday, October 22,             
    1 - 5 p.m. ET
    Grand Rapids, MIKendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University            
    17 Fountain St. NW            
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    RSVP 
    Saturday, October 28,             
    12 - 4 p.m. ET
    Boston, MAJohn B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center             
    900 Boylston St.              
    Boston, MA 02115
    RSVP 
    Sunday, October 29,            
    12 - 4 p.m. ET
    Hartford, CTHartford Art School             
    200 Bloomfield Ave.             
    West Hartford, CT 06117
    RSVP 
    Sunday, October 29,            
    12 - 4 p.m. ET
    Philadelphia, PACrystal Tea Room            
    The Wanamaker Building 9th Floor,            
    100 E Penn Square #9B,            
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    RSVP 
    Wednesday, November 1,             
    4 - 8 p.m.
    Montreal, CanadaConcordia University
    John Mason Building, 9th floor
    1600 Boulevard De Maisonneuve Ouest, 
    Montreal, Quebec H3H 1J5
    Canada
    RSVP 
    Saturday, November 4,            
    11 a.m. - 3 p.m. PT
    Seattle, WACornish College of the Arts             
    1000 Lenora St.             
    Seattle, WA 98121
    RSVP 
    Saturday, November 4,            
    12 - 4 p.m. ET
    Toronto, CanadaYork University School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD)
    86 Fine Arts Rd.
    Toronto, Canada M3J 3M6
    RSVP 
    Sunday, November 5,            
    12 - 4 p.m. PT
    Portland, ORPacific Northwest College of Art             
    511 NW. Broadway             
    Portland, OR 97209
    RSVP 
    Sunday, November 5,            
    12 - 4 p.m. ET
    Rochester, NYRochester Institute of Technology             
    Gordon Field House             
    1 Lomb Memorial Dr.             
    Rochester, NY 14623
    RSVP 
    Saturday, November 11,            
    12 - 4 p.m. PT
    San Diego, CAWestin San Diego - Bayview
    400 West Broadway             
    San Diego, CA 92101
    RSVP 
    Sunday, November 12,            
    12 - 4 p.m. PT
    Los Angeles, CAArtCenter College of Design
    1700 Lida St.
    Pasadena, CA 91103
    RSVP 
    Saturday, November 18,             
    11 a.m. - 3 p.m. PT
    Vancouver, CanadaKwantlen Polytechnic University, Wilson School of Design             
    5600 Kwantlen St.              
    Richmond, BC V6X 3V8
    RSVP 
    Sunday, November 19,             
    12 - 4 p.m. PT
    San Francisco, CACalifornia College of the Arts             
    1111 8th St.             
    San Francisco, CA, 94107
    RSVP 
    Saturday, December 2,            
    12 - 4 p.m. 
    London, United KingdomCentral Saint Martins, University of the Arts London            
    Granary Building, 1 Granary Square            
    London, UK N1C 4AA
    RSVP 
    Sunday, December 3,            
    12 - 4 p.m. 
    Paris, FranceParis College of Art
    15 rue Fénelon 
    75010 Paris, France
    RSVP 
    Wednesday, December 6, 
    4 - 8 p.m.
    Florence, ItalyPalazzo dei Cartelloni 
    11 Via Sant'Antonino
    Firenze, Toscana, 50123 Italy
    RSVP 
    Friday, December 8,             
    12 - 4 p.m. 
    Doha, QatarEducation City
    Al Luqta Street
    Education City, Doha, Qatar
    RSVP 
    Sunday, December 10,            
    11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Istanbul, TurkeyGrand Hyatt Istanbul
    Harbiye, Taşkışla Cd. No: 1
    Istanbul, Turkey 34367
    RSVP 
    Saturday, January 20,            
    10 a.m. - 2 p.m. ET
    Miami, FLNew World School of the Arts             
    Chapman Conference Center             
    300 NE 2nd Ave, Room 3210             
    Miami, FL 33132
    RSVP 
    Sunday, January 21,            
    11 a.m. - 3 p.m ET
    Sarasota, FLRingling College of Art & Design             
    2700 North Tamiami Trail             
    Sarasota, FL 34234
    RSVP 

     

  • Brazil

    Date and TimeCityAddressRSVP Link
    Saturday, September 23,             
    1-4 p.m. 
    São Paulo             
    One-on-One Meetings
    INNSiDE by Meliá São Paulo Itaim     
    Rua Jesuino Arruda 806     
    São Paulo, SP, 4532082 Brazil
    RSVP

    Cambodia

    Date and TimeCityAddressRSVP Link
    Saturday, September 30,              
    10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
    Phnom Penh              
    One-on-One Meetings
    iRoha Garden Hotel     
    #8, Street 73     
    Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    RSVP

    China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

    Date and TimeCityAddressRSVP Link
    Tuesday, September 5,            
    5-8 p.m.
    Chengdu            
    One-on-One Meetings
    Xinshan Book House       
    Shanbanqiao Road            
    Tianhui Vanke City Plaza 2F-007, Chenghua District, Chengdu, Sichuan Province
    RSVP
    Saturday, September 9,           
    1-6 p.m.
    Taipei           
    One-on-One Meetings
    Citizen M Taipei North Gate Hotel       
    No. 3號, Section 1, Zhonghua Rd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100
    RSVP
    Wednesday, September 13,          
    6 - 9 p.m. 
    Chongqing            
    One-on-One Meetings
    Winwill Books & Up Coffee       
    Jiajin Road and Ruitian Road intersection Northeast 60 Meters, Yuzhong district, Chongqing
    RSVP
    Tuesday, September 26,         
    6- 9 pm. 
    Nanjing           
    One-on-One Meetings
    Librairie Avant-Garde (Mount Wutai Branch)   
    Guangzhou Road No.173   
    Wutaishan Gymnasium Underground Garage (Gunandu Hotel Opposite), Gulou District, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province
    RSVP
    Thursday, September 28,           
    5:30 - 8 p.m.
    Ningbo           
    One-on-One Meetings
    MS Color       
    Zhenming Road 608 Long No. 2, Haishu District,        
    Ningbo, Zhejiang Province
    RSVP
    Sunday, October 15,        
    10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
    Shanghai           
    SAIC Day
    AIO Center (Jiyu Center)       
    Tomorrow Square, No.389, Nanjing West Road Floor 2-3, Huangpu District, Shanghai
    RSVP
    Saturday, October 21,          
    10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
    Beijing           
    SAIC Day
    M+ Space Artistic Center       
    West Dawang Raod 27 Hao'ai Workshop Technology Park inside Moka Group Block D Opposite,        
    Chaoyang District, Beijing
    RSVP
    Sunday, October 22,        
    2 - 5 p.m. 
    Shenzhen           
    SAIC Day
    The Mountain View/Art Center (Yanhan Upland)       
    Overseas Chinese City Creativity Yuanxiang Mountain Village Block 6       
    Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province
    RSVP
    Thursday, October 26,          
    4 - 7 p.m.
    Hong Kong           
    One-on-One Meetings
    M+ Museum (CURATOR Creative Café at M+) 
    West Kowloon Cultural District 
    38 Museum Drive, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    RSVP
    Sunday, October 29,          
    1 - 6 p.m. 
    Hangzhou           
    One-on-One Meetings
    Tsutaya Books (Niaowu Bookstore Tianmuli Shop)       
    Tianmushan Road No. 398 Tianmuli Building No. 2-4,        
    Xihu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province
    RSVP
    Monday, November 6,           
    5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
    Guangzhou           
    One-on-One Meetings
    M stand Coffee (Guangzhou Gaode Zhidixia Guangchang Branch)       
    Zhujiang West Road No.8   
    GT Land Plaza Summer Building-3 Pu 328,   
    Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province
    RSVP

    Colombia

    Date and TimeCityAddressRSVP Link
    Sunday, October 1,             
    1 - 4 p.m. 
    Bogota            
    One-on-One Meetings
    B.O.G Hotel            
    Carrera 11 #86-74,            
    Bogotá, Colombia 110221
    RSVP

    India

    Date and TimeCityAddressRSVP Link
    Sunday, August 13,              
    10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
    Kolkata      
    One-on-One Meetings
    ITC Royal Bengal          
    1 JBS Haldane Ave, Tangra, Kolkata, West Bengal 700046, India
    RSVP
    Saturday, August 19,      
    10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
    Mumbai      
    SAIC Day
    Soho House Bombay          
    16 Juhu Tara Rd, Chandrabai Nagar, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049, India
    RSVP
    Thursday, August 24,      
    7 - 9 p.m.
    Hyderabad      
    One-on-One Meetings
    Novotel & HICC Complex, near Hitech City Main Rd, Izzathnagar, Kondapur, Telangana 500081, IndiaRSVP
    Saturday, August 26,      
    10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Bengaluru      
    One-on-One Meetings
    Taj MG Road, Bengaluru  
    41/3 Mahatma Gandhi Road  
    Bangalore, 560 001, Karnataka, India 
    RSVP
    Sunday, August 27,      
    10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
    New Delhi      
    SAIC Day
    AGENC Colab, The Dhan Mill            
    60 Feet Rd, Chhatarpur Hills, Pocket D, Dr Ambedkar Colony,            
    Chhatarpur, New Delhi, 110074, India
    RSVP

    Indonesia

    Date and TimeCityAddressRSVP Link
    Saturday, September 9,              
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
    Jakarta            
    One-on-One Meetings
    The Orient Jakarta       
    36 Jl. Jend. Sudirman,        
    Jakarta, Daerah Khusus Ibukota        
    Jakarta, 10250 Indonesia
    RSVP

    Malaysia

    Date and TimeCityAddressRSVP Link
    Thursday, September 14,              
    6 - 9 p.m. 
    Kuala Lumpur           
    One-on-One Meetings
    Kloe Hotel       
    227 Jalan Bukit Bintang       
    Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan        
    Kuala Lumpur, 55100 Malaysia
    RSVP

    Mexico

    Date and TimeCityAddressRSVP Link
    Saturday, October 7,              
    10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
    Mexico City          
    SAIC Day
    Galeria Hilario Galguera  
    Francisco Pimentel 3 Colonia San Rafael  
    Cuauhtémoc, 06470 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
    RSVP

    Mongolia

    Date and TimeCityAddressRSVP Link
    Saturday, November 11,              
    1- 5 p.m. 
    Ulaanbaatar         
    One-on-One Meetings
    Nomado Boutique Hotel       
    Amarsanaa street, 48/2       
    Ulaanbaatar, 11000, Mongolia
    RSVP

    Saudi Arabia

    Date and TimeCityAddressRSVP Link
    Tuesday, October 3,              
    6 - 9 p.m. 
    Riyadh       
    One-on-One Meetings
    Aloft Riyadh       
    2385 Olaya Street       
    Riyadh, 12611-9242 Saudi Arabia
    RSVP

    Singapore

    Date and TimeCityAddressRSVP Link
    Sunday, October 1,              
    12 -4 p.m. 
    Singapore       
    One-on-One Meetings
    Voco       
    581 Orchard Road       
    Singapore 238883
    RSVP

    South Korea

    Date and TimeCityAddressRSVP Link
    Wednesday, September 6,              
    7 - 9 p.m.
    Seoul       
    One-on-One Meetings
    L'Escape       
    67 Toegye-ro, Jung-gu       
    Seoul, Korea 04529
    RSVP
    Wednesday, October 4,              
    6 - 9 p.m.
    Seoul       
    One-on-One Meetings
    L'Escape  
    67 Toegye-ro, Jung-gu       
    Seoul, Korea 04529
    RSVP
    Saturday, October 14,       
    10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Seoul       
    SAIC Day
    Lotte Hotel Seoul  
    Eulji-Ro 30, Jung-Gu  
    Seoul, Korea
    RSVP
    Monday and Tuesday, October 16 + 17,     
    7 - 9 p.m. 
    Jeju-do       
    One-on-One Meetings
    Zen Hideaway       
    186-8 Sagyenam-ro, Andeok-myeon,        
    Seogwipo, Jeju-do, Korea 63528
    RSVP
    Thursday, October 19,        
    7 - 9 p.m. 
    Daegu       
    One-on-One Meetings
    Hotel Inter-Burgo Daegu   
    212 Palhyeon-gil, Suseong-gu   
    Daegu, Korea
    RSVP
    Friday, October 27              
    6 - 8 p.m.
    Seoul       
    One-on-One Meetings
    L'Escape       
    67 Toegye-ro, Jung-gu       
    Seoul, Korea 04529
    RSVP

    Thailand

    Date and TimeCityAddressRSVP Link
    Sunday, September 24,              
    10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Bangkok       
    SAIC Day
    Shangri-La Bangkok       
    89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, New Road       
     Bangkok, 10500 Thailand
    RSVP

    Turkey

    Date and TimeCityAddressRSVP Link
    Saturday, October 21,              
    2 - 5 p.m.
    Istanbul       
    SAIC Day
    Sofitel Istanbul Taksim 
    Gumussuyu Mah, Siraselviler Cad. No 13, Taksim 
    34437 Istanbul, Turkey
    RSVP

    United Arab Emirates

    Date and TimeCityAddressRSVP Link
    Saturday, November 4,              
    1 - 4 p.m.
    Dubai       
    One-on-One Meetings
    25hours Hotel Dubai        
    One Central Trade Centre Street        
    (off Sheikh Zayed Rd)       
     Dubai, 9914 United Arab Emirates
    RSVP

    United Kingdom

    Date and TimeCityAddressRSVP Link
    Monday + Tuesday, November 13 + 14,        
    6 - 9 p.m. 
    London       
    One-on-One Meetings
    Z Hotel Soho       
    17 Moor Street, Westminster Borough       
    London, W1D 5AP, United Kingdom
    RSVP

    Vietnam

    Date and TimeCityAddressRSVP Link
    Saturday, September 16,       
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
    Hanoi       
    One-on-One Meetings
    L'Hôtel du Lac Hanoi       
    35 - 37 Hang Trong, Hoàn Kiem       
    Hanoi, Vietnam, 10000 
    RSVP

Virtual Admissions Events

  • Understanding Your Financial Aid Award and Cost

    Thursday, April 11, 6:30 p.m. CT           
    RSVP

    Representatives from SAIC's Student Financial Services department will discuss SAIC award packages, completing the budgeting worksheet, and outside scholarships. There will be time during and after the presentation to ask questions.


    Transferring to SAIC

    Thursday, April 25, 6:00 p.m. CT           
    RSVP

    Join us to learn more about our renowned, interdisciplinary programming, cutting-edge facilities, and life in Chicago—one of the nation’s most culturally diverse and artistically welcoming cities. We’ll be starting with a brief presentation, but have set aside much time for you to ask your questions.


    Online National Portfolio Day

    Saturday, May 4, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. CT           
    RSVP

    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.

  • 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, alums, 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.

    Virtual National Portfolio Days

    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.

    Date TimeRSVP link
    Saturday, May 4, 202411 a.m. - 3 p.m. CTRSVP

  • Take a live tour of our campus and residence halls with our current students and ask any questions you have! Virtual tours take place on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm CT.

International Student Events

  • Brazil

    Date and TimeCityAddressRSVP Link
    Saturday, September 23,            
    1-4 p.m. 
    São Paulo            
    One-on-One Meetings
    INNSiDE by Meliá São Paulo Itaim    
    Rua Jesuino Arruda 806    
    São Paulo, SP, 4532082 Brazil
    RSVP

    Cambodia

    Date and TimeCityAddressRSVP Link
    Saturday, September 30,             
    10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
    Phnom Penh             
    One-on-One Meetings
    iRoha Garden Hotel    
    #8, Street 73    
    Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    RSVP

    China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

    Date and TimeCityAddressRSVP Link
    Tuesday, September 5,           
    5-8 p.m.
    Chengdu           
    One-on-One Meetings
    Xinshan Book House      
    Shanbanqiao Road           
    Tianhui Vanke City Plaza 2F-007, Chenghua District, Chengdu, Sichuan Province
    RSVP
    Saturday, September 9,          
    1-6 p.m.
    Taipei          
    One-on-One Meetings
    Citizen M Taipei North Gate Hotel      
    No. 3號, Section 1, Zhonghua Rd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100
    RSVP
    Wednesday, September 13,         
    6 - 9 p.m. 
    Chongqing           
    One-on-One Meetings
    Winwill Books & Up Coffee      
    Jiajin Road and Ruitian Road intersection Northeast 60 Meters, Yuzhong district, Chongqing
    RSVP
    Tuesday, September 26,        
    6- 9 pm. 
    Nanjing          
    One-on-One Meetings
    Librairie Avant-Garde (Mount Wutai Branch)  
    Guangzhou Road No.173  
    Wutaishan Gymnasium Underground Garage (Gunandu Hotel Opposite), Gulou District, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province
    RSVP
    Thursday, September 28,          
    5:30 - 8 p.m.
    Ningbo          
    One-on-One Meetings
    MS Color      
    Zhenming Road 608 Long No. 2, Haishu District,       
    Ningbo, Zhejiang Province
    RSVP
    Sunday, October 15,       
    10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
    Shanghai          
    SAIC Day
    AIO Center (Jiyu Center)      
    Tomorrow Square, No.389, Nanjing West Road Floor 2-3, Huangpu District, Shanghai
    RSVP
    Saturday, October 21,         
    10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
    Beijing          
    SAIC Day
    M+ Space Artistic Center      
    West Dawang Raod 27 Hao'ai Workshop Technology Park inside Moka Group Block D Opposite,       
    Chaoyang District, Beijing
    RSVP
    Sunday, October 22,       
    2 - 5 p.m. 
    Shenzhen          
    SAIC Day
    The Mountain View/Art Center (Yanhan Upland)      
    Overseas Chinese City Creativity Yuanxiang Mountain Village Block 6      
    Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province
    RSVP
    Thursday, October 26,         
    4 - 7 p.m.
    Hong Kong          
    One-on-One Meetings
    M+ Museum (CURATOR Creative Café at M+) 
    West Kowloon Cultural District 
    38 Museum Drive, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    RSVP
    Sunday, October 29,         
    1 - 6 p.m. 
    Hangzhou          
    One-on-One Meetings
    Tsutaya Books (Niaowu Bookstore Tianmuli Shop)      
    Tianmushan Road No. 398 Tianmuli Building No. 2-4,       
    Xihu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province
    RSVP
    Monday, November 6,          
    5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
    Guangzhou          
    One-on-One Meetings
    M stand Coffee (Guangzhou Gaode Zhidixia Guangchang Branch)      
    Zhujiang West Road No.8  
    GT Land Plaza Summer Building-3 Pu 328,  
    Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province
    RSVP

    Colombia

    Date and TimeCityAddressRSVP Link
    Sunday, October 1,            
    1 - 4 p.m. 
    Bogota           
    One-on-One Meetings
    B.O.G Hotel           
    Carrera 11 #86-74,           
    Bogotá, Colombia 110221
    RSVP

    India

    Date and TimeCityAddressRSVP Link
    Sunday, August 13,             
    10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
    Kolkata     
    One-on-One Meetings
    ITC Royal Bengal         
    1 JBS Haldane Ave, Tangra, Kolkata, West Bengal 700046, India
    RSVP
    Saturday, August 19,     
    10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
    Mumbai     
    SAIC Day
    Soho House Bombay         
    16 Juhu Tara Rd, Chandrabai Nagar, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049, India
    RSVP
    Thursday, August 24,     
    7 - 9 p.m.
    Hyderabad     
    One-on-One Meetings
    Novotel & HICC Complex, near Hitech City Main Rd, Izzathnagar, Kondapur, Telangana 500081, IndiaRSVP
    Saturday, August 26,     
    10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Bengaluru     
    One-on-One Meetings
    Taj MG Road, Bengaluru 
    41/3 Mahatma Gandhi Road 
    Bangalore, 560 001, Karnataka, India 
    RSVP
    Sunday, August 27,     
    10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
    New Delhi     
    SAIC Day
    AGENC Colab, The Dhan Mill           
    60 Feet Rd, Chhatarpur Hills, Pocket D, Dr Ambedkar Colony,           
    Chhatarpur, New Delhi, 110074, India
    RSVP

    Indonesia

    Date and TimeCityAddressRSVP Link
    Saturday, September 9,             
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
    Jakarta           
    One-on-One Meetings
    The Orient Jakarta      
    36 Jl. Jend. Sudirman,       
    Jakarta, Daerah Khusus Ibukota       
    Jakarta, 10250 Indonesia
    RSVP

    Malaysia

    Date and TimeCityAddressRSVP Link
    Thursday, September 14,             
    6 - 9 p.m. 
    Kuala Lumpur          
    One-on-One Meetings
    Kloe Hotel      
    227 Jalan Bukit Bintang      
    Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan       
    Kuala Lumpur, 55100 Malaysia
    RSVP

    Mexico

    Date and TimeCityAddressRSVP Link
    Saturday, October 7,             
    10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
    Mexico City         
    SAIC Day
    Galeria Hilario Galguera 
    Francisco Pimentel 3 Colonia San Rafael 
    Cuauhtémoc, 06470 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
    RSVP

    Mongolia

    Date and TimeCityAddressRSVP Link
    Saturday, November 11,             
    1- 5 p.m. 
    Ulaanbaatar        
    One-on-One Meetings
    Nomado Boutique Hotel      
    Amarsanaa street, 48/2      
    Ulaanbaatar, 11000, Mongolia
    RSVP

    Saudi Arabia

    Date and TimeCityAddressRSVP Link
    Tuesday, October 3,             
    6 - 9 p.m. 
    Riyadh      
    One-on-One Meetings
    Aloft Riyadh      
    2385 Olaya Street      
    Riyadh, 12611-9242 Saudi Arabia
    RSVP

    Singapore

    Date and TimeCityAddressRSVP Link
    Sunday, October 1,             
    12 -4 p.m. 
    Singapore      
    One-on-One Meetings
    Voco      
    581 Orchard Road      
    Singapore 238883
    RSVP

    South Korea

    Date and TimeCityAddressRSVP Link
    Wednesday, September 6,             
    7 - 9 p.m.
    Seoul      
    One-on-One Meetings
    L'Escape      
    67 Toegye-ro, Jung-gu      
    Seoul, Korea 04529
    RSVP
    Wednesday, October 4,             
    6 - 9 p.m.
    Seoul      
    One-on-One Meetings
    L'Escape 
    67 Toegye-ro, Jung-gu      
    Seoul, Korea 04529
    RSVP
    Saturday, October 14,      
    10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Seoul      
    SAIC Day
    Lotte Hotel Seoul 
    Eulji-Ro 30, Jung-Gu 
    Seoul, Korea
    RSVP
    Monday and Tuesday, October 16 + 17,    
    7 - 9 p.m. 
    Jeju-do      
    One-on-One Meetings
    Zen Hideaway      
    186-8 Sagyenam-ro, Andeok-myeon,       
    Seogwipo, Jeju-do, Korea 63528
    RSVP
    Thursday, October 19,       
    7 - 9 p.m. 
    Daegu      
    One-on-One Meetings
    Hotel Inter-Burgo Daegu  
    212 Palhyeon-gil, Suseong-gu  
    Daegu, Korea
    RSVP
    Friday, October 27             
    6 - 8 p.m.
    Seoul      
    One-on-One Meetings
    L'Escape      
    67 Toegye-ro, Jung-gu      
    Seoul, Korea 04529
    RSVP

    Thailand

    Date and TimeCityAddressRSVP Link
    Sunday, September 24,             
    10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Bangkok      
    SAIC Day
    Shangri-La Bangkok      
    89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, New Road      
     Bangkok, 10500 Thailand
    RSVP

    Turkey

    Date and TimeCityAddressRSVP Link
    Saturday, October 21,             
    2 - 5 p.m.
    Istanbul      
    SAIC Day
    Sofitel Istanbul Taksim 
    Gumussuyu Mah, Siraselviler Cad. No 13, Taksim 
    34437 Istanbul, Turkey
    RSVP

    United Arab Emirates

    Date and TimeCityAddressRSVP Link
    Saturday, November 4,             
    1 - 4 p.m.
    Dubai      
    One-on-One Meetings
    25hours Hotel Dubai       
    One Central Trade Centre Street       
    (off Sheikh Zayed Rd)      
     Dubai, 9914 United Arab Emirates
    RSVP

    United Kingdom

    Date and TimeCityAddressRSVP Link
    Monday + Tuesday, November 13 + 14,       
    6 - 9 p.m. 
    London      
    One-on-One Meetings
    Z Hotel Soho      
    17 Moor Street, Westminster Borough      
    London, W1D 5AP, United Kingdom
    RSVP

    Vietnam

    Date and TimeCityAddressRSVP Link
    Saturday, September 16,      
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
    Hanoi      
    One-on-One Meetings
    L'Hôtel du Lac Hanoi      
    35 - 37 Hang Trong, Hoàn Kiem      
    Hanoi, Vietnam, 10000 
    RSVP

  • SAIC Presents: SAIC Overview and Portfolio Guidance for International Students

    Saturday, September 9, 6 a.m. Chicago Time / 7 p.m. China Standard Time          
    Watch Recording 

    Join the International Admissions Team for an overview of SAIC, plus get guidance on preparing your application and portfolio for admission and merit scholarship consideration.

Take a Campus Tour

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

    In-Person 

    Tours take place daily, Monday through Friday and select Saturdays. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes in advance for check-in. A maximum of three people are allowed per party, including the prospective student. Advance registration is required.

    Schedule an in-person tour.

    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. 

    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!  
       

    Virtual

    Take a live tour of our campus and residence halls with our current students and ask any questions you have! Virtual tours take place on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm CT.

    Schedule a virtual tour or check out our self-guided virtual tour.  
     

     

    On-demand

    Take an on-demand tour of our residence halls.

Chat with an Admissions Counselor

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

Meet your admissions counselor.

Watch Past Event Recordings

  • Tuesday, February 27, 2024        
    Watch Recording           

    Representatives from SAIC's Student Financial Services department will discuss SAIC award packages, completing the budgeting worksheet, and outside scholarships. There will be time during and after the presentation to ask questions.

     

  • Tuesday, November 7, 2023
       
    Watch Recording         
    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. 

  • Tuesday, October 24, 2023         
    Watch Recording

    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.

  • Transfer Week - The Transfer Process 

    Wednesday, October 18, 2023    
    Watch Recording      
    This webinar is specifically for students wishing to transfer to SAIC. For this session, we'll cover:    
    • Assistance with application completion    
    • Portfolio advice for admission and merit scholarship    
    • Transfer credit policy deep dive    
    • Academic resources and next steps review

    Transfer Week - Understanding SAIC's Interdisciplinary Curriculum

    Thursday, October 19, 2023 
    Watch Recording   
    Meet with faculty and learn more about what it means to study within an interdisciplinary curriculum.

  • Tuesday, October 10, 2023
    Watch Recording

    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: How to Apply & Submit Your Portfolio

    Tuesday, September 26, 2023       
    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.

  • Tuesday, September 12, 2023    
    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.

  • Tuesday, August 15, 2023
    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!

  • Tuesday, August 1, 2023
    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 smartphone in this process. 

  • Tuesday, July 11, 2023 
    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.

  • Thursday, March 23, 2023 
    Watch Recording

    Representatives from SAIC's Student Financial Services department will discuss SAIC award packages, completing the budgeting worksheet, and outside scholarships. There will be time during and after the presentation to ask questions.

  • Friday, January 6, 2023 
    Watch Recording

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

  • Thursday, December 1, 2022
    Watch Recording

    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.

  • Friday, October 7, 2022
    Watch Recording

    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.

  • 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.

  • June 9, 2022
    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.

  • DATE AND TIME EVENT TITLEDESCRIPTIONRSVP LINK
    Saturday, September 9, 2023SAIC Presents: Art School 101Join the International Admissions Team for an overview on understanding the benefits of attending an art school over a traditional college.Watch Recording
    Sunday, September 25, 2022Virtual Portfolio Day: China, Hong Kong, and TaiwanMeet with SAIC International Admissions and get optional feedback on your portfolio for both admission and merit scholarship consideration. Watch Recording

Check Out an Exhibition or Artist Talk

Contact Us

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
36 S. Wabash Ave., Suite 1201
Chicago, IL 60603 
Phone: 800.232.7242 or 312.629.6100
Email: ugadmiss@saic.edu   

International Affairs
Phone: 312.629.6830
Fax: 312.629.6831
Email: intaff@saic.edu