Degree Program Courses for Credit

Thrive in a creative, supportive community.

Become part of our community—join our degree-seeking students, other college students, artists, and designers from Chicago and beyond. Sparked by the vitality of our urban campus, inspiring peer engagement, challenging instructors, and influential visiting artists, you’ll work harder than ever before in a creative environment second to none.

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers hundreds of degree courses each fall and spring semester. The winter interim and summer semester offer a variety of short-term courses and intensives, many designed especially for students at large.

You can choose from a variety of courses in fine art, architecture, visual communication design, fashion, art history, technology, and more.

To learn more about our current offerings visit the online course search. Students that enroll in degree program classes for credit are also referred to as a Student at Large (SAL).