Adult Continuing Education (ACE)

Adult Continuing Education non-credit courses

Non-Credit Courses

From Art History to Graphic Design, SAIC’s evening and weekend ACE courses allow you to pursue your passion and connect with an artistic community.

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Certificate Programs

Explore a field of interest or prepare for further study in art and design with a specially-designed sequence of courses resulting in a professional credential from the nation’s most influential art and design school!

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Degree Courses for Credit

SAIC offers hundreds of degree courses each fall and spring semester, as well as a variety of short-term courses and intensives in the summer and winter interim, many designed especially for students at large. Join our degree-seeking students, other college students, and artists and designers from Chicago and beyond in our creative, supportive community.

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Student Benefits

ACE students enjoy access to SAIC’s world-class facilities and technology resources, including computer labs equipped with digital imaging software, use of SAIC’s Advanced Output Center (laser-cutting, 3D printing), Service Bureau (professional quality printing, binding, vinyl cutting) access to SAIC’s many research and learning databases including our Flaxman Library and Video Data Bank, free membership to LinkedIn Learning, parking discounts, and more.

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Student and Faculty Profiles

See work from faculty and students enrolled in SAIC’s ACE courses and Certificate Programs.

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