High School Commuter Classes

Strengthen Your Commitment to Art and Design through the Early College Program 

While we are committed to nurturing the creative development of artists, designers, and scholars, the COVID-19 pandemic requires us to continue to be diligent in considering their safety, the health of our campus community, and the well-being of our shared society. With this in mind, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our in-person courses scheduled to take place this summer.

NEW! Early College Program Online Summer Institute

SAIC is committed to helping you grow and progress as artists and designers this summer, and is excited to be launching our Early College Program Online Summer Institute, led by our highly acclaimed faculty of artists and designers. You’ll join peers from around the globe to create portfolio-quality work, deepen your understanding of contemporary art making, and earn college credit. Experience dynamic virtual demos, engage in group critiques, and receive the ideal blend of one-on-one meeting time with faculty and independent exploration.  This program is open to students ages 15-18 who have completed their sophomore year of high school.

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What you can expect from our creative community:
• Ideas Matter Here—with us you have the freedom to explore new ideas that push boundaries.
• ECP Faculty—professional artists, designers, and scholars who are passionate mentors.
• Access to our Art Institute of Chicago Museum—the world's third-largest museum, recently voted the best museum in the world by TripAdvisor.
• Preparation—the skills you learn will help you in the classroom and as you start a portfolio of work should you be interested in pursuing art and design at the college level.