High School Commuter Classes

Strengthen Your Commitment to Art and Design through the Early College Program (Ages 14-18)!

Spring and summer registration is now open. Register today!
Request more information or view our spring brochure or our summer brochure.

The Early College Program teaches you to think and create in a new world of visual communication and ever-changing technology, arming you with the creative problem-solving and entrepreneurial skills that prepare you to build an enriching life for yourself. All students in grades 9 through 12, ages 14–18, may register for noncredit. High school juniors and seniors have the option of enrolling for one college credit. ECP students receive college-level instruction from SAIC's professionally practicing faculty and access to state-of-the-art classrooms and student facilities. 

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. 

Register online or download the Early College Program registration form and return via:​
• Email to cs@saic.edu
• Fax to 312.629.6171
• Drop it off in person at 36 S. Wabash Avenue, Suite 1202, Chicago, IL 60603