Distance learning doesn’t mean that you need to put your art practice on hold. You are ready to push your ideas, visions, and skillsets to new heights. We are ready to support you on that path. Join students from around the country and right here in Chicago for courses taught online by our renowned faculty. Experience dynamic virtual demos, engage with peers during group work, critiques, and activities, and receive a blend of time for independent exploration and making and time to check-in with faculty.
Noncredit courses for high school students, ages 14-18
Our 5-week, online noncredit courses begin in October and November. They will be held on either Saturdays or Sundays and are open to students in grades 9-12. 5-week noncredit courses are ideal for beginners looking to explore a new medium and those wanting to hone their skills.
These courses are offered in a predominantly synchronous format, meaning they meet live at a designated time of day, Central Time, on the video conferencing platform Zoom.
Live lectures and demonstrations will be combined with virtual visits to museums, independent studio work, and group critique. Many class activities will take place as a class, with opportunities to meet one-on-one with your instructor and teaching assistant or in small groups with peers from time to time.
You will have access to course materials outside of scheduled class sessions in Canvas, SAIC’s learning management system.
Credit-bearing courses for high school students, ages 15-18
Our 10-week, online credit-bearing courses will run from October through December on Saturday afternoons. Students seeking to expand their understanding of contemporary art making while developing portfolio-quality work can enroll in one of our 10-week online courses. Open to those who have completed their sophomore year in high school.
In-depth, one-on-one faculty mentoring is at the core of this experience, augmented by live presentations, opportunities to engage with peers, and group critiques and workshares through Zoom. You will also have access to course materials outside of scheduled class sessions in Canvas, SAIC’s learning management system.
Students enrolled in 10-week online courses will earn 1.0 college credit.