Graduate Students

Fall 2022 Graduate Orientation

Graduate orientation will be in person this year with a panel presentation and welcome event at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Save the Date: 
Graduate Orientation & Museum Event
Saturday, August 27 @ 4:30-8:00 

This event is open to incoming SAIC graduate students.
If you would like to attend, please Register Here.

Additionally, you will soon be invited to an online learning environment through Canvas, including pre-recorded content from SAIC-wide resources such as the Flaxman Library & Special Collections, the Disability and Learning Resource Center, the Career and Professional Experience office (CAPX), and others.

Mandatory Departmental Orientations

New students are required to attend orientations at the departmental level. These important events introduce you to the facilities, resources, and procedures specific to your department. Departmental orientation schedules will be sent to incoming grad students in August. If you have questions about your Department in the meantime, connect with your Administrative Director.

Administrative Directors

MFA Studios
312.629.6175

Art Therapy and Counseling
athera@saic.edu

Art Education
arted@saic.edu
312.759.1584

Art History, Theory, and Criticism and Dual Degree
Administrative Team
saic-arthistory@artic.edu

Ceramics, Performance, Printmedia, Photography, Sculpture, Wood Shop and Metal Shop Authorization
Rana Siegel
rsiegel@saic.edu
312.443.4750

AIADO, HPRES
Administrative Team
aiado@saic.edu

Fashion
Kara Hendrickson
khendr6@saic.edu 
312.629.6717

Visual Communication Design, Fiber and Material Studies, Arts Administration and Policy
Anne Nepokroeff
anepok@saic.edu
312.899.1290

PTDW
Administrative Team
ptdwoffice@saic.edu
312.443.3785

ATS, FVNMA, Sound
Jeff Armstrong
jarmst@saic.edu
312.345.3539

VCS
VCS Administrative Team
saic-lavcs@saic.edu
312.345.3787

Writing
Amber Da
wprogr@saic.edu
312.499.4090

 

Other Useful Contacts

Graduate Division
graddivision@saic.edu
312.629.6523

International Affairs
Lawrence Rodriguez
lrodri2@saic.edu
312.629.6833