School of the Art Institute of Chicago Media Resources

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Media Resources


For more than 155 years, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has been a leader in educating the world’s most influential artists, designers, and scholars. Located in downtown Chicago with a fine arts graduate program ranked number two in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, SAIC provides an interdisciplinary approach to art and design as well as world-class resources, including the Art Institute of Chicago museum, on-campus galleries, and state-of-the-art facilities. SAIC’s undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students have the freedom to take risks and create the bold ideas that transform Chicago and the world, and adults, teens, and kids in our Continuing Studies classes have the opportunity to explore their creative sides, build portfolios, and advance their skills. Notable alumni and faculty include Georgia O’Keeffe, Nick Cave, David Sedaris, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Cynthia Rowley, Michelle Grabner, Richard Hunt, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and Jeff Koons.

Media or Filming Requests

For media or filming inquiries, please contact a member of our Marketing and Communications team:

Bree Witt
Director of Communications 

Rowan Beaird
Associate Director of Communications

Click here to learn more about our filming policy.

Meet Our Experts

Working on a story about a particular area of art and design? Our award-winning faculty are experts in their fields. Contact our office at if you need to speak to someone about a subject in any of the following areas:

Arts Administration and Policy
Art Education
Art History, Theory, and Criticism
Art and Technology Studies
Art Therapy
Fashion Design
Fiber and Material Studies
Film, Video, New Media, and Animation
Historic Preservation
Painting and Drawing
Visual and Critical Studies
Visual Communication Design

SAIC Brand

At SAIC, our core values guide our purpose: we are artists, designers, and scholars, exploring the world and creating history. A common identity reinforces our core values, which is why we’ve developed a distinct set of brand guidelines. This includes our editorial guidelines, which feature the School’s guidance for inclusive language, reviewed by our Anti-Racism Committee.

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Office of Marketing and Communications
116 S. Michigan Ave., 6th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603