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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.