SAIC Recognized again for Excellence in Diversity
Learn about our efforts toward supporting and building a diverse community.
SAIC’s new faculty members represent a diverse range of practices, media, and methodologies and exemplify SAIC’s focus on interdisciplinary studies. Read more.
SAIC's suggested FAFSA priority deadline for each upcoming academic year is December 1 for Undergraduate Illinois Residents, January 1 for All Others. More info.
Students have many options when it comes to getting involved in the SAIC community. Learn more.
Registration Now Open for Fall Courses for Ages 10-18 and Adults!
Join us this year for an exciting lineup of exhibitions, lectures, screenings, and special events.
July 21, 2020
To make up for the loss of in-person exhibitions during the pandemic, students from the Sculpture department have launched a virtual gallery to experiment with new methods of collaboration and artmaking.
April 27, 2020
Launched by the Public Media Institute (PMI), Lumpen Magazine, and Lumpen Radio (WLPN 105.5fm), The Quarantine Times spotlights the different ways Chicago's artists are responding to the pandemic.
March 23, 2020
Biraaj Dodiya (BFA 2015), Tanya Goel (Post-Bac 2008), and Ayesha Singh (MFA 2018), were recently included as "Young Artists to Watch Out For" by the Mumbai Mirror.
For more than 150 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—as seen through notable alumni and faculty such as Michelle Grabner, David Sedaris, Elizabeth Murray, Richard Hunt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Cynthia Rowley, Nick Cave, Jeff Koons, and LeRoy Neiman.