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.
Youth and Adult Summer Registration Now Open!
Join us this year for an exciting lineup of exhibitions, lectures, screenings, and special events.
February 12, 2020
Michael Zapata, SAIC academic advisor, and alum Gabriel Bump (BFA 2015) are two new Chicago writers to know according to the Chicago Tribune.
January 17, 2020
Professor Emeritus Michiko Itatani (SAIC 1983–91, Painting and Drawing) and Joyce Fernandes (MFA 1980) are 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients from the Women's Caucus for Art.
January 3, 2020
In his first novel which was included on the Chicago Tribune's list of "10 Books to Read in Winter 2020," Gabriel Bump (BFA 2015) explores boyhood in the face of racial politics.
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.