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.
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Join us this year for an exciting lineup of exhibitions, lectures, screenings, and special events.
December 11, 2019
The Department of Photography is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019/2020 James Weinstein Memorial Fellowship and the Fred Endsley Memorial Fellowships. Weinstein Memorial Fellowship Recipient Jenny Rafalson
November 13, 2019
On November 11, Veterans Day, Sylvia Bowersox, a graduate student in the Performance department discussed the impact of her service dog on NBC Today Show.
October 11, 2019
AIADO students highlight bridgehouses on the Chicago River with the Tender House Project.
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 consistently ranking among the top programs 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.