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.
November 22, 2020
Italian Design Day is an international initiative to bring together 100 organizations, or "Design Ambassadors," in 100 cities, all dedicated to highlighting the best of Italian design and foster cultural ties between Italy and the rest of the world. The underlying theme took inspiration from the words of the late Italian modernist artist Enzo Mari: "Humans will never cease to eat, as they will never cease to create."
May 26, 2020
SAIC's 2019-2020 Whatnot Studio course was featured as part of Offsite Online, a virtual exhibition from Sight Unseen and Dezeen, highlighting over 100 designers and students.
February 28, 2020
Newcity Design recently released their annual Design 50, celebrating "those who give us boundary-pushing work, immersive experiences, and all-around impeccable design in all realms." Out of the creatives profiled, 16 are SAIC alums and faculty members
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.