The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is one of the most historically significant accredited independent schools of art and design in the nation, located in one of the greatest American cities.
SAIC is distinct in the way that it provides graduate, post-baccalaureate, and undergraduate students an interdisciplinary curriculum and the necessary freedom to develop as artists, designers, and scholars.
Our engaged student body and award-winning faculty of artists, scholars, and leading practitioners work in close proximity, sharing exceptional resources and establishing a forum for a vigorous exchange of ideas.
The heralded Art Institute of Chicago museum provides an incredible resource for inspiration and study. Chicago gives our students access to one of the world’s most creatively vibrant and architecturally rich cities, and we encourage engagement in its full spectrum of cultural amenities.