School of the Art Institute Chicago

Provocative Thinking and Making

South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60603


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. Accolades include recognition by Columbia University’s National Arts Journalism survey as “the most influential art college in the United States” and our consistent ranking among the top fine arts programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

SAIC is distinct, providing graduate, post-baccalaureate, and undergraduate students an interdisciplinary curriculum and the freedom to develop as artists, designers, and scholars. Our level of rigor, investigation, and cultural relevance sets us apart. Students translate the most complex ideas into tangible forms—paintings, sculptures, films, performances, books, installations, inventions, buildings, community projects, and, more often than not, a combination of the above. Few schools in the United States provide such a broad range of possibilities. 

Virtual Exhibitions

  • Click here to view the ArtBash 2021 Exhibition (Freshmen Spring Exhibition)

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Portfolio review:

Anita Bhardwaj is in London for a few days after FORMA and is booking students in for individual portfolio assessments. Speak to her at the event, or book yourself in here.

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Contact Information

South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60603

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Contact Persons

Associate Director, International Admissions
Anita Bhardwaj (+)

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