The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, one of the nation's most influential art and design schools, offers a unique interdisciplinary curriculum designed to provide students unparalleled opportunities to develop their creative and critical abilities.
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (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. At the same time, it strives for a level of rigor, investigation, and cultural relevance that makes SAIC truly special. 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.
Regardless of the degree you choose to pursue, you have the option of studying across many disciplines. Undergraduate degrees include: Bachelor or Arts in Art History, Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio, Bachelor of Fine Arts with an Emphasis in Art Education, Bachelor of Fine Arts with an Emphasis in Writing, Bachelor of Interior Architecture, and a Consecutive Degree Option BFA and BA in Visual and Critical Studies.
As a graduate student at SAIC, you will focus, study intensively, and learn from some of the most renowned faculty in the world. Graduate degree programs include: Master of Architecture, Master of Architecture with an Emphasis in Interior Architecture, Master of Arts in Arts Administration and Policy, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Arts in Art Therapy, Master of Arts in Modern and Contemporary Art History, Master of Arts in New Arts Journalism, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies, Master of Design in Designed Objects, Master of Design in Fashion, Body, and Garment, Master of Fine Arts in Studio, Master of Fine Arts in Writing, Master of Science in Historic Preservation, and a Duel Degree: MA in Arts Administration & Policy and MA in Modern and Contemporary Art History.