School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Welcome to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the most historically significant accredited independent schools of art and design in the nation. It’s accolades are many, including recognition by Columbia University’s National Arts Journalism survey as the most influential art college in the United States and it’s consistent ranking among the top graduate fine arts programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. 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. It is dedicated to providing a complete liberal arts as well as the arts and design education that will serve it’s alumni throughout their multifaceted careers.
SAIC offers undergraduate bachelor's degrees, generally following high/secondary school, graduate master's degrees, advanced study generally following a bachelor's degree programs, and post-baccalaureate certificates, advanced study generally following a bachelor's degree. It’s English for International Students (EIS) courses serve to raise the English language proficiency of SAIC students whose native language is not English to an effective academic level at which they can successfully express complex thoughts when writing and effectively absorb abstract concepts from higher level textbooks. Continuing Studies at SAIC provides lifelong learning and the development of creative thought and practice in students of all ages. Non-degree classes are offered for children, middle school students, high school students, and adults.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago is located in one of the greatest American cities .SAIC is exciting. It is enriching. It is urban. And after seeing it for the first time, students will understand what a college experience could be. It do not look, think, or feel like any other campus in the world. It’s residence halls are studio loft apartments. It’s quad is Millennium Park. It’s front yard is a sea of skyscrapers, and it’s backyard is Lake Michigan. It’s influences are the city’s entire creative community, its resources, including it’s own Art Institute of Chicago museum, and the culturally diverse neighbourhoods of Chicago.
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