WHY SAIC ?
Rupanshi Didwania / New Delhi, India FVNMA
Sam Snodgrass / Springfield, Missouri
“I don’t know where I’m going but I promise it won’t be boring.” – David Bowie
FILM, SCULPTURE, FIBER & FASHION
Amanda Pineda / West Paterson, New Jersey
“My advice is simply take risks, explore, and wear hats.”
Monet Francesca Mohler / St. Louis, Missouri
Richard Domenico / Chicago, Illinois
“You get out what you put in.”
OUR HOME IS CHICAGO. YOU ARE OUR COMMUNITY. Nicole Yeon / Bloomington, Indiana VISCOM
Christy Chang / Seattle, Washington DRAWING
“Don’t worry about making mistakes because making mistakes means you are willing to grow.”
Justin Wong / Hong Kong, Hong Kong
“Keep making work for yourself”
Chris Chen / Oakdale, Connecticut
“Take advantage of the facilities from all departments.”
Sam Smith / Atlanta, Georgia
“Time management is crucial to success in this program/institute.”
FIBER, PERFORMANCE, ART EDUCATION
“Take a class in something that interests you and maybe even something you’ve never done before; you’ll be surprised.”
Mateo Kingsley Hardy / Mexico City, Mexico FASHION
Jackson Napier / Georgetown, Kentucky FASHION
“Pay attention in core class.”
“Don’t be afraid to let yourself fail. It’s good for you. It hurts, but it’s worth it.”
Zachary Binroth / Jackson, Michigan
PHOTOGRAPHY AND FIBER
“Don’t let your desires be your desires”
Lauren Oberlin / Columbus, Ohio
“If you have patience, it’s only a matter of time for Chicago to open up to you.”
Erin Hicks / Detroit, Michigan
Maryiah Winding / Chicago, Illinois
FIBER AND MATERIAL STUDIES / INSTALLATION
ARTS ADMINISTRATION AND SCULPTURE
“Connections are as important as the art.”
Hane Cho / Seoul, South Korea
INTERDISCIPLINARY. YOU’LL HEAR THAT WORD A LOT FROM US. OTHER SCHOOLS MAY HAVE INTERDISCIPLINARY PATHS OR “MAJORS.” WE ARE INTERDISCIPLINARY AT OUR CORE, AND THAT MAKES US VERY DIFFERENT. Kaleigh Suddarty Stability Mixed media 2017
It’s also the way that contemporary artists, designers, and scholars work, and a way of thinking that prepares you for a successful future regardless of your life path. You won’t declare a major.
You will design your own creative course of study. We encourage you to tailor your education to fit your vision. Bring your work to life by starting with an idea and choose from a range of media that best fulfills your vision—not the other way around.
BEST-SELLING AUTHOR, HUMORIST, AND SAIC ALUM DAVID SEDARIS STARTED OUT AS A PAINTER. SEDARIS HAS SAID THAT HIS CREATIVE WRITING PROFESSOR, JIM MCMANUS (WHO STILL TEACHES AT SAIC) “REALLY TAUGHT ME EVERYTHING I KNOW.”
PUR POSE FULLY DIFFE RENT
It’s the basis of how we teach.
THE POSSIBILITIES ARE EXCITING. THE COMBINATIONS ARE ENDLESS. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN FASHION BLENDS WITH ELEMENTS OF TECHNOLOGY?
WHAT IF TEXT AND PAINTING CAN BE SHOWCASED IN AN INSTALLATION?
WHEN CAN FIBER BECOME SCULPTURE? WHAT IF YOU WANT TO FOCUS EXCLUSIVELY ON PAINTING, GRAPHIC DESIGN, OR FILMMAKING?
YES, YOU CAN FOLLOW A SINGLE PASSION AT SAIC.
Eda Yorulmazoglu The Licker, Clem’s Revenge Collection 2017
“Before coming to SAIC, I didn’t have much contact with arts in general, so I guessed painting was the only good choice for me. But after experimenting with different departments, I found out that I wanted to work with fashion and non-profit organizations. Now I have the opportunity to mix my painting practice with my fashion design projects instead of having to choose one over the other.” Stephanie Ferreira, SAIC Student, Painting, Fashion Design
EXPLOSIVE. ENERGETIC. EXPERIENTIAL. NICK CAVE, FASHION FACULTY Imagine combining research in ethnography (the study of people and cultures), fashion, sound, sculpture, and performance.
His award-winning Soundsuits have been featured in galleries, the pages of Vogue magazine and interrupting morning commuters in New Yorkâ€™s Grand Central Station.
DEDICATED TIME TO WORK
THE BEST WAY TO LEARN TO BE AN ARTIST, DESIGNER, AND SCHOLAR IS TO WORK LIKE ONE. FROM DAY ONE.
HOW OUR COURSES WORK
Hannah Earle Springtime Acrylic, ink, oil pastel, thread, mylar 2017
FULL DAY STUDIO COURSES saic.edu/ug/immersive WHILE STUDIO COURSES AT OTHER ART SCHOOLS BARELY OFFER ENOUGH TIME TO SET UP MATERIALS, OURS MEET FOR 6 HOURS ONCE A WEEK (OR 3 HOURS, TWO NIGHTS A WEEK) TO PROMOTE FOCUSED, INTENSIVE MAKING, AND ALLOW TIME FOR UTILIZING SAIC’S AND THE CITY’S AMAZING RESOURCES. This dedicated time will also provide greater opportunities to develop mentor relationships with faculty and build strong working relationships with your fellow SAIC artists.
“Credit/No Credit puts the onus on the students, like, ‘how interested are you?’ We are not the arbiters of your success – you are.” Paola Cabal, SAIC Adjunct Assistant Professor, Painting & Drawing, Contemporary Practices
CRITIQUE BASED ASSESSMENT saic.edu/ug/critique CREDIT/NO-CREDIT GRADING SYSTEM YES, IT’S RIGOROUS. The critique, constructive discussion with faculty and your peers, is part of the way you will be evaluated at SAIC. We encourage you to explore the work that excites you, and not work toward the idea of a letter grade.
Critiques also provide powerful preparation for the future because, regardless of the path you take, you will be called on to explain your ideas, process feedback, and work collaboratively.
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN STUDIO OUR LARGEST UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ART HISTORY BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS WITH AN EMPHASIS IN ART EDUCATION BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS WITH AN EMPHASIS IN WRITING
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN VISUAL AND CRITICAL STUDIES
BFA IN STUDIO â€” A CREDIT BREAKDOWN
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DID YOU KNOW? SAIC IS HOME TO ONE OF THE OLDEST AND LARGEST ART-RELATED INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS IN THE COUNTRY.
saic.edu/ug/offcampusrequirement YOUR EDUCATION EXTENDS BEYOND THE CLASSROOM. YOU’LL ENROLL IN SIX CREDITS OF OFF-CAMPUS STUDY TO EXPERIENCE CULTURE, REFINE CAREER OBJECTIVES, AND ESTABLISH STRONG PROFESSIONAL CONNECTIONS. »» Choose from an amazing array of internships »» Take a study trip around the country and/or across the globe (L.A., India, Cuba, Chile, Berlin, Italy, Japan…) »» Spend a semester abroad »» Study at Ox-Bow School of Art in Saugatuck, Michigan (Glassblowing! Printmaking! Casting! Papermaking! Painting & Drawing! Ceramics! Printmaking…in nature, with a lagoon.)
Designer: Jungian Nana Park Photo by: Marc Moran
YOU HAVE THE CREATIVE FREEDOM TO EXPLORE AND CUSTOMIZE YOUR EDUCATION THROUGH CURRICULAR PATHS THAT OFTEN CROSS DEPARTMENTS OR CONCENTRATE IN A SINGLE MEDIUM.
ART & SCIENCE
FIBER & MATERIAL STUDIES
ARTS ADMINISTRATION AND POLICY ART EDUCATION ART HISTORY, THEORY, AND CRITICISM ART AND TECHNOLOGY STUDIES ART THERAPY BOOKS & PUBLISHING
FILM, VIDEO, NEW MEDIA & ANIMATION FURNITURE DESIGN GAME DESIGN GRAPHIC DESIGN
AREAS OF STUDY
SCULPTURE SOUND SUSTAINABLE DESIGN TEACHING VISUAL COMMUNICATION
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
PAINTING AND DRAWING
DESIGN VISUAL &
LIBERAL ARTS THEY COMPRISE NEARLY 25% OF YOUR DEGREE saic.edu/liberalarts You won’t give up your favorite courses to study at SAIC. Psychology. Biology. History. Language. We believe that engaging social, philosophical, and scientific aspects of our world make you a better maker, and is vital to your development as a person.
ART HISTORY BE INSPIRED BY WHAT’S COME BEFORE saic.edu/arthistory Art history is the key to harnessing ideas, materials, and techniques through the ages. We don’t like to throw around terms like “major” and “minor,” but all students are required to take 18 credit hours of Art History during their tenure at SAIC – the equivalent of a minor at other institutions. And what’s more, we offer 90+ courses each semester to fulfill that requirement, from Arts of the Black Atlantic to Contemporary Latin American Art.
ENGAGE IN WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW
“We have such strong liberal arts professors here. I took a philosophy class, and we read Socrates over and over again – the same assignment for three weeks, so that we actually understood the material.”
Asiya Toorawa, SAIC Student, Fiber & Material Studies WHY SAIC?
Ana Kim Thank America MaddieYou Horvath Paper. Ghostsglue 2017 Oil on Canvas 2018
Tao Tao Garden For Peculiar Creatures Mixed Media 2017
NAVIGATING YOUR COURSE
Kaleigh Suddarty Stability Mixed media 2017
FIRST YEAR PROGRAM WE CALL IT “CONTEMPORARY PRACTICES” saic.edu/cp
YOUR STUDIO ELECTIVES FIRST YEAR Unlike other first year programs, PREPARES we encourage you to dive into YOU FOR your area of interest or try something completely new with THE CHOICES an elective in both your first and AHEAD. second semester! CORE STUDIO I AND II This course introduces you to media from 2-D printing and sewing, performance, sculpture and everything in between.
RESEARCH STUDIO I AND II
You start with survey courses – world cultures and civilizations from pre-history to contemporary art and architecture – what comes next is up to you!
FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR Not just any English composition course, you’ll be studying and writing about amazing topics. Just a few include: Zombies – from Haiti to Hollywood, Prince, Intro to Philosophy, Ethics and the Environment, and Black Writing from Chicago. Stay tuned, the topics change every semester!
This making class introduces you to our amazing resources and discovering the city through collaboration and communitybased projects. Your academic advisor will be involved in this course to learn about you and your work, and to help you plan your coursework for upcoming semesters.
ARTIST/DESIGNER MEETS REALITY TV CHEF FASHION DESIGNER PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE: RUNWAY MEETS RUNWAY JIM TERMEER / ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, AIADO
I co-teach a professional practice class with Tommy Walton, fashion designer and reality TV chef. We asked, “What are the things that can help students most if they’re going to be independent designers and find their way through a very fragmented professional environment?” The first three years you’re trying to build a professional network – that’s the thing you’ll use to go to the next stage. So we flipped [the class] to be totally focused on social media.
We get into the nitty gritty pragmatics of how to translate their personal social media presence into a professional one, the roles of the current social media platforms, and how to think about making a durable presence. Tommy brought in his agent and she talked about how she goes about creating a communication strategy, and what it means to have someone represent you, which is something that will happen more and more with students who want to develop their own studio.
ACADEMIC SPINE saic.edu/academicspine
“Not having majors allows students to explore as artists and diminishes limitations, but the academic spine keeps it all grounded.”
THESE REQUIRED COURSES PROVIDE STRUCTURE AND FACULTY MENTORING AS YOU NAVIGATE YOUR PATH.
Blaire Brown, SAIC Student, Fashion Design
SOPHOMORE SEMINAR Dive deep into self-initiated work and create outside the boundaries of assignments.
JUNIOR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE EXPERIENCE Our Professional Practice courses empower you to achieve professional success beyond SAIC, from Legal Issues for Artists & Designers, to Freelancing in Comics/Illustration.
SENIOR CAPSTONE It’s time to tie it all together through intensive mentoring and a final presentation.
NATIONALLY AND GLOBALLY ACCLAIMED FACULTY MENTORS AND COLLABORATORS With a 12-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, you receive individual attention from any of our nearly 850 worldrenowned practicing painters, filmmakers, historians, sculptors, animators, web artists, graphic designers, theorists, sound artists, fashion designers, architects, philosophers, performance artists, photographers, and writers.
â€œSimulation technology research is at the edge of the envelope, and the dialogue that I have with my students is part of my research. I research with my students that which is emerging as they are emerging, and the whole package is like energy, you know, jet fuel. I learn from them as much as they learn from me.â€? Claudia Hart, Associate Professor, Film, Video, New Media & Animation
Frank Quintero In Acrylic, plastic, wood 2017
12-TO-1 STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO.
12/1 STUDENT-TOWHY SAIC?
FACULTY SNAPSHOT A FEW OF THE MANY EUGENIA CHENG Scientist-in-Residence eugeniacheng.com I believe in using one’s talents to help the world in the way that makes best use of those talents. I decided that mine were more urgently needed in the realm of mathematics education and popularization. SAIC scientist-in-residence and faculty Eugenia Cheng is not only a mathematician and author, but a classically trained pianist. Alongside her research in Category Theory, her aim is to rid the world of “math phobia.” BOOKS »» »»
How to Bake Pi: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics
Watch Eugenia use puff pastry to teach Stephen Colbert math on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. saic.edu/news/cheng-colbert
Photo: John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
LATOYA RUBY FRAZIER Associate Professor, Photography latoyarubyfrazier.com LaToya Ruby Frazier works in photography, video, and performance addressing industrialism, rustbelt revitalization, environmental justice, healthcare inequity, family, and communal history. She exhibits nationally and internationally. AWARDS: »»
MacArthur Genius Grant recipient
In 2017, named as one of the 100 most powerful women of all time by Ebony magazine
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation grant recipient
CHECK HER OUT AT: saic.edu/news/frazier-ebony-magazine
Professor, Writing jesseball.com FACULTY
Writing Professor Jesse Ball, self-described “fabulist and absurdist,” released his most recent novel, Census, an homage to his older brother, Abram, who had Down’s and passed away at 24 from an unrelated illness. He was awarded the 2018-19 Berlin Prize from the American Academy in Berlin, an annual fellowship given to scholars, writers, composers, and artists from the U.S. who represent the highest standards of excellence in their fields. REVIEWS OF CENSUS “…the beautiful varieties of perception, of experience — made without sentimentality, burns at the core of the book, and of much of Ball’s work, which rails against the tedium of consensus, the cruelty of conformity.” Parul Sehgal, The New York Times
“While Ball is willing to stick his neck out and write a narrative as plainly sincere as a medieval morality play, he also makes space for complexity, the flux of things, the slipperiness of truth and knowledge.”
Photo: James Foster Photography
Ellie Robins, The Los Angeles Times
GEOFFREY ALAN RHODES Associate Professor, Visual Communication GARhodes.com Rhodes’ works involve feature films, gallery video art, and photographic and new media applications. His feature films, media installations, and augmented reality publications have been screened, exhibited, and published internationally. THE CHICAGO 00 PROJECT
Learn about the Century of Progress World Fair and other Chicago history at chicago00.org
This collaboration between Rhodes and the Chicago History Museum brings moments in Chicago’s history to life by combining historic film, photos and sound and activating them through augmented and virtual reality apps, 360 VR videos and Google Streetview panoramas. Recently, the project was awarded the American Alliance of Museum’s MUSE award.
THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO CENTURIES OF INSPIRATION. YOUR STUDENT ID IS YOUR TICKET. OUR MUSEUM IS THE THIRD LARGEST IN THE WORLD. AND IT’S INTEGRAL TO BEING AN SAIC STUDENT — AN INVALUABLE RESOURCE NO OTHER ART & DESIGN PROGRAM CAN OFFER. YOU PAY NO ENTRY FEE — THIS IS YOUR MUSEUM.
“I’ve had classes and the teacher takes us to the Art Institute, and we’re analyzing this piece, looking at this beautiful Van Gogh in person and just talking about it. I can’t even think of a greater privilege than to be able to study a painting in person.” Trinidad Vasconez, SAIC International Student, Art Education
EXPERIENCE A Van Gogh self-portrait, the details of an Ansel Adams landscape, or the ethereal qualities of a Mark Rothko painting — up close and personal, not from a Google search or projected on a classroom wall. Your faculty will bring you here, and you will spend time here finding work that speaks to you — the pieces to which you will return over and over again.
THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO WHY SAIC?
DID YOU KNOW? IT WAS FACULTY FROM THE SCHOOL NOW KNOWN AS SAIC THAT FOUNDED THE MUSEUM AS A TEACHING RESOURCE FOR ITS STUDENTS.
THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THIS UNBELIEVABLE COLLECTION THE RYERSON & BURNHAM LIBRARIES
The Department of Prints and Drawings at the museum, which is closed to the public, houses an incredible collection of works on paper from the 15th century to present. You can study the works of Rembrandt, Turner, and Cassatt, along with that of Andy Warhol, Kerry James Marshall, and Helen Frankenthaler. Where else could you put on a pair of white gloves and thumb through Cézanne’s personal sketchbooks?
THE DEPARTMENT OF PRINTS AND DRAWINGS
You have access to this unbelievable collection of architects’ diaries, correspondence, job files, photographs, sketchbooks, scrapbooks, articles, transcripts, and personal papers.
MORE CAMPUS RESOURCES TO INSPIRE GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER siskelfilmcenter.org A world-class cinema presenting contemporary, independent, international, and classic cinema, hosting over 100 guest artists and 1,600 screenings annually.
VIDEO DATA BANK
JOAN FLASCH ARTISTS’ BOOK COLLECTION saic.edu/jfabc View over 8,000 artists’ publications from nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. Drawn to the avant-garde? Check out everything from punk and comic book zines, to underground art and tape culture.
vdb.org One of the United States’ leading collections of video by and about contemporary artists, with more than 650 artists and 6,000 video art titles.
JOHN M. FLAXMAN LIBRARY saic.edu/library Explore more than 130,000 items focused on 20th- and 21st-century visual arts, design, architecture, criticism, theory, and philosophy, including exhibition catalogs, artist monographs, videos, sound recordings, magazines, ebooks, and databases. 28
ROGER BROWN STUDY COLLECTION saic.edu/rogerbrown Donated by Alumnus Roger Brown as a resource for SAIC students, his collection includes works by Chicago Imagists, other contemporary artists, folk and tribal art, objects from material and popular culture, costumes, and more.
FASHION RESOURCE CENTER saic.edu/frc Interact with a hands-on collection of late 20th- and 21st-century designer garments and accessories that represent extreme innovations in fashion.
“The Fashion Resource Center has these amazing, incredibly historically significant garments that students can open up and touch and look at in person. There’s really no other place in America like it. Now, whenever I’m in a design slump or feeling tired, I go in and it reignites my passion.” Maria Beniaris, SAIC Student, Fashion
VISITING ARTISTS PROGRAM SAIC WELCOMES SOME OF THE HIGHESTPROFILE ARTISTS TO CAMPUS EACH YEAR REPRESENTING ALL MEDIA. ENJOY LECTURES, SCREENINGS, PERFORMANCES, CONVERSATIONS, AND READINGS – OR GET EVEN CLOSER WITH STUDIO CRITIQUES AND SPECIAL ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS. Yuri Suzuki is a sound artist, designer and electronic musician who explores the realms of sound through exquisitely designed pieces.
“It is a rare opportunity to interact with artists of such caliber one-on-one or in small groups — it really is such a diverse and vibrant program.” SAIC Student
EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES saic.edu/exhibitions
SITE GALLERIES sites.saic.edu/sugs Gain real-world experience managing every step of a successful gallery show, from reviewing proposals, to curation, advertising, budgets, and installation. With a street-level location in our LeRoy Neiman Center, you’ll showcase your work to thousands of passersby each day.
Stephanie Kim Blank Acrylic on Canvas, Markers 2017
WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO PRODUCE INNOVATIVE INTERDISCIPLINARY WORK, TO SHARE WITH YOUR COMMUNITY, THE CITY, AND THE WORLD!
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SAIC GALLERIES This 32,000 square-foot gallery is home to exhibitions, performances, lectures, and screenings by famed artists the world over. You’ll have the opportunity to exhibit here your senior year during the much-anticipated year-end show—an exhibition visited by thousands from the Chicago community and beyond.
SAIC’S RESIDENCE HALLS SAIC’s residence halls offer numerous exhibition spaces. Hall residents have opportunities to curate, install, exhibit, and critique work. WHY SAIC?
ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS NEED GREAT TOOLS CUTTING EDGE FACILITIES. WE’VE GOT THEM. WE HAVE THE LATEST AND GREATEST, BUT WE HAVE A THING FOR THE OLD STUFF TOO — LIKE WOODCUT PRINTMAKING, POURING AND CASTING MOLTEN METAL, AND VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY, FILMMAKING, AND SOUND EQUIPMENT.
“SAIC’s facilities are amazing. I study in the fiber and material studies department, and I’ve been able to do work on my own floor loom every semester, as well as a digital jacquard loom. I believe there’s a very limited amount — maybe 20–30 or even less of these looms in the country — and SAIC has two of them. That really says a lot about the access we have here.” Hope Wang, SAIC Student, Fiber, Painting, & Photography
HOT METAL SAIC IS ONE OF THE FEW INSTITUTIONS THAT ALLOWS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TO USE OUR ON-CAMPUS FOUNDRY, POURING AND CASTING HOT METAL!
YOU WANT CUTTING EDGE? WE’VE GOT A LIDAR ARCHITECTURAL SCANNER — THE SAME TECHNOLOGY THEY’RE BUILDING INTO AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE PLATFORMS AT THE MOMENT.
EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN »» 3D Printing with PLA, ABS, ASA, Poly-Carbonate ABS, and TPU plastics »» Digital video editing stations »» Exhibition quality large format archival inkjet printing »» Laser cutters able to cut acrylic plastics, woods, paper, fabric, and engrave some metals »» A variety of tabletop and handheld 3D scanners for creating digital models from existing objects which can be used for 3D printing or animation and model display »» GigaPan robotic camera control system (Art and Technology Studies) »» Digital SLR (DSLR) cameras for both still digital and HD video production, including the Canon 60D, Canon 7D, and Canon XF300
MEDIA CENTER EQUIPMENT CHECK OUT — YOU DON’T NEED BIG $$ TO USE GREAT EQUIPMENT Our media centers loan a wide range of digital video, still cameras, lighting and sound kits. Interested in interactive video and sound display equipment, computers, or video/data projectors? We have you covered.
RETRO? The ModSynth in the Sound department has been restored piece by piece, and we currently have a garage engineer with original circuit drawings who is remaking modules.
»» Phase One 65+ medium (4x5) format cameras with Digital Back and Profoto Acute 2R lighting systems »» A Blaauw kiln (Ceramics) allows digital control of temperatures for precise glazing
Nini Lin Good Night Good Night Mixed Media 2017
Talia Newman Reflection Projection Section Mixed media: ink, salt, mylar, video 2017
CHICAGO OUR CAMPUS OUR CAMPUS ISNâ€™T JUST IN CHICAGO. IT IS CHICAGO.
CHICAGO — OUR CAMPUS
CHICAGO AT A GLANCE LET CHICAGO TRANSFORM YOUR MAKING PRACTICES AS YOU EXPLORE THE CITY AND ITS RESOURCES, BECOMING ABSORBED IN THE PULSE OF CHICAGO’S VIBRANT URBAN LIFESTYLE.
3RD LARGEST CITY IN THE U.S. 700+ PUBLIC ARTWORKS 26 MILES OF LAKEFRONT 19 MILES OF LAKEFRONT BIKE PATHS 26 BEACHES 580 PARKS 125 ART GALLERIES 56 MUSEUMS 8100 ACRES OF GREEN SPACE 77 DISTINCT NEIGHBORHOODS 250 THEATER COMPANIES 200 DANCE COMPANIES 225 MUSIC VENUES 115 PERFORMANCE VENUES 34 NEIGHBORHOOD FOOD FESTIVALS WHY SAIC?
50 NEIGHBORHOOD MUSIC FESTIVALS
SWAP-O-RAMA / Best Art Supplies
“Swap-o-rama, any thrift stores, hardware stores. I’ve gotten weird plaster animal sculptures and lots of fabric.”
ITALIAN FIESTA / Best Pizza
“Tastes amazing and there is one conveniently close to Hyde Park so people can do some shopping after getting food.”
VILLAGE DISCOUNT / Best Thrift Shop “Village Discount! I have never been in a thrift store as big as that one.”
“The AIC sculpture garden is a great place for peace and quiet — and to nap on the grass.”
Nadia Frierson, SAIC Student, Photography
CHICAGO ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION / Best Coffee Near Campus “The second floor of the Chicago Athletic Association. Beautiful and historic.”
JO ANN FABRICS / Quirky Art Supplies
MUSEUM SCULPTURE GARDEN / Favorite Spot Near Campus
“I know a lot of people under-rate Joann, especially compared to Fishman’s or New Rainbow right across from it, but honestly Joann has the most interesting trims, fabrics, beads, feathers, flowers.”
“Locals and people from all over the world come here to enjoy the city, no matter what the weather.”
MACLEAN 13TH FLOOR / Favorite Spot on Campus
“Maclean 13th floor! I just love writing my papers and doing my readings in the chairs that face the windows. I like taking a lot of pauses/breaks when writing, and the view from there is just perfect for me. MILLENNIUM PARK / Favorite Spot Near Campus
“Epic Burger is one of the most cost effective restaurants in the Loop with carefully sourced, quality burgers. If you have dietary restrictions with meat, their Beyond Burger is AMAZING. It’s a veggie burger, but extremely hearty and flavorful. On top of the great food, they are student friendly with $4 deals during midterms or finals — just show your student ID.”
Joseph Goh, SAIC Student, Photography, Bookmaking
CHICAGO — OUR CAMPUS
“I feel like Chicago isn’t pretentious; it seems authentic and it doesn’t pretend to be what it’s not. And I might be overromanticizing it, but even after three years in Chicago, I still love the trains.”
CHICAGO PIZZA & OVEN GRINDER CO. / Best Pizza “Pizza pot pie. No one does it like they do.”
“The openings are a lot of fun and the artwork shown is amazing.”
CORBETT VS. DEMPSEY / Best Art Gallery In Chicago
“Along the lake shore. It’s beautiful and a lot of people are along the path, walking and biking.”
LAKEFRONT / Favorite Spot Near Campus
LA COLOMBE / Free Wifi And Great Coffee
“La Colombe at West Loop. It has a vintage feel, delicious coffee, great work environment with other designers nearby.”
QUIMBY’S / Best Comic Store In The City “They offer comics, zines, books, you name it! From professional, published artists to even local ones, especially SAIC students. They also host events, readings, workshops and signings on occasion!”
SHARP LOUNGE / Fav Spot On Campus “The chairs by the windows on the second floor of Sharp. Great place to relax and do homework.”
MCA & AIC / Best Art Museum In Chicago “Two of the best cultural institutions in the city, if not the world.”
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CHICAGO — OUR CAMPUS
OUR CAMPUS OUR CAMPUS IS COMPRISED OF EIGHT BUILDINGS IN CHICAGO’S DOWNTOWN TOURIST AND HIGHEND RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT. We are located in the middle of the city’s premier gathering spaces, Millennium and Maggie Daley parks, vibrant green spaces where you can relax on the lush grass, stroll among wildflowers, enjoy public art, rock climb, ice skate, picnic, and see free concerts.
WITH OVER 100,000 STUDENTS FROM 22 COLLEGES, CHICAGO’S LOOP IS THE SECOND MOST POPULATED COLLEGE NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE U.S.
CHICAGO â€” OUR CAMPUS
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CAMPUS MAP 280 SOUTH COLUMBUS DRIVE Ceramics / SITE Gallery / MFA Studios / Painting and Drawing / Photography / Printmedia / Sculpture
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THE SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and the Art Institute of Chicago (museum) are incorporated as a private, non-profit corporation. SAIC is a professional college of the visual and related arts, accredited since 1936 by the Higher Learning Commission, and as a charter member since 1948 by NASAD, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s art education program is certified by the Illinois State Board of Education, and its art therapy program is approved by the Education and Approval Board of the American Art Therapy Association. The Master of Architecture program in the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. SAIC is a member of the National Art Education Association, the College Art Association of America, the Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities, the Illinois Art Education Association, the College Scholarship Service, the Counsel for Advancement and Support of Education, the Institute of International Education, the National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, the National Association of College Admissions Counselors, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, the College Entrance Examination Board, and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.
NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY The School is committed to maintaining an educational and working environment that is free from any form of unlawful discrimination for its students, faculty, staff, and third parties on our premises or in a School program. The School prohibits discrimination or harassment based on race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, age, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender-related identity, marital status, parental status, military or former military status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law. Title IX Coordinator Lumturije “Luma” Asanoski Human Resources Department 116 S. Michigan Ave., suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60603 312.499.4165 | email@example.com Section 504 Coordinator Felice Dublon, PhD Vice President / Dean of Student Affairs The Office of Student Affairs 36 S. Wabash Ave., suite 1204 Chicago, IL 60603 312.629.6800 | firstname.lastname@example.org For further information on notice of nondiscrimination, see the Office for Civil Rights Discrimination Complaint Form (www2.ed.gov/about/offices/ list/ocr/complaintintro.html) for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 800.421.3481
CLERY ACT REPORTING The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report can be accessed online at saic.edu/clery. Paper copies of this report may be obtained by contacting the Campus Security Office at 312.899.7442 or by emailing John Pack, Executive Director of Campus Security, at email@example.com
Vincent CK Cheung
Sculpture, acrylics, PVC
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MAKE / The front cover pattern of this booklet has a hidden word created from geometric elements found within the SAIC square.