School of the Art Institute of Chicago

public college Estd 1866
Chicago, Illinois, USA
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Founded in the year 1866, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) an age-old institution and a non-profit making private art school. The institution is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1936 and is also a Chater member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design since 1948.

Located in Chicago, SAIC offers classes in subjects including art and technology, arts, administration, art history, theory and criticism, art therapy, art education, historic preservation, Film, Video, New Media, and Animation, fashion design, ceramics, interior architecture, architecture, journalism, painting and drawing, photography, performance, print media, sculpture, sound, visual communication design, illustration, animation, Playwriting/Screenwriting, and Fiber and Material Studies. Apart from the conventional UG, PG, and certificate courses, the institution also offers interdisciplinary Low Residency MFA for interested candidates. There are also provisions for continuing studies, adult programs, children’s programs, middle school programs high school programs, and teacher programs.

SAIC maintains academic partnerships with the Glasgow School of Art of the U.K. Moreover, it is a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, American Association for Higher Education, National Art Education Asociation, American Association of University Women, and several others. SAIC offers financial aid to deserving students. There are provisions for availing federal aid as well as the prorated amount of institutional aid facility or the Illinois State MAP Grant if the candidate meets the eligibility criteria.

SAIC is one of the finest institutions and a global leader for educating and creating eminent artists from various sectors. The basic infrastructure of the institution includes hi-tech classrooms, auditoriums, conference halls, well-stocked libraries, well-equipped labs, and expert faculty. SAIC follows a unique method for educating students that involve not only books and classroom lectures but also several interactive sessions with eminent personalities during seminars, workshops, and conferences.

Bachelor of Interior Architecture
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 80
  • Fees - INR 34.5 Lakh

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Master of Fine Arts in Studio
  • Duration - 2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 85
  • Fees - INR 34.7 Lakh

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Master of Arts in Art Education
  • Duration - 1 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 7, TOEFL : 100
  • Fees - INR 41.7 Lakh

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Entry Criteria

MA - 2 CoursesIELTS - 6.5-7
TOEFL - 85-100
Other Courses - 1 CourseIELTS - 6.5 & Above
TOEFL - 80 & Above
PTE - 55 & Above

Admission Requirement

Application feesNo Fees

Approximate Fees

CoursesDurationTuition Fees
MA - 2 Courses1 - 2 YearsINR 34.7L - 41.7L
USD 47,400 - 56,880
Other Courses - 1 Course4 YearsINR 34.5L
USD 47,155