Graduate portfolio day and MFA open studio night

Graduate portfolio day and MFA open studio night

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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October 15, 2021
Graduate portfolio day and MFA open studio night
October 23, 2021, 10am
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Columbus Building
280 S. Columbus Dr.
60603 Chicago
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Graduate portfolio days provide the opportunity for prospective students to receive immediate feedback on their portfolios, as well as have the opportunity to learn more about the curricula, faculty, and application procedures from a number of colleges. Faculty from the following SAIC programs will be available to speak to prospective students and assist them as they assemble a competitive portfolio for graduate program admission.

Master of Fine Arts in Studio: MFA Architecture / MFA Art & Technology Studies / MFA Ceramics / MFA Design for Emerging Technologies / MFA Designed Objects / MFA Fiber & Material Studies / MFA Film, Video, New Media, & Animation / MFA Painting & Drawing / MFA Performance / MFA Photography / MFA Printmedia / MFA Sculpture / MFA Sound / MFA Visual Communication Design / MFA Writing 

Additional programs: Master of Architecture / Master of Architecture with an Emphasis in Interior Architecture / Master of Design in Designed Objects / Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling / Master of Design in Fashion, Body and Garment / Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts  

Participants who attend graduate portfolio day are also invited to join us for graduate open studio night following the event. Graduate studios across campus will be open to the SAIC community and GPD attendees starting at 3:30pm. Participants are able to tour studios and curated exhibitions, and meet with and view the work of more than 300 students pursuing graduate degrees at SAIC.  

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Please note: all participants will be required to be vaccinated, and wear a mask for the entirety of the events.

SAIC also hosts a number of other online and in-person events to help students prepare a competitive application to our graduate programs for both admission and merit scholarship opportunities. A full list of events can be found at

About the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
For more than 150 years, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has been a leader in educating the world’s most influential artists, designers, and scholars. Located in downtown Chicago with a fine arts graduate program consistently ranking among the top programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, SAIC provides an interdisciplinary approach to art and design as well as world-class resources, including the Art Institute of Chicago museum, on-campus galleries, and state-of-the-art facilities. SAIC’s undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students have the freedom to take risks and create the bold ideas that transform Chicago and the world—as seen through notable alumni and faculty such as Michelle Grabner, David Sedaris, Elizabeth Murray, Richard Hunt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Cynthia Rowley, Nick Cave, Jeff Koons, and LeRoy Neiman. For more information, please visit

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