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School of the Art Institute of Chicago





Educational Resources

Libraries

Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 78,028 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 355 current serial subscriptions.
  • 157 microforms.
  • 5,525 Audio/Visual items.

Museums & Art

Access to the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. Galleries: exhibition spaces include the Betty Rymer gallery, Gallery 2, 1926 Exhibition Study Spaces, Gallery X, Student Union Galleries and Lounge Gallery. Gene Siskel Film Center: presents premieres of new American and foreign films, revivals of classics, retrospectives, independent productions, and festivals of international scope. It also features personal appearances by prominent filmmakers, critics, actors, and historians. Video Data Bank: The Video Data Bank maintains three collections of video tapes by and about contemporary artists, consisting of more than 1500 titles produced between 1968 and 1999. Approximately 1000 titles are available for distribution and the others can be viewed at the Video Data Bank screening room in Chicago. Fashion Resource Center: a unique late twentieth and twenty-first century hands-on study collection of exceptional and exemplary designer garments and related material. Media Center: access to a variety of equipment and services for the creation, documentation, teaching, and exhibition of media artwork. The Poetry Center: The Poetry Center, a not-for-profit organization, is devoted to enhancing awareness of the literary arts by serving literary artists, and by teaching Creative Writing Literacy to Chicago's K-12 students. The Poetry Center brings the best writers of our time to Chicago to share their work with the public. Roger Brown resources: Through a series of gifts and bequests The School of the Art Institute of Chicago has become the primary repository of the personal, intellectual, and artistic effects of alumnus Roger Brown (1941-1997).

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Mac

Campus Resources

  • 450 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 15 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 225 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 175 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 35 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is not available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 1,625 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance, other

Remedial

reading, math, writing, study skills, other

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, birth control

Career

co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 36% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 14% of housing units are Singles.
  • 72% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 14% of housing units are Triples.
  • 0% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 0% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 2 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Student Union Gallery Openings; Student Leadership Dinners; Holiday and Spring Art Sales; Caf? ? Relax; Halloween Ball; All School BBQs; Masala; International Culture Week; Global Cafes; Career Cafes; Political forums/speakers/debates; Residence Hall Programs; Exhibitions and Events Gallery Openings; Visiting Artist Programs;
  • Student activities: dance, drama/theater, literary magazine, music ensembles, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, television station
  • In total, there are about 46 organizations on campus.
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) AGAPE (Campus Crusade for Christ), SAIC Hillel
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Chinese Cultural Association, Korean Students Association, Korean Student Community, Latino Art Student Organization, NIA (The Black Student Association, NASA (Native American Student Organization), Students for Sexual Diversity
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Free Radio SAIC; F-News Magazine; Student Union Galleries; ExTV; 4th Floor Recordings; The 13th Floor; At Home Worldwide Fashion Society; Base Space Committee; Belly Dancing Group; Ceramics Club; EKO peace group; Eye and Ear Clinic; GMA-Genetically Modified Art; Grounded: A Green Concept Group; The Heart Beat S. W. A. P; MAAE Enrichment Project; Octopus Ink Theatre Collaborative; Performance-Art-Society; The Potting Soil; The Royal Society for Advancement of the Arts; SAIC Student Chapter of National Art Education Association; School of Art Bowling; Shifted Wires; SMARTart; SMART gallery: 162 Res. Hall; SOAP: Student Organization for the Advancement of Philosophy; Students Against the War; S. W. A. M-Student With Abundant Materials; Transportation Transformation; Ultimate Frisbee; Undoing Silence; Velo Societe; Video Installation; World Can't Wait (SAIC Chapter); Yoga Club;
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) F Newsmagazine (monthly)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Chicago (18), Chicago (11)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Chicago (0)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Chicago (0)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 20% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 3,000
  • Freshman are discouraged from working.
  • There are 0 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 0% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 0 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 0% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Not offered
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited






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