School of the Art Institute of Chicago Reviews of Master's in Art & Design

  • 6 Reviews
  • Chicago (IL)
  • Annual Tuition: $46,802
0% of 6 students said this degree improved their career prospects
67% of 6 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Master's in Art & Design

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Manuel Rodriguez
  • Reviewed: 1/10/2022
  • Degree: Art & Design
"I met very talented faculty & fellow grad students while attending SAIC, and also made lifelong connections. At a grad level, SAIC it's not worth the expense. The school does not have any real power when it comes to advancing their student's careers and exposing them to greater things. Also, outside SAIC environment, nobody in the art world really cares about its "prestige". The school has grown too big and it's constantly scheming new money making strategies like the "Low Residency Program", which is basically a part-time MFA "light" done during the off season so the school can capitalize on the empty studios during student turnover. During my time as a student there where no studio visit schedules, open calls or growth opportunities available. I have made considerable strides in advancing my carrer thanks to my own efforts. SAIC has become a meaningless entry on my CV."
Sulhwa Lee
  • Reviewed: 4/27/2015
  • Degree: Art & Design
"I listed pros and cons: Pros: -Amazing resources, labs, workshops for anything. -You can take classes in any department regardless of which department you're accepted into. -Opportunities to exhibit in Chicago.It seems like a healthy atmosphere of people using every creative means to make it. -Great visiting artists. -Highly ranked. It's been in the top three schools for years now. Cons: - The school is very expensive. I'm having hard time preparing the tuition. -Students don't have the benefit of being able to take non-art classes or interact with non-art students like they would in a university."
Christina Fontenelle
  • Reviewed: 5/15/2014
  • Degree: Art & Design
"SAIC is a highly prestigious program. 150 applicants for the Art Therapy program. 88 interviews and only 20 people were selected in the nation. I was honored and humbled to be accepted into the school. Many great astounding artist have graduated from SAIC. I look forward to continuing my journey in the amazing program."
Rufino Jimenez
  • Reviewed: 2/18/2014
  • Degree: Art & Design
"The School of the art institute is a fantastic school. it is the only school I applied to for a grad degree. it is the most influential art school in the country and second best school all around. It has earned this reputation by the quality of its faculty and its state of the art facilities."
Yael Ben-Simon
  • Reviewed: 4/12/2013
  • Degree: Art & Design
"pros- amazing access to the school's many facilities, the ability to take electives from any department you wish, based in downtown chicago makes the school accessible. cons- high tuition fees, a lot of departments makes the school feel like a small organization"
Sarah Norell
  • Reviewed: 3/2/2013
  • Degree: Art & Design
"School really depends on what you put in it and if you know what you want going in."