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Painting and Drawing

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Master
24 months
Duration
1730 USD/credit
1730 USD/credit
1730 USD/credit
Unknown
Tuition fee
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About

With an emphasis on studio production, critical discussion, and experimentation, the MFA in Painting and Drawing program at SAIC reflects and reinforces the diversity of approaches that propel artmaking today and for the future. 

Overview

  • Our graduate program in Painting and Drawing offers students a wide range of traditional and experimental methods that will give them the procedural and conceptual tools to build a sustainable practice. Under the guidance of an esteemed core graduate faculty and our unique resources, students can develop their individual studio practices using the critical and historical frameworks necessary to succeed in their artistic fields.
  • The Painting and Drawing department encourages students to explore a full range of creative methods—some students investigate their own take on traditional painting practices, while others expand their work into other media and/or materials, including printmedia, film and video, digital imaging, and performance. SAIC’s Painting and Drawing community supports multiple points of view and a full exchange of ideas between them while helping students develop critical perspectives for their work.
  • Our students learn both in and outside of the SAIC community. The department has an active visiting artists program, in which a variety of artists, critics, and curators give lectures and individual or group critiques. Chicago has an active gallery scene that includes established and emerging galleries as well as apartment galleries and alternative spaces, many with direct connections to SAIC.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Lives of the Artists
  • Painting Studio
  • Studio Drawing
  • Figure Drawing

For more information, please visit the program website.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
85
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

In order to apply, we must have the following items and all of your application materials in our office:

  • Online application
  • Artist’s Statement
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Portfolio
  • Test Scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1730 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1730 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1730 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1730 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    1730 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1730 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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