Since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has been providing a leading global vision for the education of artists, designers and others who shape contemporary practice. SAIC fosters the conceptual and technical education of artists, designers and scholars in a highly professional, studio-oriented and academically rigorous environment. SAIC encourages excellence, critical inquiry, and experimentation. In 2002, SAIC was recognized as "the most influential art school in the nation" in a poll of national art critics conducted by Columbia University. SAIC's Master of Fine Arts program has been consistently ranked as one of the top three graduate fine arts programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. 2,359 undergraduate and 631 graduate students work in an environment that facilitates the exchange of ideas, resource sharing and the refinement of technical abilities and conceptual concerns. SAIC students have access to a wide variety of unique resources, beginning with the premiere collection of the Art Institute of Chicago and its Ryerson Library and Burnham Library of Architecture, the largest art and architecture research libraries in the country. The Gene Siskel Film Center, located in the same building as our 162 North State Street residence, presents significant programs of world cinema and video presentations by an international array of film and video artists. The Video Data Bank houses more than 1,800 titles and is the leading resource in the United States for videotapes by and about contemporary artists. The Poetry Center brings renowned poets and writers to Chicago to share their work with the public. SAIC is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
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