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I graduated with a BFA and have beenAverageArt & Design Department
I graduated with a BFA and have been out of college desperately looking for work in my field for a year now and still nothing. The school's job placement is a joke. If you can land an internship then maybe that company will hire you full time maybe not. But good luck even getting one. The school refuses to keep track/acknowledge the unemployment rate of its students (last time I checked other sources it was about 30%).
4th Year Female -- Class 2015
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Education Quality: F
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Expensive school, on top of supplies and dailyNot so brightFine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc
Expensive school, on top of supplies and daily living prices in Chicago with the 9% sales tax.
Great if you have loads to spend to experiment per teacher and curriculum recommendation, but if you're not super financially well-off, I'd highly recommend looking elsewhere.

Also, if you are looking to get techniques out of your education, SAIC is not the place for you. Except for their (exceptional) fashion program and some paths in VisCom, the other majors are all find-your-own-way-to it.

A good fine arts school for those with money, not great for technique, design, or most middle- to lower-middle-class income students. Financial aid will be little to no service, as will the Career and Co-Op center.

The Art History is generally superb, and many of the liberal arts classes such as writing/english are good as well.

A VERY heavy workload??how people manage to have a social life and manage to turn in masterpieces I will never know.

1st Year Female -- Class 2018
Faculty Accessibility: A, Extracurricular Activities: F
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Coming from a Desigb background, a fine artsQuite BrightArt & Design Department
Coming from a Desigb background, a fine arts school was not the place for me ultimately. Besides this fact, I found the expenses much higher than initially calculated--If you aren't rolling in money, DO NOT GO HERE.

If you aren't a straight-up conceptual artist who prefers the thought behind the work more important than the actual outcome--DO NOT GO HERE.

All that aside, many of the professors are incrediblyvknowledgable, though many are stuck up in their own practices, especially the alum in the CP studies who teach here.

Though the school touts its resources, one doesn't get access to nearly all they proclaim, and for claiming "the best printing," the printing services are often easier to deal with off-campus.

The classes are very teacher-dependent--if you get a sub-par or not fitting to you instructor you'll be miserable through that class, I can garauntee.

Yes, there are scholarships, but dealing with the financial aid office is more often than not like talking to a brick wall, and depending on your academic advisor, that can be the same.

If you have the money to experiment, that is the only way you'll be able to get through--this school encourages grand works, conceptually and physically.

Each department is very much up in itself as far as students are concerned despite the displinary nature.Granted, this is from an undergrad point of coroes, with grads having it much better.

1st Year Female -- Class 2018
Scholastic Success: A, Useful Schoolwork: F
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