School of the Arts Institute Chicago （ SIAC ）
Visual Communication Design 视觉传达设计
Focus Areas 学习领域
The major areas of focus are physical media (print, objects, and environments) and virtual media (interactive and time-based media) and include:
- Data visualization/diagrams/maps
- Design issues
- Film titles
- Identity systems
- Image text narrative
- Installations/way finding signage
- Interface design
- Letterpress printing
- Museum exhibitions/kiosks
- Packages/package graphics
- Print production and offset printing
- Digital/screen-based production
- Symbols/web icons
- Websites/design for mobile phone and tablets
Students with TOEFL scores below 96, IELTS below 7.0 and PTE below 65 take EIS classes. 托福低于 96 ，或雅思低于 7.0 或 PTE 低于 65 ，需要参加 ELS 课程。
Like our unique interdisciplinary curriculum, our approach to what we want to see in a portfolio is distinctive as well. There is no one “right way” to construct a portfolio—you choose what to present to give us an understanding of your technical and conceptual skill set.
- Show us 10–15 of your best and most recent works.
- Use your portfolio to showcase your interests, skills, and creative potential.
- You may show us work created across media or focus entirely in one medium.
- Work can range from observational to abstract.
- We have no media-specific limitations nor do we present portfolio assignments.
Guidelines for submitting work （作品集的格式等）
- Each digital image file can be saved as a .jpg, .gif., or .png, and must be at least 72 dpi.
- Film, video, and animation and/or sound portfolios may not exceed five minutes. You can include multiple clips of different projects within this five-minute limit.
- Original work portfolio—Actual work should be brought with you only when you are interviewing in person at the SAIC Admissions office, or National Portfolio Days. Do not mail portfolios of original work to the Admissions office.
- Do NOT upload PowerPoint presentations of your work.
Artist’s Statement 艺术陈述
Words and Ideas
Writing is an important component of being an artist, and an extremely important part of being a student at SAIC. Tell us about you, your art-making practices, and why you are a strong candidate for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) undergraduate program.
Use your statement as your way to represent yourself and your work. We are interested in finding out more about you, your art-making practices, and why you are a strong candidate for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) undergraduate program. Please also include information about community service projects, exhibitions you have participated in, or any other activities that contribute to the making of your work.
Include information about what inspires you. What does your artistic process look like? Share why you are interested in and utilize certain materials, exhibitions in which you have participated, or other activities that contribute to the making of your work. If you are applying to the BFA with an Emphasis in Writing, your statement needs also to address how you imagine a studio arts environment will impact your writing practice.
Pay attention to the way you construct your essay—watch grammar and spelling. Don’t start with, “I have known I wanted to be an artist since I first picked up a crayon…” There are no word count limitations—though we recommend a 250–500 word statement.
If you are applying to the Bachelor of Fine Arts with an Emphasis in Writing, your statement needs to also address how you imagine a studio arts environment will impact your writing practice.
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