The attempt of this workshop is to create a mature, decentralized, collaborative and stimulating environment for the cultivation of practice and debate. It is not expected that rules will become an issue. Nonetheless, it is important that students have access to clearly-stated language formally outlining responsibilities and expectations.


SAIC policy states that students are expected to attend all classes regularly and on time.

Students should miss class only with reasonable cause. If a student needs to miss class with reasonable cause, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructor to receive instruction for how to make up for the missed class. It is the instructor’s responsibility to give this information to the student as his/her/their schedule permits. Missing class for other than a reasonable cause may jeopardize the student’s academic standing in the class.

If a student misses MORE than three classes, whether or not for a reasonable cause, the student will fail the class, if the student does not withdraw from the class prior to the deadline for withdrawal with a grade of “W.” Deadline for withdrawal: Tuesday October 28, 2014 (fall semester) and Wednesday, March 25, 2015 (spring semester).

Reasonable cause to miss a class might include:
Illness or hospitalization (the student should contact Health Services, who will relay information to the faculty in whose class the student is enrolled), observation of a religious holiday, family illness or death


Participants are expected to complete all weekly readings and assignments and to participate in class discussions and group activities.

Presence and participation in work-in-progress and final critiques – both as a presenting artist and a source of thoughtful feedback for your peers – is a core responsibility and also mandatory for a passing grade.

Participants must present work and research as well as a final professional portfolio as outlines in the structure section.

Students should always feel welcome to contribute ideas, feedback and resources to the class and to update this live site.


Participants should leave this seminar with the ability to thoughtfully engage art and technology based art as practitioners, researchers and thinkers within personal, historical, theoretical and conceptual contexts.

Participants should complete the seminar with a solid sense of how best to critique and take criticism from peers in a way that is critical, insightful, generative and supportive of the development of each participant’s practice.

At the same time, participants are expected to leave the seminar with a solid professional portfolio and a strengthened ability to articulate one’s artistic identity and practice in writing and documentation. The cultivation of these skills is intended to aid in the development of a sustainable creative career.


SAIC is committed to full compliance with all laws regarding equal opportunities for students with disabilities. Students with known or suspected disabilities, such as a Reading/Writing Disorder, ADD/ADHD, and/or a mental health or chronic physical condition who think they would benefit from assistance or accommodations should first contact the Disability and Learning Resource Center (DLRC) by phone at 312.499.4278 or email at . DLRC staff will review your disability documentation and work with you to determine reasonable accommodations. DLRC staff will then provide you with a letter outlining the approved accommodations for you to deliver to all of your instructors. This letter must be presented before any accommodations will be implemented. Accommodations are not retroactive. You should contact the DLRC as early in the semester as possible. The DLRC is located on the 13th floor of 116 South Michigan Avenue.

The Writing Center
MacLean Center Basement, 112 S. Michigan Ave., B1–03

Fall and Spring Semester Hours
Monday–Thursday: 9:00 a.m.–7:15 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:15 p.m.
4:15–7:15 p.m. are designated as walk-in hours Monday–Thursday

SAIC offers free, hour-long writing tutorials at the Writing Center, which is located in the basement of MacLean. Tutors are available to assist all currently enrolled students with any stage of the writing process.

To schedule an appointment with a Writing Center tutor, use the online sign-up system.

To schedule an appointment with a Writing Center tutor, students first need to create an account through the online sign-up system

Once students have set up their own account, they may sign up for appointments. Weekly standing appointments are available upon request. When students come to their tutoring appointments, they should make sure to bring their assignments with them and have any work printed out.

Online schedule instructions are available outside of the Writing Center suite (in the hallway outside of the MacLean Center B1–03).

Contact Information
Leila Wilson, Writing Center Coordinator: or 312.345.3588

Writing Center Suite: 312.345.9131 (Call to see if there are any last-minute openings.)





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