Congratulations to Tina Lu on her acceptance to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)!
Tina has been a student at West California Academy of Art and Design for over a year now. In her time here, she studied Graphic Design in the portfolio preparation program while attending community college. She is achieving her dream as a transfer student entering her first pick college.
Tina’s work is well developed, and she has matured as a designer and person through her experience here, as well as, winning the Silver Award for the 2018 local Inland Empire, and Silver Nationally in the district 15 Cover Design competition. The American Advertising Awards Inland Empire Competition is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition attracting 40,000 entries yearly.
Tina’s graphic design campaigns showcase her talents and progress throughout her education in our program. Though she is waiting for more other colleges 2018, Tina is committing to her first choice at Chicago.
Founded in 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is one of America's largest accredited independent schools of art and design. It is located in the Loop in Chicago, Illinois. The school is associated with the museum of the same name, and "The Art Institute of Chicago" or "Chicago Art Institute" often refers to either entity.
Providing degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels, SAIC has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top graduate art programs in the nation, as well as by Columbia University's National Arts Journalism survey as the most influential art school in the United States. In 2017 US News ranked SAIC the fourth best overall graduate program for fine arts in the U.S. tying with the Rhode Island School of Design. In January 2013, The Global Language Monitor ranked SAIC as the #5 college in the U.S., the highest ever for an art or design school in a general college ranking. Its notable alumni include Georgia O’Keeffe and Walt Disney.