Continuing Studies staff members are available M–F, 8:30 – 4:30 CT at 312.629.6170 to answer your questions. You may also email us at We are here to help!

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ECPO Portfolio Prep Studio

In this hands-on course, students will not only develop new works of art to round out their portfolios for upcoming college applications but they will also select, revise, and edit their existing works. Through dynamic workshops with SAIC faculty and admissions staff, students will discover the most effective way to document and organize their work and represent their unique points-of-views as artists to the colleges of their choice. This course also places emphasis on studio time and support from faculty to create one final project that will enhance the student's overall portfolio presentation.

1.0 College Credit
Full Tuition Cost: $1,785
This cost does not reflect any potential Merit Scholarship or need-based financial aid the student may be awarded. 

Enrollment Deadline is Noon on Friday, June 7th.

There are two registration options for this course. Call us at 312.629.6170 or email if you have any questions! We're happy to help.

Option 1: Apply for aid/scholarships and pay a $100 non-refundable tuition deposit. 
Select this option if you would like to apply for merit scholarship and/or need-based financial aid. You will be prompted to answer follow up questions on the next few screens, and pay the $100 non-refundable tuition deposit at checkout. Once you have been notified of your potential award amounts, you will be required to pay your remaining balance online by our payment deadline.

Option 2: Pay in full now.
Select this option if you do not wish to apply for aid or scholarships and are ready to pay in full now for tuition. You will be prompted to answer follow up questions on the next few screens, and pay the full cost of tuition, at checkout. The full cost of the program tuition includes a $100 non-refundable tuition deposit.

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Portfolio Prep Studio Full Price
Apply for merit scholarship/need-based financial aid and pay a $100 non-refundable tuition deposit.
Portfolio Prep Studio Deposit
Course start date
Course end date
Class meeting time 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class meeting days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Building and room Online
Course number 1007
Course instructor Benjamin Melmead Pearson

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