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John M. Flaxman Library SAIC School of the Art Institute of Chicago

How to Submit or Find an SAIC Thesis or Grad Project

Thesis Submission Guidelines & Forms

All questions about formatting your thesis should be directed to your thesis advisor/program director.

All theses should be submitted digitally through Canvas. Your program will enroll you in a thesis submission course for your cohort where you will be asked to fill out an online thesis submission worksheet form and upload your PDF plus any supplementary files or links. You are still required to provide a title page and abstract. Check Canvas during the semester when your thesis is due for the Thesis Submission Course; contact your program director or thesis advisor if you are not enrolled.

NOTE: Your name will be findable in Google Books and as it appears in the Author field of the thesis/project submission worksheet, along with the Title and Abstract of your thesis.

Submission requirements are as follows:

  • No size limit on files
  • File type must be PDF/A will guarantee that the archived document looks they way you designed.
  • Include all pages listed below in one pdf
  • A Title Page for your thesis. You can find an example Title Page here. We need all the information included on the sample Title Page.
  • An Abstract for your Thesis.
  • The main body of your thesis materials.
  • For information on combining PDF/A files please visit here and for converting PDF/A files here.

Supplementary Files: You may also include supplementary images or other files – any file type and size will be accepted. Online links can be included in your submission form.