School of Visual Arts (SVA)

New York, NY

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School of Visual Arts

School of Visual Arts

About SVA

The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City offers fine arts and professional visual arts degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Undergraduate students may major in fine arts or in a professional visual arts field like:

  • BFA Degree Advertising
  • BFA Degree Animation
  • BFA Degree Cartooning
  • BFA Degree Illustration
  • BFA Degree Computer Art, Computer Animation & Visual Effects
  • BFA Degree Design
  • BFA Degree Film and Video
  • BFA Degree Fine Arts
  • BFA Degree Interior Design
  • BFA Degree Photography
  • BFA Degree Visual and Critical Studies
  • Certificate PhotoGlobal Program

SVA also awards graduate degrees. These include:

  • MFA in Criticism and Writing
  • MAT Art Education
  • MFA Art Practice
  • MPS Branding
  • MFA Computer Art
  • MA Critical Theory and the Arts
  • MA Curatorial Practice
  • MFA Design
  • MFA Design for Social Innovation
  • MA Design Research, Writing and Criticism
  • MPS Digital Photography
  • MPS Directing
  • MPS Fashion Photography
  • MFA Fine Arts
  • MFA Illustration as Visual Essay
  • MFA Interaction Design
  • MFA Photography, Video and Related Media
  • MFA Products of Design
  • MFA Social Documentary Film
  • MFA Visual Narrative

Students have the opportunity to exhibit their art at one of SVA's three student galleries. The school's New York City location also affords many opportunities to visit a range of galleries and museums.

Undergraduate admissions requirements include submission of an application, an application fee, transcripts and ACT or SAT scores. Applicants must also submit a portfolio of their artwork. Portfolio requirements vary from one program to another.

The School of Visual Arts awards academic and talent scholarships. Students may also apply for need-based aid by filling out a FAFSA. Need-based aid includes grants and loans. Many students receive financial aid from multiple sources.

* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify.

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Licenses, Accreditations, and Membership

Accreditations i

  • School of Visual Arts is an accredited institutional member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the International Association of Independent Schools for Art and Design (AIAS), the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) and Cumulus, the International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media.

SVA Map & Location

School of Visual Arts
209 E 23rd St
New York, NY 10010


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Getting Around SVA

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
walk

Transit

Excellent transit. This area has plenty of convenient public transportation.

10/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for New York, NY

Winter
Dec
43
32
Jan
38
27
Feb
42
29
Spring
Mar
50
35
Apr
61
45
May
71
54
Summer
Jun
79
64
Jul
84
69
Aug
83
68
Fall
Sep
75
61
Oct
64
50
Nov
54
42

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