The School of Visual Arts has been authorized by the New York State Board of Regents (www.highered.nysed.gov) to confer the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts on graduates of programs in Advertising; Animation; Cartooning; Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects; Design; Film and Video; Fine Arts; Illustration; Interior Design; Photography; Visual and Critical Studies; and to confer the degree of Master of Arts on graduates of the program in Critical Theory and the Arts; and to confer the degree of Master of Arts in Teaching on graduates of the program in Art Education; and to confer the degree of Master of Fine Arts on graduates of programs in Art Criticism and Writing; Art Practice; Computer Art; Design; Design Criticism; Design for Social Innovation; Fine Arts; Illustration as Visual Essay; Interaction Design; Photography, Video and Related Media; Products of Design; Social Documentary Film; Visual Narrative; and to confer the degree of Master of Professional Studies on graduates of the programs in Art Therapy; Branding; Digital Photography; Fashion Photography; Live Action Short Film. Data required by the U.S. Department of Education on “Gainful Employment” for each of the above programs may be found on each individual program page at sva.edu.
The School of Visual Arts is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (msche.org), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 215.662.5606. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.
The School of Visual Arts is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (nasad.arts-accredit.org).
The Interior Design program leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation
(accredit-id.org), 146 Monroe Center NW, Suite 1318, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2822.
The Master of Professional Studies in Art Therapy degree program is approved by the American Art Therapy Association, Inc., and as such meets the Education Standards of the art therapy profession.
The Master of Arts in Teaching in Art Education program is accredited by the New York State Regents Accreditation of Teacher Education (RATE).
Featured Events & Exhibitions
May 24 - July 13Story: Visualized
June 8 - June 29MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department 2013 Thesis Exhibition