SVA encourages all students to visit SVA before applying. Please see below for information on events and open houses. For students who cannot make it to New York City, SVA also participates in regional events and portfolio days.
- Accepted Students Day
SVA is home to one of the largest and most dynamic artistic communities in the world. For an up-close look at the experience of studying here, the Office of Admissions invites accepted students and their families to meet faculty and department representatives and to visit SVA's state-of-the-art facilities. Through a combination of demonstrations, Q&A sessions and other interactive activities, accepted student attendees will sample the vitality of SVA's various programs of study.
The next Accepted Student Day will take place on a Saturday in the spring of 2013. All accepted students for the Fall and Summer 2013 terms will receive invitations in their acceptance packages. If you have not received your invitation, please contact the Office of Admissions at 212-592-2100.
For more information,
contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions:
209 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010
- Campus Tours
Tours are offered on weekdays throughout the year and are primarily conducted by students. It is recommended that tours be scheduled with the Office of Admissions at least two to four weeks in advance of the desired date. Please visit here to register for a campus tour.
To schedule a group tour, please contact us at 212.592.2100.
Tours are scheduled to view either the east or west side of campus. All tours start within the Office of Admissions located at 209 East 23rd Street.
East campus departments include: Advertising/Design; Animation (traditional 2D); Cartooning; Film and Video; Illustration; and Photography.
West campus departments: Fine Arts; Interior Design; and Visual and Critical Studies (Please note the Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects facilites are only shown on Thursdays at 10 am)
Directions and Hotel Recommendations can be foud here.
For information on Graduate Department tours, please click here.
- Completion Day
The Office of Admissions offers applicants the opportunity to visit SVA on one Saturday in order to complete the application process. Applicants can have portfolio reviews, go on tours of the College and hand-deliver application materials. Admissions Staff will be available throughout the day to answer questions and financial aid workshops will be offered. Portfolio reviews are available by appointment only.
Winter 2013 Completion Day has passed. The Winter 2014 Completion Day date will be posted during the summer of 2013.
- NPDA Portfolio Day Events
SVA is an active participant in the Portfolio Days sponsored by the National Portfolio Day Association (NPDA). As a member of NPDA, representatives from SVA will join other NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design) accredited colleges to review portfolios, offer helpful suggestions and provide information on specific programs and requirements.
The School of Visual Arts will host the 2013 Austin and Dallas National Portfolio Days on October 6th and 7th, respectively.
Please visit the NPDA website for more information about the NPDA at www.portfolioday.net.
- Open Houses
During the fall, visitors have an opportunity to meet formally and informally with the president of the College, the chair of each department being showcased that day, current SVA students, and members of the admissions, financial aid, residence life and student affairs staffs.
Fall 2013 Open House Schedule
The Fall 2013 Open House Schedule will be published here during the summer of 2013.
A finalized itinerary will be available at Open House but the sample itinerary below can help you plan your day:
(333 West 23rd Street)
(333 West 23rd Street)
*varied per department
Monkey Bar Lounge
(217 East 23rd Street)
Studio Department Tours
209 East 23rd Street,
Financial Aid Workshop
209 East 23rd Street, Room 311
Portfolio Development Workshop
209 East 23rd Street, Room 311
- Portfolio Reviews
To schedule an on-campus portfolio review Monday through Friday, contact the Office of Admissions (212.592.2100) two to four weeks in advance of the date you would like to visit. On-campus portfolio reviews are not required for admission.
Please note portfolio reviews will not be offered December 19, 2012 to January 11, 2013. During the application season (January through March), portfolio review appointments are limited and only scheduled for Fall 2013 applicants. Please plan accordingly.
Graduate applicants should refer to the Graduate Application Requirements for information on interviews.
- Regional Events
Throughout the fall semester, SVA hosts regionally specific events as a means of bringing the school to interested applicants. Here students can learn more about choosing a major, developing a portfolio, scholarship opportunities and financial aid. Admissions staff will be present throughout the events to review portfolios and provide feedback on work in progress.
Fall 2013 Regional Event Schedule:
The Fall 2013 Regional Event Schedule will be published here during the summer of 2013.
You may also contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for more information at email@example.com, 1.212.592.2100 or 1.800.436.4204. We hope to see you at the regional event near you!
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- Academic Calendar Highlights
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