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SVA offers 22 rigorous and practice-based graduate arts programs. All of our innovative graduate art school programs are taught by top professionals in their discipline with the aim of helping students further advance their careers as working artists. Our programs are: 

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

The School of Visual Arts has long prided itself on the reputation and experience of its internationally renowned faculty. It is the extraordinary caliber of the faculty with whom the graduate student works that makes the realization of one's goals and creative vision possible. SVA's location in New York City and its extensive facilities, state-of-the-art equipment and unique program philosophies all offer the graduate student exceptional opportunities for advanced study in the arts.

*Please note these are low-residency programs with summers on campus and fall and spring semesters online. 


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