.
UndergraduateGraduateContinuing EducationSpecial ProgramsAboutAdmissionsAlumniStudents

Important Admissions Deadlines

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Entry to the graduate programs takes place in the fall semester only (summer only for MFA Art Practice & MFA Visual Narrative).
  • The online application is available here.

Applications and supporting materials for all programs must be received by January 15, 2020:* 

  • MFA Art Writing 
  • MA/MAT Art Education
  • MFA Art Practice
  • MPS Art Therapy 
  • MPS Branding
  • MFA Computer Arts
  • MA Curatorial Practice
  • MFA Design
  • MA Design Research, Writing and Criticism
  • MFA Design for Social Innovation
  • 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 
*All applications and supporting materials received after the deadline will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, as space remains available in each program.
Additional Important Dates

September 2019

September 2019 - January 2020 

Thursday, December 19, 2019 - Wednesday, January 1, 2020

  • Winter Recess: College Closed

Monday, January 20, 2020

  • Martin Luther King Jr., Day; College Closed

Friday, March 6, 2020

  • Staff Holiday: College Closed

Monday, March 16, 2020

  • Admissions Notification
    • Applicants who have completed the application process by Wednesday, January 15, 2020, will be emailed an admissions decision by Monday, March 16, 2020. 
    • The College does not disclose admissions decisions via phone.
    • All admissions decisions are sent to the email address used at the beginning of the application process. Letters are sent to the mailing address on file. To avoid delays in notification, applicants should regularly check their inbox and spam folders. Please also add [email protected] to your address book or contacts.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

  • Reply date for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 accepted graduate students. 
  • Enrollment Fees are processed as space in each program remains available.

Monday, May 25, 2020

  • Memorial Day Holiday: College Closed

Friday, May 29, 2020

  • Start of Summer 2020 MFA Visual Narrative Orientation

Monday, June 1, 2020

  • Summer 2020 MFA Visual Narrative Classes Begin 

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

  • Start of Summer 2020 MFA Art Practice Orientation 

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - Friday, June 19, 2020

  • Summer 2020 MFA Art Practice Orientation 

Monday, June 22, 2020

  • Summer 2020 MFA Art Practice Classes Begin   

Friday, July 3, 2020

  • Independence Day Holiday Observed: College Closed

Saturday, August 1, 2020

  • Fall 2020 Tuition Deadline: All programs except MFA Art Practice and MFA Visual Narrative.

Monday, August 31, 2020 - Friday, September 4, 2020

Monday, September 7, 2020

  • Labor Day Holiday: College Closed

Tuesday, September 7, 2020

  • Fall 2020 Classes Begin

ALUMNI PROFILES

SVA Features
Orange and Purple Logo for SVA Features
Catch up on SVA news and events and check out what some of our most successful alumni are up to and how they got there.
Learn more

School of Visual Arts | 209 East 23 Street, NY, NY 10010-3994 | Tel: 212.592.2000 | Fax: 212.725.3587