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We strongly encourage applicants to visit the departments they are interested in applying to prior to submitting their application materials. In addition to Information Sessions held in the fall, it is also possible to arrange a visit with the department directly. Please use the phone numbers and email addresses located below to contact the department(s) and find out about opportunities to visit throughout the year.

Graduate Department Contact Information

MFA Art Writing
Tel: 212.592.2408 / Fax: 212.989.3516 
Email: [email protected]
Web: artwriting.sva.edu

MAT Art Education
Tel: 212.592.2445 / Fax: 646.336.7702
Email: [email protected]
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MFA Art Practice
Tel: 212.592.2781 / Fax: 212.592.2116
Email: [email protected]
Web: artpractice.sva.edu

MPS Art Therapy
Tel: 212.592.2610 / Fax: 917.606.0461
Email: [email protected]
Web: arttherapyblog.sva.edu

MPS Branding
Tel: 212.592.2744 / Fax: 212.592.2116
Email: [email protected]
Web: branding.sva.edu

MFA Computer Arts
Tel: 212.592.2778 / Fax: 212.592.2509
Email: [email protected]
Web: mfaca.sva.edu

MA Critical Theory and the Arts
Tel: 212.592.2172 / Fax: 212.592.2168
Email: [email protected]
Web: cta.sva.edu

MA Curatorial Practice
Tel: 212.592.2274 / Fax: 212.592.2555
Email: [email protected]

MFA Design
Tel: 212.592.2600 / Fax: 212.592.2627
Email: [email protected]
Web: design.sva.edu
Twitter: http://twitter.com/SVAMFADesign
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MA Design Research, Writing and Criticism
Tel: 212.592.2228 / Fax: 212.243.1019
Email: [email protected]
Web: designresearch.sva.edu

MFA Design for Social Innovation
Tel: 212.592.2205 / Fax: 212.592.2308 
Email:[email protected] 
Web: dsi.sva.edu

MPS Digital Photography
Tel: 212.592.2170 / Fax: 212.691.2687
Email:[email protected]
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/SVADigitalPhoto

MPS Directing
Tel: 212.592.2705 / Fax: 212.627.2195
Email: [email protected]
Web: directing.sva.edu
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Twitter: http://twitter.com/BobGiraldi

MPS Fashion Photography
Tel: 212.592.2368 / Fax: 212.592.2336
Email: [email protected]

MFA Fine Arts
Tel: 212.592.2500 / Fax: 212.592.2503
Email: [email protected]
Web: mfafineart.sva.edu

MFA Illustration as Visual Essay
Tel: 212.592.2210 / Fax: 212.366.1675
Email: [email protected]
Web: mfaillustration.sva.edu
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MFA Interaction Design
Tel: 212.592.2703 / Fax: 212.627.2159
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: http://twitter.com/svaixd

MFA Photography, Video and Related Media
Tel: 212.592.2360 / Fax: 212.592.2366 
Email: [email protected]
Web: mfaphoto.sva.edu
Twitter: @mfaphotovideo
Facebook: /mfaphotovideo
Instagram: @mfaphotovideo
Tumblr: mfaphotovideo.tumblr.com

MFA Products of Design
Tel: 212.592.2118 / Fax: 212.592.2116
Email:[email protected]
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MFA Social Documentary Film
Tel: 212.592.2919 / Fax: 212.627.2528
Email:[email protected]
Web: mfasocdoc.sva.edu
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Twitter: http://twitter.com/socdoc

MFA Visual Narrative
Tel: 212.592.2388 / Fax: 212.627.2391
Email: [email protected]
Web: mfavisualnarrative.sva.edu

Graduate Portfolio Days

Graduate Portfolio Days are hosted annually by the National Portfolio Day Association (NPDA) and are geared towards individuals that have already completed a Bachelor’s degree program and are looking to further their education at the graduate level. These events give students the opportunity to meet with representatives from colleges accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) to learn more about the curricula, faculty, application procedures and other graduate program information. For more information about these events, please click here.

  • Please note that only representatives from departments listed below each event will be in attendance.
  • Prospective students interested in other graduate programs offered at SVA are encouraged to attend a graduate information session or contact the department directly for more information about opportunities to visit throughout the year.


Graduate Portfolio Day Schedule 2017 - 2018

Friday, December 1, 2017: Online Portfolio Day & Information Fair

ONLINE Event Sponsored By: NPDA and CareerEco
Note: Online registration via CareerEco is required for all guests to obtain full event details and login credentials.

  • Graduate Admissions
  • MFA Art Practice
  • MFA Computer Arts
  • MFA Interaction Design
  • MFA Social Documentary Film
  • MFA Visual Narrative
Graduate Information Sessions

In the fall, each Graduate department hosts their own Information Session. These events provide prospective students with a unique opportunity to tour the facility and meet with the Chair, faculty, department staff, current students and alumni.

  • Please click the date listed beside each department to access the full details and registration form for each event. (Note: All sessions take place at different times and locations throughout SVA's facilities.)

MAT Art Education - February 15, 2018

MFA Design - Friday Studio Tours (September 22 - December 15, 2017)

MFA Photography, Video and Related Media - December 7, 2017

MFA Social Documentary Film - December 2, 2017

  • Prospective students are encouraged to contact each department directly for more information about other events and opportunities to visit throughout the year.

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