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We encourage graduate applicants to attend an event near you or plan to visit the department(s) they are interested in prior to submitting their application materials.

Graduate Admissions Preview Nights

Join us this fall in NYC to explore graduate study at SVA!

Graduate Admissions Preview Nights give prospective graduate students an overview of graduate programs offered as well as tips about the application process. Come meet with Graduate Admissions staff and discuss your interests.

Please RSVP and find out more details by clicking the links below:

Graduate National Portfolio Days

Graduate National Portfolio Days are specifically for individuals that are in progress or have already earned a Bachelor’s degree and are interested in MFA, MPS, and MA degrees. Prospective graduate students have the opportunity to meet with schools accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Representatives from SVA will be available to review artwork and discuss graduate study at the following events:

San Francisco Graduate Portfolio Day
Sunday, October 21, 2018
12:00 – 4:00pm
California College of the Arts
1111 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Boston Graduate Portfolio Day
Saturday, October 27, 2018
10:00am – 2:00pm
621 Huntington Avenue (enter through the Design & Media Center), Boston, MA 02115

New York City Graduate Portfolio Day
Sunday, October 28, 2018
12:00 – 4:00pm
Parsons The New School for Design, University Center 
66 5th Avenue (First Floor Lobby), New York, NY 10003

Chicago Graduate Portfolio Day
Saturday, November 3, 2018
10:00am – 2:00pm
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
280 South Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60603

ONLINE Graduate Portfolio Day and Information Fair
Friday, November 30, 2018
Time TBD
Event registration facilitated by CareerEco.

Graduate Department Information Sessions

Graduate Department Information Sessions provide a unique opportunity for prospective students to tour the facility and meet with the Chair, faculty, department staff, current students, and alumni.

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

Please RSVP and find out more details by clicking the link(s) below:
Important Contact Information

Graduate Admissions
Tel: 212.592.2107 / Fax: 212.592.2116 
Email: [email protected]

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]
Friend us on Facebook! SVA MAT Art Ed

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]
Web: macp.sva.edu

MFA Design
Tel: 212.592.2600 / Fax: 212.592.2627
Email: [email protected]
Web: design.sva.edu
Twitter: http://twitter.com/SVAMFADesign
Friend us on Facebook! SVA MFA Designer As Author
Follow us on our blog here

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]
Friend us on Facebook! SVA MPS Digital Photo
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SVADigitalPhoto

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

MPS Fashion Photography
Tel: 212.592.2368 / Fax: 212.592.2336
Email: [email protected]
Web: mpsfashionphoto.sva.edu

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
Follow us on our blog here

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]
Friend us on Facebook! SVA Products of Design

MFA Social Documentary Film
Tel: 212.592.2919 / Fax: 212.627.2528
Email:[email protected]
Web: mfasocdoc.sva.edu
Follow us on our blog: here
Friend us on Facebook! MFA Social Documentary Film at SVA
Twitter: http://twitter.com/svasocdoc

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

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