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open houses 2017

Prospective undergraduate students and their families are invited to join us for our annual fall Open House events! Attendees will have an opportunity to meet the President of the College, department Chairs, current SVA students, and representatives from Admissions, Financial Aid, Residence Life and Student Affairs. Tours of our undergraduate departments and housing facilities will be offered as well.

A full schedule of events can be found below. Prospective students who attend an SVA Open House event will receive an application fee waiver if they apply for Early Action by December 1st. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus soon!

Saturday, October 14, 2017
  • Animation
  • Interior Design
  • Photography and Video
  • Visual & Critical Studies
  • Registration closed
Saturday, October 21, 2017
  • Design 
  • Advertising
  • Film
  • Fine Arts 
  • Registration closed
Saturday, November 4, 2017
  • Cartooning
  • Computer Art 
  • Illustration 
  • Registration closed

Can't make an Open House? Please consider joining us for a campus tour or an upcoming campus event.

Open House Sample Schedule


9:00am-9:30am         Registration and Breakfast, SVA Theatre Lobby, 333 West 23 Street

9:30am-10:00am       Welcome Session, Silas Theatre, 333 West 23 Street

10:00am-11:30am     Department Presentations and Student Panel

11:30am-1:00pm       Lunch

11:30am-3:00pm       Info Fair

12:00pm-3:00pm       Ongoing Studio and Housing Tours

12:30pm-1:30pm       Financial Aid Workshop

1:30pm-2:30pm         Portfolio & Application Prep Presentation A

2:30pm-3:30pm         Portfolio & Application Prep Presentation B

Department Overviews

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