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open houses 2017

In the fall, prospective students and their families will have the opportunity to meet the President of the College, the Chair of each undergraduate department being showcased that day, current SVA students, and representatives from Admissions, Financial Aid, Residence Life and Student Affairs. During the event, tours of the undergraduate departments and housing facilities will be offered. In the afternoon, Admissions will present on portfolio development for admission and scholarship consideration. The event will run from 9am to 3pm and begins at the SVA Theatre.

Prospective students who attend an SVA Open House event will receive an application fee waiver if they apply for Early Action by December 1st. 

Saturday, October 14, 2017
  • Animation
  • Interior Design
  • Photography and Video
  • Visual & Critical Studies

Saturday, October 21, 2017
  • Design 
  • Advertising
  • Film
  • Fine Arts 

Saturday, November 4, 2017
  • Cartooning
  • Computer Art 
  • Illustration 

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-2:00pm         Portfolio & Application Prep Presentation A

2:00pm-2:30pm         Portfolio & Application Prep Presentation B

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