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open houses 2019

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 12, 2019 features

  • BFA Computer Art
  • BFA Photography and Video
  • BFA Visual & Critical Studies

Saturday, October 19, 2019 features

  • BFA Advertising
  • BFA Animation
  • BFA Design
  • BFA Interior Design

Saturday, November 2, 2019 features

  • BFA Cartooning
  • BFA Film
  • BFA Illustration
  • BFA Fine Arts

Can't make Open House? Please consider joining us for a department tour.

Open House Sample Schedule


10:00am-10:30am     Check-in and Breakfast, SVA Theatre, 333 West 23 Street

10:30am-11:00am     Welcome Session, Silas Theatre, 333 West 23 Street

11:00am-12:00pm     Department Presentations 

12:00pm-1:00pm       Lunch

1:00pm-1:30pm         Parent Programming: Financial Aid Workshop

1:00pm-1:30pm         Portfolio & Application Prep Presentation

2:00pm-4:00pm         Ongoing Studio and Housing Tours

A Day at SVA

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