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The Office of Alumni Affairs is dedicated to advancing the cultural and educational best interests of its members. Through programs, publications, special events and promotions, the office maintains an active relationship with the alumni and encourages them to support the College's mission to educate future generations of artists, designers, and creative professionals. All degree graduates of SVA are considered alumni.

As an SVA alumnus, a variety of valuable programs and benefits are available to you.

To take advantage of these benefits and to gain access to SVA programs and events, alumni need an alumni ID card, along with a photo ID. Alumni can print out their alumni ID card at alumni.sva.edu/IDcard.

Questions? Please contact Office of Alumni Affairs at 212.592.2300 or alumni@sva.edu.

See below for details on all alumni benefits. 

To print a PDF version of your alumni benefits, please refer to the left hand column of the website and look under "Downloads."

Alumni Benefits Overview

Connect with more than 35,000 fellow SVA alumni through these online resources:

As an SVA alumnus, a variety of valuable programs and benefits are available to you, including:

  • Educational programs, networking mixers and special events; alumni.sva.edu/events
  • Monthly alumni newsletter and special departmental invitations via email
  • Career Development services, including workshops and the online job board
  • Continuing Education discount
  • Weekly model drawing sessions
  • Access to the Visual Arts Library
  • A subscription to Visual Arts Journal
  • Insurance opportunities: health, auto, home, dental and renters insurance. See the Insurance Opportunities menu below for more information.  
  • Discounts to performing arts venues, arts organizations and retailers
  • Free membership to SVA Portfolios / Behance
  • 15% discount on Moo business cards and other products
  • Access to Kickstarter’s SVA-curated page
Alumni Discounts

Discounted Theater Tickets
Receive a 15%-50% discount on Broadway and off-Broadway shows. Specific performances vary and restrictions and blackout dates may apply. Please stay tuned for discounts.

Discounted Art Supplies
Receive a 10% discount on items purchased at DaVinci Art Supply, 137 East 23 Street (between 2nd and 3rd avenues) and 132 West 21 Street (between 6th & 7th avenues). Hours: Monday - Friday 8:45am - 7pm,  Saturday-Sunday 10am - 6pm. SVA alumni ID card and photo ID are required at time of purchase.

Brooklyn Artists Space (BAS)
The Brooklyn Artists Space offers opportunities to the  graduate residency and a visiting artist residency. Please visit http://brooklynartspace.org/ for more information.

What does your business card say about you? MOO cards are to business cards what the iPad is to the newspaper: more compact and more powerful. MOO cards make it easy for visual artists and creative professionals to present different pieces of work to different contacts. One side of the MOO card has your contact and social media information, and the other side has your chosen image. Each order allows you to upload as many as 50 different images. As an SVA alumnus, you will receive a 15% discount on MOO business cards and other MOO products.Visit http://moo.com/link/h9a9  to get started. The discount will be applied on check-out.

Alumni Insurance Opportunities

Auto, Home and Renters Insurance
Liberty Mutual offers an auto, home and renters Insurance program for SVA alumni. For more information visit the Liberty Mutual Web site. Liberty Mutual is a sponsor of Oprah Winfrey's "No Phone Zone" initiative, which encourages Americans to commit themselves to not texting or phoning while driving. More information can be found on Oprah's Web site.

Health Insurance
SVA Alumni can access affordable health insurance programs that can help provide members and their families with comprehensive major medical insurance coverage through JLBG Health, the nation's largest provider of association health plans.

Introducing the SVA Alumni Health Insurance Exchange.

3 easy steps:

  • Assess your situation and find out if you are eligible for subsidies.
  • Shop for plans ON and OFF the Public Health Insurance Exchanges.
  • Apply for the health plan of your choice with or without subsidies.

Enter the SVA Alumni Health Insurance Exchange or call 866.860.4960 and speak with a licensed and certified Exchange Specialist.

  • Shop multiple quality carriers like: Blue Cross, Aetna, Assurant, Cigna, Humana and many others.
  • Apply online or over the phone.
  • No medical questions asked.
  • All pre-existing conditions covered.
  • Access to the Federal and State Marketplaces.
  • Look at plans off the Exchange and decide what's best.
  • Non ACA qualified plans are also available for $1,000's a year in savings (tax penalty may apply).
  • Employers can give access to Employees to shop as well and may contribute to their premium but this is not mandatory.

Access the SVA Alumni Exchange here or call 866.860.4960.

Did you miss the March 31st healthcare enrollment deadline? For more information please click here to watch an instructional video.

What is the ACA and what are my healthcare enrollment options? For more informationa please click here to watch an instructional video.

 ***Plan designs and access to products may vary by state***

Features are subject to state availability and may not apply to all members. If this opportunity does not apply to you, SVA Alumni Affairs suggests you go to the Artists' Health Insurance Resource Center Web site at ahirc.org for information on health insurance options in your area.

How will the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act guidelines affect your new or current health insurance and when? Please visit JLBG's Web site at SVAhealthplans.com/healthcare-reform or call 866.860.4960 for more information on the new health care laws.

Dental Programs
Dentalplans.com provides a 20% discount off membership fees for dental programs and services nationwide. For more information, call 800.219.7379 or go to  to dentalplans.com/assva.

*The School of Visual Arts and SVA Alumni Society are not responsible for the services provided by insurance companies and dentists/health care providers in the health insurance and dental programs mentioned above, nor are they responsible for any of the policies, procedures, or acts (or failure to act) of any of the auto, home, and renters insurance, health insurance and dental programs referred to above.

Alumni Services

Online Alumni Community
Alumni have access to the SVA online alumni community where you can get in touch with former classmates and network with fellow alumni. Go to alumni.sva.edu.

Career Development
The Office of Career Development hosts workshops and programs designed to educate and inform students and alumni about all aspects of career development in the visual arts. Events are held throughout the year for all students and alumni, who may attend without restriction. Programming includes special lectures, presentations from industry experts, workshops, fairs and networking events. Use of the online job board, www.collegecentral.com/sva, is available to all alumni. The Office of Career Development also provides one-on-one career counseling to alumni for up to four years after graduation. For more information, contact Career Development at 212.592.2370 or cd@sva.edu.

SVA Portfolios on Behance
Join SVA Portfolios, an exclusive and free network for degree-seeking SVA students, alumni and faculty members. Through SVA Portfolios you will gain broader exposure for your work, connect with others in the SVA community and be discovered more easily by potential clients, recruiters, and creative enthusiasts.

Behance was designed to support the creative and business aspects of being an artist. Projects on SVA Portfolios can be built with text, images, audio or video. Members can share tips and media, collaborate on projects, and get feedback from peers or mentors. They can also publish their work on their Facebook and Twitter pages, and sync up their profile with what they have on LinkedIn. The Office of Career Development and the Office of Student Affairs hosted the panel Surviving and Thriving in the Freelance Worldwatch to learn more.  To get started on Behance, log on to http://portfolios.sva.edu.

Continuing Education
Continue your professional development with continuing education classes. A $50 discount per course is applied when alumni ID card is presented upon registration. To request the latest course catalog, contact Continuing Education at 212.592.2050 or ce@sva.edu, or download a catalog from www.sva.edu/ce.

Model Drawing Sessions
Bring your drawing materials and attend weekly model drawing sessions during the fall and spring semesters at the Solarium in the George Washington Residence Hall located at 23 Lexington Avenue (23rd Street). Co-sponsored by the Office of Residence Life. Alumni ID card and photo ID required for building entry. For the current schedule, click on Upcoming Events.

Visual Arts Library
Alumni have access to computers and in-house research when alumni ID card and photo ID are presented at the circulation desk. The library is also interested in learning about books alumni have illustrated, designed, been featured in and/or written. To be a part of the library's growing collection of alumni books, please send an email with publication details to the library director, robert.lobe@sva.edu.

Visual Arts Journal
Free subscription to SVA's biannual magazine. For the opportunity to have your news submitted for inclusion in the Alumni Notes & Exhibitions section email, alumni@sva.edu.

Professional Web Site Listing
Promote your professional work through the curated alumni Web site page on sva.edu. To list your URL, e-mail alumni@sva.edu with your link.


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