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 email@example.com.
See below for details on all alumni benefits.
- Overview of Alumni Benefits
Connect with more than 30,000 fellow SVA alumni through these online resources:
- The SVA Online Alumni Community alumni.sva.edu
- LinkedIn: Go to alumni.sva.edu/networking and click on the LinkedIn icon
- Facebook: facebook.com/schoolofvisualartsalumni
- Twitter: twitter.com/SVAalumni
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
- Discounts on health, auto, home, dental and renters insurance.
- 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 Services
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
To get started, log on to http://portfolios.sva.edu.
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 email@example.com, or download a catalog from www.sva.edu/ce.
Model Drawing Sessions
Bring your drawing materials and attend weekly model drawing sessions 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 under the News and Events menu.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, submit notes via the online alumni community.
- Alumni Discounts
Continue your professional development with continuing education classes. A $50 discount per course is applied when your alumni ID card is presented upon registration. To request the latest course catalog, contact Continuing Education at 212.592.2050 or email@example.com, or download a catalog from www.sva.edu/ce.
Discounted Theater Tickets
Receive a 15%-50% discount on Broadway and off-Broadway shows. Specific performances vary and restrictions and blackout dates may apply.
Discounted tickets to two off-Broadway shows: F#%king Up Everything is a new rock musical comedy and New York Times Critic’s Pick. It’s an old-fashioned boy-meets-girl love story. When these Brooklyn hipsters aren't true to who they are, they screw up everything. Now playing at Times Square’s Elektra Theatre. Visit fueonstage.com for details. The discounted rate is $39 per ticket. Click here to redeem or call 212-352-3101 and mention code RRM39.RESTRICTIONS: Regularly $49. Offer may be revoked at any time and is subject to availability. Not valid on prior purchase. Offer cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions; blackout dates and restrictions may apply. Maximum of 8 tickets total with offer.The Memory Show is a contemporary new musical that was named one of Time Out New York’s “top 20 shows to see this spring.” The Memory Show “transcends expectations and achieves haunting originality” says Ben Brantley of The New York Times. Now playing at The Duke on 42nd Street. Visit transportgroup.org for more information. The special offer rate is $45.50 for performances on May 1 through May 18. Click here and use code TMSRR3 or call 646-223-3010 and mention code TMSRR3.
RESTRICTIONS: Regularly $65. Subject to availability. Not valid on prior purchase. Offer cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. Not valid 5/12. Additional blackout dates and restrictions may apply. No refunds or exchanges. Offer may be revoked at any time. Standard service fees apply to all phone and internet orders.
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.
Discounts on 3rd Ward Membership and Classes
Receive 25% off monthly membership fees for the first 30 days of the promotion and an ongoing 15% discount after the first month at 3rd Ward, a member-based art-and-design center for creative professionals in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Their space houses four photo studios, a professional wood and metal shop, a fully loaded digital media lab, shared and private office space and a large interdisciplinary art education program. Alumni ID card and photo ID required for discounts. For more information, visit www.3rdward.com or call 718.715.4961.
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 and Discount Health Plan
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.
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.
In addition to substantial premium savings that may be available to members, the program also provides:
- A wide variety of choices for coverage from HSAs to PPOs for members, their employees or families
- Unlimited lifetime maximums, with dependants covered until age 26
- Pre-existing condition coverage for all children under age 19
- 20% deductible credit each year you do not meet your deductible
- 10% healthy member discount and preferred rates
- Optional free health savings account
- Optional PPO or traditional health plan with over 1,000,000 providers
- Plans with a $20, $25, $30 or $40 co-pay for doctor visits
- Prescription drug coverage
- World wide coverage, 24 hours a day
- Unlimited and enhanced wellness benefits with no out-of-pocket costs based on PPACA guidelines effective September 23, 2010
- Tele-Express phone application—no paper applications to complete, apply over the phone in as little as 10 minutes
To learn more about the options available to lower your health insurance costs and maintain comprehensive coverage, visit JLBG's Web site at SVAhealthplans.com for an instant online rate, or call 866.860.4960 for more details, member rates and a 10-minute phone application.
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.
Note: Features are subject to state availability and may not apply to all members. If this plan does not apply to you, the Office of Alumni Affairs suggests that you go to the Artists' Health Insurance Resource Center Web site at ahirc.org for information on health insurance options in your area.
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 The Alumni Society of SVA 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.
Thursday, May 16, 2013