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Information Session


136 West 21st Street, Room: 418F

Open to the public

Moderator: John Rea

Executive creative director, Havas Worldwide

Are you looking to get hired as an advertising creative, or thinking of building a portfolio? Meet some of our faculty of industry professionals, and learn more about our courses. This information session includes an opportunity to network and get feedback on your work. Course advisors will be on hand to help you choose the right courses for your next career move.
Note: Priority will be given to registered students for portfolio review.


Advertising is all around us. From morning to night we’re bombarded with ads on our smartphones, on our trains and taxis, on billboards, on TV and the Internet. Only the best can stand out from the cacophony. How do you come up with those exceptional ideas?

SVA has professional faculty who are currently working in the ad business as copywriters, art directors, entrepreneurs and more. They are uniquely situated to help you create clever concepts, write the best copy— and very importantly—how to convince others that your concept is the right one, and how to execute. We’ll help you get to where you want to be in advertising—be it for career change or career advancement.


Our professional faculty of ad creatives give you assignments and critiques that mimic real-world work and pitches.

So take one of our courses. With work that mimics real-world assignments, pitches and critiques, you can only get better. In a classroom, you’ll have the flexibility to workshop your ideas and get feedback from our instructors and see how you measure up against your peers.

Take the next step towards branding yourself as the next great ad guru.

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