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SVA is an art and design school in New York City offering animation classes through its continuing education program. Our animation courses blend the practical, the theoretical and the creative, and are taught by seasoned professionals. Request information at ce@sva.edu to learn more about the animation classes offered in the continuing education program at SVA.

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Animation can stir the imagination and change the way we view ourselves and the world around us. It can be funny, serious, poignant or completely absurd. Animation appeals to all ages and has the ability to transcend cultural differences. Bringing the pleasures and excitement of animation to the screen requires talented, dedicated and imaginative people.

At the School of Visual Arts, seasoned professionals teach students how to give life and motion to ideas and characters, in a program that blends the practical, the theoretical and the creative. Our students have gone on to careers as artists and directors for feature films, television, commercial production and independent film projects. Fine arts and stop-motion animation, digital composition, storyboarding and special effects makeup are some of the courses offered this semester.

Information Session

Film and Animation Information Session
One night: Monday, August 31
What are the career opportunities in film and animation in New York? What do you need to begin? Spend an evening with some of our continuing education film, animation and cinema studies faculty; see their students' work, hear them discuss it and let them answer your questions on how to begin working in these dynamic fields.
NOTE: This information session will be held at 209 East 23rd Street, room 502, 5th floor. Seating is given on a first-come, first-served basis. Session begins promptly at 6:30 PM.
MODERATOR: VALERIE SMALDONE, principal, Valerie Smaldone Media Worldwide; voice-over artist and live announcer; host, Valerie’s New York; actress; producer; writer; celebrity interviewer, 92Y; talent coach.



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  • Thursday, October 8, 2015

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    At New York Comic Con, illustration hero Nathan Fox of MFA Visual Narrative sketches his favorite villain, Donald Trump as Modok – or maybe Modok as Donald Trump! Check out the time-lapse...

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