.
UndergraduateGraduateContinuing EducationSpecial ProgramsAbout SVAStudent LifeAttend SVAAfter SVA

The art of filmmaking—writing, cinematography, music, editing, sound—can inspire and influence people and the world around us. It takes talented, passionate, creative individuals to work in this fascinating industry. In New York, a great number of jobs can be found in film production for television, cable, local and network stations, as well as independent companies that create feature-length, documentary, commercial and educational productions.

View courses
More information

Many successful film professionals began their careers by developing strong skills in the various aspects of their craft. Art is derived from craft. Therefore, we have focused our film/digital program on learning each part of the process, giving you a solid foundation for getting that first job. 

Screenwriters who have an understanding of the roles of the director, actor and editor will make for better writers. Directors with a grounding in acting, editing and cinematography can project stronger reflections of their personal vision. Whenever you are ready, we offer courses in screenwriting, production, cinematography, directing, producing, the digital image, sound design, acting, editing and marketing. 

Information Session

Film, Video and Animation Information Session
One night: Wednesday, May 14
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, FREE OF CHARGE

What are the career opportunities in film, video and animation in New York? What do you need to begin? Spend an evening with some of our continuing education film, video, 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.

Downloads

Viewbook

Blog Feed

  • Sunday, April 13, 2014

    Step by Step

    Step by Step

    After a week of working on my taxes and reviewing receipts, invoices, and statements, I found myself revisiting my last year of activities.  Dinner with a curator friend.  Buying a catalogue...

  • Monday, March 24, 2014

    Lobby Art

    Lobby Art

    Auction houses have hired well-connected lobbyists to prevent artists from receiving royalties when their work sells at auction, according to the New York Times. Of course, artists deserve...

  • Wednesday, March 19, 2014

    Action Figures

    Action Figures

    Dan McCarthy’s  fifth solo show at Anton Kern Gallery features deceptively brushy new paintings and drawings, and more than thirty Facepots – McCarthy’s ceramic vessels pegged with facial...

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