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Visual and critical studies courses at SVA are designed to engage and challenge students in areas beyond a single medium of expression and creation. The dynamic course offerings reflect our rapidly expanding visual culture and the increasing urgency to educate students about all aspects of visual experience. This semester, course offerings include The Fourth Dimension: Video, Space and the Broken Screen, Secrets of the Studio: Artists' Visits, Aesthetic Theory, The Art of Perfume: A Fragrance Development Workshop, Contemporary Painting Lab: Artists and Techniques of the 21st Century, Capturing Images with the Camera Obscura and Artist as Curator.

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  • Thursday, October 23, 2014

    The Wage is Too Damn Low

    The Wage is Too Damn Low

    “Artists rarely make a decent wage, even when they manage to practice art and have it be their main source of income,” says a recent Washington Post blog post.  How much should artists get paid?

  • Friday, October 10, 2014

    Pros and Con

    Pros and Con

    New York Comic Con is the mega-spectacle now under way at the Javits Center.  It’s the biggest pop culture convention in the East Coast and second biggest nationwide. Last year, it attracted more...

  • Monday, October 6, 2014

    Powerful Portrait

    Powerful Portrait

    Visit the district office of State Senator Brad Hoylman and you’ll find a painting by SVA Residencies alum George Towne of former Congressman Barney Frank!  Barney Frank was the first member of...

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