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Come celebrate the next generation of creative professionals.

The SVA Talent Shows series was created as a way for students, faculty, parents and industry professionals to navigate the many end-of-year exhibitions and events that showcase the thesis work of SVA's graduating students.

Events listed are subject to change.
For more information, contact External Relations, 
extrelations@sva.edu or 212.592.2207.

To jump to a specific type of event, click the corresponding link below: 
Exhibitions
 | Open Studios | Portfolio Reviews | Presentations | Screenings

March 9 – 26
BFA Photography and Video
"Mentors"
SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor
Monday – Saturday, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Reception: Thursday, March 14, 6:00 – 8:00pm
An exhibition of works by selected BFA photography students, inspired by their relationships with leading members of the New York City arts community.

March 16 – April 13 
BFA Advertising and BFA Design
"
Spring Exhibition"
SVA Gramercy Gallery, 209 East 23rd Street
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 7:00pm; Saturday, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Reception: Tuesday, March 26, 5:00 – 7:30pm
"Conversations with Richard Wilde": Tuesday, March 26, 8:00 – 9:30pm (following the reception), 3rd-floor amphitheater


April 13 – May 9 
BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects 
SVA Flatiron Gallery, 133/141 West 21st Street
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 7:00pm; Saturday, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Reception: Thursday, May 9, 6:30 – 8:30pm

April 15 – May 15
BFA Photography and Video
"Senior Show"
214 East 21st Street, 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th floors
Reception: Tuesday, May 14, 4:00 – 7:00pm 

Wednesday, April 17
BFA Interior Design
393 NYC, 393 Broadway
9:00am – 8:00pm
Reception: Wednesday, April 17, 6:00 – 8:00pm

April 18 – May 8
MA Curatorial Practice
"What Happens Here Stays With Us"
"Haunted and Whole"
"idioglossia"
"Geographical Memories"
"[I]n the image of ..."
Pfizer Building, 630 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Reception: Thursday, April 18, 6:30 – 9:30pm
For a complete list of projects and exhibiting artists, visit macp.sva.edu/events-exhibitions.

April 27 – May 16
MFA Illustration as Visual Essay 
SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor
Monday – Saturday, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Reception: Tuesday, April 30, 6:00 – 8:00pm
 

May 17 – 26
MFA Fine Arts
"Now That's What I Call Love!"
DCTV, 87 Lafayette Street
Open daily, noon – 7:00pm
Reception: Friday, May 17, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Closing party: Sunday, May 26, 7:00 – 11:00pm

May 28 – June 15
MFA Computer Arts
SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor
Monday – Saturday, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Reception: Thursday, May 30, 6:00 – 8:00pm 

June 14 – July 3
MAT Art Education
SVA Flatiron Gallery, 133/141 West 21st Street
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 7:00pm; Saturday, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Reception: Tuesday, July, 2, 4:00 – 6:00pm 

June 22 – July 13
MFA Photography, Video and Related Media
SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor
Monday – Saturday, 10:00am – 6:00pm, Friday, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Reception: Thursday, June 27, 6:00 – 8:00pm 

June 29 – July 20
And Then...
MFA Visual Narrative
SVA Gramercy Gallery, 209 East 23 Street
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 7:00pm; Saturday, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Reception: Friday, July 19, 6:00 – 8:00pm 

 

Thursday, March 14
MFA Fine Arts
133/141 West 21st Street
6:00 – 9:00pm

Friday, March 22
MFA Photography, Video and Related Media
"Spring Salon"
214 East 21st Street
6:30 – 9:30pm
An opportunity to see the diverse range of photography, video and moving image artwork being produced by students in the department. RSVP here.

Monday, April 29
BFA Fine Arts
335 West 16th Street
6:00 – 9:00pm 

Friday, May 3
BFA Visual & Critical Studies

133/141 West 21st Street, ground, 4th and 6th floors
6:00 – 9:00pm

Thursday, May 9 
BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects
"Portfolio Night"
133/141 West 21st Street, 2nd and 3rd floors
6:30 – 8:30pm
 
Featuring thesis projects in computer animation and visual effects. 
 

Wednesday, May 8
BFA Advertising and BFA Design Industry Review
Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street
11:00am – 4:30pm
An opportunity for professionals—with a minimum of two years’ experience in the industry—to review senior portfolios in advertising, interaction and communication, graphic design, motion graphics, product development and 3D design. To attend, register here.

Thursday, May 9
BFA Illustration and BFA Cartooning New Talent Review
Martinique New York on Broadway, Curio Collection by Hilton, 49 West 32nd Street
Noon – 4:00pm
For questions or to learn more, contact illuscartug@sva.edu.

To request a copy of Portfolio, a book featuring senior thesis work, call 212.592.2165. 
 

Thesis presentations

Saturday, March 2
MA Curatorial Practice
"Double Disappearance: A Symposium About the Undocumented Memorial of 9/11"
The 8th Floor, 17 West 17th Street
11:00am – 3:00pm

Wednesday, April 17
MFA Design
"Thesis Forum Venture 19: Twenty Years of Design Entrepreneurs"

SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street
5:00pm
Design entrepreneurs premiere their unique products in an interactive public forum. This program features products and campaigns that are socially valuable and marketable. Champagne reception to follow.

Friday, April 26
MPS Art Therapy
National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South
9:00am – 3:00pm

Tuesday, May 7
MFA Design for Social Innovation
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street
11:00am – 3:00pm
Followed by a reception at MFA Design for Social Innovation, 136 West 21st Street, 5th floor
For a presentation schedule, click here.

May 7– 8
MFA Computer Arts
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street
6:00 – 9:00pm
For presentation schedule, call 212.592.2778.

Monday, May 13
MFA Interaction Design
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street
11:30am – 5:30pm

Monday, May 13
MA Design Research, Writing and Criticism
Precarious | The 2019 D-Crit Graduate Thesis Symposium

SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street
Doors open at 6:30pm, program begins at 7:00pm.

Tuesday, May 14
MFA Products of Design
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street
11:00am – 5:30pm

Wednesday, July 10
MPS Branding
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street
11:00am – 4:00pm

Tuesday, July 16
MFA Visual Narrative
209 East 23rd Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater
6:00 – 9:30pm

Monday, May 6
SVA Premieres: BFA Design – The Project Class
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street
6:30 – 9:30pm
For more information, contact directing@sva.edu.
 

Thursday, May 9
SVA Premieres: BFA Design – Motion Graphics
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street
7:00 – 8:30pm

Friday, May 10 – Sunday, May 12
SVA Premieres: BFA Film and BFA Animation
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street
All screenings are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, May 14
SVA Premieres: BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street
6:00 – 9:00pm

May 16 – 17
SVA Premieres: MPS Directing Short Film Fest 2019 
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street
7:00 – 10:00pm

Friday, June 21
SVA Premieres: MFA Photography, Video and Related Media
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street
5:00 – 6:00pm and 8:00 – 10:00pm
Reception: 7:00pm

September 26 – 29
SVA Premieres: MFA Social Documentary Film Thesis Showcase
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street
TBD

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