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SPRING 2018 PRE-COLLEGE REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Spring semester classes are held on Saturdays in three-hour sessions over 10 weeks.

Spring 2018 courses are scheduled to begin Saturday, January 20 and conclude Saturday, March 31. Courses are not scheduled March 10 in observance of spring break.

It is possible for students to register for two courses during the spring program. Please be sure to select a course scheduled 10am - 1pm and a course scheduled 1pm - 4pm. Please email precollege@sva.edu or call 212.592.2101 with questions regarding the program.

Course Offerings & Online Registration

Spring 2018 Course Offerings

ANP-0101-A - Animation: 10am - 1pm  Register
CFP-0101-A - Introduction to Film Production: 10am - 1pm Register
CFP-0103-A - Screenwriting: Exploring Drama through Acting: 10am - 1pm Register
CIP-0101-A - Cartooning: 10am - 1pm Register
DSP-0101-A - Graphic Design: 10am - 1pm Register
FIP-0501-A - Portfolio Workshop, section A: 10am - 1pm Register
FIP-0501-B - Portfolio Workshop, section B: 1pm - 4pm Register
FIP-0502-A - Introduction to Oil Painting: 1pm - 4pm  Register
FIP-0503-A - Figure Drawing: 10am - 1pm Register
PHP-0101-A - Darkroom Photography: 1pm - 4pm Register
PHP-0102-A - Digital Photography: 10am - 1pm Register
PHP-0208-A - Experimental Video 1pm - 4pm Register
PHP-0301-A - Studio Photography: 10am - 1pm Register
SMP-0302-A - Computer Art: Computer Animation with Maya: 10am - 1pm Register
VCP-0203-A - Art Theory & Criticism: Exploring the Intersections of Contemporary Art & Popular Culture: 10am - 1pm Register

PLEASE NOTE: Courses may include working from nude models.

Online Registration Instructions

Online registration is highly recommended. If you prefer to download, print and email or mail your registration form, the PDF document may be found on this page, top left in the Download section. Email to precollege@sva.edu or send by postal mail to:

School of Visual Arts
Admissions, Pre-College Program

209 East 23rd Street

New York, NY 10010

You may also fax your registration form including credit card information to a secure fax line, 212.592.2116.

  • Please click on the Course Offerings dropdown menu.
  • Select a course by clicking on the individual course link.
  • View the course description and click on the Register For Course tab.
  • You will be taken to WebAdvisor to complete the online registration.
  • Please be sure to provide accurate address and phone information.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Provide both parent and student emails. All communication is sent to the email(s) on file.
  • A tuition payment of $700 is required in order to complete the online registration. 

    The following courses have an additional course fee for the use of equipment and supplies:

    ANP-0101-A Animation - $60
    CIP-01001-A Cartooning - $25
    PHP-0101-A Darkroom Photography - $65
    PHP-0102-A Digital Photography - $65
    PHP-0208-A Experimental Video - $65
    PHP-0301-A Studio Photography - $65

  • You will receive an automated email informing you that your registration is complete if the payment was processed correctly.
  • Please email precollege@sva.edu with questions or concerns.
  • Course details and supply lists will be emailed one week before the course begins.
Scholarship Information

President's Scholarship

A limited number of merit-based scholarships are available for the spring semester. The scholarship award is a full-tuition reimbursement that will be mailed as a check in the student's name. Students who have not preregistered will be contacted and registered for their intended course based on availability.

Spring 2018 Pre-College President’s Scholarship portal

The scholarship portal for Spring will close at midnight on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

All students wishing to apply for scholarship are asked to submit 5 of their strongest works via the SlideRoom portal linked above. Students are encouraged to submit at least 2 pieces created from direct observation. Students applying for a lens-based class (Film or Photography and Video) are not required to submit any drawing or painting work.

Please note: Only scholarship recipients will be notified of their award. Notification will be sent on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

Tuition & Fees

Spring 2018 Tuition: $700 per course

Supplies range between $30 - $300 depending on the course selection. Specific supply lists will be emailed one week before the course begins. The following courses have an additional course fee for the use of equipment and supplies:

ANP-0101-A Animation - $60
CIP-01001-A Cartooning - $25
PHP-0101-A Darkroom Photography - $65
PHP-0102-A Digital Photography - $65
PHP-0208-A Experimental Video - $65
PHP-0301-A Studio Photography - $65

You must bring a picture ID and a copy of the emailed course document with you every Saturday to enter the building. A current high school ID or state ID may be used. The security guard will not let you enter the building without the printed course document and identification. Please bring these two items to class each Saturday to show the security officer. There is no orientation meeting to attend prior to the class starting. Students go directly to class on the first day.

Refund Policy

Refund requests must be received in writing and emailed to precollege@sva.edu. Please include the student's full name and course number. Spring tuition refunds will be issued according to the following schedule:

  • Before the first class session - 100% of tuition
  • Before the second class session - 90% of tuition
  • Before the third class session - 80% of tuition
  • There are no course fee refunds after January 20, 2018 and no refunds for withdrawals after the third class session.
Transcript Requests

Official Transcripts
Transcripts letters are offered free of charge to students.

Note that transcripts will not be released if a student has outstanding financial obligations to SVA. At this time, transcripts are only sent via postal mail within five business days and will not be transmitted via email or fax. Students wishing to pick up transcripts in person may receive an unofficial (student) copy for their personal use or an official copy in a sealed envelope to deliver to another institution.

Requests for transcripts may be made via the following methods:

Request in Person
Visit the Office of the Registrar at 205 East 23rd Street between Second and Third avenues located next to the SVA Campus Store.

Request via Mail, Fax or Email 
Send a completed and signed copy of the Transcript Request Form (top left in the Download section) to the following address:

School of Visual Arts
Registrar, Transcripts
209 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010

You may also fax your signed request to 212.592.2069 or email a scanned copy to registrar@sva.edu.

Request Online
Log in to myservices.sva.edu with your MySVA username and password, then click on the “Academics” link.

Click on the “Transcript Request” link. There you can choose what type of transcript is needed in the Transcript type menu (i.e. official, student copy (unofficial), etc.).

If you need assistance with your MySVA account, visit myaccount.sva.edu or contact the IT HelpDesk at 212.592.2400 or helpdesk@sva.edu.


Viewing Unofficial Transcripts Online
Current and former students may view unofficial copies of their transcripts by logging into MyServices at myservices.sva.edu. Click on the "Student Planning" link, followed by "Unofficial Transcript".

If you need assistance with your MySVA account, visit myaccount.sva.edu or contact the IT HelpDesk at 212.592.2400 or helpdesk@sva.edu.

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