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

Spring 2020 courses are scheduled to begin Saturday, January 18, 2020 and conclude Saturday, March 28. 2020. Courses are not scheduled March 7, 2020 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 10:00am-1:00pm and a course scheduled 1:00pm-4:00pm. Please email [email protected] or call 212.592.2101 with questions regarding the program.

Course Offerings & Online Registration


Course Offerings:

ANP-0101-A - Animation: 10:00am-1:00pm
CFP-0101-A - Introduction to Film Production10:00am-1:00pm
CIP-0101-A - Cartooning10:00am-1:00pm
DSP-0101-A - Graphic Design10:00am-1:00pm
FIP-0501-A - Portfolio Workshop Section A10:00am-1:00pm
FIP-0501-B - Portfolio Workshop Section B: 1:00pm-4:00pm
FIP-0502-A - Introduction to Oil Painting: 1:00pm-4:00pm 
FIP-0503-A - Figure Drawing10:00am-1:00pm
PHP-0102-A - Digital Photography10:00am-1:00pm
PHP-0208-A - Experimental Video10:00am-1:00pm
PHP-0212-A - Video1:00pm-4:00pm
PHP-0301-A - Studio Photography10:00am-1:00pm
SMP-0302-A - Computer Art: Computer Animation with Maya10:00am-1:00pm

Please note: Pre-College 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 [email protected] 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 $775 is required in order to complete the online registration. 
  • You will receive an automated email informing you that your registration is complete if the payment was processed correctly.
  • Please email [email protected] 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 full-tuition. Students who have not pre-registered will be contacted and registered for their intended course based on availability. Students who have already registered will be reimbursed for tuition only. Course fees and supplies are the responsibility of the student. 

The Spring 2020 Pre-College President’s Scholarship portal will open on September 30, 2019 at 12:00pm noon. 

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.

The deadline to apply is Friday, January 3, 2020. Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by Friday, January 10, 2020. 

Please note: Only scholarship recipients will be notified of their award via email.

Tuition & Fees

Spring 2020 Tuition: $775 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-0212-A 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 [email protected] 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 18, 2020 and no refunds for withdrawals after the third class session.
Transcript Requests

Official SVA eTranscripts can be requested HERE and will be delivered as a secure PDF file via email within the same day. If you have any outstanding holds on your account, those must be cleared before transcripts will be released. If you are sending official transcripts to another institution through this service, please ensure they will accept electronic transcripts prior to submitting your request.

If you require a printed copy of your transcript, download the Transcript and Enrollment Request Form at and return the completed form to [email protected]

If you need a personal copy of your transcript, you can download or print a transcript immediately from MyServices Student. You will need your MySVA username and password to access your transcript.

If you have questions, contact the Registrar's Office at 212.592.2200 or [email protected]

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