This is a preview. Please close this window when you are done.

UndergraduateGraduateContinuing EducationSpecial ProgramsAboutAdmissionsAlumniStudents

Art for Kids (K–9)

  • Foundations learning.
  • Drawing and painting.
  • Explore a wide variety of materials.
  • For kids from Kindergarten through 9th grade.

CDFNY Summer Program for International Students

  • This 3-week, 3-credit summer program offers international college students an opportunity to develop their creative abilities while experiencing American culture in New York City.
  • Students may choose between two course options: Creative Art & Design Studio or Animation & Visual Effects Studio Pipeline.
  • Activities include company, studio and museum visits, walking tours, a Broadway musical, and more.

English and the Visual Arts Program

  • Majors available for the English and Visual Arts Program: Advertising, Cartooning, Computer Art, Fine Arts, Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography and Video
  • Transfer students may qualify for upper level placement based on accredited studio courses from other institutions. Sophomore (2nd) year is the highest placement possible.
  • This program is open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and international students

Filmmakers Dialogue

  • Preview important new studio and independent releases and meet the films' actors, directors, writers and producers
  • Participants have met and spoken with more than 1000 movie greats

International Educators Workshop

  • This summer workshop offers international art educators (high school and college) an opportunity to develop their creative abilities while experiencing American culture by living and studying in New York City.
  • Participants will develop their creative skills during a 5-day brainstorming workshop taught by Richard Wilde. A certificate of completion will be awarded for this course.
  • A variety of events and entertainment will be offered in during the program at no additional cost.

International Exchange Program

  • Students may apply to SVA as international exchange students only if they are enrolled at one of SVA's partner schools. Please click Application Information in the left hand menu to learn more.
  • SVA undergraduate students may apply to study for one semester at a partner institution, depending on their major, academic standing and departmental approval.
  • Separate from the international exchange program, SVA also offers the spring semester SVA in Rome program. Learn more at

Pre-College Program

  • Receive up to three college credits
  • Students will explore the fundamentals of art & design at a level not readily available in high school
  • Classes such as Animation, Advertising, Cartooning, Painting, Photography & many more

Summer Residency Programs

  • A variety of professional immersion programs provide opportunities for artists to explore new areas of social and technological practice and engage critically within their field.
  • Residencies available in Art and Technology, Design Thinking, Illustration, Lens and Screen Arts, Bio Art and more
  • Affordable housing is available, as well as opportunities to show work to the public
  • Recent faculty and guest lecturers have included: Suzanne Anker, Dara Birnbaum, Andriana Campbell, Ofri Cnaani, Jarrett Earnest, Ayana Evans, Stamatina Gregory, Alicia Grullon, Steve Heller, Tobias Frere-Jones, Sharon Louden and Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow,

SVA Destinations

  • Destinations: Cuba, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Los Angeles, Mexico, New Mexico, Spain
  • Replenish Your Creative Energy
  • Balance Serious Work With Travel and Renewal

SVA in Rome

  • Study and work in Rome “the Eternal City,” considered by many to be the most artistically rich city in the world, and without doubt the most important city in the history of the West.
  • For the spring semester, a small group of students study and work with local artists and art historians, as well as a historian of ancient and medieval Rome.
  • In addition to classroom and studio time, students will have access to the histories of Rome’s architecture, literature and art through field trips to monuments, ruins, churches, museums and galleries throughout Rome and its environs.
  • Shared apartments furnished with kitchens are provided.

SVA Online

  • Low Residency Graduate Programs
  • Online Professional and Continuing Studies Courses
  • Open Education: SVA events and lectures on YouTube and iTunesU

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