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Advertising

Learn advertising in NYC from a faculty of working professionals and industry leaders.

  • SVA is the best choice for students looking for advertising colleges in New York City
  • Students benefit from SVA’s strong ties to the professional world through both its faculty and alumni
  • Learn effective concept execution through typographic expertise, digital production skill and a mastery of color, line, scale and layout
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Animation

SVA is considered a primary source of animation talent by the animation industry.

  • SVA is the best choice for students looking for animation colleges in New York City
  • We offer our students hands-on training in the latest 2D and 3D techniques
  • We provide opportunities for internships and networking
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Art History

The non-degree Art History Program at School of Visual Arts offers the practitioner a chance to understand the influence that historical perspective has on art—and studio practice in particular.

  • Knowing the history of art is very important to the artist’s development
  • There’s no better place to study art history than in New York City with its abundant museums and contemporary art world
  • Review all art—from the dawn of civilization through the MTV generation
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Cartooning

SVA is considered the leading institution for training cartoonists and its faculty is the largest and best of any art college.

  • SVA is the best choice for students looking for cartooning schools in New York City
  • One of the first colleges to offer cartooning, it is now the vanguard for the discipline
  • Become an expert in color and technique, as well as storytelling
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Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects

Learn computer art, animation and visual effects in our professional-caliber labs in our multi-disciplinary, cutting-edge program in NYC.

  • SVA is the best choice for students looking for computer animation colleges in New York City
  • Learn 3D animation, broadcast design, compositing, scripting, video game design and more
  • Production-based curriculum gives students the edge to stand out in a competitive industry
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Design

Our Design program focuses on teaching the visual communication skills that will open the door to a rewarding career.

  • SVA is the best choice for students looking for design schools in New York City
  • Our mission is to educate designers who aspire to be professional artists
  • Students will understand scale, texture, symmetry, tension, line, color, tone, balance, contrast, pattern and perspective
  • Multidisciplinary major includes graphic design, interactive design, product development design, motion graphics and 3D design
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Film and Video

SVA Film prepares you to be an independent filmmaker with the most hands-on BFA program in New York City.

  • You don’t just study films; you make them – all four years.
  • Your mentors are working professionals using state of the art equipment and technology
  • Your fellow filmmakers are an international creative community who work together to help each other realize their goals.
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Fine Arts

There is no better place to study fine arts than at SVA in New York City, the capital of the art world.

  • SVA is the best choice for students looking to earn a BFA degree in Fine Arts
  • SVA offers concentrations in sculpture and installation, painting, drawing, video, printmaking and new media
  • SVA is committed to creating networking opportunities for its students within the larger art and design worlds
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Honors Program

The non-degree Honors Program at School of Visual Arts is a challenging program for those artists who seek academic enrichment along with their studio practice

  • Motivated students can apply to the SVA Honors Program
  • This interdisciplinary program unites the liberal arts with studio practice
  • Honors study is augmented by public and private lectures, museum visits and events in artists' studios and theaters—utilizing the many opportunities attending art school in NYC has to offer
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Humanities and Sciences

The Non-degree Humanities and Sciences Program at School of Visual Arts offers over 200 courses

  • SVA is committed to providing a well-rounded education to its artists through its offerings in the humanities and sciences
  • We offer English as Second Language courses and a Peer Tutoring to assist international students
  • The Writing Resource Center offers computers, Internet access and instructors for consultation and tutoring
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Illustration

SVA wants to train illustrators to not only be adept at the physical craft but also be expert interpreters and communicators.

  • Successful illustrators must think, feel and illuminate, whether it's their own narrative or someone else’s
  • SVA teaches both the physical craft of illustration and the ability to understand a text and interpret it
  • Students will develop a facility with brush, color, line, form, pastel, pen and ink
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Interior Design

Study interior design with a faculty made up of professionals from the top architecture and interior design firms around the City.

  • SVA is the best choice for students looking for interior design schools in New York City
  • SVA provides students with all the latest industry-standard technology
  • Students receive their own working space starting their freshman year
  • Faculty consists of working designers from New York’s top firms
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Photography

SVA will help you cultivate your signature photographic style that will set you apart, and also help you network to get your career started.

  • SVA is the best choice for students looking for photography schools in New York City
  • Cutting-edge facilities open till 4am; medium- and large-format cameras available for student use
  • Fourth-year students paired with mentors that are invited from NYC’s abundant art scene
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Visual & Critical Studies

Interpret art, philosophy and visual thinking in this program for artists who do not want to be limited to one discipline.

  • Unique program for ambitious students who want to connect their art with academic scholarship
  • Seeks to help students develop the ability to understand and interpret the art, philosophy and visual thinking of the past and present
  • Multiple studio disciplines explored; ideal for thinking artists who do not want to be limited to one discipline
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