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“An industry executive called the School of Visual Arts the ‘Harvard of Cartooning’ and we cannot disagree.”
Thomas Woodruff
Chair
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About The Department
  • Being a cartoonist is more than a career—it’s a calling
  • SVA is one of the first colleges to offer cartooning as a major
  • We teach both classical techniques and new digital production
  • 167 students, 24 faculty, 28 courses
Courses
  • Curriculum at a glance
    • 72 credits in studio
    • 30 credits in humanities & sciences
    • 12 credits in art history
    • 6 credits in elective courses
  • 28 courses offered, including:
    • Cartooning Portfolio
    • Collage Illustration
    • Culture Survey
    • Digital Coloring for Cartoonists
    • Drawing with Ink for Cartoonists
    • Etching and Monoprint as Illustration
    • Figurative Sculpture
    • Foundations of Visual Computing
    • Hand Lettering
    • History of Cartooning
    • Intermediate Digital Portfolio
    • Pastel Techniques
    • Perspective
    • Photocopy Zines
    • Pictorial Problems
    • Principles of Cartooning
    • Professional Practice: Cartooning
    • Sculpture
    • Still and Moving: Low-Tech Animation
    • Storytelling
    • The Gouache Experience
    • Watercolor Techniques

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