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
Request information at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the undergraduate interior design school at SVA.
Here we are in New York City, where buildings and interior space are abundant. What better city to study and shape the places where we live, work and play?
From your first day at SVA, you’ll work at your own desk with unlimited access to a state-of-the-art computer lab in a design-firm atmosphere. You’ll learn to integrate current technology with the traditions of drawing and drafting. You’ll become proficient in the specialized language used by today’s preeminent design and construction firms. And most importantly, you’ll learn what it takes to turn a design idea into a real space.
Our faculty, some of the most respected working professionals in the industry, will help you get there. Whether it’s Jo Walker, a leader in sustainable design; Ralph Ottaiano, AIA; Levien & Company, Inc.; Larry Berger, TPG Architecture; Mihai Radu, principal of Radu Architects and Architect on Call for the United Nations; or Neville Lewis, Interior Design Gold Medal winner—all of them are here to help you design a wide range of projects: apartments, restaurants, offices, schools, museums and cruise ships. You’ll also present your work to internationally renowned interior designers and architects along with real life clients. We invite partners in recognized interior design and architecture firms such as Gensler and HOK; magazine editors from major publications including Interior Design Magazine and Metropolis; and heads of design for brand-name companies like MTV and Polo Ralph Lauren. Through this process, you’ll gain confidence and insight and might even meet your future boss or client.
At SVA you’ll also have the opportunity to explore specialized areas of interest, whether in the creative areas of design and presentation skills, the technical areas of construction documentation, project management and construction administration, or the business areas of finance, marketing and company management. Courses such as Production and Set Design, Advanced Computer Rendering Techniques, and Design/Build are other ways to customize the program. For example, you can learn set design along with the SVA film students or go out into the field to participate in projects for schools and other community-based organizations. You can take tours of design firms and showrooms such as Steelcase and Herman Miller to get behind the scenes. In addition, the administration and faculty will work with you to secure summer and part-time internships that provide real life learning experiences.
Your time at SVA is a collaborative learning experience between teacher and student. And we are absolutely committed to your success. Upon graduation you’ll have unlimited options for earning a good living while working with passion. You can join a large international interior design or architecture firm and travel the world. You can become part of a smaller boutique design firm highly respected within your local community. You can work within the facilities department of a Fortune 100 corporation and be the client to your peers. You can pursue a specialty like furniture design, set design or residential design. Or you can go the entrepreneurial route and open your own design firm or real estate development company.
Our job is to expose our students to the latest thinking and creative energy in a constantly changing and expanding field that will take you to any of these destinations. And the industry supports SVA students because they know they are the future. The quality of our students and their placement on completing the program speaks for itself.
- SVA Commencement 2013! Speaker is critic Greil Marcus of Rolling Stone. Watch it here now http://t.co/9uCyEYMaQj
- I posted 10 photos on Facebook in the album "2013 Education Legacy Fund Scholarship Presentation" http://t.co/nLu6WVp90J
- I posted 9 photos on Facebook in the album "Rachel Lee - 2013 IIDA Student Design Award Winner" http://t.co/KR56NYHy2f
- Ditch the desk and hit the dancefloor! Tomorrow 12:30P nearby! http://t.co/iSjlaZaVkj http://t.co/9UKBxGqCCW
- DON'T BE ALARMED ~ It's just a photograph by SVAID staffmember @_KathyHayes_ in popular photo site @featureshoot http://t.co/J3KN9mQSzC
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