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Advertising

  • Areas of study include branding, interaction design, copywriting, web design and more.
  • We teach how to come up with new ideas.
  • Many classes held at advertising agencies throughout NYC.
  • 201 students, 24 faculty, 32 courses
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Animation

  • We give you the tools you need to hone your voice and art
  • Train on the latest animation software and hardware
  • Many of our alumni are internally recognized animators
  • 205 students, 28 faculty, 44 courses
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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

  • 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
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Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects

  • Specialization in 3D computer animation, visual effects and game arts
  • Learn technical skills as well as narrative and story development
  • We strive to give students a competitive edge to stand-out
  • 302 students, 87 faculty, 57 courses
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Design

  • We educate designers to think conceptually.
  • Focus on branding, advertising, editorial, packaging, web design and more.
  • Fourth-year students’ work reviewed by industry professionals.
  • 710 students, 94 faculty, 115 courses
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Film and Video

  • Hands-on program where you’ll make films all four years
  • Train on industry-standard, state-of-the-art equipment
  • We believe in nurturing collaboration
  • 430 students, 71 faculty, 72 courses
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Fine Arts

  • Project-based, multidisciplinary learning
  • Concentrations available in traditional and new media
  • Studio work complemented with art history and theory
  • 304 students, 88 faculty, 163 courses
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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

  • We teach how to communicate graphically
  • Successful illustrators are able to interpret and illuminate ideas
  • Put your own personal stamp on visual solutions
  • 426 students, 66 faculty, 62 courses
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Interior Design

  • Council for Interior Design (CIDA) accredited program
  • Creative skills are taught alongside with technical, as well as business and leadership skills
  • Internship opportunities available in NYC’s leading interior design and architecture firms
  • 79 students, 29 faculty, 53 courses
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Photography

  • Cultivate your signature photographic style that will set you apart
  • Medium and large-format cameras available for use
  • Mentor program for seniors with renowned photographers, critics, photo editors and other professionals and artists
  • 511 students, 89 faculty, 111 courses
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Visual & Critical Studies

  • A program for ambitious students who want to combine their studio art with philosophy, theory and criticism
  • Multidisciplinary curriculum for thinking artists
  • Explore various media and unorthodox art making
  • 97 students, 25 faculty, 37 courses
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