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BFA Advertising

  • Areas of study include branding, interaction design, copywriting, web design and more
  • We teach how to come up with new ideas
  • Many classes are held at advertising agencies throughout NYC
  • 165 students, 32 faculty, 29 courses

BFA 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 internationally recognized animators
  • Thesis films shown to industry professionals at the Dusty Film & Animation Festival
  • 311 students, 32 faculty, 39 courses

BFA 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
  • 177 students, 26 faculty, 35 courses

BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects

  • Specialization in 3D computer art, computer animation and visual effects
  • Learn technical skills as well as story and visual development
  • We strive to give students a competitive edge to stand-out

BFA Design

  • We educate designers to think conceptually
  • Focus on branding, advertising, editorial, packaging, UI/UX, and 3D design
  • Fourth-year students’ work reviewed by industry professionals
  • 815 students, 117 faculty, 142 courses

BFA Film

  • 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
  • Thesis films shown to industry professionals at the Dusty Film & Animation Festival
  • 385 students, 82 faculty, 73 courses

BFA Fine Arts

  • Project-based, multidisciplinary learning
  • Concentrations available in traditional and new media
  • Studio work complemented with art history and theory
  • 306 students, 90 faculty, 142 courses

BFA Illustration

  • We teach how to communicate graphically
  • Successful illustrators are able to interpret and illuminate ideas
  • Put your own personal stamp on visual solutions
  • 473 students, 69 faculty, 76 courses

BFA 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, 25 faculty, 44 courses

BFA Photography and Video

  • 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
  • 427 students, 80 faculty, 108 courses

BFA 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
  • 69 students, 27 faculty, 38 courses

Non-Major

Art History

  • 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

Honors Program

  • Motivated students may apply to the Honors Program as a part of their original admissions application or by mail or e-mail by February 15, 2018.
  • 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 that attending art school in NYC has to offer

Humanities and Sciences

  • 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 Peer Tutoring to assist international students
  • The Writing Resource Center offers computers, Internet access and instructors for consultation and tutoring

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