Check out what some of most successful alumni are up to and how they got there.
SVA Features video subject, leading independent filmmaker Ti West (BFA 2003 Film and Video).
Animator Dana Terrace (BFA 2013 Animation), who started out as a storyboard revisionist for the popular Disney show Gravity Falls, is now directing episodes of the reboot of Disney’s hit series, DuckTales.
Artist and designer KAWS (BFA 1996 Illustration) started out as a street artist and has since become an art world superstar. His work includes repeated use of a cast of figurative characters and motifs—some his original creations, others reworked versions of existing pop culture icons—and his paintings, screen prints, and small and large-scale sculptures have been exhibited in major galleries and museums worldwide.
Dash Shaw (BFA 2005 Illustration) is a comic book writer/artist, animator and author of the critically acclaimed graphic novels Cosplayers, Doctors, New School and Bottomless Belly Button, published by Fantagraphics. He has also written Love Eats Brains (Odd God Press), GardenHead (Meathaus), The Mother's Mouth (Alternative Comics) and BodyWorld (Pantheon Books), and his feature-film debut, My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea, starring Jason Schwartzman, Lena Dunham, Reggie Watts, Maya Rudolph and Susan Sarandon, was released in 2017.