School of Visual Arts (SVA)

School of Visual Arts (SVA)


School of Visual Arts (SVA) is a college of art and design whose mission is to educate students who aspire to become professional artists or to work in arts' many related fields. This mission is the foundation upon which are built are the undergraduate degree programs in art and design that prepare students for entry into an array of professional fields in or related to the visual arts, while also equipping students with the skills necessary to become productive and thoughtful members of society; the rigorous and practice-based graduate programs in the visual arts and its allied fields; a continuing education program intended to meet the diverse needs of New York City’s professional art and design community and the larger community within which the College resides; and a commitment to serving the greater good through community service.

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    SVA 2014 Arts Abroad programs

    Your time off is hard-earned and precious. How will you spend it this year? By working on a passion project? Studying a new or long-held interest? Traveling somewhere you've never been? Why not all of the above? For o[...]

    April 14, 2014

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    SVA MFA Fine Arts department Open Studios

    Our program provides a stimulating and supportive environment in which students from many backgrounds can thrive and develop as artists. We aim to foster rigorous critical engagement with contemporary art and other cultu[...]

    April 7, 2014

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    SVA MFA Computer Art open studios

    School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents the MFA Computer Art open studios 2014, bringing together multidisciplinary projects from our graduating students. The event will be open to the public on April 15 through April 16 [...]

    March 31, 2014

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    Call for applications: Announcing the new SVA MA in Design Research

    The SVA Department of Design Research, Writing and Criticism is now accepting applications for its new one-year MA program for fall 2014. Significant scholarship support is available to all successful candidates. Co[...]

    March 24, 2014

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    Summer public art residencies at SVA

    The School of Visual Arts is pleased to present two innovative summer residencies in public art, which introduce artists to the conceptual and practical considerations of expanding a studio practice into the public rea[...]

    March 17, 2014

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    2014 Arts Abroad programs at SVA

    Mingle with photographers and gallerists in Shanghai, study masterworks of the Renaissance up close and in person or explore the towns and countryside of Provence—all through Arts Abroad, a selection of innovative trav[...]

    March 10, 2014

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    Summer residency in Bio art at SVA

    Coming to the fore in the early 1990s, Bio art is neither media specific nor locally bounded. As an international movement, several sub-genres exist within this overarching term:  – The iconography of molecular matte[...]

    March 3, 2014

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    SVA call for applications: MA Curatorial Practice

    The two-year Master of Arts degree in Curatorial Practice (CP) focuses on professional training, with a thorough grounding in history, research, and theory. Merit-based partial tuition scholarships are available, as are [...]

    February 24, 2014

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    SVA offers free webinars on social design

    Impact! Design for Social Change at the School of Visual Arts in New York in collaboration with Design Ignites Change, presents a series of free 30-minute webinars that explore how design-driven ideas for social good are[...]

    February 17, 2014

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    2014 SVA Arts Abroad programs

    You can study classic works of architecture from photographs, or learn a recipe from a cookbook, but there is no substitute for first-hand, on-site experience—for walking the halls of great Italian buildings that hav[...]

    February 10, 2014

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