November 2, 2020

MFA Computer Arts 2020 virtual info sessions

School of Visual Arts (SVA)

(1) Yu Patrick Wang, The Organized Life, 2020. 3D animation. (2) Mark Minnig, Otis March, 2020. 2D animation. (3) Yalan Wen, I'm Thinking What I'm Thinking, 2020. Interactive installation.

The School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Arts Department will be hosting their annual Info Sessions virtually, where prospective students can meet with faculty, staff, current students, and alumni in order to learn more about the program and what the department has to offer. Presenting during these three Info Sessions will be current faculty: Kun-I Chang, Mary Franck, and David Peng; and alumni: Kawo a.k.a Sushijojo, Jaime Klein, and Paskorn Nontananandh. Information on each session is below:

November 7, 1–2:30pm ET: with current faculty David Peng, alumnus Pasakorn Nontananandh, and current student Qingruo Momo Zhao. Register here.

November 14, 9–10:30am ET: with current faculty Mary Franck, alumnus Kawo a.k.a Sushijojo, and current student Emilio Ramos. Register here.

December 5, 1–2:30am ET: with current faculty Kun-I Chang, alumnus Jaime Klein, and current student Yifei Kim Jin. Register here.

For those unable to attend the Info Sessions, there are several other upcoming virtual events where prospective students will have the chance to meet with department staff to ask questions and receive portfolio reviews. Click here to see more information about these events.

School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Arts emphasizes creative experimentation and a multidisciplinary approach to making art with computers and emerging technologies. Dedicated to producing digital artists of the highest caliber, the department guides each student in the development of a personal artistic style in a course of study that is individually tailored to meet his or her needs. Students come from around the world to study in this two-year MFA degree program, which has distinguished itself with nine Student Academy Awards.

Founded in 1986 and with a network of over 1000 alumni, the SVA MFA Computer Arts Department was the first MFA program in the USA to focus on computer art. The first-year curriculum strengthens and broadens the student's knowledge and creative approach to digital art in preparation for the thesis year. The second year revolves around the thesis process—the completion of a body of creative work, combined with academic research and an artist’s statement. The first- and second-year academic programs are supplemented by workshops, visiting artists, guest lectures and internship opportunities.

Awards have been bestowed upon our students by major international competitions including nine Student Academy Awards, Adobe Design Achievement Awards, Youtube Award, Prix Ars Electronica, SIGGRAPH, Electronic Theater and Art Show, Webby Awards, ISEA and the Leonardo Awards for Excellence. Student works have appeared in such acclaimed festivals as Cannes, Tribeca and Sundance, Annecy, Ottawa and New York, among dozens of others.

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers, and creative professionals for more than six decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, dynamic curriculum, and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprised of more than 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world. For information about the College's 32 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, visit

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