WELCOME TO THE SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS, NEW YORK
School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for more than seven 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.
Located in midtown Manhattan, the heart of New York City
1000+ working professional educating 7000+ students
One of the three colleges to offer bachelors in cartooning
Practice artistic freedom in a dynamic and focused curriculum
1. CBSE/ICSE/State Board: highest
2. IB Diploma (including EE & TOK):
3. British Curriculum: highest possible
Explore the amazing scholarships offered at SVA:
The highest award Silas H. Rhodes Scholarship of up to $90,000 over four years
SVA AT A GLANCE
We recognize that communication is the cornerstone of community. Accessible leadership and minimal hierarchy breed a spirit of mutual respect and cooperation.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
We value our differences. An SVA education is informed by multiple approaches to learning and making; and by the presence of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences.
FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
The freedom to take risks is vital to art-making and arts education. We celebrate divergent opinions as participants in the world's largest community of creative professionals.
PROFESSIONALISM & INTEGRITY
We believe in accountability. As we adapt and innovative, our institutional commitment to ethical conduct, community service, and outreach and financial responsibility remains steadfast.