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
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.
HELLO FROM SVA
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I can put my experience at SVA very simply, that they were the best four years of my life. No matter who you are, you are very welcome to New York City and you are very welcome at SVA. I hope you enjoy it if you choose to make SVA your choice.