School of Visual Arts
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, a dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprising 7,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 38,000 alumni in 75 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world. 

Videos from School of Visual Arts

Subway Series: Yuko Shimizu

School of Visual Arts 03:21 Fine Arts

Yuko Shimizu shares her story of how she became a designer later in life.

Subway Series: Steve Heller and Viktor Koen

School of Visual Arts 03:12 Fine Arts

Steve Heller and Viktor Koen have seen their relationship evolve from teacher and student to collaborators.

Subway Series: Louise Fili

School of Visual Arts 03:30 Fine Arts

Louise Fili talks about the design process for a holiday poster.

Subway Series: Gail Anderson

School of Visual Arts 03:34 Fine Arts

SVA professor Gail Anderson talks about how she became interested in the arts.

Subway Series: Edel Rodriguez

School of Visual Arts 03:04 Fine Arts

Edel Rodriguez reflects on how his background as an immigrant from Cuba informed his political artwork.

Sketchbooks: Jo Zixuan Zhou

School of Visual Arts 01:38 Fine Arts

BFA Illustration student Jo Zixuan Zhou shows off her sketchbook.

Sketchbooks: Heather Yun

School of Visual Arts 01:27 Fine Arts

The latest sketchbook from Computer Art student Heather Yun.

Sketchbooks: Cody Silver

School of Visual Arts 01:17 Fine Arts

The latest sketchbook from BFA Cartooning student Cody Silver.

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SVA is the destination for those looking to explore the spectrum of visual arts. While they have Bachelors and Masters degree programs in disciplines including photography, design, illustration, computer animation, film, fine arts, and beyond, SVA also offers many other ways to get involved in the arts. You can browse through exhibitions of student work in their online gallery; attend a virtual visiting artist lecture; read about how alumni and other SVA community members apply their art education in their careers; register for a continuing education course to hone a skill or try something new; virtually tour their facilities; and so much more.


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