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Study at School of Visual Arts

School of Visual Arts, also referred to as SVA, is among the top independent colleges of art and design in the United States. It is located in Manhattan, New York City, and was established in the year 1947 by Burne Hogarth and Silas H. Rhodes. The original name of the college was Cartoonists and Illustrators School. It was rechristened the School of Visual Arts in the year 1956. Students are offered degrees in art programs including advertising, animation, fine arts, graphic design, and digital photography. SVA is a member unit of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD).

School of Visual Arts' students are provided the opportunity of displaying their work through art exhibitions held in the art galleries of SVA.

Profile of School of Visual Arts

School of Visual Arts can be found in New York, NY (a large city). The school is a private, for-profit institution. The Master's degree is the highest degree at School of Visual Arts.

Course Topics

The school has a tighter focus on specific Course Topics than most colleges its size. The most common majors at School of Visual Arts are in photography and commercial art and fine arts.

School of Visual Arts Selectivity

The school does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 460 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at School of Visual Arts centered around 460 to 580, but ranged both higher and lower.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 3, 946 students were enrolled in the school.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at School of Visual Arts. Student dorms or apartments are common at the school.

School of Visual Arts Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Photography and Commercial Art654commercial art, film and photography, photography
Fine Arts97fine arts, art history and criticism
Education and Teaching28art Education
Therapy and Counselling15art therapy
Design15interior design

Contact: School of Visual Arts

School of Visual Arts

209 E 23rd St

New York, NY 10010

General Phone: (212) 592-2000


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