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Computer Arts

School of Visual Arts

24 months
48600 USD/year
48600 USD/year
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The Computer Arts program at School of Visual Arts emphasizes creativity and a multidisciplinary approach to producing innovative animation, motion graphics and fine art within a collaborative state-of-the-art production environment. 


The goal of the Computer Arts program at School of Visual Arts is to develop artists who will continue to challenge norms, question standards, and surprise people long after they leave SVA. Being based in NYC also offers a significantly enhanced cultural experience including music, theater, food, museums and of course world renowned art galleries.

The students come from all around the globe, providing unique cultural perspectives to the creative process. Our combination of small class sizes, working professionals as faculty and guest lectures provide in-depth exposure to all areas of animation, motion graphics and fine art.

Why We Stand Out:

  • 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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Systems 
  • Digital Art Seminar 
  • Programming for Animators
  • Technical Direction
  • Web Programming 
  • App Design and Development
  • Creative Programming for Artists

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application & Fee
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume/CV
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcripts
  • Transcripts or Academic Records from Foreign Institutions
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    48600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24300 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    48600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24300 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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