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School of Visual Arts

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for nearly 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. Comprised of more than 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 37,000 alumni in 75 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world.



Silas H. Rhodes and illustrator (Tarzan) Burne Hogarth co-found the Cartoonists and Illustrators School, with New York City-based professionals working in the arts as faculty, a practice that continues to this day.


Researching and reviewing new teaching and learning technologies and piloting with faculty and staff


SVA Career Development supports students and alumni in building their professional networks while providing them with the information and resources they need to prosper as creative professionals.

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Student services

 Student Affairs promotes student involvement within the College and beyond, offering support resources and programs designed to enhance the co-curricular college environment throughout the academic year. 

Housing services

Students living on campus join a unique community of artists in a safe, diverse, and supportive living environment.  From residence hall social and educational programs for students, to floor meetings, and First-Year Residential experience (F.Y.R.E.) program, the SVA residence halls look to foster connections and communities that students take with them beyond their student housing experience.

Library services

SVA Library

ICT services

The Office of Learning Technologies (OLT) has an overarching goal of enhancing student and faculty engagement, learning, and communication at SVA.

Medical services

All students are automatically enrolled and billed for the SVA-sponsored insurance plan, 

Student Life

Sports facilities

The Physical Plant Department implements scheduled preventative maintenance programs at each location to ensure that students, faculty and staff can enjoy a safe and comfortable environment.


The School of Visual Arts has been authorized by the New York State Board of Regents 

New York City, New York, United States

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