School of Visual Arts

Also known as SVA, School of Visual Arts

209 East 23rd Street, New York, NY

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 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 39,000 alumni in 128 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world. For more information about the College’s 31 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and Continuing Education division, visit

All programs:

Undergraduate Programs - 11 BFAs

  • BFA Advertising
  • BFA Animation
  • BFA Cartooning
  • BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects
  • BFA Design
  • BFA Film
  • BFA Fine Arts
  • BFA Illustration
  • BFA Interior Design
  • BFA Photography and Video
  • BFA Visual & Critical Studies

Graduate Programs - 20 master’s degrees

  • MAT Art Education
  • MFA Art Practice
  • MPS Art Therapy
  • MPS Branding
  • MFA Computer Arts
  • MA Curatorial Practice
  • MFA Design
  • MFA Design for Social Innovation
  • MA Design Research, Writing and Criticism
  • MPS Digital Photography
  • MPS Directing
  • MPS Fashion Photography
  • MFA Fine Arts
  • MFA Illustration as Visual Essay
  • MFA Interaction Design
  • MFA Photography, Video and Related Media
  • MFA Products of Design
  • MFA Social Documentary Film
  • MFA Visual Narrative

The School of Visual Arts (SVA) been authorized by the New York State Board of Regents ( to confer the degrees of Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, and Master of Professional Studies. Specific programs in which these degrees are offered, and data required by the U.S. Department of Education on "Gainful Employment" for each program, may be found on SVA is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (, and is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design ( The Interior Design program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (; the Art Therapy program is approved by the American Art Therapy Association, Inc.; and the Art Education program is accredited by the New York State Regents Accreditation of Teacher Education (RATE).

Programs Offered

The following is a list of areas of study available at School of Visual Arts. Programs that have a link will take you to the program's profile page where education requirements, career pathways, and other information is available.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

Visual and Performing Arts

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