School of Visual Arts

Also known as SVA, School of Visual Arts

209 E 23rd St, New York, NY

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for 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 38,000 alumni in 75 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world. For information about the College’s 31 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, 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
MFA Art Writing

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

Visual and Performing Arts

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