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, dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility.
to join our
cornerstone of community. Accessible
leadership and minimal hierarchy breed
a spirit of mutual respect and
education is informed by multiple
approaches to learning and making; and
by the presence of diverse cultural and
perspectives and experiences.
divergent opinions as participants in the
world’s largest community of creative
AND INTEGRITY We believe in accountability. As we
adapt and innovate, our institutional
commitment to ethical conduct,
community service and outreach and
financial responsibility remains
SVA has graduated
more than 38,000
Their work can be found in the collections of the world's leading museums, including The Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
H. Rhodes and Burne Hogarth in 1947, as
the Cartoonists and Illustrators School.
The College was renamed the School of Visual Arts in 1956. The first degrees were offered in 1972, and by 1983, the College had introduced its first graduate offering, a master of Fine Arts in painting, drawing and sculpture.