Updates on the 2020-2021 Academic Year
SVA continues remote instruction, with select facilities accessible by appointment. Click below for updates.
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General Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited college or university.


Please refer to the Graduate Admissions FAQ and Graduate Admissions Timeline for complete information on the process.



  • Application & Fee

  • Statement of Purpose

  • Résumé / CV

  • Letters of Recommendation

  • Official Transcripts

  • Transcripts or Academic Records from Foreign Institutions

  • English Proficiency

Departmental Requirements

  • Portfolio

  • Writing Sample

  • Interview

Additional Information

  • MFA Art Practice Application Review

  • MFA Art Practice Scholarships

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