Updates on the 2020-2021 Academic Year
SVA continues remote instruction, with select facilities accessible by appointment. Click below for updates.
Test-Drive the College Experience
With Pre-College at SVA, You’ll Be a Cut above Your Peers

SVA’s Pre-College Program offers courses taught by the same faculty of leading art professionals who teach in the college’s undergraduate degree programs. Students will explore the fundamentals of art and design at a level not readily available in high school.


Students will receive one college credit for successful completion of the fall or spring program and three credits for the successful completion of the summer program.


The fall and spring programs are open to all students who will be enrolled in high school at the time of the program and must be at least 14-18 years. The summer program is open to all students who will be entering their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year of high school in the fall of 2021. Space is limited to approximately 20 students per course.

SVA’s Pre-College Program is designed for high school students who want to enhance their creative skills, learn more about a particular field of art, develop a portfolio and experience the challenges and triumphs that exist at one of the most dynamic colleges.

Looking for information on scholarships, tuition, activities and more?

Why We Stand Out:

  • Receive up to three college credits
  • Students will explore the fundamentals of art & design at a level not readily available in high school
  • Classes such as Animation, Advertising, Cartooning, Painting, Photography and many more