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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.


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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.

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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

No Pre-College Courses are currently available. Please check back soon or reach out to precollege@sva.edu for more information.