Updates on the Fall 2020 Semester
News and information about SVA’s plans for online instruction and more.

The Culture, Design and Fine Arts in New York (CDFNY) Summer Program offers international college students an opportunity to develop their creative abilities while experiencing American culture in New York City.

The next CDFNY Summer Program is scheduled for July 12-30, 2021.

Registration for the 2021 program is not yet open. Please contact with any questions.

  • This 3-week, 3-credit summer program offers international college students an opportunity to develop their creative abilities while experiencing American culture in New York City

  • Students may choose between two course options: Creative Art & Design Studio or Animation & Visual Effects Studio Pipeline

  • Activities include company, studio and museum visits, walking tours, a Broadway musical and more

More about the Program

Students may choose between two courses offered in this program and will be awarded three undergraduate studio credits upon successful completion of the course. Classes are held Monday through Friday, for 3 hours each day. Courses will be supplemented by additional activities. All instructors are SVA faculty and professionals in their respective fields.


The program includes a variety of organized social and cultural activities, such as museum visits, Broadway musicals, movie nights and walking tours. An exhibition of student work will be held on the last Friday of the program.


Students have the option to stay in SVA housing during this program.


The program is open to students who have completed at least one semester of college or university and/or will be enrolled in college or university in fall 2020. Space is limited to approximately 20 students per course. Registration is based on a first come, first served basis. Portfolio submission is not required to attend.

Logistics

  • Program Overview

  • Program Eligibility

  • Registration

  • Course Offerings

  • Housing

  • Activities

  • Airport Transportation

  • Orientation

  • Student Exhibition

  • Refund Policy

  • About the Office of Programs for International Students

FAQ

Office of Programs for International Students
340 East 24th Street, 1st floor
New York, NY 10010
Fax:  212.592.2241
Exterior of the 24th Street Residence at night.