Studying Art in NYC
SVA’s Manhattan campus is in a locale jam-packed with creative resources that can enrich your learning experience. Situated in the Chelsea neighborhood — the heart of NYC’s downtown art world — you’ll find a rich scene of art galleries and museums within mere footsteps.
Whether walking to a museum for inspiration, completing an internship at a local art gallery or having an immersive learning experience with your classmates and instructor, SVA’s perfectly positioned zip code is ideal for aspiring artists.
Take it from our students. If you ask a Fine Arts major at SVA what they love about studying here, our downtown Chelsea location will always be at the center of the conversation.
This list of 36 hand-picked locations includes nearby museums, non-profits and art galleries. With hundreds of other inspiring locations around, students are exposed to a diverse array of art practices, artworks and cultural events to help them grow creatively and intellectually.