Updates on Reopening SVA
Click below for info on our plans for 2021-2022, including the vaccine requirement for all students, faculty and staff.

Admissions Counselors

To assist prospective students in finding out whether SVA offers the best fit for their educational and creative goals, the College offers a wide range of activities and opportunities to learn about the largest independent college of art in the country. SVA invites you to contact an admissions counselor directly.

Jennifer Lloyd
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Admissions Counselor
Majors: Illustration, Cartooning
Hank Ehrenfried
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Admissions Counselor
Majors: Film, Fine Arts, Interior Design: Built Environments, Photography & Video, Visual and Critical Studies
Leyi Duan
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Admissions Counselor
Majors: Advertising; Design; Animation; Computer Art, Computer Animation & Visual Effects

Leadership Team

The Admissions Team offers resources and support for prospective and matriculating SVA students. SVA invites you to contact a team member directly; to do so, browse the above “Admissions Counselors” section and contact the counselor who most closely fits your needs. General admissions inquiries may also be directed to or 212.592.2100.

Matthew Farina
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Undergraduate & Graduate Admissions
Jon Nutting
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Associate Director
Undergraduate Admissions
Michelle Rossman
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Associate Director
Visitor Services
Steve Birnbaum
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Assistant Director
Media & Promotion
Sophie Holland
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Assistant Director
Undergraduate Processing
Jacob Prescott
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Assistant Director
Special Programs
Asha Sheshadri
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Transfer Admissions
Nishat Chowdhury
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Undergraduate Processing
Marlena Konglau
Undergraduate Processing
Casey Krosser
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Undergraduate Processing
Selu Sky Lark
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Undergraduate Processing
Sophie Porter-Hyatt
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Administrative Assistant
Visitor Services