SVA Online—Enroll Now for Spring Courses

SVA Online Courses

January 18, 2018
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Don’t live in the Big Apple? Don’t worry, SVA isn’t just for New Yorkers. The College’s online continuing education courses are accessible to all learners, giving students the opportunity to build their skills and extend their creative community from any location with an Internet connection. SVA offers a range of fully online CE courses and adds new options annually.

The deadline for spring 2018 enrollment in SVA Online courses is Wednesday, January 24. Click any of the links below to view course details and register.


Principles of Visual Language: Form and Color explores ways to create engaging and memorable two-dimensional design. Multifaceted designer, photographer and writer Richard Mehl encourages students to adopt a disciplined, yet playful, creative process.

Typography and Identity, taught by Peter Kaplan, lead designer of the Museum of Arts and Design, examines both the formally beautiful and practical aspects of typography, while covering the history of typography and the anatomy of letterforms.


Coding for Artists: The Web as Installation Site was designed for all artists interested in using the Internet for conceptual and creative production. Taught by Leah Beeferman (visual artist, website designer and developer, graphic designer), the course will include projects around animation, interactivity, video, sound and engagement with existing web platforms.

Emergent Art Worlds: Alternatives to the Gallery System helps students find appropriate audiences for your artwork outside of the gallery system by understanding the New York “art world” not as a monolithic entity, but as a series of interconnected, intimate art worlds. Taught by visual artist Caroline Woolard.

Pow! The Art of Politics: Creating Art that Packs a Punch: Renowned satiric artist and illustrator Steve Brodner guides you on a lecture/workshop adventure through the world of the strongest art in illustration.


Scriptwriting Workshop: In this fast-paced practicum course, students will come in with an idea for a new screenplay and leave with a completed first draft. Ed Valentine teaches structure, character and how to write a page-turning script.

Writing for Comics with Mark Sable: From The Walking Dead to The Avengers, comics have gone from a niche medium to one that is an indelible part of popular culture. Mark Sable, known for his work with Marvel, DC and Image Comics, guides the way.


#GenderSexPhoto: Taught by transgender artist and activist Lorenzo Triburgo (MFA 2005 Photography, Video and Related Media), this course offers creative prompts to develop each student’s technical abilities and broaden their creative process.

Creative Seeing: Photographer, author and digital consultant Sean Duggan leads this class, which will encourage students to explore and expand their creative vision with weekly seeing and photography exercises.


Artist as Philosopher: Postmodernism in Practice students explore a rich variety of contemporary philosophical ideas through reading, discussion and art production with teacher, visual artist, curator and writer Keren Moscovitch (MFA 2005 Photography, Video and Related Media).

For more information on SVA Online courses and instructors, click here.