Updates on Reopening SVA
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Commencement Speaker 2021: Marilyn Minter
Marilyn Minter, renowned visual artist and longtime SVA MFA Fine Arts faculty member, gave the keynote speech at SVA’s 46th annual commencement exercises. Minter urged the graduating class of ’21 to find their authentic voice, see failure as a teacher (and an essential part of the process) and to break the rules on their journey of making great art which speaks to the world.

Commencement 2021

SVA conducted its second virtual commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 7:00pm ET. The event was livestreamed here, on this page, as well as on Facebook Live. A recap of the event, broken out by department, is available on YouTube.

Class of 2021—share pictures in your cap and gown with us on Instagram and Twitter using #SVAGraduation.


  • Ordering Caps and Gowns

  • Diplomas and Proof of Graduation

  • Contact

  • Eligibility

  • Degree Application Form