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School of Visual Arts

209 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010.
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A free-standing art college.

Date of Initial Accreditation: 9/1/1981
Year of Most Recent Comprehensive Review: 2018
Academic Year of Next Scheduled Comprehensive Review: 2027-2028

Degree-Granting, Non-Degree-Granting, MSCHE, For-Profit, Private.


Christopher J. Cyphers, Provost
Telephone: (212) 592-2550

Jeffrey D. Nesin, President, Visual Arts Foundation
Telephone: (917) 767-0835

David J. Rhodes, President
Telephone: (212) 592-2350
Facsimile: (212) 260-7621

Degree and Program Listing

Bachelor of Fine Arts-4 years: Advertising; Animation; Cartooning; Computer Art (Computer Animation, Visual Effects); Design; Film and Video (Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Generalist, Screenwriting); Fine Arts; Illustration; Interior Design; Photography and Video; Visual and Critical Studies.

Master of Arts-1 year: Critical Theory and the Arts; Design Research, Writing and Criticism.

Master of Arts-2 years: Curatorial Practice.

Master of Arts in Teaching-1 year plus 1 summer: Art Education.

Master of Professional Studies-1 year: Digital Photography; Fashion Photography; Film Directing.

Master of Professional Studies-2 years: Art Therapy.

Master of Fine Arts-2 years: Art Criticism and Writing; Computer Arts (Animation, Installations, Multimedia, Telecommunications, Virtual Reality); Design; Design for Social Innovation; Fine Arts; Illustration as Visual Essay; Interaction Design; Photography; Products of Design; Social Documentary Filmmaking; Video and Related Media.

Master of Fine Arts-3 years: Art Practice; Visual Narrative.

♦ Arts for Kids.

♦ Post-Secondary Continuing Education Program.

♦ Pre-College Program.