School of Visual Arts
School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for more than seven decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, a dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprising 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 39,000 alumni in 128 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world.
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Let's Talk: Queer Identity and Creativity
On Wednesday, February 27, School of Visual Arts will present "Let's Talk: Queer Identity and Creativity," at SVA Theatre. Five inspiring SVA alumni will discuss how queer identity and the shifting landscape of queer political liberation impact their work as artists and creatives.
3rd Annual Phil Patton Lecture: Natasha Jen
The SVA MA in Design Research, Writing and Criticism will host Natasha Jen with respondent Khoi Vinh for a lecture on March 28 at the SVA Theatre in New York City.
Call for Applications: MFA Design for Social Innovation
The School of Visual Arts' Design for Social Innovation MFA program is accepting applications from tenacious, talented and creative visionaries who want to become a leader for change.
School of Visual Arts' Makers Market
The School of Visual Arts' Makers Market will be returning to the Metropolitan Pavilion, located at 125 West 18th Street, on Saturday, June 10, from 11:00am to 6:00pm.
2016 Design Writing and Research Summer Intensive
The School of Visual Arts MA Design Research department will hold its 2016 Design Writing and Research Summer Intensive on June 6-17, 2016. The intensive is aimed at people who care about design and language, and are interested in learning how to write meaningfully about products, graphics, urban infrastructure…
Dusty Film & Animation Festival 2015
The 26th Dusty Film & Animation Festival will be held in New York City, Saturday, May 9 through Tuesday, May 12, 2015. The four-day event will showcase more than 100 films and animations from students graduating this spring.
2014 D-Crit Conference: Lingua Franca
The SVA MFA in Design Criticism will host its 2014 D-Crit Conference, "Lingua Franca," on May 2 at SVA Theatre, NYC.
SVA Summer Masters Workshop 2014 in Rome
The 2014 SVA Summer Masters Workshop in Rome will offer a two-week intensive hands-on workshop in typography and graphic design in the city where Western type traditions were born.
Pigeons and Pretzels: MoMA Challenges Branding Students
MoMA has recently collaborated with the School of Visual Arts to offer design students in Debbie Millman's MPS Branding Department the opportunity to develop, prototype and present a high-stakes international branding campaign for the MoMA Design Store's "Destination: NYC" collection.
SVA BBC Design Documentary Film Festival 2013
The 2013 SVA BBC Design Documentary Film Festival, a full day of rare and groundbreaking BBC films - many of which will be screened for the first time in the United States, will take place at the SVA Theatre on West 23 Street on March 17.
2013 D-Crit Conference: counter/point
The 2013 D-Crit Conference, moderated by NPR's "The Takeaway" host John Hockenberry, and featuring graduating students of the SVA MFA in Design Criticism, will take place on May 11, 2013 at the Visual Arts Theatre in New York City.
SVA's MFA Products of Design Open House & Information Session
School of Visual Arts' MFA in Products of Design will host an open house on November 10, 2012.
Molecular Cuisine: The Politics of Taste
Molecular Cuisine: The Politics of Taste is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on desire's palette and the intersections between taste and value.
SVA MFA Design Criticism Lecture Series: Fall 2012
SVA MFA Design Criticism Lecture Series, held on Tuesday evenings at D-Crit, presents lectures by the most thoughtful and provocative writers, editors, designers, and curators practicing today in the interrelated fields of design, architecture and urban planning.
Russia Rising: Votes for Freedom
Co-curated by design historian and SVA MFA Design Department Co-chair Steven Heller and Abbeville Press Art Director Misha Beletsky, Russia Rising: Votes for Freedom exhibition responds to recent political turmoil in Russia through the language of the poster.
Designer As...: MFA Design Thesis Forum
Designer As... is a showcase of 18 exciting thesis proposals from the students in the MFAD program at SVA.
Eventually Everything: The 2012 D-Crit Conference
The 2012 D-Crit Conference, featuring graduating students of the SVA MFA in Design Criticism, and moderated by Change Observer co-editor Julie Lasky, will take place on May 2, 2012 at the Visual Arts Theatre in New York City.
SVA/BBC Design Film Festival
SVA/BBC Design Film Festival will feature a once-in-a-lifetime chance to view groundbreaking BBC films that have never previously been screened in the United States.
SVA MFA Design Criticism Lecture Series: Spring 2012
SVA MFA Design Criticism Lecture Series, held on Tuesday evenings at D-Crit, presents the most interesting and provocative writers, editors, designers, thinkers, and curators practicing today.
SVA Art in the First Person Lecture Series: Spring 2012
School of Visual Arts (SVA) announced the Spring 2012 Art in the First Person lecture series, 23 talks that bring together notable artists, critics, curators and historians for in-depth discussions on issues in contemporary art.
George Tscherny Unites SVA Flower and QR Code for New Subway Poster
SVA's latest subway poster was created by New York designer George Tscherny, who taught the first course in graphic design at the College in the mid 1950s.
Dress: The Second SVA D-Crit Chapbook
Untangling the sartorial signifiers and unique style of public figures from various corners of the pop culture circuit-including Julian Schnabel, Dora the Explorer, Steve Jobs and Muammar al-Gadaffi-Dress assembles eleven essays by writers from the School of Visual Arts' pioneering Design Criticism MFA…
Strategizing Visibility for Latino Creative Professionals
Strategizing Visibility for Latino Creative Professionals, as part of Conversaciones: Latinos in Creative Industries, is an ongoing series of public lectures featuring some of New York's most accomplished Latino creative professionals.
School of Visual Arts Partners with Behance to Launch SVA Portfolios
School of Visual Arts (SVA) has partnered with Behance to launch SVA Portfolios, an exclusive online network powered by Behance where SVA alumni, faculty members and degree-seeking students can showcase their original work and connect with one another.
Hispanic Professionals in the Arts: Mesa Redonda
The Division of Continuing Education at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) announced Hispanic Professionals in the Arts: Mesa Redonda, the inaugural event in a series of lectures and panel discussions featuring some of New York's most accomplished Latino creative professionals.
The First D-Crit Chapbook: At Water's Edge
D-Crit launched its first Chapbook, At Water's Edge. The D-Crit Chapbooks present work written and edited by students in the School of Visual Arts MFA in Design Criticism.
MFA Design Ideopolis Thesis Forum
The MFA Design Thesis Forum is a showcase for the 2011 Masters students to present their entrepreneurial products to peers and public.
Products of Design: Summer Program in France, 2011
Products of Design workshop is an immersive, multi-disciplinary experience exploring the rapidly changing field of product design.
22nd Annual Dusty Film and Animation Festival
The 22nd Annual Dusty Film and Animation Festival kicks-off May 6 and continues through May 10 highlighting over 100 films by students graduating from the BFA Film, Video and Animation Department at the School of Visual Arts (SVA).
New Degrees from School of Visual Arts Expand the Role of Designers in Society
Two new advanced degree programs in the field of design will be offered at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) beginning in the fall of 2012.
Present Tense: The 2011 D-Crit Conference
School of Visual Arts (SVA) announced Present Tense: The 2011 D-Crit Conference, conceived and organized by graduating students of the MFA Design Criticism Department (D-Crit) at SVA.
New Season of Design Matters
The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) Branding Department at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) announced the spring 2011 season of the popular cultural podcast Design Matters.
SVA MFA Design Criticism Lecture Series: Spring 2011
The School of Visual Arts (SVA) kicks of its series of Design Criticism lectures with Tucker Viemeister, industrial designer and lab chief at Rockwell Group.
The Plume: Architecture Under a Cloud
Christopher Hawthorne, architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times, will discuss the prospects for architecture-and architecture criticism - in an era of economic uncertainty and ecological upheaval.
Where is My Vote? Posters for the Green Movement in Iran
School of Visual Arts announced "Where Is My Vote? Posters for the Green Movement in Iran," an exhibition of over 125 political posters by graphic artists world wide created in support of the protests in Iran that followed the 2009 presidential election.
Crossing the Line: The 2010 D-Crit Conference
The School of Visual Arts MFA Design Criticism Department announced "Crossing the Line: The 2010 D-Crit Conference," organized by graduating D-Crit students.
21st Annual DUSTYS Film and Animation Festival and Awards
The 21st annual Dusty Film and Animation Festival and Awards will highlight over 100 films by students graduating from the BFA Film, Video and Animation Department at the School of Visual Arts (SVA).
SVA MFA Design Criticism Lecture Series: Fall 2009
The Design Criticism MFA department announced another exciting lineup of speakers for the Fall 2009 Lecture Series.
The Masters of Professional Studies in Branding
A new one-year advanced degree program focused on the intellectual link between leadership and creativity will be offered at the School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York City, beginning in the fall of 2010.
Potential Energy: 19 Designers Set Their Ideas in Motion
School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents "Potential Energy: 19 Designers Set Their Ideas in Motion," an exhibition of products, campaigns and services developed by students graduating from the MFA Design Department at SVA.
SVA Presents First In Design Criticism Lecture Series With David Reinfurt
The School of Visual Arts (SVA) kicks of its series of Design Criticism lectures with David Reinfurt, an independent graphic designer, writer and critic.
D-CRIT Open House
SVA MFA Design Criticism Open House, taking place on Saturday, October 25, will be a chance for visitors to sneak-peek the brand-new department in New York's Flatiron District, mingle over drinks, and find out more about D-CRIT.
Gail Anderson to Lecture at New York's School of Visual Arts
The Alumni Society of School of Visual Arts (SVA) welcomes Gail Anderson (BFA 1984 Graphic Design) as part of the Distinguished Alumnus Lecture Series.
Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives Acquires Tony Palladino Collection
The Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives has acquired more than 400 works by the New York artist and designer Tony Palladino.
SVA MFA in Design Criticism Reading Night 2
Join the SVA MFA Design Criticism department for another night of critical readings at the KGB Bar in the East Village.
SVA MFA in Design Criticism Reading Night
On November 29 the SVA MFA Design Criticism department hosts its first reading night at KGB Bar in the East Village.
School of Visual Arts to Honor Steven Heller
School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York City, will honor Steven Heller with the Masters Series Award and retrospective exhibition.
School of Visual Arts Founder and Chairman Silas H. Rhodes Dies at 91
School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York City, mourns the passing of its founder and Chairman, Silas H. Rhodes, who died in his sleep on June 28, 2007, at age 91.
Clear Rx: From Master's Thesis to Medicine Cabinet
School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents "ClearRx: From Master's Thesis to Medicine Cabinet" - an exhibition that follows the three-year journey from Deborah Adler's initial concept to redesign the prescription bottle and label, to the partnership with Target and the launch of ClearRxSM in May of 2005.
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The Masters Series: Roz Chast
Roz Chast's upcoming retrospective, The Masters Series: Roz Chast, will be on view from November 17 through December 15 at SVA's Chelsea Gallery in New York City.
Milton Glaser's New Works In NYC Subway Stations
Milton Glaser debuted three new works in 276 New York City subway stations. The three posters - a direct counterpoint to President Trump's attack on humanity - reflect Milton's agency and commitment to justice using art & design to inspire social engagement.
Winners of ADC 96th Annual Awards
The ADC has announced the winners of its 96th Annual Awards. McCann New York's "The Field Trip to Mars" for Lockheed Martin racked up the accolades at the global ADC 96th Annual Awards gala in New York with eight ADC Gold Cubes and a coveted ADC Black Cube in Digital for best in discipline.
Natasha Jen to Headline 2013 SEGD Conference
Pentagram partner Natasha Jen, whose graphic design work is noted for crossing the boundaries of media, discipline, and culture, will be a featured speaker at the 2013 SEGD Conference, Above the Fog.
DesignFile: Cooper-Hewitt Launches New eBook Series
DesignFile is a new line of e-books on design writing and research launched by Cooper-Hewitt and published in consortium with academic and institutional partners, including Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Parsons The New School for Design and the School of Visual Arts.
AIGA Adds Six National Design Leaders to its Board of Directors
This month, six designers join the national board of directors for AIGA, having been nominated following a national search and elected by a vote of AIGA's professional members.
Designing New York's Future
Design schools may be the real engines of New York City's innovation economy, according to a new report published today by the Center for an Urban Future, a Manhattan based think tank.
Design and Style: Typography Sketchbooks
Design historian Steven Heller and educator Lita Talarico, co-chairs of the MFA Design program at the School of Visual Arts, and designers Travis Cain, Viktor Koen, Matt Luckhurst, Esther K Smith + Dikko Faust (of Purgatory Pie Press) will discuss the merits of the graphic designer's typography sketchbook…
Northern Lights and Graham Elliott Set New York in Motion
New York-based post production boutique Northern Lights teamed up with director Graham Elliott to uncover the passion and innovation that fuels the New York City Motion Graphics Industry in the illustrative documentary New York in Motion.
Art Directors Club to Host Hall of Femmes Book Series Launch Event
The Art Directors Club celebrates a new book series highlighting the contributions of women in design as part of the Hall of Femmes project with a book launch party on Tuesday, June 28 at the ADC Gallery.
Winners of the 12th Annual National Design Awards
Today, Cooper-Hewitt Director Bill Moggridge announced the winners and finalists of the 2011 National Design Awards, which recognize excellence across a variety of disciplines.
ADC 2011 Hall of Fame Laureates
The Art Directors Club announced the latest group of inductees into the prestigious ADC Hall of Fame.
Core77 Design Awards Announces Appointment of Four Jury Teams
Launched to celebrate the richness of the design profession and its practitioners, the Core77 Design Awards has met with an overwhelming response, exceeding expectations with more than 1500 registrations within the first ten days.
2011 ADAA Jury and Semifinalists Announced for Period I
The Adobe Design Achievement Awards announced its panel of judges for 2011.
Two Writers Selected to Receive the Fifth Annual Winterhouse Awards for Design Writing & Criticism
AIGA and the Winterhouse Institute announced the two writers selected to receive the fifth annual Winterhouse Awards for Design Writing & Criticism: Daniel Brook is the recipient of the professional Writing Award, based on a body of work; and Aileen Kwun is the recipient of the Education Award, for the…
Third Annual Henry Wolf Summer Photography Workshop
The Art Directors Club will hold its third-annual Henry Wolf Summer Photography Workshop, an introductory photography and video course designed to give a group of New York public high school students the opportunity to meet and learn from top photographers and producers.
SUSPECT Animates Richard Wilde's World
Thirty-five years ago, Richard Wilde launched the BFA Advertising and Graphic Design Department at the School of Visual Arts in New York.
Art Directors Club Presents Grandmasters Awards to Four Distinguished Educators
Four distinguished educators who have inspired generations of creatives will be honored as ADC Grandmasters by the Art Directors Club.
Spain's Golden Age of Graphic Design Featured in New Book from Mark Batty Publisher
Mark Batty Publisher has tapped into the perceptions and resources of one of Spain's most accomplished commercial artists for its latest book on graphic design.
Art Directors Club Names Doug Jaeger as New President
Doug Jaeger, founder, CEO and creative director at design and branding agency thehappycorp global and director of event/digital media project LVHRD, both New York, has been elected as the 57th president of the Art Directors Club, the premier organization for integrated media and the longest-running global…
Adobe Design Achievement Award Winners Announced
Adobe today announced the winners of the eighth annual Adobe Design Achievement Awards, recognized as one of the world's premier student design and film competitions.
Milton Glaser Creates Poster with SVA to Bring Attention to Crisis in Darfur
A campaign intended to increase public awareness of the crisis in Darfur will appear throughout New York City from November 2006 through January 2007.