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School of Visual Arts Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses
Most Popular Majors
Graphic Design174 Graduates
Cinematography and Video Production88 Graduates
Studio Arts67 Graduates
Computer Graphics60 Graduates
Animation, Video Graphics and Special Effects33 Graduates
Art History21 Graduates
Interior Design15 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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School of Visual Arts Reviews
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The variety in courses is phenomenal! Aside from the basic courses that you are required to complete, which all still seem very interesting, there are many different elective courses that are available, expending on into different subject such as history and even science. Seeing different courses that focus on different methods and styles of art only makes me wish that I could be able to apply for all of them! Finding the right professor, however, is not easy, sometimes you'll end up with a teacher that has a sort of teaching style that doesn't help you at all, and the only way you can get a good idea on who the right professor is for you is to rely on other's opinions.
As a BFA Animation major, this school has a very encouraging environment and gives students a lot of space for experimentation with styles and their art. This school is heavy on work, however, it often resembles busy work rather than work to challenge you as an artist and help you improve. SVA accepts many students each year, meaning that there have to be more teachers, and many of the teachers I have had should not be teaching. On the other hand, some teachers I have had genuinely care about their students and want them to achieve their goals in the animation and entertainment industry. I have found some teachers that have greatly changed my perception of art and I have improved tenfold with my drawing since coming here. This school overall is wonderful; being in New York City surrounded with some truly remarkable artists and professors is unforgettable. If you are someone wanting to attend art school, SVA is a very good choice.
Before this school, I had never attended a professional art school. I'm glad that I've come here! The professors are great and they, themselves, are immersed in the art world so they are qualified to guide you in the direction you want to go. Since I've attended, my skills in various mediums has risen far beyond my expectations! In addition, alumni of the school who proficient in different mediums come back to give lectures on their experiences. My school even has companies like Cartoon Network, DreamWorks and Disney give lectures and allows those, who are interested, to intern with them! I wish I had known about SVA when I first began my college journey. I would've graduated by now and would've been doing what I love, by now. I can't complain though. Everything happens for a reason.