Application- non refundable fee-$50 ($80 for
international student) (Only personal checks,
credit cards, and money orders are accepted.
Do not send cash)
Portfolio (film and video applicants must send 2-part
Official transcripts from High school, or other
colleges and universities attended.
Results of Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or
American College Testing Program (ACT)
Total Undergrad Enrollment: 3,398
Total Grad Enrollment: 523
Total: 3921 people attending
Number Accepted: 1,098
% Accepted: 62%
Number Enrolled: 309
% Yield: 45%
Average age of students: 21
% of Fall 2008 Freshman Return for Sophomore
Founded in 1947
Name was changed in 1956
Began as trade school with 3 instructors and 35 students
Now Faculty of over 1000, and people representing 46
states and 49 countries
Silas H. Rhodes and illustrator Burne Hogarth (Tarzan)
co-found the Cartoonist and Illustrator Section.
Silas H. Rhodes re-named institute because he believed
that there was way to more to art than just technique, and
that learning to be an artist differed from learning trade.
John R. Dilworth– Director and creator of “Courage
the Cowardly Dog”
Steve Ditko- Co-creator of Spiderman
Pres Romanillos- Supervising animator at Disney
and DreamWorks animations
Daisuke Tsutsumi- Concept artist and art director at
Gerard Way- Artist of “The Breakfast Monkey”,
author of “The Umbrella Academy”, and the lead
singer of “My Chemical Romance”
“Ink Plots: The Traditions of The Graphic Novel at
SVA” 10/10-11/6 Includes both famous graphic
novelists and comic book illustrators and students
selling their work right there on campus.
“Optic Nerve” 10/20-11/13: Recent graduates
presenting large formal digital prints, videos, and
books off campus
Tons of other exhibits happen on and off campus
Annual Ski-Trip every winter
“On the Town Events” Going to watch plays and
see sporting events
VASA (Visual Arts Student Association) Controls
and organizes all the trips.
Their famously known for their successful
art and design programs.