Application to this department is a three-step process:

  1. Fill out the online application here: SVA Graduate Application. You can submit your portfolio after completing this step, but please remember to send in all supplementary materials to the SVA Office of Graduate Admissions before the January deadline, or your application will not be reviewed.
  2. Submit your portfolio of photos and/or video online here: Slideroom Portfolio Submission.
  3. After submitting your online application and portfolio, please send in your transcript, resume/CV, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, English proficiency test and declaration of finances (if applicable) to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Deadline for Fall 2016 is January 15, 2016. After the deadline has passed, applications will be accepted and processed on a first-come, first-served basis, as space remains available.

Please note: Prospective students will be sorted into the 2-year or 3-year program after they apply, based on their transcripts, portfolio, and other application materials.

To request a copy of the Graduate Catalog, or for more information about the application process, please visit the Graduate Admissions section of the School of Visual Arts website. More information can be found via the links below.

Application Requirements
Information Sessions
Tuition and Fee Information
Graduate Catalog Request
Graduate Admissions FAQ

If you have further Admissions questions, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions directly:

Office of Graduate Admissions
School of Visual Arts
209 E. 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010

phone: 212.592.2107
fax: 212.592.2116

Please Note: It takes up to 3 weeks for the Office of Graduate Admissions to process application materials after receipt. If you received an email that says your application is not complete, please read further down where this processing time is noted. If you purchased tracking for your materials, please refer to the delivery date to make sure that the package containing your information was delivered.