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4 out of 5
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Degree: Photography
Graduation Year: 2015

I chose to attend the School of Visual Arts because the faculty are all working artists. This not only allows students to learn under honored professionals in their respective fields, an incredible opportunity in itself, but also provides honest insight into the art industry and how to navigate it once out of school. I graduated in 2015 and still receive gallery invites and guidance from my favorite professor. The teachers are eager to watch your art grow and hungry to help. The Mentor Show in the Photography program also connects you with professionals outside of the school. I was paired with a director of one of my favorite museums- truly a stunning experience. Overall, the School of Visual Arts provides countless opportunities to grow, you just need to take them.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Illustration
Graduation Year: 2004

The best thing about attending SVA would be the level of talent of the students that attend. They will always keep you on your toes when it comes to creativity. I found myself learning a great deal from my fellow classmates. The classes are relatively small, so your instructors can really get to know you and how you work.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Film Production
Graduation Year: 2011

For self driven individuals. Expensive. Great location in Manhattan.

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5 out of 5
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Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2013

The students/teachers I met there changed my life. I would't give up my experience there for anything. Like with most schools, it's all up to you how your schooling will be.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2013

The students/teachers I met there changed my life. I would't give up my experience there for anything. Like with most schools, it's all up to you how your schooling will be.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Graphic Design
Graduation Year: 2007

Every year since my graduation have just been amazed at the way the SVA Graphic Design & Advertising department has grown. I always see the students in featured articles in the field, claiming the best art director positions, and winning international awards. It's nice that the programs have grown with the times. I think the #1 asset they've built their foundation on is investing in more part-time faculty than full-time. In these fields you want a top level active professional. Someone who only has time to teach one 3-hour class a week. Someone who knows what's happening right now and is a part of what the future of the field is. They have incredible professors. Somewhere, annually, there is a top 100 GD working professionals in the world list, and every year I see dozens of names that are also professors at SVA.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Photography
Graduation Year: 2015

Students should look up for the classes and teachers that best fit their educational goals, simply following the curriculum(mandatory courses) isn't enough, for me the most challenging learning experiences came from teacher that other students recommended and those that I previously knew through their artistic practice. The school has all the resources you need but they won't be available to you if you don't seek them. The photography department is one of the best at SVA, one thing that I wish we had that other schools and other departments do have, is our own studios to continue to do work outside the classroom.

2 out of 5
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Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2002

Tell us about your college experience.

It was a terrible fit. The school had little support and most students if they weren't rich were producing at on shoe string budgets for instructors who belittled anything you did.

Would you get the same degree if you could start over?

No, I would have gotten a medical degree

What advice can you offer other students?

Wait a year after high school and take a break discover who you are first--get a job, travel and THEN do college.

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