School of Visual Arts Reviews

  • 9 Reviews
  • New York (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: $39,900
75% of 9 students said this degree improved their career prospects
78% of 9 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Jack Lee
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2018
  • Degree: Photography
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"I took one of SVA photography certificate class and they did not give me much time for shooting. Even I was a line for the shooting list, some students break into it and write down their names. So easily I become a last person for the shooting and I did not have much time to take photos because the instructor wanted to break down the sets soon as possible. Also one of the class, I was a only person who was not received shoot in whole sets and also I was in the last person to shoot. It was most horrible class and personally I do not recommend to take class at SVA."
Erica
  • Reviewed: 5/13/2017
  • 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."
Ernest Phillips
  • Reviewed: 9/13/2016
  • Degree: Art & Design
  • 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."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 10/13/2015
  • Degree: Film Production
  • Graduation Year: 2011
"For self driven individuals. Expensive. Great location in Manhattan."
Anna
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2015
  • 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."
Anna
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2015
  • 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."
I'm A.Brand
  • Reviewed: 7/27/2015
  • 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."
Johanna
  • Reviewed: 8/18/2014
  • 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."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 7/23/2013
  • 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 degreeWhat 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."