The School of Visual Arts, New York
First established in 1947 as the Cartoonists and Illustrators School, New York’s School of Visual Art began offering degrees in 1972.
Consistently rated as one of the best US art schools and with two prime Manhattan addresses, SVA also has three gallery spaces for over 50 exhibitions a year from both students and professional artists.
It currently conducts 32 undergraduate and graduate degree programs – offering everything from fine art, graphic design, photography and filmmaking to art criticism and art education.
Significant SVA graduates include artists Keith Haring, Elizabeth Peyton and Kenny Scharf, director Bryan Singer, photographer Lorna Simpson and the designer Genevieve Gorder.