School of Visual Arts

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Main building of the School of Visual Arts

The School of Visual Arts (SVA) is an art school in New York and one of the leading private art and design colleges in the United States .

The school was founded in 1947 by Silas Rhodes and Burne Hogarth (the draftsman of the Tarzan Comics ) as the "Cartoonists and Illustrators School" with three teachers and 35 students. In 1955 it was given its current name.

The SVA offers undergraduate degrees and has had a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program in commercial art, animation, drawing, computer art, film and video, fine arts, graphic design, illustration, interior design, photography, painting, drawing and sculpture since 1983 , Art education, art criticism, art therapy, design, digital photography, documentary and for video and related media. In 1986, it was the first college in the US to offer an MFA in computer arts.

Today the school has 690 teachers and 6500 students. It is the largest independent art school in the United States. Well-known former students include the artists Joseph Kosuth , Gerard Way , Keith Haring , Jared Leto , Vera Lutter , Darrin Klimek , Maria Lassnig and Donald Martiny .

Web links

Commons : School of Visual Arts  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Short biography of Silas Rhodes
  2. York Times

Coordinates: 40 ° 44 ′ 19 ″  N , 73 ° 58 ′ 56 ″  W.