College Profile: School of Visual Arts
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School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for seven decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, a dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprised of more than 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 37,000 alumni in 75 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world.
The School of Visual Arts (SVA) been authorized by the New York State Board of Regents (www.highered.nysed.gov) to confer the degrees of Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Master of Arts (MA), Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Master of Fine Arts (MFA) and Master of Professional Studies (MPS). Specific programs in which these degrees are offered, and data required by the U.S. Department of Education on "Gainful Employment" for each program, may be found on sva.edu. SVA is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (msche.org), and is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (nasad.arts-accredit.org). The BFA Interior Design program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (accredit-id.org); the MAT Art Education program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (caepnet.org); and the MPS Art Therapy program is approved by the American Art Therapy Association, Inc. (arttherapy.org).