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| I DO NOT recommend this school. Being a student here has given me a strong sense that I am just kept around in order for the school to make money. This is a business not a school, several classes has offered no or extremely low quality in terms of learning. The professors that has given this school a good reputation are all retiring at this point or has already done so and the new staff seems to be all former SVA students themselves with no relationship to art except for their own 5minute fame from being in some kind of shitty group exhibition. unaccommodating and ignorant student counseling, this school has survived on its old reputation for way too long. |
|Feb 28 2011|| Male --
Class 2000 |
| I am a senior Fine Art major, graduating in a few months.. I just read a bad review on the film department on this site and I absolutely had to make a comment, I hope it will be of some help to someone, as I am being completely honest about my experience at SVA.|
I went to SVA feeling pretty confident about my art, hoping to better myself, but really focused on pursuing art therapy after SVA. I am now finishing up SVA, very very surprised and proud of all I have accomplished, learned, and really grown in the past years. This is really thanks to the faculty. I cannot speak for other departments (although I do know the film deparment is supposed to be pretty impressive and I have film major friends that have no complaints about it), but the fine arts faculty are ALL working, practicing artists that show their work. They do know what they are talking about and not only can they provide you with invaluable advice, they are amazing connections to have. I have been really pushed beyond limits that I didnt even know I had at SVA, and I am so happy with where my art is now. I did not expect this at all before my freshman year.. now I am graduating hoping to also pursue my MFA. The faculty here really truly does try to HELP you and they honestly go out of their way in many cases. I have been very impressed, mostly in my 4th year. I also have to add that 4th yr fine art majors get their own studios, which is PRICELESS and probably the greatest thing ever. Definitely would recommend SVA to anyone. Top art school. GREAT location in the city too!!
|Dec 16 2010|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2011 |