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Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (2), Grades (7), Sports/Extracurriculars (2), College Essay (2)
SVA is not a hard school to get intoOct 07 2007Unknown
SVA is not a hard school to get into. A well rounded portfolio is all you really need. Show that this is more than just a passing interest and that you're commited to making this part of your future career.
SAT: 1200 Male
Put together a portfolio of your best work, don'tOct 12 2006Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc
Put together a portfolio of your best work, don't rely on fantasy characters from your sketch books, because they hate that. Life drawing and still lifes are a plus. But looking at some of the other students work I don't think that the admissions office have high standards. Basically just follow the rules that they have in their book or website.
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To get into SVA, I was required to writeMay 23 2005Other
To get into SVA, I was required to write an essay about a real life event or dream and then write a second part about how I would go about filming it. Judging by the writing level in my screenwriting class and the intellectual level my fellow screenwriting students emanate, it doesn't take much to get into SVA. Register early and try and make it look like you know how to write.
SAT: 890 Male
Take as many art classes as possible in schoolDec 12 2004Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc
Take as many art classes as possible in school. If your school doesn't offer any, consider taking life drawing at a local adult learning center. I talked my HS into letting me take the AP Art course (I was the only one in the school to do so. I just integrated the coursework into the regular art class.) Be pro-active about your passion. Grades are important but make sure you have a great portfolio. Show classical works as well as works that are more to your style.
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Be ready to work hard have no life andOct 24 2004Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc
Be ready to work hard have no life and no money after they get through with you.
SAT: 1150 Female
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