The School of Visual Arts
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|Educational Quality||A||Faculty Accessibility||A|
|Useful Schoolwork||A||Excess Competition||A|
|Academic Success||A-||Creativity/ Innovation||A|
|Individual Value||A+||University Resource Use||A+|
|Campus Aesthetics/ Beauty||B||Friendliness||A|
|Campus Maintenance||A||Social Life||A|
|Surrounding City||A+||Extra Curriculars||A|
|Describes the student body as:|
Friendly, Afraid, Arrogant, Broken Spirit, Snooty
Describes the faculty as:
Campus Aesthetics/ Beauty
In regards to what happens academically at SVA, Your education is YOUR education. No one is going to hold your hand and tell you everything you have to do, you have to take the initiative to teach yourself new things and if you have questions along the way the faculty is more than willing to assist you with as much as they can. For the ones who complain about their professors, obviously they are not researching who they are going to have a class with when they register. THIS IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. Every professor is different, its important to look at the work they are creating to see if they have anything to offer you.
The Chair of my department is AMAZING. He will do anything for his students (that actually do work). SVA is one of the biggest resources you could ever have, of course, you have to pay your dues in life just like everything else. The facilities in my department are great, they definitely put a great deal of the money they charge into equipment and supplies. Theres always different lectures and events happening at SVA or in partnership, which you're informed about thru SVA's email. A lot of the students here can be lazy and snobs who just mess around but thats because of how they were raised. You have to realize that you are here for YOU and you can't get distracted by what they are doing. Not all of the students are like that though, they are certainly other down to earth students who are very talented and can actually offer you something (I came from a place where I was constantly having to teach my peers things). Your professors should be the reason why you come to this school. No one at SVA gets caught up in aesthetic beauty, this is an extremely conceptual school, technicality comes secondary. Most the dialogues in your class will be to further concept and narrative. None of my professors have really been heavy with teaching technique, I think its assumed that you already have that prior to entering classes.
In short, if you're looking to come to SVA, realize why you're doing it. Do you work hard without having your hand held? Are you looking to be challenged with your work? Are you passionate? Are you looking to network and establish valuable connections in one of the top professional communities (NYC) ? Do you want the respect of attending an internationally acclaimed school? Are you serious about what you're doing? Only come here if you've said yes to all of those questions.
Just remember, No one can teach you how to be an artist. Either you are, or you aren't and the college you choose should be viewed as a resource to benefit your artwork and your success/career. Everything in life is what YOU make of it.
|Do you actually attend SVA? You refer to the chairman of fine arts as "he." Just curious, what is "his" name?|
|I never said fine arts, I'm a photography major and his name is Stephen Frailey.|
|Then you should have stated that you are in photography.
The complaints are from students in the Fine Arts program, not photography.
Digital Photography has a fantastic chair, Katrin Eismann.
Unfortunately, the new Fine Arts chair, Suzanne Anker, isn't well liked, so I hear.
|There is No way to select just Photography seeing as all of them are categorized as one. None the less- the school needs positive reviews and not such a negative outlook. SVA is one of the top schools in the country for Photography that's one of the reasons I picked SVA.
If I was going for fine arts id choose Parsons. People need to take responsibility for their own actions and decisions without blaming everyone else.