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School of Visual Arts (SVA) is a for-profit art and design college located in Manhattan, New York, founded in 1947. The college is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design, a consortium of 36 leading art schools in the United States.
SVA offers 11 undergraduate and 22 graduate degree programs, and its stated mission is to provide:
"Undergraduate degree programs in art and design that prepare students for entry into an array of professional fields in or related to the visual arts, while also equipping students with the skills necessary to become productive and thoughtful members of society; rigorous and practice-based graduate programs in the visual arts and its allied fields; a continuing education program intended to meet the diverse needs of New York City’s professional art and design community and the larger community within which the college resides; and a commitment to serving the greater good through community service."
Administrative staff: 971
Undergraduates: 3,602 (Fall 2016)
Postgraduates: 650 (Fall 2016)
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