Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Animation, Cartooning, Computer Art, Graphic Design, Illustration; M. F. A. Computer Art
Tuition Information: Undergraduate $35,000; Graduate $39,200 (digital art) for the 2015-2016 school year. Tuition does not include undergraduate fees of $640-$1,340 (depending on the program) per semester or graduate fees of $1,500 per semester (depending on the program).
209 E. 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010
Scope of Program:
Animation students at the School of Visual Arts may choose either the Traditional Animation or Stop-Motion Animation concentration. Students focus on drawing, storyboarding, animation history, life drawing, sound design, layout, drawing animals and animation workshops. Traditional Animation students complete coursework in compositing, anatomy and perspective drawing, while Stop-Motion students take classes in character construction, miniature sets and action props. All students create a portfolio and short film.
Students in the Cartooning program concentrate on painting, drawing, sculpture, art history, painting for illustration, history of cartooning, digital coloring, watercolor, pastel, gouache, hand lettering and drawing with ink. Students create both a traditional and digital portfolio.
Computer Art students may concentrate in either Computer Animation or Visual Effects and Broadcasting Design. Students in both programs complete coursework in drawing, digital video tools, narrative, imaging tools and techniques, film and animation history and computer animation. Computer Animation students continue with coursework in computer modeling, 3D modeling and animation and computer animation production. Visual Effects and Broadcasting Design students focus on motion graphics, visual effects production and soundtrack production. Students in both programs complete a thesis project and film.
Graphic Design students at the School of Visual Arts complete core coursework in drawing, painting, visual computing, sculpture and art history. They continue with coursework in typography, 3D graphic design, digital photography, visual literacy, digital video, editorial design, package design, information graphics and web design. All students complete a senior project.
Students in the Illustration program begin with core coursework in art history, drawing, painting, sculpture and visual computing. They continue with courses in painting for illustration, watercolor, acrylic painting, digital coloring, hand lettering, storytelling, drawing with ink, etching and mono-print and collage illustration. All students create both a traditional and digital portfolio.
M. F. A. candidates in the Computer Arts program spend much of their time doing independent studio work and research. They complete courses in digital arts, computer systems, art history, multimedia programming and programming for artists. All students create a thesis project and accompanying written thesis.
A portfolio or film essay is required with the application to the B. F. A. and M. F. A. programs. Partial tuition scholarships are available.