Call for applications 2018: MFA Computer Arts

Call for applications 2018: MFA Computer Arts

School of Visual Arts (SVA)

Left to right, top to bottom: Biwei Niu, Rhythm, 2017. Installation; Young Gul Cho, E-delivery, 2017. Animation; Siqi Xu, CHRYSALIS, 2017. Video; Melody Ai-Hsuan Shih, CacophoNY, 2016. Animation; Ching Tien Chu, Verge, 2017. Animation. Yu Hao Chang, Virginity and Beyond, 2017. Video.

December 18, 2017
Call for applications 2018: MFA Computer Arts

Application deadline: January 15, 2018
School of Visual Arts (SVA)
209 East 23rd Street
New York, New York 10010
United States
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SVA MFA Computer Arts invites prospective students to apply to join for the fall 2018 academic year. Our fields of study include motion graphics, animation, and fine art.

The MFA Computer Arts Department emphasizes creative experimentation and a multidisciplinary approach to making art with computers and emerging technologies. Dedicated to producing digital artists of the highest caliber, the department guides each student in the development of a personal artistic style in a course of study that is individually tailored to meet his or her needs. Students come from around the world to study in this two-year, 60-credit MFA degree program, which has distinguished itself with nine Student Academy Awards.

Our faculty, guest lecturers and advisors are established fine artists and industry professionals from Blue Sky Studios, CNN, Electronic Arts Intermix, Moving Picture Company, Nickelodeon, Perception, Pixar and RED Digital Cinema Camera Company. The goal is to ensure our students receive the most up to date and highest level of professional instruction.

We have had students from 34 countries, sharing their unique cultural perspectives. Graduates are employed by prestigious studios, exhibit works in museums and galleries, teach at higher education institutions and start their own businesses. Student films have been featured in hundreds of major international competitions and festivals, including Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

SVA MFA Computer Arts Lab
The SVA MFA Computer Arts facilities consist of state-of-the art computer labs, classrooms, audio/video production suites, equipment library, gaming lounge and digital fabrication studios. Students have 24/7 access to 4K video editing, 3D printing and virtual reality to assist their creative progress.

We offer a limited number of partial merit-based scholarships determined by the Admission Committee. Every semester we offer several partial academic scholarships to students with outstanding work and academic achievements. We also offer several Lab Assistantships which reimburse up to 1/2 tuition per semester. In addition to these assistantships, we offer part-time jobs in the SVA MFA Computer Arts Library. SVA matching scholarship is available to full- and part-time graduate students based on the student’s financial need, as determined by the completion and submission of the FAFSA. SVA will match 25% of any outside scholarship payable to SVA, up to 2500 USD, that a student obtains for enrollment at SVA.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a tour, please contact us directly at mfaca [​at​] or call T 212 592 2778. For additional information on the application process, please see the links below.

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School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers, and creative professionals for more than six decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, dynamic curriculum, and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprised of more than 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world. For information about the College’s 32 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, visit

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