This Saturday, November 5th: an open house at the SVA Theatre for the Visual & Critical Studies program

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Art education, General VCS Info, Other | No Comments

This coming Saturday (November 5th, 2016), the School of Visual Arts will host an open house at the SVA Theatre for the BFA Visual & Critical Studies program a well as SVA’s undergraduate programs in Computer Art, Computer Animation & Visual Effects, and Film. Here’s an overview of the open house from SVA.


  • Fall 2016 Open House: Computer Art, Film and Visual & Critical Studies
  • 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street, New York, NY
  • Click here to register

SVA welcomes prospective students and their families to meet with the President of the College, the chairs of the undergraduate departments being showcased that day, current SVA students, and representatives from Admissions, Financial Aid, Residence Life and Student Affairs. There will also be tours of the undergraduate departments and housing facilities. In the afternoon, Admissions will present on portfolio development for admission and scholarship consideration.

Open House Sample Schedule:

9:00am-9:30am         Registration and Breakfast, SVA Theatre Lobby, 333 West 23 Street

9:30am-10:00am       Welcome Session, Silas Theatre, 333 West 23 Street

10:00am-11:30am     Department Presentations and Student Panel

11:30am-1:00pm       Lunch

11:30am-3:00pm       Info Fair, 209 East 23rd Street, SVA Gramercy Gallery

12:00pm-3:00pm       Ongoing Studio and Housing Tours

12:30pm-1:30pm       Financial Aid Workshop, 209 East 23rd Street, Amphitheater

1:30pm-2:00pm         Portfolio & Application Prep Presentation A, 209 East 23rd Street, Amphitheater

2:00pm-2:30pm         Portfolio & Application Prep Presentation B, 209 East 23rd Street, Amphitheater


As with some of our previous open houses, the VCS Department tour will include a brief version of faculty member Peter Hristoff’s drawing workshop for prospective students. If you’re planning to attend, you might also want to check out the Visual & Critical Studies website in advance. We’ve also got a page on the SVA website that provides additional information about the department and our curriculum, along with images of student artworks and a couple short videos. You can also read a little about one of our previous open houses here.

Visual & Critical Studies