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School of Visual Arts

48 months
43400 USD/year
43400 USD/year
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The Advertising program at School of Visual Arts is a soup-to-nuts proposition: they ground you in the basics—typography, digital production, 3D design, motion graphics, graphic design and a conceptual approach toward problem-solving. We broaden your visual literacy and sharpen your voice.


More About the Department

Just as important, you benefit from our strong ties to the professional world. Many of SVA’s advertising classes are held right at the agencies of the faculty members, where students can mingle with executives, media planners and copywriters. Students are offered internships during their junior and senior years, providing further opportunity to connect in the industry, and senior advertising students gain automatic membership in two professional organizations, the Art Directors Club and The One Club.

SVA was the first school to offer a guerilla ad­vertising course, and was also the first school to teach the concept of ads with no headlines, broadening the global reach of advertising.

When the time for the big job search arrives, the department helps students get the exposure they need to land prime positions. Our graduates have gone on to work at prestigious firms such as Wieden+Kennedy; DDB; DeVito Verdi; Ogilvy; Goodby, Silverstein & Partners; and Crispin Porter & Bogusky.

As anyone at those firms could tell you, advertising today is a vital, thriving industry, and it’s a different animal than in decades past. The curriculum of the Advertising program at School of Visual Arts has been groundbreaking in recognizing the potential of advertising to advance a social agenda and to move beyond its traditional platforms.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Thinking/Thinking Design
  • Graphic Design 
  • Integrated Advertising and Communication 
  • Typographic Design 
  • Drawing 
  • Computers in the Studio 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application online
  • Application Fee 
  • Statement Of Intent
  • Portfolio -15-20 images or a Film Reel/2-Part Film Essay
  • High School Transcripts
  • Declaration and Verification of Finances
  • Recommendation Letters

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21700 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    43400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21700 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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