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Reviews 428 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far, The school of visual arts appears to be a good art school. The professors I have are approachable, and down to earth, and they encourage you to be straightforward about any problems and queries you have. The school itself looks well kept, however, its layout can be problematic, like how one studio and workspace is across Manhattan, and how some rooms are hard to find. Overall, the other students are diverse, open, and friendly, and the schedule I have is very flexible, perfect for if I have work study or a job.

3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: I took summer classes at a local community college during the summer in order to get a few of my humanities requirements out of the way. The process is very simple, and my academic advisor was extremely helpful.

4 College Junior

Career Services: They send out emails about job opportunites and internships every week.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I've learned so much in such a short time. Every teacher has their own way of teaching and pick what they decide to teach. I wish I could take everyone's classes.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Get to know the school. There are so many resources availible.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: Be prepared to never sleep.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's been a lot of hard work so far, but the professors are all easy to warm up to once you find their charms. They are harsh but not mean, they want you to be good professionals in your field no matter what.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I answered this in the previous two questions

3 College Senior

Career Services: I really hope to get a job working as an assistant editor or editor at a company and working on production sets as 1st AC or anything in the camera department. Once I get a job that in comfortable with then I can start paying back my loans and what not. It's been difficult financially but the school is doing its best to help me.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I enjoy that the classes aren't as huge as other schools would be so the professor can really work with you with whatever you need. There are like two classes that I didn't enjoy due to the lack of explanation in class from the professors. Making it harder on me. But I still did good in the classes.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I am receiving good amount of help from my professors and classmates by get in small gigs. But it's hard to get a steady job which I'm hoping once I graduate.

4 College Senior

Academic Experience: My department is Film/Video. I specifically major in the editing side of it. But I am always eager to learn from each side of the production world. As I have mentioned previously, I love the access for editing softwares because it helps me better than working at home on my laptop. All big computers and the space feels great to be around.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I have an had such an amazing past three years so far -- onto my last year! I want to make the best of my thesis year to prove how much I have learned from my classmates and professors. And to make a really great project. I absolutely love this school from the amount of support I have received from all around me. The access for editing labs and the equipment is great. They should include more for camera equipment but still wonderful. I will miss this school so much when I graduate.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Like I said previously, getting a job/internship is possible not only because of the emails you receive, but from the connections you have with your professors, or even with alumni who have found a job in their field.

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4 College Junior

Career Services: From what I've seen, there have been alumni who are able to take jobs as TA's for a while, and some alumni even help out with the books that SVA gives out for those who are interested in attending SVA.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The quality of the courses are fantastic. The professors actually make sure you understand what to do during the curriculum. They answer their emails as soon as they can and they may even set up an appointment/meeting to see your progress if you wanted one.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: The workload isn't always crazy, but when there is a lot of work to do, you have to learn how to use your time wisely. The professors will help you through different programs, especially during freshman year when you take Digital Compositing. Drawing and Anatomy classes really help you with pushing poses when you animate. Also, there are plenty of opportunities if you either attend the special events that SVA sends you via email, or one of the staff members in our department sends you an email about internships. These events include animators talking about their experience at Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, Nick, or Cartoon Network and giving you, the student, a chance to ask any questions regarding the process of making a film or TV show.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: SVA has made me realized how much I really want to pursue my career choice as an animator. The staff and students in that school are amazing. They are very helpful and friendly and it feels like you are part of a community!

4 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: The academic advisors will do whatever they can to help you with whatever you need.

3 College Sophomore

Online Courses: Not sure about online courses, but if we have them, I'm sure they're good!

4 College Sophomore

Career Services: The job prospects are fantastic and the school will do whatever they can in order to get you the career you want. The professors are great connections to have, too.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professors are amazing. The classes are completely unique, too. Definitely the best of the best.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Job prospects are really good. No matter how specific your career path might be, at my school, You'll get there.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: Facilities are incredible, amazing job opportunities

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Fantastic! So diverse, and the teachers are great.

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