College Junior 2013-07-22T07:54:51Z
We get full access to all the labs which they keep open for extended periods of time which is fantastic. No activity type things however. All work, no play.
College Junior 2013-07-22T07:53:48Z
I know little to none about the student body and whether or not they are effective.
College Junior 2013-07-22T07:52:53Z
Off the top of my head, my school has no community life or anything outside of academia. They throw 2 parties a year however, which they do rather nicely. Also, they can sometimes get us free pre-screening movie tickets or access to some cool things.
College Sophomore 2013-07-16T01:16:16Z
Overall, my school consists of kids from working class and wealthy families. The students who go to my school are hardworking artists who are passionate about what they are creating, as well as devoted. They all have intelligence and depth, allowing us all as a whole to think more critically about artwork. The students who attend The School of Visual Arts either have an intention to be a serious artist or to have a serious position within the art world one day.
College Sophomore 2013-07-05T05:33:09Z
Classes are taught by professionals that are currently working in their fields. Professors are very knowledgable and helpful and fascinating. The curriculum taught me things that applied to me and to my future career, things I knew were good to know and that I would use in the future. The workload was manageable. My school is probably best know for its Film and Graphic Design programs.
College Sophomore 2013-07-05T05:19:22Z
My campus has a LARGE variety of clubs and activities for students to be a part of. All of the dorm RAs had to plan an even each month so there was always something cool going on in the campus common areas and the student center (called the Monkeybar Lounge). The libraries are amazing too. Not only do they have a ton of books, but they have practically every movie ever made!! It's cool to be able to rent a bunch of movies from my school for free!
College Sophomore 2013-07-05T05:14:52Z
I don't really take online courses at my school. The hands-on nature of the courses would be difficult to experience with online classes. However, my classes had to deal with a lot of assignment getting and turning in and student/teacher communications online. I think my school balances in-person and online communication ver well.
College Sophomore 2013-07-05T05:08:34Z
My campus has free WIFI which is very convenient. Our library had WIFI too and, while I chose to have my own computer and printer, the library has computers and printers available for student use.
College Sophomore 2013-07-05T05:05:03Z
The BEST thing about my school is that, unlike so many film programs in other colleges, we start learning about the equipment of our field from day one. Not just learning about it, but actually being hands-on and USING the equipment that we will be using when we graduate. Too many schools make you wait until your Junior year of college to start using the equipment. I feel like I learned enough in my Freshman year alone to be successful in my career field. I can't wait to learn more over the next three years. My teachers are a joy to learn from. They are experienced and interesting. Also, I LOVE that my school actually encourages us to start getting internships and making connections from the first day. They want us to gain as much experience and skill as we possibly can while we are in school so that we will be starting out in our field with industry connections and valid industry experience to put on our resumes. It really is an amazing school.
College Sophomore 2013-07-04T19:21:55Z
The computer lab is small, but for me its fine I just use it to print my work. I have a lab top and the network gets slow at times that I can't even use it.
College Sophomore 2013-07-04T19:15:31Z
I am a Film and Video major, and all of my classes are excellent. We get tight dead lines, but it's a learning experience for the real world.
College Sophomore 2013-07-02T17:24:36Z
There are more than 100 professors in the school and although a few may not be your cup of tea, most are actually great. The downfall of having those teachers that you aren't so fond of would possibly be that they are making you feel so enthusiastic about the subject they are teaching you or you feel that you're not learning what you wanted to learn. However, you can always change your your class two weeks after the semester has begun. After that, you must pay a fee for every class changed.
In this art school, there is a lot of workload, not because of the quantity of it, but of the quality you are expected to put into your work. Much of what you put in pays off, whether in photography, animation, or interior design.
School registration isn't much of a hassle to most. Students are scheduled for an "appointment" online but many complained of how unfair it is to many.
College Sophomore 2013-07-02T17:07:29Z
In my major, Illustration, the students work tremendously hard on their work. Although I haven't been able to actually work with the teachers in the program yet, I have heard of all the workload many professors give. However, it all varies from the professors you will have and how well you want to do in the class. Great aspects of being the Illustration program are having connections with companies and people who are willing to give you a paid internship, the Illustration show (for juniors), and the opportunity to have your own studio!
College Sophomore 2013-07-02T16:59:28Z
The reason I chose this school is because it has what I want to learn and has professionals who work in the field that I hope get to make a career out of. Unfortunately, you don't get to work with them until your second year at SVA. To get into these classes aren't much of a hassle since the school schedules "appointments" for you online, and if you want to change a class you just have to talk to your guidance counselor and they will have you in it in no time.
College Sophomore 2013-06-27T06:31:11Z
Large Variety of Students – I was very pleased when I first entered the school and saw the large variety of students. This school has a very diverse student body coming from different areas of the country, and even the world. I have been fortunate enough to meet a lot of very kind people full of creativity and exuberant personalities.
College Sophomore 2013-06-27T06:30:28Z
The dance/halloween events that the school holds allow us to win awesome prizes such as a macbook if you're creative when it comes to costume designing (best costume wins!)
College Sophomore 2013-06-27T06:28:37Z
We don't have our own gym/ athletic center. If you want to be part of a gym, you're going to need to get a membership at a nearby gym, which can get kinda expensive. The library is excellent and has a ton of resources an artist would need however, and the student center is good for students who have long breaks between classes and need somewhere to stay.
College Sophomore 2013-06-27T06:24:33Z
Very Helpful – The classes i am taking are extremely helpful, and focus on several aspects that will (hopefully) propel you to become the artist you attended this school to become in the first place. Yes, there are some not so great professors, but you'll always get something out of a class if work hard to do so and use every resource you are given.
College Sophomore 2013-06-24T17:27:49Z
I can see that student body at school of visual arts are always trying hard to achieve what they want, and truly push themselves. It is also fabulous to meet diverse cultures through those different students.
College Sophomore 2013-06-23T20:50:20Z
Teachers are real professionals and know what they're doing. Excellent facilities.
College Senior 2013-05-29T19:04:22Z
We have a network that all computers in the labs are connected to, making file transfer easy.
Our computer labs were made when the major was not as popular. Recently a lot more people have been taking computer art, so there are times when students, especially underclassmen, will find it hard to get a computer to work on. There is talk about getting an additional floor of computers, but that likely won't happen soon.
The computers are powerful (which is important for the work we do), though some less so than others. If a computer is on the render farm, it could slow down considerably, though you can ask to have it taken off, which solves the problem.
College Senior 2013-05-29T18:36:01Z
As a computer art/animation major, I have a lot of work to complete every week. I often find myself staying past midnight working in the computer labs, before taking the train back home (and having to be back in class several hours later). I rarely get enough sleep during the week, but it feels worth it; doing something I am passionate about.
Teachers aren't always around, since a lot of them have jobs in the industry (a good sign that they know what they are teaching), but it is easy enough to contact them through email with any questions.
College Junior 2013-05-27T17:51:00Z
Being in the city gives us the unique opportunity to feel as if we are living independently but also gives us a campus or school feeling if we want it. We also have access to opportunities to attend many different activities outside of the school and not have to worry about going on and off campus.
College Sophomore 2013-05-21T21:36:14Z
My school has a very friendly environmental, and everyone seems to get along for the most part. The school does have some diversity, so it's really cool to get to know different cultures, and views on the world. However, some of my classmates are very quiet, and i know it is due to them being a bit shy. Though I wish they could open up a bit more so I can get to know them.
College Junior 2013-04-01T17:30:58Z
You have access to EVERYTHING and ANYTHING that pertains to your major of study! its incredible!
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