Independent is not just a key word in film and animation.
It’s part of what makes SVA different.
SVA Film and Animation offers one of the most immersive and hands-on undergraduate education for filmmakers and animators in the United States.

SVA offers one of the most immersive and hands-on undergraduate programs for filmmakers and animators.

You learn by doing—making films and animations from the moment you get here. You learn what you love and what you’re good at. You study your area in depth—in the best possible place to experience art, theater and cinema—directly: New York City. You are taught by mentors who are actively working in their fields and who bring their expertise directly from the set or studio to the classroom.

You and your classmates work together on each other’s projects. Bonds are formed during the intense days and nights of creating that not only contribute to extraordinary work during school, but also to career opportunities after graduation. SVA offers a fully accredited Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Film with specializations in the following areas: