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Top Ten Reasons to Choose SVA


You have a voice.


Faculty member Sherese Robinson stresses the importance of writing beyond cultural stereotypes in her fundamentals of narrative classes.


Your teachers will all be professionals working in their fields.

SVA trip to American Society of Cinematographers in Hollywood

Going to The American Society of Cinematographers Open House in LA with Dejan Georgevich, ASC.


You’ll have access to the most professional equipment.


Always learning a new camera. 


You could meet some of our amazing alums.


Morten Tildum, The Imitation Game director, talks with students on SVA in LA.


You might even direct a  commercial for Coke while you’re still here.


Ameer Kazmi was selected by Coke/Regal to be one of three student directors to make a commercial.


You are making films the minute you get here – not just studying them.


See what classes you’ll take in your major.


Get to know new worlds with your friends.


Juana Hodari brought her SVA crew to Argentina for her thesis film, Tomasa.


You can make a difference through film.


Ben Duffy’s documentary, Tin Soldiers, is an inspiring story about overcoming anything.


Take advantage of one of our extraordinary international programs.

Building Bridges is an exploration of the collaboration – with the top film schools in Europe.


Have your film shown at a festival.

When you’re ready to graduate, you’ll be part of our own amazing film festival – The Dustys.