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The school offers short-term study abroad programs in various creative fields.
In 2014, LinkedIn placed the college second on its "best schools for designers" list.[dead link]PayScale included the college in its "Top 10 Art & Design Schools by Salary Potential" list for 2013 - 2014. It is ranked 18th among the art graduate schools in U.S. News & World Report, with its MFA Photography, Video and Related Media program ranked the sixth MFA photography program in the country.
The Theatre is at 333 West 23rd Street, between Eighth Avenue and Ninth Avenue, in Chelsea. It was formerly the Clearview Chelsea West Cinema. It was purchased in 2008, renovated, and reopened in January 2009. Milton Glaser designed the theater's interior and exterior, including the sculpture situated atop its marquee. The 20,000-square-foot (1,900 m2) facility houses two separate auditoriums, one with 265 seats and one with 480, and hosts class meetings, lectures, screenings and other public events. It has also hosted the red-carpet New York première of Ethan Hawke's The Daybreakers and a diverse list of world premières, ranging from Lucy Liu's 2010 feature documentary Redlight, to the 2011 Fox animated comedy Allen Gregory; and the 2012 film The Hunger Games. Community partners that have used the theatre include the Tribeca and GenArt film festivals, Mayor Michael Bloomberg's PlaNYC environmental initiative, and the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting. The theater is also home to the Dusty Film & Animation Festival, held annually since 1990, which showcases the work of emerging filmmakers and animators from the college's BFA Film and Video and BFA Animation programs.
The school has three gallery spaces: the Chelsea Gallery, at 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor; the Flatiron Gallery, at 133/141 West 21st Street; and the Gramercy Gallery, at 209 East 23rd Street. The galleries show a mix of student and professional art; exhibitions are free and open to the public.
There are several residence halls available for students at SVA.
23rd Street Residence (formerly New Residence), at 215 East 23rd Street, is an apartment-style dormitory reserved for new students.
Gramercy Women's Residence, at 17 Gramercy Park South, houses only female students. Residents have a shared key to Gramercy Park.
Ludlow Residence, at 101 Ludlow Street. This residential building opened in 2009, and houses 350 students in 259 single and 47 double rooms.
24th Street Residence, is a 146,000-square-foot, 14-story residence hall that opened in August 2016. The site was purchased by Magnum Real Estate Group and 40 North in April 2015 for $32.25 million from the nonprofit International Center for the Disabled. It houses 505 residents in 242 suites, including office space, and serves as the flagship residence hall for the school. It is also the base of operations for the school's Residence Life, International Students Office, Student Affairs, and student government, the Visual Arts Student Association.
Former residence halls
George Washington Residence, at 23 Lexington Avenue. The school's lease for this building expired in early 2016, leading to its replacement as the school's flagship residence hall with the 24th Street Residence.