The Annual 2012

School of Visual Arts

The 2011 – 2012 academic year was another period of firsts for the School of Visual Arts. From filmmaking to graphic design, and from fashion photography to fine art, SVA made its influence felt not only in New York City but around the world, with students, faculty and alumni from all rungs of the career ladder racking up awards, launching publications, starting new businesses and building communities. And the media took notice, reporting on the enterprising individuals behind these developments in what amounts to a parade of SVA newsmakers. As multimedia artist Laurie Anderson said in her May 2012 SVA commencement address: “It’s as if the world was reborn and suddenly the artists were in charge of the most important things.”