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SVA MFA Computer Art New Studio Space Opening Party

You are cordially invited to attend our New Studio Space Opening Party on Friday, January 28 from 5:00-8:00 PM on the 7th floor of 132 W. 21 St between 6th and 7th Avenues. Please join us in celebrating the expansion of the SVA MFA Computer Art Lab. We'll also be screening the new MFA Computer Art DVD. Refreshments will be served. No RSVP required and please bring your friends. For futher information, please call Renee Schacht at 212-592-2532 or renee@mfaca.sva.edu.

The SVA MFA Computer Art department is expanding in 2005 by adding an additional 3000 sq. ft studio space that will support physical computing and installation art. This new studio space is located across the street from our Computer Labs at 132 W. 21 St. The studio will also feature a workspace with a complete selection of electronic equipment and supplies, as well as carpentry and fabrication tools and equipment. To view the space: http://www.mfaca.sva.edu/videostudio.html

The MFA Computer Art department at SVA was the first of its kind in the United States and continues to lead by producing digital artists of the highest caliber. Rob Castillo and Sukwon Shin won Student Academy Awards in 2004, and alumnus Carlos Saldanha received an Academy Award nomination.  Graduates who focus on digital fine art have exhibited their work at the Guggenheim Museum, Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Whitney Biennial, SIGGRAPH Art Gallery, Ars Electronica, held solo exhibitions at the Picasso Foundation in Spain, Postmasters Gallery in New York, and have received residencies and grants from Eyebeam, New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. The department was recently ranked 5th in the nation in Multimedia/Visual Communications by US News & World Report and Yahoo chose our department site as “One of the Top 100 Sites of 2002” for Best Original Web Art. A complete list of awards can be seen at http://www.mfaca.sva.edu/awards.html

Our educational approach is to develop our student’s creativity through a progressive curriculum, a faculty comprised of well-known artists, curators and working professionals, state-of-the-art facilities and our location in New York City. Students follow a curriculum that is individually tailored to their specific area of interest, and includes studio courses, art history, and programming. Areas of specialization include animation, installation art, interactive media, and digital video, although many students choose interdisciplinary study. Students come from all over the world geographically and bring diverse cultural heritages and artistic influences to their studies. It is expected that graduates of this program will continue in our tradition of excellence and become leaders in redefining the computer art field and be instrumental in charting its future course.

MFA Computer Art Graduate Placement:
Industrial Light & Magic, Pixar, PDI, Blue Sky, Rhythm and Hues, Digital Domain, Disney, Warner Brothers, Blue Sky, MTV, Electronic Arts, Lucas Arts, Scholastic, Nickelodeon, R/GA Greenberg, Eyebeam, The American Museum of Natural History-Rose Planetarium, The Thing and many others.

MFA Computer Art website: http://www.mfaca.sva.edu

For further information:
Graduate Admissions Office  gradadmissions@sva.edu   212-592-2100
International Student Office iso@sva.edu 212-592-2236
Renee Schacht, Assistant to the Chair   renee@mfaca.sva.edu   212-592-2532
Russet Lederman, Advisor    russet@mfaca.sva.edu    212-592-2531