SVA MFA Design / Designer as Author + Entrepreneur Info Session

Posted on Sep 28th, 2015 by briar


The session is a great opportunity for student to learn more about our unique offerings and ask questions of our chairs, faculty, students and alumni. 

The session will be streamed live which may be viewed on

If you have any questions that we can answer, don’t hesitate to contact us. To learn more about our program, visit


SVA launches new MFA in Design for Social Innovation

Posted on Feb 27th, 2011 by Command Save

Design for Social Innovation


Social innovation is the application of new strategies and models to solving the challenges the world faces and to strengthening society.

The MFA in Design for Social Innovation will prepare students to apply the principles and ethics of social innovation as filters for understanding and as a discipline for engaging with and improving the world through design.

Graduates of the program will be more than graphic designers, filmmakers, advertising creative directors or interactive systems designers. They will be all these, mastering all the skills and knowledge of how to apply them to have a positive impact on business, society and their own lives.



PSU GD GRAD : Ben Mulkey on graduate school in the UK

Posted on Dec 16th, 2010 by Command Save

Who I am: My name is Ben Mulkey, I'm a designer / writer and PSU graduate. 

What this blog post is about: My experience attending grad school on a Masters of Art course in the UK.

As told through a series of subject headings which substitute the abbreviated words in Masters of Art (MA) to form new two-word combinations that allude to my experiences while studying abroad.




MFA Candidate Ashley Stevens (PSU-GD) reports from SVA in NYC!

Posted on Jan 7th, 2010 by Command Save

Thesis progress work


Thesis progress work

Our intrepid grad, Ashley Steven's generously reports from grad school at School of Visual Arts in NYC! Thanks Ashley – we love to hear what you are up to!  

It's almost the end of second semester now, and I can't believe that there's only one more semester until I'm done! The second year of the MFA program is a lot different than the first year. The first year is much more of a "boot camp," where students have a project due almost every day, but the whole second year is devoted primarily to thesis.