At any given moment, thousands of Americans are working around the globe as Peace Corps volunteers. As they go about making the world a better place, they’re also gaining new skills that will make them better people—from adapting to new cultures and dealing with language barriers to leading projects and making do with the slightest of resources. Now, a new partnership between MFA Design for Social Innovation and the Peace Corps will allow returning volunteers to channel those new talents into an SVA education.
Since it opened, the SVA Theatre has been a hit with film lovers, filmmakers and industry insiders for its cutting-edge screening capabilities. The Tribeca Film Festival (currently in full swing through April 27) is a regular offering, and this spring’s lineup included the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences 2014 Oscar-nominated Short Films and premiere screenings for networks such as HBO and USA. A recent technical upgrade put the SVA Theatre ahead of New York’s first-run movie houses. 4K projectors? Check. 7.1 Meyer Cinema Sound? Check. Assisted listening devices? Check. SVA Close Up caught up with SVA Theatre Director Adam Natale, just ahead of his live interview with X Files and Californication star David Duchovny on Monday, April 28, for a virtual tour.
Work by SVA students and recent graduates won seven awards at the 2014 Art Directors Club gala, held on April 9 in Miami. This remarkable tally once again earned SVA the School of the Year honor, which is given to the institution with the best overall showing in the annual event’s various competitions. The winning campaigns were created in Frank Anselmo’s Unconventional Advertising class.