The School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Arts Department is dedicated to producing digital artists of the highest caliber, and that caliber keeps reaching higher.

Young Gul Cho.
Young Gul Cho.

Recent alumnus Young Gul Cho (MFA 2017 Computer Arts) was selected as a Student Academy Awards winner for her thesis film E-delivery in the Domestic Animation Category. Her animated short critiques the current cultural climate of humanity’s total dependency on machines. Cho humorously haunts the audience with the idea of how technology can make human reproduction as easy as making coffee and toast in the morning.

This achievement marks the department’s 9th Student Academy Award, and Cho is the first female from the SVA MFA Computer Arts Department to win.


The department’s eight previous winners have included Suk Won Shin (MFA 2004 Computer Arts) who won a Silver Medal in the Animation Category with his political 3D short Rock the World; Kun-I Chang (MFA 2007 Computer Arts) who won a Gold Medal in the Alternative Category with his motion graphics piece Fission, at a time when motion graphics began trailblazing in the industry; and Daniel Sierra’s (MFA 2013 Computer Arts) Oscillate, winner of the Silver Medal in the Alternative category in 2014.

Watch all of SVA’s Student Academy Awards winners on their Vimeo channel.

To learn more about what makes the SVA MFA Computer Arts Department so special, the department is hosting an Info Session on November 4, at 1PM. This will provide a unique opportunity to meet the Chair, faculty, department staff, current students, and alumni. To attend, simply register through the SVA Admissions’ website.

The school will also participate in the Graduate Portfolio Days and Ringling College of Art and Design’s Graduate School Fair. Here are the dates and cities when the school will be attending: San Francisco on October 22; New York on October 29; Chicago on November 4; Sarasota on November 15; and Austin on November 18. Please view the National Portfolio Day website and Ringling’s Graduate School Fair website for details on each event.

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