Who Should Apply?

  • Professionals who wish to expand their career options into the area of social change.
  • Social entrepreneurs interested in the design process.
  • Academics who wish to teach design and social change.
  • Graduate students and college seniors who wish to focus in the area of social change.


The program is oriented towards all creative disciplines but we have had – and encourage – social entrepreneurs interested in the design process to apply.


  • Completed application, link under How to Apply below.
  • You must be a working professional, an educator, or have completed at minimum your junior year of a college or university design program.
  • Apple Macintosh computer and programs for personal use.

Tuition + Credits

  • Strategies for Community Engagement: $1,000, 1 undergraduate studio credits
  • Strategies for Creative Intervention: $1,000, 1 undergraduate studio credits


For information on housing in the SVA dormitories contact Keren Moscovitch:
residency [at]

How to Apply

Applicants for both programs are required to complete an application form, you can download the form from the SVA website with the links below:

In addition, we will also need to receive following:

  • Creative portfolio of 10 – 15 projects in digital jpeg format, each image not to exceed 1,000 pixels in width.
  • If you do not have a portfolio a written essay not to exceed 600 words about what motivates you to engage in the area of social change and why you want to participate in Impact!
  • Resume.

Application  Deadline

We are on hiatus for the summer of 2018.

» Download a PDF about the 2017 summer program.


Questions About
Application + Housing?

Keren Moscovich
School of Visual Arts, Continuing Education
e-mail: residency [at]
phone: 212.592.2188
toll free: 877.242.7200

Questions About
the Program?

Mark Randall
Chair, Impact: Design for Social Change
e-mail: mrandall [at]
phone: 212.366.1317 ext.11