The BFA in Art program at Southwest School of Art is highly selective. Admission is based on the prospective student’s application materials outlined below, so applicants should take special care in preparing them. Because each cohort of students enrolled to SSA’s BFA program will be limited to about 25 students, some applicants who meet our desired traits cannot be guaranteed admission.
The Southwest School of Art Admission Committee is charged with making admission decisions. The committee consists of faculty and staff--specifically two faculty who serve on a rotating basis, the dean, the director of admission and recruitment, and the president.
A timeline of important dates and deadlines is available for your planning.
Tuition and Scholarships
Preparing Your Portfolio
Along with an application and other supporting documents, each prospective student will be asked to submit a portfolio as part of the admissions process. We have some suggestions and thoughts about preparing yours.
The Southwest School of Art admits students of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic other school-administered programs.