Visit The Campus

Come and experience for yourself just a little of what makes Southwest School of Art such an amazing place...and feel free to bring the family.  In addition to personal and self-guided tours of our beautiful campus and state-of-the-art facilities, we also host a number of engaging and informative events throughout the year.  

Personal Tours

Take a walk with us and get a close-up look at our amazing facilities and meet some members of our BFA faculty and student body.  Along the way, we’ll do our best to help you understand what makes Southwest School of Art such a special place and a great choice to launch your career as a professional artist! 

Open Houses

Informal and welcoming, our open houses provide a great opportunity to hear more about our BFA program and get answers to any questions you may have.  You'll get great information about our curriculum, faculty, facilities, admissions criteria and scholarship opportunities and we'll take you on a tour of our campus and let you hear from members of our staff, faculty and student body. 

December 15, 2018 | 10am | Santikos Building

Portfolio Prep Days

Join us for a FREE Portfolio Prep Day, hosted several times throughout the year on our campus.  You’ll find out what it takes to put together a dynamic portfolio and receive expert feedback on your portfolio from one of our faculty members.

November 3, 2018 | 11am | Santikos Building
January 26, 2019 | 11am | Santikos Building
June 22, 2019 | 10am | Santikos Building

Application Assistance Days

Application Assistance Days are designed to help applicants submit the best application possible.  Many potential students take advantage of this special opportunity to receive expert, one-on-one assistance in completing and polishing their application, essays or resume, prior to submission.

February 23, 2019 | 9am - 1pm | Ellison Lecture Hall


Every year, we host more than a dozen curated exhibitions by prominent local, regional and national artists, which provides a first-hand opportunity to see the caliber of artists that we bring to our campus.  All exhibitions at SSA are free and open to the public.

Artist Talks and Lectures

We often bring local, regional and nationally known artists to campus to share their thoughts about art, life and how they approach their work. Typically, we also hold a private session, just for our BFA students.

Working Artist Panel

Join Southwest School of Art for an informative panel discussion to hear several working artists share insights about their varied paths to successful careers in the visual arts. You'll learn how the artists chose their career path, what types of challenges they've overcome along the way and what has helped them to become successful artists. A Q&A session will immediately follow the panel discussion.

March 28, 2019 | 6pm | Russell Hill Rogers Lecture Hall


Interested in learning more about our BFA program, but unable to come out to visit? Our webinars are a great opportunity for students and parents to learn more about the classroom environment, and what it is like to attend Southwest School of Art. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask our Director of Admission and Recruitment questions following the live webinar. 

Have Questions or Want To Register For an Event

Contact the Office of Admission at Southwest School of Art 210.200.8208. 

Contact Us

Vanessa Quiroga - Director of Admission and Recruitment
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