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 college 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! 

College Information Sessions

Informal and welcoming, our information sessions provide a great opportunity to hear more about our college 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 show you our campus. Click the date to r.s.v.p. for the information sessions. 


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. Click on the date to r.s.v.p. for the Portfolio Prep Day.

Sat. May 23, 2020 | 10 am - 12 pm | Ellison Lecture Hall 
Sat. June 13, 2020 | 10 am - 12 pm | Ellison Lecture Hall 

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.

Sat. June 27, 2020 | 10 am - 12 pm | 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.

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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 college students.

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Working Artist Panel

Each Spring 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. Click on the date to r.s.v.p. for the working artist panel.



Interested in learning more about our college 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 Recruitment and Admissions Officer questions following the live webinar. 

Have Questions or Want To Register For an Event

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

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