Studio opportunities include book arts, ceramics, drawing, metals, painting, papermaking, photography, printmaking, and sculpture and integrated media. In studio courses, students learn to take risks and explore, while also evaluating, reflecting on, and communicating their ideas critically. The program provides opportunities for students to work across disciplines while concentrating in one area.
Students receive a holistic education in which general education and humanities courses complement studio work. Math, science, writing, literature, economics, and philosophy—taught with relevance to art and design—deepen students’ ability to write, speak, and think critically and confidently. Opportunities for study abroad, internships, and community service through collaborative projects round out the program.
The Southwest School of Art, in partnership with the San Antonio Central Library, has created the Marie Swartz Art Resources Center. Located at the Central Library directly adjacent to campus, this dedicated space includes a collection of physical and virtual resources that serve students as they move through the program.
Areas of Emphasis:
The program provides opportunities for students to work across disciplines with the option of focusing on one area of emphasis:
C E R A M I C S
D R A W I N G & P A I N T I N G
M E TA L S
P H O T O G R A P H Y
P R I N T M A K I N G
S C U L P T U R E & I N T E G R A T E D M E D I A
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The curriculum offers a full, diverse and integrated selection of courses.