Visit the Campus

Below please find a list of dates for open houses and other events. These events are the best way to see our amazing facilities, meet our outstanding faculty, and understand what makes the Southwest School of Art the perfect place to begin your career as a working artist!

If you are visiting San Antonio or if you are unable to attend one of the events below, we invite you to call or email us to set up an appointment to tour the campus. Please contact our Director of Admission and Recruitment, at or at 210.200.8208.


Open Houses
Informal and welcoming, our open houses are a great opportunity to hear more about our program and to ask questions. You’ll learn about BFA admissions criteria and scholarship information, take a tour of the campus, and have a chance to speak with members of our staff, BFA faculty and student body.  

September 30, 10am to 12pm, Gen Ed Classroom, Santikos Building - RSVP Now
December 9, 11am to 1pm, Gen Ed Classroom, Santikos Building - RSVP Now


Application Assistance Day
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 24, 9am - 3pm, McNutt Welcome Center - RSVP Now


Portfolio Prep Day
Join us for one of our Portfolio Prep Days which are offered several times throughout the year.  You’ll learn what it takes to put together a dynamic portfolio and have the opportunity to receive informal feedback on your portfolio from a BFA faculty member.

November 11, 10am to 12pm, Ellison Lecture Hall, Santikos Building - RSVP Now
January 27, 11am to 1pm,  Elllison Lecture Hall, Santikos Building - RSVP Now


Working Artist Panel
Hear from a panel of working artists about how they shaped a career in art, what challenges they faced along the way and how they’ve overcome those obstacles to achieve success.

January 18, 6pm to 8pm, RHR Lecture Hall, Santikos Building