Mission

Southwest University of Visual Arts strives to be an exemplary force in higher education recognized as a leading university of Art and Design.

The mission of Southwest University of Visual Arts is to educate students to excel in the fields of Fine Arts, Design, and Visual Communications within a student focused environment committed to the highest standards of academic achievement, scholarly inquiry, creativity and citizenship in a diverse world community.

Values & Ideals

Southwest University of Visual Arts operates to fulfill its mission according to an established set of values and ideals that support the goals of the University. These values and ideals serve as the compass that guides the institution’s plan and its day-to-day activities and decisions.

High Standards Reflecting Quality and Integrity

Southwest University of Visual Arts values and believes in maintaining an environment that focuses on personal excellence and maintaining integrity in all facets of the university environment.

Adaptability

Southwest University of Visual Arts values and believes in adapting to the professional art & design and world community by remaining attentive to social and technological changes.

Accountability

Southwest University of Visual Arts values and believes in maintaining accountability for the quality of the educational programs offered by the University.

Responsive Communication

Southwest University of Visual Arts values and believes in being open and responsive to individual ideas and specific needs and listening carefully to all opinions and perceptions.

Diversity

Southwest University of Visual Arts values and believes in understanding our world as one large, complex community.