Academic Chairs and
Curriculum Coordinators

Southwest University of Visual Arts strives to be an exemplary force in Postsecondary Education by employing professionals with the training and experience that prepares students to meet the competitive challenges of an evolving global environment. Each department is directed by a full-time professional with the background to ensure the education focuses on the intellectual, technical, professional and critical thinking skills necessary to sustain life-long learning and career success.

Associate Dean of Instruction

Eric Gant
MFA, Mass Communication and Media Arts – Photography, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, 2006
BFA., Studio Art, Area(s) of Specialization: Photography, Mixed-Media, Sculpture, Installation Art, New Mexico State University, 2001

Academic Chair, Advertising & Marketing / Visual Communications

Andres Moreno
Graphic Designer/Illustrator since 1989
BS, University of Phoenix
AA,Advertising Art & Computer Graphic Design, Southwest University of Visual Arts

Academic Chair, Animation

Erik Westlund
Animator since 2000
MFA, Computer Art, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
BFA, General Fine Art, The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Academic Chair, Studio Arts and Photography

Camden Hardy
MFA, Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
BA, Media & Theatre Arts Photography Option, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT