History of our School

Southwest University of Visual Arts began with two students and has grown into a regionally accredited, nationally recognized university with campuses in Tucson, AZ. and Albuquerque, NM. Southwest University of Visual Arts has thousands of graduates working all over the world and for some of the nation’s most reputable companies such as Nike, CNN, Disney, Fuddruckers, Kmart E-Commerce Division, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Raytheon, Sandia Labs, and thousands of local and national agencies, design and architectural firms, and businesses.

Southwest University of Visual Arts' high standards have remained constant throughout the growth and development of the university. A strong focus on traditional skills combined with state-of-the-art computer technology provides students the competitive edge in their field of study.

Program Advisory Committees comprised of successful art & design professionals and working professional instructors have been instrumental in the development and continued support of Southwest University of Visual Arts programs. The distinguished committees meet periodically to review degree programs, ensuring that the curriculum continues to meet the needs of a competitive, changing marketplace.