Southwest School of Art now has a BFA program! Accepting Applications!
(SAN ANTONIO, TX – October 24, 2013) – The Southwest School of Art is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the new four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program, following formal approval today from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Applications can be found online tomorrow (October 25) at www.swschool.org, along with admission requirements and complete program details. The new degree program will begin fall of 2014.
Paula Owen, President of the Southwest School of Art, said, “This new degree program makes the SSA the only independent college of art in Texas and will serve talented students who want to become working artists and engaged citizens.”
The intimate, intensive degree program will accept only 20-25 students each fall, providing a uniquely individualized experience. Students will earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with the option to focus on one of six areas of emphasis: ceramics, drawing and painting, metals, photography, printmaking or sculpture and integrated media. Courses also provide a well-rounded education that includes history, science, math, psychology, business and economics. Students will work in state-of-the-art studios with some of the region’s best artists as faculty.
The priority deadline for applications is March 1, 2014. Prospective students can learn more at two open houses, scheduled for November 9 and December 14 at 2 pm. The Southwest School of Art will also host a portfolio preparation day on February 1 and provide individual application assistance on February 22, 2014. All interested parties are encouraged to contact the Office of Admission at email@example.com or to visit campus.
The Southwest School of Art will become the only independent college of art in the state of Texas when it begins its BFA degree program in 2014. Additionally, the School annually serves more than 4,000 community students on the historic campus downtown, and reaches an additional 5,000 throughout the city’s schools and social service agencies. Originally the site of the Ursuline Convent and Academy, the city’s first school for girls established in 1851, the Southwest School of Art was founded in 1965.
For more information, please contact Leigh Baldwin, Director of Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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