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Southwest School of Art Reviews

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  • Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and activities I've attended so far are always unique and fun. We have movie club, Hispanic Heritage club, yoga, Birthday parties, Pancake Art, pumpkin carving contests and soon we will have the Feral Cat Collective. Our Director of Student Affairs does and amazing job of planning activities.The school also has Artist Talks that allow the students and community to learn from different artists, their techniques, processes, and even performances. We also have holiday parties, where students and faculties come together! It's a great way to stay connected to everybody.

    What to do for fun

    Since the school is in the downtown area there are always events happening including First Friday. Also the school puts on alot of events as well such as Articopia, Artist Talks, Fiesta Arts Fair. There's so much going on that you couldn't possibly attend everything. The school at the moment also offers yoga and will be starting a collective!

    Food and Dining

    The Copper Kitchen on campus serves AMAZING food and we recieve a student discount. The food is very affordable and you get a lot for the price you pay. They serve different main plates everyday while the sandwiches and salads are always available. They also offer deserts, and have very kind, energetic, personable staff.

    Dorm Life

    The campus does not have dorms, but overall campus life is very peaceful and beautiful thanks to our student lounges, the McNutt gardens, and the riverwalk that borders the school!

    Academic Rigor

    The program is very challenging, yet fun. The professors are continuously pushing you to refine your skills, push concepts, explore medias, and work with differing ideas. There's constantly projects overlapping each other and you may even have up to 3 projects for one class at a time. Critics are always an opportunity for your peers and professor to help you grow and challenge your ideas!

    In three sentences

    Is an amazing, rigorous school, with faculty that's involved. The small campus is wonderful because you get to meet everyone, and also interact with the community around you. The school is such a positive place in the heart of downtown San Antonio, enriching the community and students alike.

  • Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There is always something going on both on campus and in the very strong art community around the school.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are looking for a small school where they will be give individual attention and opportunities, who would like to be successful in the arts, and surrounded by professionals who are working in the same careers they want to be in should apply here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The school also has an adult community program, which connects its college students with working artists and adult students in the community.

    Food and Dining

    The Copper Kitchen is open for lunch every day, and there are many other places within walking distance downtown.

    Dorm Life

    The school does not offer residences, but their Student Affairs office will help you find housing.

    Academic Rigor

    Excellent faculty, very supportive of the work the students are doing. All of the classes, including the gen-ed classes, tie back to art and artistry.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely talk to the current students, they know a lot about the school and are just generally awesome.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful, with a strong community and very friendly students. A place where artists can come together and work together.