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Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson

Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson is college with 216 students located in Tucson, AZ.

Fine and Performing Arts, Open Admissions

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Southwest University of Visual Arts began with two students and has grown into a regionally accredited, nationally recognized college 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 college. 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 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.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 216
Gender 46% Male / 54% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 59% Full Time / 41% Part Time
Geography 97% In State / 3% Out of State / % International
Socio-Economic Diversity 51% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 50%
Multi-racial 3%
Hispanic/Latino 43%
Black or African American 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2%

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center reduced course load remedial instruction study skills assistance tutoring writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries, student center wireless network available student web hosting available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling personal counseling placement services for graduates adult (re-entering) student services/programs veteran's counselor
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): double major independent study internships liberal arts/career combination
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Graphic Design (28%), Interior Design (26%), Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects (10%), Photography (10%), Landscape Architecture (8%), Illustration (8%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.
Artists and Related Workers, All Other
All artists and related workers not listed separately.

A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic and computer techniques to the interpretation of technical and commercial concepts. Includes instruction in computer-assisted art and design, printmaking, concepts sketching, technical drawing, color theory, imaging, studio technique, still and life modeling, multimedia applications, communication skills and commercial art business operations.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Art Directors
Formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual communications media, such as print, broadcasting, and advertising. Direct workers engaged in art work or layout design.
Multimedia Artists and Animators
Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.
Artists and Related Workers, All Other
All artists and related workers not listed separately.
Graphic Designers
Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

A program that prepares individuals to use artistic techniques to develop and execute interpretations of the concepts of authors and designers to specifications. Includes instruction in book illustration, fashion illustration, map illustration, rendering, exhibit preparation, textual layout, cartooning, and the use of various artistic techniques as requested by clients.

Job Opportunities:

Artists and Related Workers, All Other
All artists and related workers not listed separately.
Set and Exhibit Designers
Design special exhibits and movie, television, and theater sets. May study scripts, confer with directors, and conduct research to determine appropriate architectural styles.
Designers, All Other
All designers not listed separately.

A program in the applied visual arts that prepares individuals to apply artistic principles and techniques to the professional planning, designing, equipping, and furnishing of residential and commercial interior spaces. Includes instruction in computer applications, drafting, and graphic techniques; principles of interior lighting, acoustics, systems integration, and color coordination; furniture and furnishings; textiles and their finishing; the history of interior design and period styles; basic structural design; building codes and inspection regulations; and applications to office, hotel, factory, restaurant and housing design.

Job Opportunities:

Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in architecture and architectural design, such as architectural environmental design, interior architecture/design, and landscape architecture. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Interior Designers
Plan, design, and furnish interiors of residential, commercial, or industrial buildings. Formulate design which is practical, aesthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity, selling merchandise, or improving life style. May specialize in a particular field, style, or phase of interior design.

A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of landscape architecture and research in various aspects of the field. Includes instruction in geology and hydrology; soils, groundcovers, and horticultural elements; project and site planning; landscape design, history, and theory; environmental design; applicable law and regulations; and professional responsibilities and standards.

Job Opportunities:

Architectural and Engineering Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.
Landscape Architects
Plan and design land areas for projects such as parks and other recreational facilities, airports, highways, hospitals, schools, land subdivisions, and commercial, industrial, and residential sites.
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in architecture and architectural design, such as architectural environmental design, interior architecture/design, and landscape architecture. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the principles and techniques of communicating information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the creation of images on photographic film, plates, and digital images and that may prepare individuals to be professional photographic artists. Includes instruction in camera and equipment operation and maintenance, film and plate developing, light and composition, films and printing media, color and special effects, photographic art, photographic history, use of computer applications to record or enhance images and applications to the photography of various subjects.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Photographers
Photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects, using digital or film cameras and equipment. May develop negatives or use computer software to produce finished images and prints. Includes scientific photographers, aerial photographers, and photojournalists.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to use computer applications and related visual and sound imaging techniques to manipulate images and information originating as film, video, still photographs, digital copy, soundtracks, and physical objects in order to communicate messages simulating real-world content. Includes instruction in specialized camerawork and equipment operation and maintenance, image capture, computer programming, dubbing, CAD applications, and applications to specific commercial, industrial, and entertainment needs.

Job Opportunities:

Multimedia Artists and Animators
Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the creation, execution, transmission, and evaluation of commercial messages in various media intended to promote and sell products, services, and brands; and that prepares individuals to function as advertising assistants, technicians, and managers. Includes instruction in advertising theory, marketing strategy, advertising design and production methods, campaign methods and techniques, media management, related principles of business management, and applicable technical and equipment skills.

Job Opportunities:

Advertising and Promotions Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate advertising policies and programs or produce collateral materials, such as posters, contests, coupons, or give-aways, to create extra interest in the purchase of a product or service for a department, an entire organization, or on an account basis.
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

Registrar Stephanie Gasser
Registrar Stephanie Dietzman
Accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Full-time Faculty 13
Student : Faculty Ratio 9 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 76 : 23
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Level Of Applicants Interest, Application Essay, Talent Ability, Standardized Test Scores, Character Personal Qualities, Interview

Important: Academic GPA, Rigor Of Secondary School Record

Also Considered: First Generation College Student

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $43,211 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $46,342
$30K-$48K $45,889
$48K-$75K $45,393

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $34,416, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $34,416 Same as On-Campus
Fees $125 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $12,722
Books $4,000 $4,000
Total (before financial aid) $38,541 $51,263

Students Receiving Aid

60% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 69% $4,184
Federal Scholarships/Grants 51% $2,459
Institutional Grants 56% $1,965
Pell Grants 51% $2,459
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 6% $1,762
Student Loans 69% $4,184

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.suva.edu.

Estimate the net price for you at http://suva.edu/financial_aid.html.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

10% of students graduated on time.

83% of students graduated in six years.

85% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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