Southwest University of Visual Arts, formerly known as The Art Center Design College, is a regionally accredited, nationally recognized university. 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.
The University of Visual Arts in Tucson has a small faculty (with an excellent teacher-to-student ratio) and a small-art school vibe. But don't let the size fool you, this highly-advanced visual arts school offers:
Eight Bachelor degrees in Graphic Design, Animation, Studio Arts, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Advertising & Marketing, Illustration, and Photography as well as three Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts terminal degrees with concentrations in Painting & Drawing, Photography, and Motion Arts. Their animation and design courses are highly practical as they focus heavily on industry-dominating Flash software and character development.
Southwest University of Visual Arts educates students to excel in the fields of Fine Arts, Design, Advertising and Visual Communications within a student focused environment committed to the highest standards of academic achievement, scholarly inquiry, creativity and citizenship in a diverse world community.