College Freshman 2013-08-30T11:02:08Z
The Library at the school has everything in it, the Wi-Fi works really good, the network I haven't really got to use yet, so I cant say much about it. Since it is the beginning of the school year what I've experimented so far has been nothing but great. I love it.
College Freshman 2013-08-30T10:56:49Z
SUVA has been great! They worked with me or any student to the best way possible, if a student had a problem with classes or what ever the case is, SUVA would listen and help as much as they could. I have no complaints about SUVA
College Freshman 2013-08-30T10:30:53Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Enrolling to SUVA is the smartest thing I've ever done in my life, Suva will help me make my dreams come true. I did file for financial aid and received the max amount, which helps out a lot but it doesn't cover all of the cost. But I know that when I am finished with school, I will have everything I need to start the life I've always dreamed about!
I know I couldn't of done it without SUVA! So with that said it is worth more then the dollar well spent!
College Sophomore 2013-07-22T18:01:15Z
The school is always looking for ways to help their students find a career. Also since the teachers are still working in there creative fields, they have lots of connections for their students.
College Sophomore 2013-07-22T17:57:46Z
The school i will be attending (Southwest University of Visual Arts) genuinely cares about there students. Because of this they have almost half success rate, and have been awarded high rankings in some of the best art competitions in the state
Recent Alumnus 2013-06-05T01:12:46Z
When you start your college career, you will most likely make friends with a handful of students that you will take the bumpy ride with. Many of the students I went to school with were transformed into working artists that created great work, but not without blood sweat and tears. The student life had always been awesome, I'd often spend free time at school to talk about life or school. In my last years, the atmosphere changed with the freshman, a very different group then the previous years freshmen. I often opted to just go home instead of staying at school.
Recent Alumnus 2013-06-05T01:07:06Z
Most of the teachers are amazing. You can count on them to explain things in detail and spend time outside of class to help when things aren't clear or you are behind on a technique and needs help. Numerous of times I had stayed after class to talk to the teacher about my future and new techniques or way to see something that I had read or seen outside of class. the problem lies in keeping these teachers around. Most of the fine arts staff that I speak of have moved on and their replacements leave more to be desire.
Recent Alumnus 2013-06-05T01:03:54Z
Student Services is a joke. Be prepared to work extra hard to get your questions answered. Most phone calls go left unanswered, emails never get sent back and when they do, they usually say "let me get back to you" only to wait weeks on end to hear back. You can always count on them sending you a tuition statement when that time comes though.
College Senior 2013-02-21T21:35:23Z
When taking a full schedule the workload at this school can seem daunting. The illustration staff is relatively small and you will likely have the same 3 or 4 teachers instructing you through your junior and senior years. Teachers are readily available and almost always willing to answer your questions, even about other class work. There is a 24 hour computer lab that can usually accommodate most students.
College Senior 2013-02-21T21:24:19Z
The teachers at this school are excellent for the most part. Most are willing to take extra time to explain assignments to you. Teachers here challenge you to do your best and try to prime you to become a professional artist. There are a lack of clubs and special functions at this school. Sometimes tutoring for some subjects are offered but it is sporadic at best. Classes for many of the programs are not offered every term and if a schedule is not timed correctly one may be required to take less classes than required for half/full time status.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-12T22:37:45Z
my experince at SUVA hasn't been all that convenient; it's been challenging, which is exactly what i signed up for when i transferred from Pima Community. due to the trimester curriculum, certain classes are only available during each seasonal term. this can make it difficult to acquire a particular prerequisite in order to go onto the next upper level class and gain credits, depending on how the students is able to schedule classes, with or without a job alongside. however, SUVA is incredibly competent in pushing young artists out of their comfort zones and into new techniques, creative problem-solving and establishing an inner, "how bad do you want it?" attitude about meeting professional deadlines.
College Senior 2012-05-07T08:34:23Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
The financial aid staff does anything they can to help students out but most of the money comes from loans. The further along we the students get the more we look at the cost of supplies that isnt listed and the quality of education we are getting. Most students will obviously have problems with some aspect of a class but sometimes those aren't addressed and the quality of education we are paying for is decreased. My advice is to get as many scholarships as you can and learn how to deal with people who get on your nerves.
College Senior 2012-05-07T08:18:12Z
It All Comes Down to You...Most the Time – For some students the classes are inflexible, have kept them back, have been failed for reasons not up to them, or seem unrelated to their major. For others its a smooth ride to graduation. It seems to be half and half at this point. The teachers are well trained in art and some are interchangeable between majors. There are some teachers who make students wonder if they should switch schools just to get the education they were promised but that's just a handful out of the instructional staff. Tutoring is very beneficial and flexible. There is plenty of work time to get portfolio quality work done if you do your best.
College Senior 2012-05-07T08:03:49Z
Needs Work – The 24hr computer lab needs to be updated soon, Printing at the bookstore can be a struggle so knowing the quirks of the printer and having the time to print is key; Or just go to a kinkos/fedex because the quality will be much better there.The network goes down often enough to be a nuisance. Wifi needs to be updated soon. Having your own computer (and/or laptop) and programs is most the time the key to success since the computers available to us aren't that reliable.
College Senior 2012-05-07T07:49:57Z
There are studios for painting, sculpture drawing and printmaking in the fine arts building that aren't bad for the amount of students who use them. The 24 hr computer lab down the street is useful but could be updated with new equipment so the animators can work there. The bookstore is okay with supplies and snack items but sometimes it just doesn't have what we need. The employees in the bookstore work hard to do their best against all odds whether it be the printer malfunctioning again or the servers down again. The library is stocked with good books but can also be updated. There is no student housing on campus but there is discounted bus fare, possible discounts at apartment complexes around town and good people to room with. The classrooms are stocked to their purpose. Mainly in 4 sections: gen eds with desks, design with drafting tables, technological with a computer for each student, studio arts with studio space, and the one animation room with light tables, camera setup and sound studio. Campus activities include contests, art history jeopardy, gallery showings, holiday themed get-togethers, club meetings, and thirsty thurdays.
College Senior 2012-05-07T07:23:50Z
Its understandable that with just becoming a university the curriculum and staff need work but the illustration major is heavily affected by this dry spell of sorts. The portion of illustrators still enrolled is small due to several aspects. Some classes would be perfect for illustration but the program hasn't been updated to fit today's competitive illustration field. The workload is not too hard as long as you try to do your best and sometimes not given the grade they deserve. A large underlying problem is one of the main illustration teachers that drives his students to question their education at this school. The facilities are not state of the art with computers that malfunction often and difficult printers which can lead to problems with assignments. As for job opportunities there isn't too much they can do for us students that we can't do ourselves with a little common sense other than give us an internship with some design or marketing firm in town if it's at all possible.
College Junior 2012-01-14T02:56:30Z
First Semester Completed – I appreciate the student body, the teachers, and my peers within my program. I'm finding that money is spent easy, and keeping up can be a chore. I feel that this school is a good school. I really hope to be able to continue without having to stop because of monetary issues. I feel we all face this as we go through school on our own without the help of our parents.
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