ARTS FSW is the latest edition to the world class offerings at Florida SouthWestern State College. From the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, to the only gallery outside of New York City’s Guggenheim to bear the name of the great Bob Rauschenberg, Arts FSW is a hub of artistic inspiration right here in Southwest Florida.

The arts are an integral part of the human experience; serving as windows into diverse cultures, bringing new ideas to the forefront and offering new experiences and appreciations," explains Ron Bishop, curator of the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at FSW State. "Florida SouthWestern State College has embraced that concept for many years; ARTS FSW is one more step the college has taken for our students and the community alike. I think it is the leadership the community expects of FSW State, and it carries a powerful message- acknowledging the importance of art and culture in learning and in our lives. I’m very proud of this initiative and what it symbolizes."

Arts FSW has a dedication to excellence, offering programs that create opportunities for students and the community alike to experience various traditions in the visual and performing arts, while gaining a richer understanding of life. By providing an inspirational setting where regional, national, and international cultural activities educate and entertain, Arts FSW embraces the diversity of Southwest Florida. Arts FSW offers an array of affordable cultural opportunities designed to appeal, and be accessible, to all.

Welcome to Florida SouthWestern State College!

At the flagship campus located in sunny Fort Myers, Florida, Florida SouthWestern State College offers a variety of programs for a diverse range of students.

With the first students admitted to FSW in the fall of 1962, Florida SouthWestern State College celebrates 47 years of service to Southwest Florida this year. Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Baccalaureate degrees are offered at FSW as well as various certificate programs.

Florida SouthWestern State College, Lee Campus is home to ARTS FSW, the cultural hub of Southwest Florida, offering the state of the art Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, the Special Collections Gallery, the Arts Academy and numerous cultural events throughout the year.

On the Florida SouthWestern State College, Lee Campus you will find everything you are looking for in a college experience. See why FSW could be the perfect choice for you. Take the ESC virtual tour and then come visit us and see for yourself. Call us and schedule a campus visit.

World-class instructors, leadership opportunities, lifelong learning, and an abundance of cultural and social opportunities await.

Contact the Student Information Office located on Lee Campus, Taeni Hall, Building S, Room 263 for more information at (239) 489-9054 or 1-800-749-2322.