Dean of The Sarofim School of Fine Arts

Southwestern University is one of only a handful of undergraduate liberal arts universities that support a separate school of fine arts.

The Sarofim School of Fine Arts provides rich opportunities for study and participation in a full range of studio, classroom and performance activities. And, as an undergraduate-only institution, we offer our students the undivided attention of our faculty.

Our programs lead to the BA in art, music, and theatre, as well as the BFA in theatre and BM in music. They are designed to prepare students for a variety of paths after graduation: teaching, work in the arts, or graduate school.

Please browse our site to learn about our faculty, curricula and facilities. I am proud of what we have to offer. If you have questions, or would like to visit in person, please call (512) 863-1504, or email Allison Fannin.

Again, welcome. I hope to see you here soon.

Paul J. Gaffney, PhD
Dean of The Sarofim School of Fine Arts

The Dean oversees operations within the Alma Thomas Fine Arts Center which includes the Alma Thomas Theater, The Mary Gibbs Jones Theater, Caldwell-Carvey Foyer, and the Sarofim Fine Arts Gallery.

Alena Garcia, BS
Assistant Director of Administration
weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fine Arts Center, Rm 133
(512) 863-1379

Allison Fannin
Administrative Assistant
weekdays, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fine Arts Center, Rm 139
(512) 863-1504
(512) 863-1422 Fax