Southwestern is one of only a handful of undergraduate liberal arts colleges that support a separate school of fine arts. This provides rich opportunities for study and participation in a full range of studio, classroom and performance activities.
As an undergraduate-only institution, Southwestern offers our students the undivided attention of our faculty. Our programs are designed to prepare students for a variety of paths after graduation: teaching, work in the arts, or graduate school.

Alma Thomas Fine Arts Center

The three-story Alma Thomas Fine Arts Center houses two live performance theaters, a recital hall, art gallery, studios, practice rooms and offices for the Art and Art History, Music and Theatre Departments. It is also the home of the Sarofim School of Fine Arts, which fuels the creative pulse of campus with numerous annual concerts, theatre performances and art exhibits.

A recent $10 million renovation to The Fine Arts Center provides more places to practice, perform and exhibit student and faculty work.