Majors & Minors

Studio Art

Studio Art students learn and create in state-of-the-art facilities featuring designated workspaces for each student. The faculty, who are all practicing professionals, teach small classes to build strong student relationships. 

Contact

Victoria Star Varner

Chair and Professor of Studio Art

Phone

512.863.1355

Victoria Star Varner

Chair and Professor of Studio Art

Southwestern offers courses in ceramics, painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, printmaking, digital arts, design and architecture, which prepare students for graduate programs and art professions.  Studio Art majors’ educations culminate in senior exhibitions in the Sarofim Fine Arts Gallery, where they are afforded more space for exhibition in the professional gallery than most universities offer. World-class opportunities nearby and across the globe enrich students’ pre-professional experiences. 

Since 2006 the Fiske Guide to Colleges has listed Southwestern University as among the top 25 small colleges and universities strong in art or design.

“In a state where everything tends to be huge and overwhelming, Southwestern proves that good things can – and do – come in small packages.” –Fiske Guide to Colleges



AFTER SOUTHWESTERN

Featured Alumni Stories

Casey Grier Blades ’09

Casey Grier Blades ’09

Distinguished Young Alumna

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Art News

Elizabeth Tracy Montminy at her home. Photo courtesy of The Montminy Art Gallery at the Boone County History & Culture Center, Columbia, Missouri.

Art History Mystery, Part 1

Professor of Studio Art Star Varner and Southwestern students investigate the whereabouts of a controversial 1941 mural.

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Sculptural teapot "Anxietea" by Sofia Payne '18

Studio Art Student and Alumnae Accepted into People’s Gallery Exhibition

Payne and Baker’s art will be on display at Austin City Hall beginning this February.

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“Narrative Migrations: Selected Works by Roger Colombik” Installation View

Narrative Migrations: Selected Works by Roger Colombik

October 14 - November 15, 2017

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Art Events

Art Gallery

Annual Student Art Exhibit

Sarofim School of Fine Arts’ Studio Art and Art History Department is pleased to present the Annual Student Art Exhibit featuring various student works.

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Art Gallery

Annual Student Art Exhibit

Sarofim School of Fine Arts’ Studio Art and Art History Department is pleased to present the Annual Student Art Exhibit featuring various student works.

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Art Gallery

Annual Student Art Exhibit

Sarofim School of Fine Arts’ Studio Art and Art History Department is pleased to present the Annual Student Art Exhibit featuring various student works.

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