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, MFA

Chair of Studio Art

Phone

512.863.1355

Victoria Star Varner, MFA

Chair of Studio Art

Studio Art majors’ educations culminate in senior exhibitions in the Sarofim Fine Arts Gallery, which prepare students for graduate programs and art professions. World-class opportunities nearby and across the globe provide rich 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

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Art News

Taylor Bailey, Class of 2017, and Brad Epley, Chief Conservator at the Menil Collection.

News

Southwestern Senior Gains Rare Undergraduate Experience at Menil Collection

Taylor Bailey changes career path from art therapy to art conservation, lands door-opening summer internship opportunity through Southwestern connection.

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Abby Nash, Class of 2016

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Art and Political Science Major Recognized as One of 15 Emerging Artists with Disabilities

VSA, the international organization on arts and disability, selects Southwestern senior’s artwork for national traveling exhibition.

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Valerie Banes Hancock

The Sarofim School of Fine Arts Welcomes Potter Valerie Banes Hancock

Southwestern students learn from Hancock, a ceramic artist who specializes in functional dinnerware and serving ware.

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Art Events