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

Victoria Star Varner

Chair and Professor of Studio Art

Phone

512.863.1355
Victoria Star Varner

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

Trauma Bag, Service Series

Tom Morin: 25, A Quarter-Century in Retrospect

Studio Art alumnus Tom Morin ’94 returns to Southwestern for an exhibition of his evolution in photography over 25 years.

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Kati Hellmer '19 outside the PAFA Museum.

Alumnae Art Selected for National Exhibition at America’s Oldest Museum and Art School

Kati Hellmer ’19 and Sophia Anthony ’19 received the honor of having their artwork displayed at the Pennsylvania Academy for the Fine Arts.

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Casey Grier Blades ’09

Casey Grier Blades ’09

Distinguished Young Alumna

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Art News

Abigail Jendrusch, "Creamer," Ceramic, 2019

B.A. Senior Art Exhibitions

November 21 – December 1, 2019

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Star Varner, Sophia Anthony ’19, Kati Hellmer ’19, and Danbi Heo ’19 outside the Kennebunkport Post Office.

Art History Mystery, Part 3

The conclusion of the case of the missing mural.

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Marissa Shipp's ’19 Moonbuild.

Southwestern Alum and Professor Featured in International Art Exhibition

The artwork of Southwestern University graduate Marissa Shipp ’19 and Professor of Art Mary Visser will be on display online in the exhibition Sunder Pavilion of the Wrong beginning November 1, 2019.

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Art Events

Shawn Camp, The Angle of Incidence, Acrylic on three wood panels, 49” x 51,” 2016.

Art Exhibition: Disrupted Geometries

The Sarofim School of Fine Arts is proud to announce the first art exhibition of the spring season.

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Shawn Camp, The Angle of Incidence, Acrylic on three wood panels, 49” x 51,” 2016.

Art Exhibition: Disrupted Geometries

The Sarofim School of Fine Arts is proud to announce the first art exhibition of the spring season.

FIND OUT MORE
Shawn Camp, The Angle of Incidence, Acrylic on three wood panels, 49” x 51,” 2016.

Art Exhibition: Disrupted Geometries

The Sarofim School of Fine Arts is proud to announce the first art exhibition of the spring season.

FIND OUT MORE