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.
Paige Guerra in her painting studio
Charles Morris welding in the sculpture studio
Mary Scoville creating a linocut
Studios at work in the ceramics studio. (Photo credit: Southwestern University)
Visiting Assistant Professor Ron Geibel and his ceramics students throwing bowls for "The Empty Bowls Project" which fights hunger and supports The Caring Place in Georgetown, TX.
Victoria Gadson in her painting studio
Avery Elkins in sculpture class
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
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