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

Casey Grier Blades ’09

Casey Grier Blades ’09

Distinguished Young Alumna

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Art News

Ellie Crowley '19 interned with National Endowment for the Arts this past summer.

A View into the Nation’s Arts Ecosystem

Current senior Ellie Crowley describes how interning with the National Endowment for the Arts connects to her past experiences at SU and has shaped her future career path.

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Reenactment at Goose Rocks Beach.

Art History Mystery, Part 2

Professor of Studio Art Star Varner and recent Southwestern alumni travel across the country to search for a missing 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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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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Untitled (eyeball on a plate with cracked egg), 1993

“25”: Tom Morin Photography Exhibition

The Sarofim School of Fine Arts is proud to welcome back alumnus Tom Morin ’94 for a retrospective exhibition of his work in the Sarofim Fine Arts Gallery.

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Untitled (eyeball on a plate with cracked egg), Metaphor Series

Tom Morin: 25 Reception

The Sarofim School of Fine Arts is proud to present a gallery exhibition reception and artist talk with Southwestern fine arts alumnus, Tom Morin ’94.

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