Studio Art Department Admission & Scholarship Portfolio Reviews


Prospective students apply for a Sarofim Scholarship in Studio Art through scheduled portfolio reviews, which also offer the opportunity to learn more about the programs offered in the Studio Art Department and introduce you to the faculty.

Candidates who receive the Sarofim Scholarship are eligible for additional assistance, including Southwestern merit scholarships.

 Studio Art and Sarofim Scholarship Application

Prospective students who wish to apply for a Sarofim Scholarship and major in art may do so in one of two ways:

  1. Schedule a personal portfolio review of your original artworks (not digital photographs of art works) and an interview with the studio art faculty on November 13, 2017 February 18, 2018 or February 19, 2018 These reviews are part of Pirate Preview events offered by the Admissions Office.  This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the program from the studio faculty, take a tour of the art facilities with art students, and participate in other events on campus (campus tours, class visitations, a luncheon, etc.).  Even with a personal portfolio review of original works, we require a completed digital portfolio.

  2. If you cannot come to campus, you may send in a digital portfolio without an on-campus interview; we will contact you by phone instead.

We prefer the first method, because we enjoy meeting students in person!

Register now for your in-person portfolio review by clicking on the date below:

November 13, 2017

February 18, 2018: Two Portfolio Review times are available 1:00 - 3:00 pm and 2:45 pm - 5:00 pm

February 19, 2018 : Currently we are full, please consider the Sunday slot with an overnight stay for Pirate Preview

Please read the In-Person Portfolio Review Requirements

and the Digital Portfolio Review Requirements

After signing up for your Portfolio Review, please fill out this application.

Sarofim Scholarships in Studio Art are for Studio Art majors only. 

Recipients of Sarofim Scholarship in Studio Art may also be eligible for additional assistance such as academic scholarships. In addition, recipients may apply for University need-based aid. For more information, click here: financial aidmerit scholarships or call 1-800-252-3166.

 Any financial aid offer from Southwestern University will be void as of May 1, 2017 if a student accepts financial aid from another college or university.



For any questions regarding portfolio reviews please call Julie Hudson, Administrative Assistant to the Sarofim School of Fine Arts at 512-863-1548.