Sarofim School of Fine Arts
The Sarofim School of Fine Arts at Southwestern University offers a world-class arts education where students work closely with award-winning faculty in the areas of Art History, Music, Studio Art and Theatre.
String section of the Orchestra
The Fantasticks - 2016 (Photo credit: Carlos Barron)
With our 11:1 student-faculty ratio, every Southwestern student has the opportunity for faculty mentoring.
Ceramics (Photo credit: Southwestern University)
Costume shop. (Photo credit: Southwestern University)
Southwestern University is one of only a handful of undergraduate liberal arts universities that support a separate school of fine arts. We believe in enrolling students who are engaged learners, ready to grow both in and out of the classroom, and eager to explore new regions of thought and creative expression. A Sarofim major is coupled with an engaging and diverse curriculum.
Our programs lead to the BA in studio art, art history, music, and theatre, as well as the BFA in Studio Art and the BMus in music. We also provide programs to minor in architecture and design. All are designed to prepare graduates for a variety of paths in and out of the arts: teaching, professional work, or graduate school.
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Featured Alumni Stories
A gifted cellist, Megan McCarty ’09 distinguished herself as a Southwestern music major by winning the University’s concerto competition, working as special musicological assistant for a series of performances organized through a Mellon Integrated Scholarly Community grant, and becoming the first scholar to recognize the existence of a song cycle by Franz Liszt (1811-1886).Read Full Story
Fine Arts News
Based on the classic Emmy Award-winning television movie by Reginald Rose, this production poses a powerful dialectic for the importance of civil discourse.READ FULL STORY
Lois Ferrari has been honored twice by The American Prize 2018–2019 competitions for her work with the Austin Civic Orchestra.READ FULL STORY
O’Bryan’s artwork, Beautiful Brokenness, will tour the U.S. in an esteemed exhibition as part of her award from the Kennedy Center VSA Emerging Young Artists with Disabilities Program.READ FULL STORY