Majors & Minors

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. 

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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AFTER SOUTHWESTERN

Featured Alumni Stories

Director of the Sarofim School of Fine Arts Administration

Laura Sewell ’95 Connects as an Alumna and Staff Member

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Living The Dream

Southwestern teaches Walker Lukens ’09 how to think and take on new challenges.

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Megan McCarty ’09

Megan McCarty ’09, Distinguished Young Alumna

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).

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Fine Arts News

Mattie Mint

Fat over Lean

Mattie Mint ’22 shares about her journey into the professional world through the Kemper Scholar Program.

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Southwestern ranked among best colleges in the Southwest

Southwestern University Named a 2021 Best College by College Raptor

SU is recognized as #15 in the college planning platform’s Top 25 Best Colleges in the Southwest.

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CAS Fundraiser

Painting in an Unknown Landscape: Kelsey Baker ’16

Studio art alumna Kelsey Baker ’16 fills us in on what it’s like to finish her graduate degree during a pandemic and how she is creating art in a socially distanced world.

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Fine Arts Events

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Southwestern University Flute Recital

The Sarofim School of Fine Arts is pleased to present a virtual Recital with the Southwestern University Flute Ensemble.

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