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

Yael Weiss, piano

Yael Weiss’s “32 Bright Clouds” Finds New Harmony in Beethoven

32 artists. 32 countries of unrest. 32 new compositions. Experience award-winning pianist Yael Weiss perform her groundbreaking peace project inspired by Beethoven’s 32 sonatas on the Alma Thomas Stage.

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Thomas Vanderzyde ’19 and Myles Kellerman ’20. Photo by Olivia Wise ’18.

Press Play and Learn to Play

Four students combine pedagogy, performance and production value in a project to create high-quality online guitar tutorials.

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Students rehearsing A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum under environmentally friendly stage lights.

Southwestern Featured in Smithsonian Magazine

A recent Smithsonian article, “ Is a Texas Town the Future of Renewable Energy?”  wonderfully highlighted our city’s and Southwestern’s commitment to sustainability. 

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Fine Arts 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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32 Bright Clouds

Sarofim Music Series: Yael Weiss, piano

The Music Department is excited to announce the piano concert of guest artist, Yael Weiss, as part of the Sarofim Music Series season.

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Musicale

Musicale

The Music Department is pleased to present a Musicale consisting of student solo and ensemble works.

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