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

Hannah Chock, Detail of Divinity, Default, History, Memory, intaglio monoprint and papercut triptych, 2023, 38 x 16”

B.A. Senior Art Exhibitions

Hannah Chock and Adina Johnson | November 28–December 6, 2023

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Heidi Hogden, “Then She Knew,” 10.5 x 14 inches, graphite on paper

“Disrupted Terrain: Visual Autobiographies of the Natural World”

An exhibition by Heidi Hogden, new Associate Professor of Studio Art
October 5th – November 16th, 2023

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Spring ’23 Annual Student Art Exhibition

Annual Student Art Exhibition

April 27, 2023 – September 24, 2023

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Fine Arts Events

Jazz Band

Southwestern University Jazz Band

The Sarofim School of Fine Arts is proud to present a winter concert with the Southwestern University Jazz Band, as part of Spring Family Weekend.

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Maureen Rendon ’21

Musicale

The Sarofim School of Fine Arts’ Music Department is proud to present musicale. 

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Student Recital

Student Recital Eric Salinas, voice

Students pursuing degrees in Music perform Senior and Junior recitals.

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