Admission and Scholarships
Students are eligible for awards in vocal and instrumental music, theatre performance, design and technical theatre, and studio art. Awards are renewable annually for up to eight semesters. Audition and/or portfolio reviews are required. Click on your area of interest below to learn more about Sarofim Merit Scholarships.
The music audition at Southwestern serves as both a formal audition into the music major and an audition for the Sarofim Scholarship in Music. For non-majors, it serves as the audition for a performance award. Your audition will help you get acquainted with the Sarofim School of Fine Arts, learn more about the music programs and ensemble participation offered, and introduce you to the Music Department faculty.
Students who are not admitted into the major program on the basis of the audition are welcome to participate in all activities of the Music Department for which they qualify. If they still wish to pursue the major, they may re-audition for the Music Department after they begin their studies at Southwestern.
The Sarofim Scholarship in Studio Art is given to students showing talent and a desire for growth in this field. The process includes a portfolio review by the faculty and an application. Prospective students are encouraged to participate in a portfolio review at our Portfolio Review Day. This day offers you an in-depth look into the Studio Art Department and introduces you to the faculty.
A portfolio review is NOT required in order to join the studio art major at Southwestern. Candidates that receive the Sarofim Scholarship are eligible for additional assistance, including Southwestern scholarships.
Prospective students are encouraged to audition and/or participate in a portfolio review for the Sarofim Scholarship in Theatre at one of our Audition Workshop Days. These workshops offer you an in-depth look into the Theatre Department and introduce you to our faculty.
The audition workshops are NOT required in order to join the Theatre Department or major in theatre at Southwestern. Once accepted into Southwestern, any student can become a theatre major if they choose to do so. Candidates that receive the Sarofim Scholarship are eligible for additional assistance, including Southwestern scholarships.