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

Cynthia Camlin, "Island of Ought and Naught" (detail), Watercolor on paper mounted on panels, 54" x 75," 2015.

Listening to the Anthropocene

February 2 – March 3, 2019

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Sculptural teapot "Anxietea" by Sofia Payne '18

Studio Art Student and Alumnae Accepted into People’s Gallery Exhibition

Payne and Baker’s art will be on display at Austin City Hall beginning this February.

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Students at Southwestern University’s Sarofim School of Fine Arts present the laugh-out-loud farce Noises Off.

Jones Theater’s Revolving Stage

SU students reflect on the highlights and lessons learned after working with the innovative revolving-stage set, a multitude of fragile props, and a dedicated stage crew.

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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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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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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.

FIND OUT MORE