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.
String section of the Orchestra
The Fantasticks - 2016 (Photo credit: Carlos Barron)
With our 11:1 student-faculty ratio, every Southwestern student has the opportunity for faculty mentoring.
Ceramics (Photo credit: Southwestern University)
Costume shop. (Photo credit: Southwestern University)
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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Featured Alumni Stories
Living The Dream
Southwestern teaches Walker Lukens ’09 how to think and take on new challenges.Read Full Story
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).Read Full Story
Fine Arts News
The Tale of a Playwright
James Venhaus ’91 details his story as a published playwright and fine arts educator, sharing wisdom based on his real-world experiences with the theatre industry for the benefit of current and future Southwestern theatre students.READ FULL STORY
Theatre in the Classroom
Jasmine Renee Thomas ’12 shares her past experiences as a Southwestern theatre student and how they set the stage for her personal and professional development as an educator.READ FULL STORY
Singer, Scientist, and Exceptional Scholar
Chemist and countertenor Mauro Garcia ’18 will be pursuing a doctorate in pharmacology and molecular sciences at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine on a full-ride scholarship.READ FULL STORY
Fine Arts Events
Cello Master Class with Brian Thornton
The Sarofim School of Fine Arts’ Music Department is proud to present a Master Class led by Brian Thornton, cello.FIND OUT MORE
Sarofim Music Series: Brian Thornton, cello
The Sarofim School of Fine Arts’ Music Department is proud to present a classical cello concert with Brian Thornton as part of the Sarofim Music Series.FIND OUT MORE
String Quartet Master Class
The Sarofim School of Fine Arts’ Music Department is proud to present a performance of both Southwestern University string quartets and a Master Class led by Charae Kruger, cello.FIND OUT MORE