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

Art and the pandemic

Scholarly Perspectives on COVID-19, Part 9: The Solace of Art

We’ve relied on the arts to help us cope with the pandemic, but will the arts survive COVID-19? Assistant Professor of Art Ron Geibel shares his insights.

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Associate Professor of Music Steve Kostelnik

An Award-Winning Guitarist’s Approach to Teaching

Associate Professor of Music Steve Kostelnik shares how he helps SU students become better musicians.

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During fall 2020, SU Singers was limited to students only and converted to a handbell choir to assure the health and safety of the performers, director, and audiences.

A Choir That Strikes Accord

Members of the Southwestern University Singers share why finding community in the stress-free and accessible choir is a highlight of their Southwestern experience.

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Fine Arts Events

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Musicale

Join us for a virtual recital featuring our talented vocal and instrumental music students!

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Image of a grand piano on a proscenium stage.

Musicale

Join us for a virtual recital featuring our talented vocal and instrumental music students!

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Graphic of blue mountain range background and title "Bright Star Concert Version"

Bright Star: Concert Version

Don’t miss this shimmering Broadway musical, inspired by a true story and featuring a Tony-nominated folk and bluegrass score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell.

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