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

Sarah Laursen examining gold in the Muwentang Collection in Hong Kong in 2018.

Guest Lecturer Sarah Laursen Presents Talk on Chinese Gold

The Sarofim School of Fine Arts is thrilled to welcome guest art lecturer Sarah Laursen for her talk, “Chinese Gold: On the Bench, Under the Microscope, and in 3D.”

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Julia O'Bryan, Beautiful Brokenness, porcelain and gold leaf, 21" x 30" x 11".

Studio Art Major Julia O’Bryan ’19 Wins Prestigious National Award

O’Bryan’s artwork, Beautiful Brokenness, will tour the U.S. in an esteemed exhibition as part of her award from the Kennedy Center VSA Emerging Young Artists Program.

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(Foreground) Lilly Percifield ‘22, playing #11; (Background) Olivia Carroll ‘20, playing #8.

Southwestern Theatre Kicks off the Season with a Fierce Female Soccer Team

Director CB Goodman gives us the play-by-play on how the cast of The Wolves is preparing for performance.

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Fine Arts Events

Untitled (eyeball on a plate with cracked egg), 1993

Tom Morin: 25

The Sarofim School of Fine Arts is proud to welcome back alumnus Tom Morin ’94 for a retrospective exhibition of his work in the Sarofim Fine Arts Gallery.

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Untitled (eyeball on a plate with cracked egg), 1993

Tom Morin: 25

The Sarofim School of Fine Arts is proud to welcome back alumnus Tom Morin ’94 for a retrospective exhibition of his work in the Sarofim Fine Arts Gallery.

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Musicale

Musicale

The Music Department is pleased to present a Musicale consisting of student solo and ensemble works.

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