Art & Art History

Studio Art

Welcome new students!

Studio Art welcomes you to the department – in fact, we have saved places in our beginning classes for you! If you are an art major or minor or are just interested in trying something new, here are the classes we recommend (we think you should start with just one studio class during your first semester):

Drawing I  (a great place to start)
Ceramics: Wheel Forming
Painting: Representational
Sculpture: Figurative

Spring: (art majors should take the first class in ceramics, sculpture or painting)
Drawing I
Drawing II (Drawing I is a prerequisite)
Ceramics: Hand-Forming
Painting: Abstract
Sculpture: Abstract

The basic rule: entering art majors should take Drawing I, and one class each in ceramics, painting and sculpture in the first three semesters to be on track for a four year graduation plan.

For more information on how to plan your sequence of classes, see the department’s schedule planner for 14-15.

Degree Plans and Schedule Planners


B.A. & B.F.A. Schedule Planner 2014-15 
B.A. & B.F.A. Schedule Planner 2013-14
B.A. & B.F.A. Schedule Planner 2012-13
B.A. & B.F.A. Degree Plan 2014-15
B.A. & B.F.A. Degree Plan 2013-14
B.A. & B.F.A. Degree Plan 2012-13

B.A. & B.F.A. Degree plans - students should use the catalog from the year they came to Southwestern


imageimageB.F.A. Application
B.F.A. Review Forms 14-15





 Need to renew your Scholarship?

 Art Scholarship renewal form 2014-15 (Deadline April 1, 2014) 

Need inspiration?

Consult Artstor, a database of 1.3 million images.

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Need to scan your sketchbook?

Come to the Visual Resources Collection, 3rd floor next to architecture studio, and arrange access to one of our large Epson flatbed scanners. Email VRC Librarian Katherine Hooker for details.

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Need to know when things are happening?

Current Academic Calendar and Exam schedule can be found here.

Need cash for creative works?

Apply for a grant from the King Creativity Fund.

Need to do some research?

Smith Library Center’s Art and Art History subject guide.

Art & Art History

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    Chair of Art History
    Thomas Howe, Ph.D.
    Professor of Art History

    Chair of Studio Art
    Victoria Star Varner, MFA
    Professor of Art

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