Studio Art Department Admission & Scholarship Portfolio Reviews


Our portfolio reviews are your application for a Sarofim Scholarship in Studio Art.  It will offer you an opportunity to learn more about the programs offered in the Studio Art Department and introduce you to our faculty.

Candidates that receive the Sarofim Scholarship are eligible for additional assistance, including Southwestern merit scholarships.



Studio Art and Sarofim Scholarship Application:

Prospective students who wish to apply for a Sarofim Scholarship and major in art may do so in one of two ways:

  1. Schedule a personal portfolio review of your original artworks (not digital photographs of art works) and an interview with the studio art faculty on November 13, 2017 or February 19, 2018. These reviews are in connection with Pirate Preview events offered by the Admissions Office, which gives you an opportunity to learn about the program from the studio faculty and art students, take a tour of the art facilities, and participate in other events on campus (campus tours, class visitations, a luncheon, etc.).  Even with a personal portfolio review of original works, we would also like to receive all four portfolio requirements digitally. 

  2. If you cannot come to campus, you may send in a digital portfolio without an on-campus interview; we will contact you by phone instead.

We prefer the first method, because we enjoy meeting

students in person!


Register now for your in-person portfolio review:

November 13, 2017

February 19, 2018

Please carefully read the In-Person Portfolio Review Requirements

Please carefully read the Digital Portfolio Review Requirements


Sarofim Scholarships in Studio Art are for Studio Art majors only. Please read this FAQs DOCUMENT.

Recipients of Sarofim Scholarship in Studio Art may also be eligible for additional assistance such as academic scholarships. In addition, recipients may apply for University need-based aid. For more information, please click: FINANCIAL AIDMERIT SCHOLARSHIPS or call 1-800-252-3166.


Any financial aid offer from Southwestern University will be void as of May 1, 2017 if a student accepts financial aid from another college or university.







For any questions regarding portfolio reviews please call Julie Hudson at 512-863-1548.