Students explore the gamut of contemporary art practices in multi-disciplinary Observation, Spaces, Narrative and Systems foundation classes.


The Meadows Division of Art offers up to six full M.F.A. fellowships each year.


Meadows Division of Art programs are accredited and reviewed by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design.


The Division of Art offers small classes in multiple mediums – ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, digital, photography, painting and more.

Portfolio Review Sessions for High School or Transfer Students: 2013-2014

Considering art as a college major or minor? Come spend the day with us! Receive valuable information about admissions, portfolio requirements, majors/minors, careers and facilities. Students from all high school grade levels are invited; junior and senior art students are encouraged to attend. Beginning college students looking to transfer to SMU are welcome as well! Our Portfolio Review is an excellent way to prepare to submit your work for admission and scholarships for the upcoming application deadlines in 2013-2014. We hope to see you there!

Portfolio Review Schedule:

10:00 a.m.: Event begins
10:20 a.m.: Installation of student work and portfolio review by faculty.
11:45 a.m.: Presentation of courses
12:10 p.m.: Tour of facilities
12:30 p.m.: Questions
1:00 p.m.: Close of session

Each session is limited to 15 students. Please bring your portfolio with you; digital pieces saved on a flash drive are welcome.

Bring your best work that shows a range of experiences in art, including:

  • At least five pieces from observation (drawings, paintings, mixed media or sculpture);
  • Work in at least three different media (including animation, photography and video); and
  • Self-directed pieces, work from assignments and sketch books.

Location: Bob Hope Lobby of Owen Fine Art Center
6101 Bishop Boulevard
SMU Campus
Dallas, TX 75205

Schedule for 2013-14 Academic Year

Fall 2013
Saturday, 10/19/2013
Saturday, 11/9/2013

Spring 2014
Saturday, 2/1/2014
Saturday, 4/26/2014

Direct questions to:
Monica Lapierre-Hayslip
Director Meadows Academy for Young Artists
SMU Meadows Division of Art



Areas of Study



Undergraduate Studies

Graduate Studies



Faculty and Staff


Pollock Gallery

Art in Dallas

Travel Opportunities

Student Resources

Lecture Series

Meadows Academy for Young Artists

2013-2014 Life Drawing Portfolio Workshops

Portfolio Review Sessions for High School or Transfer Students: 2013-2014

2014 Pre-College Summer Programs

Art History

Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

Communication Studies

Creative Computation


Film and Media Arts