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.

Meadows Academy for Young Artists

Pre-College Programs for High School Artists

The SMU Meadows Academy for Young Artists program in Dallas, Texas, provides an introductory college-level experience to help student artists transition from high school to the college level. Courses are offered year-round and are intended for mature high school students with an interest in art at the college level.

Life Drawing Portfolio Workshops

Offered during the school year, the Meadows Academy for Young Artists Life Drawing with Nude Models workshops are recommended for high school students who are interested in pursuing art in college.
Learn more about Life Drawing workshops and register

Prospective Undergraduate Portfolio Review & Workshop for High School Students and Parents

Considering art as a college major or minor? Come spend the day with us on select dates throughout 2013 and 2014! Receive valuable information about admissions, portfolio requirements, majors/minors, careers and facilities. Students from all high school grade levels are encouraged to attend.
Learn more about Portfolio Review & Workshops for High School Students

Summer Pre-College Programs

Offered during the summer, the MAYA pre-college programs allow students to experience a taste of life at SMU. Comprehensive in scope and practice, students participate in a variety of art disciplines and general studio workshops/activities.
Learn more about Summer Pre-College Programs

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