Who We Are

We are the college of creativity at The University of Texas at Austin—a home for artists, performers, designers, scholars, educators, makers and creatives ready to change the world.

What We Offer

Department of Art and Art History

Students interact with gallery exhibition

The Department of Art and Art History is one of the largest and most diverse in the country. It includes programs in studio art, art history, and art education and reflects the rigorous standards of a flagship institution, while offering an intimate environment for students to train as scholars, practitioners and educators in the arts.

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Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music

Orchestra musicians performing

The Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music prepares artists, thinkers, makers and teachers to make profound contributions to the future of music. A comprehensive array of degree programs is offered, from the bachelors to the doctoral level in performance, composition, music and human learning, jazz, theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, pedagogy and liberal studies in music.

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Department of Theatre and Dance

On stage production

The Department of Theatre and Dance is a world-class educational environment that serves as the ultimate creative incubator for the next generation of artists, thinkers and leaders in theatre and performance. The department offers an array of undergraduate and graduate programs in acting, dance, playwriting, directing, theatre education, theatre history and criticism, theatre design and technology and more.

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School of Design and Creative Technologies

Students engaged in digital activities

Students learn about design and design thinking, as well as creative technologies that equip them to deliver artistic and thoughtful products and content in game design, themed entertainment, music and sound, motion graphics and video, immersive media and other creative technology fields.

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UTeach Fine Arts

Teacher with young students

UTeach Fine Arts offers teacher preparation programs in visual arts, theatre, dance and music, with courses that help prepare students for Texas Teacher Certification. UTeach Fine Arts graduates who want to teach arts in public schools in Texas have virtually 100 percent job placement.

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Fine Arts Career Services

student in mock interview

Fine Arts Career Services offers resources tailored to the College of Fine Arts undergraduate and graduate student body. Our dedicated team of fine arts career advisors work extensively with students to prepare them for an increasingly competitive arts industry.

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Center for Creative Entrepreneurship

Jan Ryan presenting a powerpoint

The Center for Creative Entrepreneurship in the College of Fine Arts was created to empower Fine Arts students with the mindset, skillset and practice necessary to transform their passions into a sustainable business or career.

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Programs and Research Centers

Actor in Russian garb holding out hands

Explore the college’s dozens of academic research centers and program offerings, from the Mesoamerica Center to the Butler Opera Center and more.

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Landmarks Public Art Program

50-foot-tall Nancy Rubins sculpture entitled Monochrome for Austin

The Landmarks Public Art Program was launched in 2008 with the purpose of developing a cohesive collection of public art from a curatorial perspective. Today its projects beautify campus, engaging visitors and the community.

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Texas Performing Arts

Bass Concert Hall

Each year, Texas Performing Arts offers a diverse season of music, theatre, dance and conversation while remaining committed to serving the academic mission of the College of Fine Arts by supporting the work of students, faculty and staff.

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What We Offer

Department of Art and Art History

Students interact with gallery exhibition

The Department of Art and Art History is one of the largest and most diverse in the country. It includes programs in studio art, art history, and art education and reflects the rigorous standards of a flagship institution, while offering an intimate environment for students to train as scholars, practitioners and educators in the arts.

Go to Website

Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music

Orchestra musicians performing

The Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music prepares artists, thinkers, makers and teachers to make profound contributions to the future of music. A comprehensive array of degree programs is offered, from the bachelors to the doctoral level in performance, composition, music and human learning, jazz, theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, pedagogy and liberal studies in music.

Go to Website

Department of Theatre and Dance

On stage production

The Department of Theatre and Dance is a world-class educational environment that serves as the ultimate creative incubator for the next generation of artists, thinkers and leaders in theatre and performance. The department offers an array of undergraduate and graduate programs in acting, dance, playwriting, directing, theatre education, theatre history and criticism, theatre design and technology and more.

Go to Website

School of Design and Creative Technologies

Students engaged in digital activities

Students learn about design and design thinking, as well as creative technologies that equip them to deliver artistic and thoughtful products and content in game design, themed entertainment, music and sound, motion graphics and video, immersive media and other creative technology fields.

Go to Website

UTeach Fine Arts

Teacher with young students

UTeach Fine Arts offers teacher preparation programs in visual arts, theatre, dance and music, with courses that help prepare students for Texas Teacher Certification. UTeach Fine Arts graduates who want to teach arts in public schools in Texas have virtually 100 percent job placement.

Go to Website

Fine Arts Career Services

student in mock interview

Fine Arts Career Services offers resources tailored to the College of Fine Arts undergraduate and graduate student body. Our dedicated team of fine arts career advisors work extensively with students to prepare them for an increasingly competitive arts industry.

Go to Website

Center for Creative Entrepreneurship

Jan Ryan presenting a powerpoint

The Center for Creative Entrepreneurship in the College of Fine Arts was created to empower Fine Arts students with the mindset, skillset and practice necessary to transform their passions into a sustainable business or career.

Go to Website

Programs and Research Centers

Actor in Russian garb holding out hands

Explore the college’s dozens of academic research centers and program offerings, from the Mesoamerica Center to the Butler Opera Center and more.

Go to Website

Landmarks Public Art Program

50-foot-tall Nancy Rubins sculpture entitled Monochrome for Austin

The Landmarks Public Art Program was launched in 2008 with the purpose of developing a cohesive collection of public art from a curatorial perspective. Today its projects beautify campus, engaging visitors and the community.

Go to Website

Texas Performing Arts

Bass Concert Hall

Each year, Texas Performing Arts offers a diverse season of music, theatre, dance and conversation while remaining committed to serving the academic mission of the College of Fine Arts by supporting the work of students, faculty and staff.

Go to Website

 
Students and one faculty gathering around

10:1

Student-to-faculty ratio
A student on the stage be part of play The Women of _______ (a song not song)

3

MacArthur Fellows on faculty
Students singing on the stage

600+

Performances and events every year
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Upcoming Events

Creative Exchange: A Chat with Ariel Jackson

Dec 3, 2021

Career Services

World Music Night

Dec 3, 2021

Butler School of Music

Closing Reception for Fall 2021 Exhibitions

Dec 3, 2021

Visual Arts Center

"Kimmy"

Dec 3 – 4, 2021

Department of Theatre and Dance

Willem de Beer, piano

Dec 3, 2021

Butler School of Music

kin • song: ode to disability ancestors

Dec 3 – 4, 2021

Department of Theatre and Dance

Red Bike

Dec 3 – 5, 2021

Department of Theatre and Dance

Dia Sohyun Park, collaborative piano

Dec 4, 2021

Butler School of Music

Hsin-Tzu Chang, collaborative piano

Dec 4, 2021

Butler School of Music

Sara Aldana, violin

Dec 4, 2021

Butler School of Music

Third Coast Percussion with Movement Art Is

Dec 4, 2021

Texas Performing Arts

Landmarks Public Tour

Dec 5, 2021

Landmarks

Symphony Band

Dec 5, 2021

Butler School of Music

Dongyeob Kang, viola

Dec 5, 2021

Butler School of Music

Kaitlin Gustafson, piano

Dec 6, 2021

Butler School of Music

Shaan Greenberg, jazz guitar

Dec 6, 2021

Butler School of Music