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

Bion Tsang, cello

Aug 30, 2022

Butler School of Music

Gregory Eaton, organ

Sep 1, 2022

Butler School of Music

Experimental & Electronic Music Studio (EEMS)

Sep 2, 2022

Butler School of Music

Disney Junior Live on Tour: Costume Palooza

Sep 8, 2022

Texas Performing Arts

Wind Ensemble

Sep 11, 2022

Butler School of Music

Miró Quartet & Karen Slack, soprano

Sep 15, 2022

Butler School of Music

SW!NG OUT

Sep 16, 2022

Texas Performing Arts

Donnie Ray Albert, baritone & James Maverick, piano

Sep 16, 2022

Butler School of Music

Hadestown

Sep 20 – 25, 2022

Texas Performing Arts

Wind Symphony

Sep 21, 2022

Butler School of Music

Summer Pilgrims: Learning Tuscany 2022

Sep 23 – Oct 8, 2022

Visual Arts Center

Opening Reception for Fall 2022 Exhibitions

Sep 23, 2022

Visual Arts Center

El Otro Lado

Sep 23 – Dec 10, 2022

Visual Arts Center

Social Fabric: Art and Activism in Contemporary Brazil

Sep 23, 2022 – Mar 10, 2023

Visual Arts Center

New Music Ensemble

Sep 23, 2022

Butler School of Music

Makuyeika Colectivo Teatral — Andares

Sep 24, 2022

Texas Performing Arts