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
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.
Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music
The Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music offers a comprehensive array of degree programs, from the bachelors to the doctoral level in performance, composition, music and human learning, jazz, theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, pedagogy and liberal studies in music.
Department of Theatre and Dance
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.
School of Design and Creative Technologies
The School of Design and Creative Technologies educates students for creative professions needed now and in the future. The school’s unique responsive curriculum prepares graduates for the creative and complex global economy. Students learn about design and design thinking, as well as creative technologies that equip them to deliver artistic and thoughtful products and content in digital visualization, game design, music and sound and projection, lighting and interactivity.
UTeach Fine Arts
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.
Fine Arts Career Services
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.
Center for Creative Entrepreneurship
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.
Programs and Research Centers
Explore the college’s dozens of academic research centers and program offerings, from the Mesoamerica Center to the Butler Opera Center and more.
Landmarks Public Art Program
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.
Texas Performing Arts
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.