Undergraduate Admissions

Important tips for undergraduate applicants

  • All Fine Arts majors require additional steps for admission, such as a portfolio submission, audition, interview or essay response.
  • All areas admit new students for fall semesters, only.
  • Select a Fine Arts major as your first-choice major when completing the application for admission.
  • Freshman applications are due by Dec. 1*. Transfer application deadlines vary by major.

*Grace Period for Required Materials
If you submit your admissions application by the December 1 deadline, UT Austin will consider required application materials, including essays, transcripts and the application fee, as on time if received by 11:59 p.m. (Central) on Monday, December 9. The College of Fine Arts is also offering this grace period for submission of departmental requirements. Test scores (ACT, SAT and/or TOEFL) are accepted through December 31.

View our admissions requirements by department or school:

Butler School of Music

Department of Art and Art History

Department of Theatre and Dance

School of Design and Creative Technologies

College of Fine Arts Admissions Contacts

Butler School of Music - Sarah Borshard | 512.471.0504 | MRH 3.832
Department of Art and Art History - Sean Carney | 512.475.8757 | DFA 2.218
Department of Theatre and Dance - Natasha Small | 512.232.2741 | WIN 1.126
School of Design and Creative Technologies - SDCT Admissions | 512.471.0265 | DFA 1.110
College of Fine Arts Admission Office - James Tolleson | 512.471.0265 |
 DFA 1.110

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