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Undergraduate Admissions

Create your own opportunities. Do the things that fuel your passion. The Department of Art and Art History trains its students to become future artists, scholars and educators. What our program offers you is the chance to learn the tenets of the field: observing, investigating, responding to the world around you in ways that produce context, meaning, and expression. You can expect this program to be excellent, to be rigorous, but most of all to be nurturing.

Our programs are built on the contemporary need for cross-disciplinary learning and collaboration, activating a community of curious thinkers and tinkerers that can take full advantage of all that a tier one research university and award-winning faculty has to offer. With over 70 exhibitions and lectures each year, we connect our students to nationally and internationally known artists, alumni and scholars, opening the door to an international network of study abroad, research and internship opportunities. We do all this in a faculty-to-student ratio of 1:10, at a fraction of the cost of our competitors.
 

Application Deadlines

December 1 (Freshman)

March 1 (External Transfer)

March 1 (Internal Transfer / Add Simultaneous Major)

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Explore our Programs

Art History


The undergraduate Art History program provides a foundation for an enduring understanding of art and prepares students for a variety of professional roles and advanced academic study. Students are exposed to a range of periods and cultures while mastering aspects of art historical research such as critical thinking, problem solving, source analysis, and effective writing.

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Studio Art


The undergraduate Studio Art program offers comprehensive study in a close-knit community for students interested in pursuing graduate study or a professional career in the visual arts. Rather than providing degrees in a single medium (such as Painting or Photography), the undergraduate program offers two degrees in Studio Art that each allows students to take courses across five areas of study: Painting  & Drawing, Photography, Print, Sculpture & Extended Media, and Transmedia (video, digital, performance).

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Visual Art Studies (Art Education)


Students in the undergraduate Art Education program earn a bachelor’s degree in Visual Art Studies (VAS) that pairs coursework in Studio Art with training and certification that allows them to teach visual art at elementary, middle, and high school levels in Texas and throughout the United States.

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Looking for Design?

For information on the College of Fine Art’s design programs, please visit the new Department of Design, now in the School of Design and Creative Technologies.

Questions?

Denise Ortega, Undergraduate Admissions Coordinator
denise.ortega@austin.utexas.edu
512/ 475-8757