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UT Austin Application:
Department of Art and Art History Additional Requirements:
Things to Know before Applying
- Students are admitted for the fall semester only.
Applicants must have a transfer GPA of at least 3.00 to be considered for admission.
Preference is given to applicants who have completed the equivalents of our AAH Core courses. Learn more about coursework equivalents.
1. Complete the admission application to UT Austin.
Things to Know
Freshman applicants for fall 2023 can submit their UT Austin application using either the Common App or ApplyTexas.
When prompted in the application, enter your first-choice major as one of the following:
BA Studio Art (510100)
BFA Studio Art (509953)
In addition to the three short-answer questions required of UT Austin applicants, Department of Art and Art History students will also answer the following short-answer question:
"In 500 words or less, please tell us about a time when an artwork, artist or art teacher impacted your life. How did this inspire you to pursue an education in the arts?"
2. Submit your portfolio.
After you submit your UT Austin application, you will receive an email that includes your UT EID (university digital identification), allowing you to access the MyStatus website, our application tracking system.
Once you have received your UT EID, you will be able to access the portfolio uploader via MyStatus.
Once you have accessed the portfolio uploader, you will submit the following:
- Basic info on your previous college experience.
- Two short answer questions regarding your experience in visual art-related coursework you have completed and visual art-related training or experiences (internships, jobs, projects, etc).
- Artist Statement: What kind(s) of art do you make? What ideas are you passionate about? Why is making art important to you?
- Resume (optional)
- Portfolio: 12 pieces of work, with 2 being from direct observation.
Learn how to prepare your portfolio.
3. Track the status of your application materials.
After you submit your university application, you’ll receive an email that includes your UT EID (university digital identification), allowing you to access the MyStatus website at admissions.utexas.edu/mystatus.
Review our Undergraduate FAQ and the university’s Admissions website.