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How to Apply: Freshman Applicants to Studio Art

Looking for information about this program before applying?
Learn about the undergraduate Studio Art program →

Application Deadline
December 1

1. Complete the admission application to UT Austin.

Things to Know

  • When prompted in the application, enter your first-choice major as one of the following:
    BA Studio Art (510100)
    BFA Studio Art (509953)
  • Applicants will only be considered for admission to one major in the department.

  • When prompted to submit your three short-answer questions, please be sure to also include the additional short-answer requirement for Art and Art History.

Begin University Application →

2. Submit your portfolio.

Things to Know

  • The portfolio submission requires 12 pieces of work, 2 of which must be from direct observation.
  • An artist statement is required.
  • Resumes are optional.

Learn how to prepare your portfolio.

Submit 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

Go to MyStatus →


Review our Undergraduate FAQ and the university’s Admissions website.

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