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Plan a Visit

The best way to get to know the Department of Art and Art History is in-person. Plan a visit to campus to get to know our programs, our people, and our many resources and offerings.

In accordance with COVID-19 (coronavirus) recommendations from public health officials, The University of Texas at Austin has suspended campus visits and in-person events until further notice. For updates and guidance from the university related to COVID-19, visit

We are now offering College of Fine Arts Virtual Information Sessions for prospective students every Friday at 1:00pm.

View a calendar of upcoming dates and register →

Can't participate in a Friday afternoon session? Please complete an Admissions Appointment Request to schedule an alternate virtual visit with a member from our admissions team.

To tour the department virtually, check out the following video →



Fine Arts Information Sessions & Tours

The College of Fine Arts Information Session & Tour is held most Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Download the Academic and Campus Resource Session Guide (336KB) to view a complete list of upcoming dates and times. The session provides a presentation overview of degree programs within the Department of Art and Art History,  School of Design and Creative Technologies, Butler School of Music, and Department of Theatre and Dance. The session also provides an introduction to the College's portfolio or audition requirements for admission to specific programs. Following the presentation, students and families interested in Studio Art, Art History, or Art Education take a tour of the Art Building's facilities with a Student Ambassador.

When signing up for a College of Fine Arts Information Session & Tour, we recommend also registering for a University Information Session & Tour. Whether you're a Prospective Freshman or a Prospective Transfer Student, participating in one of the university's tours will introduce you to the broader experience of attending UT and maximize your time on-campus. 

You can register for both the College of Fine Arts Information Session & Tour and the University Information Session & Tour using the button below. 

Register for a College of Fine Arts Information Session →

Special Annual Events

Texas Preview

Texas Preview is an opportunity for prospective freshmen to learn more about The University of Texas at Austin, its academic areas and the admissions process. Nearly 1,000 guests — both prospective students and their family members — attend each year.

Explore UT

Held annually at UT Austin, Explore UT aims to inform students, parents, teachers and community members from across the state about the importance of the public research institution and higher education in Texas. The day-long event invites Texans of all ages to experience robust research experiences, hands-on demonstrations and experiments, and participate in the richness of the university’s scholarship and knowledge.

Individual Appointments and Group Tours

It may be possible to schedule an individual appointment or group tour to discuss the department’s programs and admissions process. Please fill out a Department of Art and Art History Admissions Appointment Request at least two weeks prior to your planned visit, and someone from our admissions team will be in touch.  

Maps and Parking

View information about getting to campus, where to park, and directions to the fine arts buildings.

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