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In addition to submitting a complete application for admission, transfer applicants to the College of Fine Arts should also review the following information regarding each department’s special application requirements and admission restrictions.

First-choice major selection

The College of Fine Arts gives preference to applicants who select majors within the college as their first-choice major. So, to be seriously considered for admission, as well as artistic merit scholarships, you should select a College of Fine Arts major as your first choice.

Additionally, applicants to the Department of Art and Art History are required to select one of its majors—Art History, Design, Studio Art or Visual Art Studies—as their first choice in order to be considered. 

Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music

To major in music, a student must be accepted for admission to the university and pass an audition conducted by the Butler School of Music. Students who do not pass the audition may not enter as music majors even though they may be admitted to the University.

To request an audition, music applicants must submit the online Butler School of Music application. Visit the Butler School of Music website to access the application, deadline, online prescreening requirements, information about letters of recommendation, and additional details.

For additional information, contact Butler School of Music undergraduate admissions at uga@mail.music.utexas.edu.

Department of Art & Art History

When applying for transfer admission to majors in the Department of Art & Art History, you should consider the following special requirements.

Special requirements for the Department of Art & Art History

Fall-only admission

Newly admitted students to this department must begin their studies in the fall semester.

Essay D

Applicants to majors in the Department of Art & Art History must submit an essay in response to Topic D as the second required essay to complete their application.

Art portfolio

Applicants to Design, Studio Art, and Visual Art Studies must submit an art portfolio (and Essay D) to complete their application. View portfolio requirements. Deadline: March 1.

Annual appraisals for design majors

Students admitted to the design major must pass annual performance reviews to continue in the major.

For more information, contact Department of Art & Art History undergraduate admissions at artugadmissions@austin.utexas.edu.

Department of Theatre & Dance

When applying for transfer admission to majors in the Department of Theatre & Dance, you should consider the following special requirements.

Special requirements for the Department of Art & Art History

Fall-only admission

Newly admitted students to this department must begin their studies in the fall semester.

Essay D

Applicants to majors in the Department of Art & Art History must submit an essay in response to Topic D as the second required essay to complete their application.

Art portfolio

Applicants to Design, Studio Art, and Visual Art Studies must submit an art portfolio (and Essay D) to complete their application. View portfolio requirements. Deadline: December 1.

Annual appraisals for design majors

Students admitted to the design major must pass annual performance reviews to continue in the major.

For more information, contact Department of Art & Art History undergraduate admissions at artugadmissions@austin.utexas.edu.

Department of Theatre and Dance

When applying for freshman admission to majors in the Department of Theatre and Dance, you should consider the following special requirements:

Special requirements for the Department of Theatre and Dance

Fall-only admission

Newly admitted students to this department must begin their studies during the fall semester.

BFA in Acting

Applicants to the BFA in Acting are required to audition. Complete the Department of Theatre and Dance application to request an audition.

BA in Theatre and Dance

Applicants to the BA in Theatre and Dance should complete the Department of Theatre and Dance application to supplement their application with more details about their interest in Theatre and Dance. Auditions are required to be considered for the concentration in Musical Theatre.

BFA Dance Audition

Applicants to BFA Dance and BFA Dance Studies Option are required to audition. Complete the Department of Theatre and Dance application to request an audition. On-campus auditions take place in November.

BFA in Theatre Studies Interview

Applicants to BFA Theatre Studies are required to take part in an interview. Complete the Department of Theatre and Dance application to request your interview. Interviews can be conducted on campus or over the phone.

The BFA in Theatre Studies leads to K-12 teacher certification, so applicants must have a sincere desire to teach theatre to qualify for admission. Applicants wishing to study theatre who do not plan to seek teacher certification should apply to the BFA in Acting or the BA in Theatre and Dance.

For more information contact Department of Theatre and Dance undergraduate admissions at tadadmissions@utexas.edu.

Learn More about Fine Arts

Still not certain about your major choice? Learn more about the College of Fine Arts.

Updated Wed, 2014-08-13 14:10 | Top

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