student wearing headphones while drawing

Students at work in Drawing Lab; Photo: Lawrence Peart (2016)



In accordance with coronavirus (COVID-19) 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

As we adapt to this evolving situation, please consider joining us for a College of Fine Arts Virtual Information Session. Please register online to attend a session. If you are interested in attending a Virtual University of Texas at Austin Information Session, you can register online

If you are unable to attend one of these Virtual Information Sessions, please consider emailing us with any inquiries or request an appointment (to be held over the phone or video chat). 

Tip: Conversations with fine arts admissions staff are not interviews and do not impact admissions decisions.

Longhorn Creatives Virtual Open House

Join us for a series of virtual events curated for prospective Longhorns who are curious about the College of Fine Arts! These workshops, information sessions and classes will give you the opportunity to connect with current students, faculty and staff, get tips for your application for admission and learn more about our programs, including initiatives to promote diversity, equity and inclusion!

Date: September 21 – September 25
Time: Various times and sessions offered
Location: Zoom, registration required for each session

Register to Attend a Longhorn Creatives Virtual Open House Event

All open house events are free, and you can register to attend as many as you’d like. Visit our registration page to learn more about topics and sessions. Please note that event titles may be subject to change.

College of Fine Arts Information Sessions

Given the evolving situation surrounding COVID-19, The College of Fine Arts is currently not holding in-person campus visits. Please consider joining us for a College of Fine Arts Virtual Information Session. The session provides a presentation overview of degree programs within the Butler School of Music, School of Design and Creative Technologies, Department of Theatre and Dance and Department of Art and Art History. The session also provides an introduction to the College's audition and portfolio requirements for admission. Following the presentation, students and families participate in a brief tour of fine arts facilities.


Individual Appointments

Individual appointments with our admissions coordinator are also available for students intending to major in theatre or dance Monday-Friday, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Please complete an appointment request form to arrange your visit. Appointments are for informal purposes only and do not influence admissions decisions. 

Classroom Visits

Admitted and prospective students are invited to experience a "day in the life" of a current student. Please complete an appointment request form to arrange an opportunity to sit-in on classes and rehearsals and meet with current Department of Theatre and Dance students. 

Virtual College Fairs

Performing Arts College Fairs
Presented by Music Admissions Roundtable

Engage with representatives from performing arts institutions in the U.S. and beyond! All events are free and open to students interested in undergraduate or graduate studies. Zoom meetings will require individual registration for participating schools.

Register for a Virtual College Fair

  • Monday, September 21 at 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. CDT
  • Thursday, October 8 at 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. CDT
  • Sunday, October 25 at 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. CDT
  • Thursday, November 12 at 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. CST
  • Monday, November 23 at 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. CST

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