Department of Art and Art History Graduate Admissions

FAQ

Applying to the Program

Can I schedule an individual appointment and/or tour with faculty and/or staff?
Usually yes. Contact the Graduate Advisor at least two weeks in advance of when you would like to visit.

Do you have Spring Admissions?
We discontinued Spring Admissions and now admit students for the Fall Semester only.

How long should the statements be?
Two to three focused pages should suffice.

Do my writing samples have to be things I wrote in college? What if I no longer have them?
Do you have any writing that is related to your work or experiences since graduation? If not, contact the Graduate Advisor for further information.

Am I required to submit a portfolio?
Only if you plan to take studio art classes while you are enrolled at UT.

What should be in the portfolio?
10 images that show a range of your best work.

Do I have to specify an Option/Focus?
Yes. Please be very clear in your application which Option you are seeking. Students are admitted not only to the program, but also to a specific study option.

Do I have to meet TOEFL/IELTS requirements?
All International Students who did not attend U.S. or other Anglophone undergraduate institutions must meet language requirements. Learn more about these requirements.

Do I have to take the GRE?
Yes. Schedule your GRE early to insure we receive the scores by January 9, 2015.

Who should be my recommender?
People familiar with your scholarly and/or education work who have worked with you as teachers or supervisors.

When will I find out if I am admitted?
This information should be sent out by mid-February.

I did not major in Art or Art History for my undergraduate degree. Can I still apply?
You may apply for Option B (Museum Focus) or Option C (Community Focus).