Studio Art Graduate Admissions Overview
- Admission is for fall semester only; no spring or summer admission (no exceptions)
- No deferred admission
- No admission for non-degree seeking students
Application materials are submitted electronically to two entities (1. UT–Austin Graduate School, 2. Department of Art and Art History) and must be received by:
December 15, 2013 (Recommended)
To the Graduate School
January 10, 2014 (Final)
Department of Art and Art History
Mid-January to Mid-February
Finalist Interviews Via Skype or Phone
Late applications will not be accepted (no exceptions)
Decisions are made early-to-mid March
For Fall 2013 semester:
192 applicants, 9 matriculated
- Statement of Purpose
- Letters of Recommendation
Portfolio of Recent Work
(made within the past two years)
(via Skype or phone)
Note: GRE scores are not required.
The faculty admissions committee reviews your statement of purpose, letters of recommendation and portfolio of recent work (created within the past two years). From this review, a short list is determined with whom faculty conduct phone or Skype interviews. With this information, the faculty both admit students and determine incoming fellowships. Your portfolio should reflect an informed knowledge of contemporary art and a committed, coherent, body of work.
The University of Texas at Austin believes that a highly talented and diverse student body can significantly enhance the character and quality of the academic culture and community. To this end, the University is continuously engaged in an effort to increase the pool of graduate scholars from diverse backgrounds.
As authorized by the Board of Regents and beginning with the academic year 2005–2006, The University of Texas at Austin has added race and ethnicity to the criteria considered for admission of freshmen, graduate students, and law students, and to the awarding of scholarships and fellowships in those cases when an individualized and full file review is conducted as part of the selection process.
Applying to an Area of Study
Students may work across discipline lines, but must apply in only one of the following five Areas of Study to gain admission into the program.
Areas of Study
- Painting + Drawing
- Sculpture + Extended Media
Have questions about which area of study is most appropriate for your application?
Email the Graduate Advisor, Professor Amy Hauft, and explain your situation and possible areas, as well as answer the following questions. Do not send images unless requested.
- If you cannot decide into which area you should apply, explain your situation and possibilities.
- What previous degrees and other related educational or art experiences do you have?
- Why are you thinking about graduate school now and why UT Austin in particular?