Application Deadline: March 1*

*Internal Transfer application portal for Fall 2022 will open later this year.

Looking for information about this program before applying?
Learn about the B.S. in Arts and Entertainment Technologies

Current UT Austin Students

The Bachelor of Science in Arts and Entertainment Technologies (B.S. AET) is a degree offered by the Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies within the School of Design and Creative Technologies and a component of the 2018-2020 degree catalog. The internal transfer/major change process is for current University of Texas at Austin students who are applying to enter the College of Fine Arts and the B.S. AET degree program.

UT Austin students who have completed no more than four long semesters (fall or spring) or 60 hours in-residence here at UT Austin are eligible for internal transfer. If seeking to add a simultaneous major in AET, students must have completed 30 hours of coursework in-residence before the Fall semester for which they are applying.

As of October 2019, the Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies officially allows simultaneous majors. Please note that this does not change the admissions requirements for AET or other programs. For those interested in pursuing a double major, be sure to meet with your academic advisers to ensure you can complete the requirements for a dual degree.

Priority consideration will be given to students who demonstrate a timely pathway to graduation and who have a 3.0 or higher GPA. Current UT Austin students should review the University’s policies on internal transfers and simultaneous majors.

It is highly recommended that students review the B.S. AET Degree Guidelines before applying.

Internal Transfer Virtual Info Sessions

Info Sessions dates for Fall 2022 internal transfer applicants will be announced in the near future.

Application Instructions

  1. Review internal transfer/simultaneous major restrictions for UT.
  2. Complete your Internal Transfer application via the College of Fine Arts portal.
    • AET short answer questions
    • Response to ONE of the AET Creative Prompts (see below)
    • Resume
    • Statement of Interest in adding/changing your major to AET (no more than 300 words)
  3. Upload and certify your application materials as complete by March 1, 2022.

AET Creative Prompt Response

Internal Transfer applicants to the Department of Arts & Entertainment Technologies will be asked to submit a creative response to ONE of the prompts below within their application.

Prompt #1: Submit 3 examples of your art/design/technology projects. For each project, include details about goals, the process you used to accomplish those goals, and how you evaluated results of the project.      


Prompt #2: Submit 3 photos taken with a smartphone or camera, and a project proposal of how you would transform the scene, experience, or imagery depicted in each photo using art, design, and technology. Include details about goals of the project, the process you would use toward accomplishing those goals, and how you would evaluate the results of your project.

*Please submit response in PDF format; if necessary, include links to external projects within PDF and be sure all privacy settings are set to public. Google Drive links will NOT be accepted.


Students will be emailed notifications via a Secure Academic Note (SAN) that reports their application results, whether they are admitted or declined. Typically, notification is sent mid-summer. Please do not contact the department about the status of your application; you will be notified when decisions have been made.

For students admitted to the department, the SAN will include specific information about the process for changing or adding a major, mandatory academic advising and registration procedures.

Students whose admission is declined will not be given details as to why they were not admitted. Once admission decisions have been made, applications are not reviewed a second time. If you are not admitted but still want to connect with our department, we welcome you to join one of our student organizations, register for our non-major courses or attend one of our events.

Have questions? Need additional information? Reach out to our Undergraduate Admissions Coordinator!

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