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Dance BA - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: 10.08 DANCE, CIP: 50.0301 Dance, General)

Department of Theatre and Dance

285 Alumni Arena
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-5030

Anne Burnidge
Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance

Melanie Aceto
Director of Undergraduate Dance

Veronica Sedota
Assistant to the Chair

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Becoming a Dance BA Student

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), strength of the high school academic record and SAT or ACT scores, if applicable. UB supports SUNY’s decision to temporarily suspend SAT and ACT requirements for admissions. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021, spring 2022, fall 2022, spring 2023, fall 2023 and spring 2024 cycles. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered.

The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:

  • Four years of English (with a substantial writing component).
  • Four years of social studies.
  • Three years of college-preparatory science.
  • Three years of a second language.
  • Three years of college-preparatory mathematics.

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Freshman Admission to the Program

An audition is required for acceptance into the dance program. Prospective majors should audition and meet with an undergraduate advisor as early as possible, preferably prior to matriculation at UB. Students must also apply and be accepted to the university academically.

Transfer Admission to the Program

An audition is required for acceptance into the Theatre BFA, Performance Concentration.

Transfer students must also apply and be accepted by the university, with an overall GPA of 2.500 in order to matriculate to programs in the Department of Theatre & Dance.

Interested transfer students are encouraged to contact the Academic Manager as early as possible to discuss curriculum and progress toward degree. Please be aware that, due to the degree requirements and course sequencing for the Music Theatre program, students may require additional time to degree completion.

All entering transfer students with an interest in the Theatre BA will be listed as "approved" majors.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

An audition is required for acceptance into the BA Dance and BFA Dance program,.

Currently enrolled UB students in good standing with the university with a minimum GPA of 2.500 are eligible for matriculation to programs in the Department of Theatre & Dance department.

Interested students are encouraged to contact the Academic Manager as early as possible to discuss curriculum and progress toward degree. Please be aware that, due to the degree requirements and course sequencing for our dance programs, entering the program after you freshman year may require additional time to degree completion.

Suggested Introductory Courses

TH 106 Introduction to Technical Theatre
TH 135 or TH 136 Practicum

 
Published: Jan 30, 2023 10:57:02