The Theatre Performance BFA, at UB integrates rigorous training, critical understanding and impassioned creation supported by close faculty mentorship and developed collaboration with internationally recognized guest artists. Our Theatre BFA students train in a comprehensive four-year sequence that provides the range of skill sets and experiential opportunities necessary for success in the increasingly competitive and challenging world of professional theatre. Learning within conservatory style courses and grounded in the liberal arts, students acquire the essential skills for effective communication, collaborative problem-solving and critical thinking in an increasingly diverse and interconnected world. In addition, our students are an integral part of the department’s season of fully produced plays, musicals, and experimental performance work. Their research and creative activities involve on and off-campus experiences, and hold to professional union theatre criterion, preparing them for professional careers in the field.