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Theatre BFA - Theatre Performance - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: 10.07 DRAMATIC ARTS, CIP: 50.0501 Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General)

Department of Theatre and Dance

285 Alumni Arena
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-5030

Anne Burnidge
Chair, Department of Theatre & Dance

Veronica Sedota
Assistant to the Chair

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Becoming a Theatre BFA - Theatre Performance Student

Audition and acceptance into the University
Minimum GPA of 2.000 overall
Minimum grade of C+ in all required courses
Minimum GPA of 2.500 in prerequisite courses
Letter of intent
Interview with program director at the end of the first year

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 in the Theatre BFA, Performance Concentration, as well as academic acceptance by the university. Current audition requirements and registration information can be found on the Theatre Department website. Students are able to audition once during an admission cycle.

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 program, the BFA Dance program, the BFA Music Theatre program, and the BFA Theatre, Performance Concentration program. An interview is required for acceptance into the BFA Theatre, Design/Technology program. No audition or interview is required for the BA Theatre 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.

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 BFA degrees, entering the program after your freshman year may require additional time to degree completion.

Suggested Introductory Courses

TH 101 Introduction to Theatre
TH 106 Introduction to Technical Theatre w/
TH 135 or TH 136 Practicum
TH 108 Basic Acting I

 
Published: Nov 28, 2022 13:04:30