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Theater BA / Arts Management MA - Program Requirements

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

Department of Theatre and Dance

285 Alumni Arena
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14620-5030

Anne Burnidge
Chair, Department of Theatre/Dance

Lindsay Brandon Hunter, PhD
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Director of Theatre BA

Veronica Sedota
Assistant to the Chair

Completing the Theater BA / Arts Management MA Program

Academic Requirements

Theatre BA students tailor their requirements to their area of study, primarily acting, design & technology, or literature/directing. Students must complete their core requirements in order to advance to upper level electives. Upper level electives must come from the Department of Theatre & Dance (Dance or Music Theatre classes are not applicable). To matriculate into the MA, students must apply and be accepted into the Program (typically during the Fall of their Junior year).

Academic Advice

Transfer Credit Policy

Students wishing to transfer into the Department of Theatre & Dance should consult with the Academic Manager in order to assess applicable coursework toward their degree. Transfer coursework is evaluated by our faculty, and requires the submission of a course syllabus as well as previous transcripts. Students will be placed in the appropriate level of technique courses based on this evaluation, which may not correspond directly to student’s academic year.

Prerequisite Courses

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

Required Courses

BA Theatre

Required Courses:
•    TH 201 Script Analysis
•    TH 203 Visual Imagination
•    TH 301 World Theatre Before 1700
•    TH 302 Theatre in the Modern World, 1700-Present

One design course:
•    TH 303 Scene Design, OR TH 306 Costume Design, OR TH 332 Lighting Design I

A total of 24 additional credits to include the following:
•    Two dramatic literature courses (min. 6 credits)
•    Courses in one area of concentration: acting, directing, dramaturgy, design/tech, or dramatic literature and writing (min. 9 credits)
•    At least 15 credits should be taken at 300-level or above
•    Two 200/300-level TH practicums

MA Arts Management

Courses required for degree program 
    AAP 501: Why Manage the Arts?
•    AAP 508: Arts & Cultural Policy and Diplomacy
•    AAP 509: Research in Arts Management
•    AAP 511: Fieldwork in Arts Management
•    AAP 551: Arts Business and Finance
•    AAP 552: Arts Marketing and Analysis
•    AAP 585: Legal Issues in Arts Management
•    AAP 560: Managing Arts Spaces
•    AAP 512 or AAP 513: Final Project or Thesis Guidance
•    12 elective credits

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Theater BA/ Arts Management MA
Credits Required for Major (Undergraduate)75
Credits Required for Major (Graduate) 39
Additional Credits Required UB Curriculum 30
Total Credits for Degree 144
Published: Jan 30, 2023 10:58:11