2017-18
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Theatre BA - Applying to the Program

Theatre & Dance

285 Alumni Arena
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14620-5030
716-645-6897
716-645-6992
www.theatredance.buffalo.edu
Lynne Koscielniak
Chair, Department of Theatre & Dance
Dyan Burlingame
Director of Theatre BFA, Design/Technology Concentration
Eero Laine
Director of Theatre B.A.
Vincent O’Neill
Director of Theatre BFA, Performance Concentration
Karen Cleary
Assistant to the Chair
Katie Mallinson
Academic Manager

Becoming a(n) Theatre BA Student

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is highly competitive. For the 2016 incoming freshman class, UB reported an average ACT score of 24-30 and an average SAT (CR+M) score of 1100-1300. 90 percent of admitted students are in the top 50 percent of their class.

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank, SAT (critical reading and math) or ACT scores, and strength of the high school academic record. 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

Prospective Theatre BA students must apply and be accepted to the university. No audition or interview is required for admission.

Transfer Admission 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.

Transfer students must also apply and be accepted by the university, with an overall GPA of 2.5 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 BFA degrees, students may require additional time to degree completion.

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 2.5 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 BFA degrees, entering the program after you 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

Theatre & Dance

285 Alumni Arena
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14620-5030
716-645-6897
716-645-6992
www.theatredance.buffalo.edu
Lynne Koscielniak
Chair, Department of Theatre & Dance
Dyan Burlingame
Director of Theatre BFA, Design/Technology Concentration
Eero Laine
Director of Theatre B.A.
Vincent O’Neill
Director of Theatre BFA, Performance Concentration
Karen Cleary
Assistant to the Chair
Katie Mallinson
Academic Manager
Published: January 17, 2018 09:15:43 AM