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Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Theatre BA - Program Requirements

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

Completing the Theatre BA 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).

Academic Advice

Interested prospective or current students are encouraged to speak to the departmental advisor and program director to discuss their career goals and the program requirements. Since the Theatre BA encompasses all fields of Theatre (acting, design & technology, directing/literature), students are also encouraged to speak to the Area Directors of their concentration. Many courses, especially at the upper level, have pre-requisites or must be taken in sequence, so it’s important to track requirements and speak with an advisor to assure progress toward your degree. BA students are eligible for casting and design positions with our departmental productions.

Transfer Credit Policy

Students wishing to transfer into the Department of Theatre & Dance should consult with the Program Director and 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

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

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

Electives

TH 107 Costume Construction

TH 109 Basic Acting 2

TH 205 Drafting

TH 208 Method Acting

TH 209 Method Acting 2

TH 212 Improv for Storytellers

TH 220 Performing America (Gen. Ed requirement- Diversity Learning)

TH 227 Voice I

TH 228 Voice 2

TH 230 Theatre Crafts

TH 300 Stage Management

TH 303 Scene Design

TH 306 Costume Design

TH 314 Introduction to Dramaturgy

TH 315 Modern Theatre I

TH 316 Modern Theatre II

TH 325 Performance and the Critic

TH 331 Problems in Technical Theatre

TH 332 Lighting Design

TH 341 Theatre Studio

TH 342 Theatre Studio

TH 343 Theatre Studio

TH 349 Technical Studio

TH 370 Age of Shakespeare

TH 401 Directing 1

TH 402 Directing 2

TH 403 Scene Design 2

TH 406 Costume Design 2

TH 411 Theatre Workshop

TH 412 Theatre Workshop

TH 413 Theatre Workshop

TH 415 Advanced Dramaturgy

TH 421 Devised Theatre

TH 425 Media and Performance

TH 433 Lighting Design 2

TH 439 Design Seminar

TH 466 Women in Theatre

TH 468 Sources of Modern Theatre (theories of acting, directing, and design)

TH 477 Production Dramaturgy

TH 482 - TH 489 Major Figures

Total Credit Hours Required

Credits Required for Major  63
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum   40
Additional Credits Required for Electives  17
Total Credits Required for Degree 120

Curricular Plan / Degree Map

View the Theatre BA Curricular Plan, which is a recommended sequence of courses to finish this degree in four years. 

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