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Theatre BA - 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 14620-5030

Anne Burnidge
Chair, Department of Theatre/Dance

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

Melissa Berg
Academic Manager

Veronica Sedota
Assistant to the Chair

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Becoming a Theatre BA Student

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. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered. For the 2019 admitted freshman class, UB reported an average GPA range from 90-96, an average ACT score of 24-30 and an average SAT score of 1180-1350.
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.

All entering first-year students with an interest in the Theatre BA will be listed as "approved" majors.

Transfer Admission to the Program

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

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 department.

Interested students are encouraged to contact the Academic Manager as early as possible to discuss curriculum and progress toward degree.

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: Oct 13, 2020 13:06:15