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Graduate Admissions

Fall 2018 Applications Open September 1, 2017

Deadlines


MA Theatre & Performance PhD Theatre & Performance MFA Dance
Scholarship Deadline
Final Deadline February 1, 2018
(for full financial consideration)
December 1, 2017
(for full financial consideration)
December 1, 2017
(for full financial consideration)Applications Accepted through January 15, 2018
Audition/Interview By appointment By appointment February 1 &2, 2018**

 


*All PhD students are fully funded; applicants interested in being considered for additional competitive funding from the university with requirements outlined here should submit their applications by December 1, 2017.

**Applicants to the  MFA Dance program must also register here for our two-day on campus audition.

We also welcome applications from students interested in pursuing Non-Degree studies in Theatre & Performance. Students may take up to 12 credits as a non-degree student, usually 1-2 courses per semester, before applying to a degree-granting program. Once admitted to a degree program, all previously taken credits will transfer toward the degree.

Application Requirements

Applicants to all programs must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 to apply.


MA Theatre & Performance PhD Theatre & Performance MFA Dance
1. Submit the following material through our online application: 1. Submit the following material through our online application: 1. Submit the following material through our online application:
2. Statement of intent (1-2 page statement outlining your professional goals) 2. Statement of intent (1-2 page statement outlining your professional goals) 2. Statement of intent (1-2 page statement outlining your professional goals)
3. Unofficial academic transcript (official transcripts must be submitted upon acceptance) 3. Unofficial academic transcript (official transcripts must be submitted upon acceptance) 3. Unofficial academic transcript (official transcripts must be submitted upon acceptance)
4. Academic writing sample (e.g., scholarly essay or academic paper, performance or book review) 4. Academic writing sample (e.g., scholarly essay or academic paper, performance or book review) 4. Academic writing sample, minimum of 3 pages (an essay written expressly for the application or a copy of a previously written academic paper)
5. Portfolio of creative activities (you may provide either a URL link or upload documentation directly into the online application) 5. Portfolio of creative activities (you may provide either a URL link or upload documentation directly into the online application) 5. Digital work samples of original choreography (Please provide a document with descriptions of the works and URL links with start and end points indicated. No more than 10 minutes will be reviewed.)
6. Three letters of recommendation 6. Three letters of recommendation 6. Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with applicants creative work as a performer, choreographer or student
7. Non-refundable application fee ($75) 7. Non-refundable application fee ($75) 7. Non-refundable application fee ($75)
8. Current GRE Scores  8. Current CV or resume
9. Audition Required

For Questions About the Application Process & Requirements


Rachel Olszewski, Graduate Studies Staff Assistant
rachelol@buffalo.edu
  716.645.6076