Auditions Dance MFA
MFA auditions will be March 1 & 2, 2017
Register for your audition HERE
Auditions by invitation March-April, 2017
Registration Deadline: February 1, 2017
PLEASE NOTE: Admissions to the MFA Dance is a two part process: You will also need to fill out an online application to the university in addition to registering for an audition. Application information can be found here: Graduate Admissions
What to expect:
Applicants will participate in a two day on-campus audition including performance of the applicant’s original choreography (3 minutes), technique class in Modern, Ballet, and Improvisation (expertise in all forms is not required), an in-person writing sample, and a faculty interview.
Applicants will have the opportunity to meet faculty, observe classes, meet with the Graduate Program Assistant to discuss admissions and financial aid, and tour Theatre & Dance facilities and the University at Buffalo campus.
International students may submit a video audition and participate in a phone or internet-facilitated interview. A faculty panel will evaluate application materials. Contact the Academic Manager for more information on international applications
How to register:
To register for the MFA Audition please start by filling out an MFA Audition Registration Form.
Once you have registered for the audition, please submit your completed application through our online application:
- Current CV or resume;
- Digital work samples of original choreography (no more than 10 minutes);
- 1-3 page statement of intent;
- 2-3 page sample of academic writing (which can be an essay written expressly for the application or a copy of a previously written academic paper);
- Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with applicants creative work as a performer, choreographer or student;
- Copy of transcripts (undergraduate and any completed graduate work)
- Official transcripts will be required if applicant is admitted to program.
Note: GRE scores are not required for MFA applicants.
For questions about the program, please contact:
Anne Burnidge, Director of Graduate Studies
Teaching Assistantship (TA) Auditions
Teaching Assistantships are available. Please fill out the separate TA application at 2017 TA Application Form and submit it along with your online application (attach it with supporting documents).
A teaching audition and interview will be scheduled for select applicants during the on-campus auditions.
Priority will be given to those who attend the March 1 & 2 auditions.
If you have any trouble uploading, you can also send a hardcopy to:
Department of Theatre & Dance
University at Buffalo
285 Alumni Arena
Buffalo, NY 14260
|Katie Mallinson, Academic Manager|
Photo courtesy of Paul Hokanson