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UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS


Entering Freshmen

Students wishing to enter the university as a major in the Department of Theatre & Dance must be accepted into both the university via an academic application, and the major via audition, interview, or application. Information on how to apply to the university can be found here.

For acceptance into the Dance (BA & BFA), Music Theatre, and the Theatre BFA (Performance and Design/Technology concentrations) you must audition or interview prior to matriculation at UB. Please see our pages on Auditions and Interviews for more information. For questions, please email td-theatredance@buffalo.edu.

Acceptance into the BA Theatre program does not require an audition or interview.

Currently Enrolled UB Students

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 Departmetn of Theatre & Dance department.

Interested students are encouraged to contact the Academic Manager (kamallin@buffalo.edu) 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.

Transfer Students

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 (kamallin@buffalo.edu) 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.

Questions about undergraduate programs admissions can be directed to:

Katie Mallinson
Academic Manager
kamallin@buffalo.edu

GRADUATE ADMISSIONS


All graduate applications are submitted through our online portal; the application can be found here.

More information on individual application requirements can be found below. Information on Graduate Study and the overall admission requirements can be found by visiting UB’s Graduate School page.

MA Theatre & Performance Application Information

PhD Theatre & Performance Application Information

MFA Dance Application and Audition Information

Questions on graduate programs can be directed to:

Rachel Olszewski
Graduate Studies Assistant
rachelol@buffalo.edu