18
Students
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Department of Theatre and Dance

Overview

University at Buffalo, the State University of New York / Department of Theatre and Dance is located in Buffalo, NY, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Theatre and performance
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Dance
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Theatre and performance

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis project or written thesis
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

31
Applied
14
Accepted
10
Enrolled
45%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Requirements Statement of purpose; academic writing sample (e.g., scholarly essay, performance or book review); 3 letters of recommendation (sent electronically); portfolio of creative work; resume; BA, BFA, or BS; audition and sample of choreographic work (for MFA)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Statement of purpose; academic writing sample (e.g., scholarly essay, performance or book review); 3 letters of recommendation (sent electronically); portfolio of creative work; resume; master's degree
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards December 1
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

18
Total Graduate Students
27%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
72%
Out-of-state students

Gender

Male (27%)
Female (72%)

Faculty

10
Total faculty
Full-time (10)
Part-time (0)
Male (3)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Intermediality in theatre and performance; contemporary performance and theory; intersections of technology and performance; digital dramaturgy; interdisciplinary dance making
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 285 Alumni Arena
Buffalo, NY  14260
United States
Contact Prof. Lynne Koscielniak
Chair
Email: td-theatredance@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-645-6897
Fax: 716-645-6992