Graduate Study in Theatre & Performance
The MA program in Theatre & Performance is now accepting applications for 2013-14.
Review of applications to the MA Theatre & Performance program is now underway for enrollment in the 2013-14 academic year. We continue to consider applications after the deadline. Please contact us if you intend to apply for the fall 2013 semester. Review of applications to the PhD program will begin in 2014 for enrollment in the 2014-15 academic year.
MA - March 1, 2013
PhD - March 1, 2014
Applicants who have submitted complete applications by the deadline will be notified of their status no later than May 1.
If you would like additional information regarding the program, please contact Dr. Sarah Bay-Cheng, Director of Graduate Studies: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Sarah Bay-Cheng, Director of Graduate Studies (Theatre Performance)
+1 716 645 0587
285 Alumni Arena
Buffalo, NY 14260-5030
What is Theatre & Performance?
UB's graduate programs in Theatre & Performance feature a unique integration of scholarship and practice within graduate study. We believe that if you know a thing theoretically but don't know it practically, then you don't really know its whole theory; conversely, if you know a thing practically but don't know it theoretically, then you don't really know its whole practice.
With this philosophy in mind, this program is designed to foster Theatre & Performance scholar artists who are well-versed in research, scholarship, and performance practice. Theatre & Performance in this context includes not only drama, musical theatre, and dance, but also new forms such as intermedia performance.
Working closely with faculty in a small cohort, graduate students develop their individual research by combining history, criticism, and theory with lab-based projects that explore the implications of scholarship in performance. The intentionally small size allows for direct mentorship in research, writing, and production within a program of study designed to best serve each individual student.
Unique to this program is the Graduate Studio as the artistic and experimental through-line of the program. In the Studio students continually integrate their critical studies with production in a laboratory setting. With some minimal support, the Studio enables students to test their ideas in focused projects. In this structure, students graduate with a depth of knowledge in history, theory, and criticism, as well as a body of original creative work that they can use as a foundation for their production specialty.