The University at Buffalo is a premier, research-intensive public university and a member of the Association of American Universities. As the largest, most comprehensive institution in the 64-campus State University of New York system, UB is an established leader with award-winning faculty and is consistently recognized for offering high-quality academics at an excellent value. With approximately 30,000 students and 2,500 faculty, UB offers more than 110 different undergraduate degrees and more than 300 graduate, professional, and certificate programs.
UB’s Department of Theatre and Dance has a dynamic and interdisciplinary faculty, delivering in-depth curriculums that prepare students for a broad range of professional careers. Our programs include BA/BFA in Dance, Theatre Performance, Theatre Studies, Music Theatre, and Design Technology, as well as a graduate program that offers a MA and PhD in Theatre Performance and an MFA in Dance. In addition to producing a full season of performance events with UB’s Center for the Arts and Katharine Cornell Theatre, we host numerous guest artists, guest directors, and scholars. The department is a hub for interdisciplinary arts activity ...within the university, intersecting with Music, Visual Studies, Media Study, Architecture, Poetry, the Humanities Institute, and the Arts Collaboratory.
Buffalo, NY is a vibrant art and cultural center that includes over twenty theatres, several professional and community dance organizations, outstanding architecture, and numerous art galleries. It is home to well-known organizations, including the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, ArtPark, Squeaky Wheel Media Arts Center, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Just Buffalo Literary Center, Burchfield Penney Art Center, and more. The Buffalo-Niagara region has a diverse blend of communities, each with its own distinct character, and is known for its affordable living and family-friendly atmosphere. Located on Lake Erie, just south of Niagara Falls, Buffalo’s surrounding natural areas, state parks, beaches, rivers, and ski areas provide abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation and leisure. Buffalo is centrally located, with easy access to other metropolitan hubs in the Northeast including New York City, Boston, Chicago, Toronto, and Montreal.