Graduate Overview

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The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University at Buffalo offers a full range of graduate programs, providing students a breadth and depth of practical and scholarly opportunities with close faculty mentorship. Students study and engage with world-renowned scholars, artists, and educators from a broad range of disciplines as they hone their individual interests and talents. 

Students expand their knowledge beyond their home discipline through interaction and collaboration within a dynamic community of like-minded individuals both in Theatre and Dance and from disciplines as varied as Media Study, Architecture, Gender Studies, Engineering, Medicine, Poetry and more. This interdisciplinary environment allows students to develop innovative research and creative work. UB Theatre and Dance graduates lead the next generation of scholars, artists, and educators and impact their communities on local, national and global levels.

Graduate Degree Programs

Program Contact:

Rachel Macklin Olszewski
Graduate Program Assistant
rachelol@buffalo.edu
(716) 645-6076

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MFA Dance students focus on embodied inquiry through choreographic creation and performance, while engaging with a comprehensive core curriculum of practice and theory that emphasize the development of the whole artist—body and mind. With close faculty mentorship and numerous opportunities to create and present work, students will cultivate the knowledge and skills necessary to become the next generation of innovative dance makers, leaders, teaching-artists, and artist-scholars.
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UB’s MA in Theatre and Performance is a research-oriented program featuring an integration of scholarship and practice. By training students not only in a discipline, but also at the intersection of history, theory, and production, this program will equip students with the critical tools necessary to negotiate emerging fields and the scholarly rigor to produce high-level scholarship within the dynamic fields of theatre and performance studies. 
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UB’s PhD in Theatre and Performance is a 72-credit research-oriented program featuring an integration of scholarship and practice. By training students not only in a discipline, but also at the intersection of history, theory, and production, this program will equip students with the critical tools necessary to negotiate emerging fields and the scholarly rigor to produce high-level scholarship within the dynamic fields of theatre and performance studies. 

Contact

Eero Laine.
Director of Graduate Studies
Director of Graduate Theatre
Assistant Professor
Department of Theatre and Dance
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Topics: Theatre Studies

Ariel Nereson.
Assistant Director of Graduate Studies
Director of Graduate Dance
Assistant Professor
Department of Theatre and Dance
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Topics: Dance Studies

Rachel Olszewski.
Rachel Macklin Olszewski

280A Alumni Arena

Phone: (716) 645-6076

rachelol@buffalo.edu

Graduate Programs Assistant
Department of Theatre and Dance
College of Arts and Sciences