Conversely, if you know something practically but don't know it theoretically, then you don't truly understand its whole practice. This Theatre and Performance program from University at Buffalo is designed to foster scholar artists who are well versed in research, scholarship and performance 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.
- Dramatic Literature, Theory, Criticism
- Theatre Historiography
- Advanced Study in Production
- Graduate Studio
- Comprehensive Exam
- Dissertation Guidance
- Foreign Language Requirement
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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Admission requirements vary by program, but here we provide some general graduate admission requirements. Once you've read these general requirements, please contact your desired department for specific advice and details on submitting your application and documents.
To be eligible for graduate study at UB, we expect:
- A B-grade or higher
- Appropriate standardized test scores (DAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MAT, MCAT, PCAT, etc.). Not all programs require test scores. See the official academic test scores section below for more information.
- Letters of recommendation.
- An internship or relevant work experience (for some programs).
International11550 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11550 USD per year during 48 months.
National11550 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11550 USD per year during 48 months.
In-State5655 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5655 USD per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Buffalo
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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