Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Theatre - Overview

Department of Theatre & Dance

Contact Information

Theatre & Dance
College of Arts and Sciences
285 Alumni Arena
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-5030

Phone: 716.645.6897
Fax: 716.645.6992
Web Address: theatredance.buffalo.edu
Lynne Koscielniak
Dyan Burlingame
Director of Design/Technology B.F.a.
Robert Knopf
Director of Theatre B.a.
Nathan Matthews
Director of Music Theatre B.F.a; Theatre Performance, B.F.a.
Katie Mallison
Academic Manager
Jeanne Fornarola
Director of Dance B.a. and B.F.a.
Karen Cleary
Assistant to the Chair


Academics in Theatre & Dance full integrate students' hands-on learning with diverse study in the literature, history, and techniques of their chosen area. Through balanced coursework, both in and out of the classroom, students in Theatre & Dance in the fields of performance, business, law, education, psychology, and arts management, among others.

The Department of Theatre & Dance offers BA degrees in Dance and Theatre (with concentrations in Acting, Directing, Design, and Dramaturgy), BFA Degrees in Dance, Music Theatre, and Theatre (with concentrations in Design and Performance), and a minor in Theatre. Acceptance into the BA in Dance and all BFA programs are by audition only. Prospective majors or minors should meet with the Academic Manager as early as possible.

Last updated: August 18 2022 17:03:08