We don't just want our students to change the world, we expect it!

Buffalo State's Theater Department strives to provide the highest caliber of theater training for student artists. Theater students who are well versed in a variety of disciplines can push the performing arts in new and exciting directions.

Students are encouraged to use the skills they learn on and behind the stage, in front of the camera, and in all aspects of their lives. The Theater Department empowers students to influence their world in powerful, positive ways.




Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

The B.A. program in theater combines rigorous training that embraces professional standards in the studio, the classroom, and production with a liberal arts education.

Concentrations: Performance, Production

Minors: Theater, Dance

Nondegree: Community Arts Academy


Buck, Boogie, Bop, and Beyond: The Black and Brown of Broadway Musicals

A homage to the contributions of artists from the African diaspora who have greatly contributed to American Musical Theater.  BBB&B is a song, dance and narrated musical review and is being developed and mounted on students from the Buffalo State Theater department.  The production is conceived, directed and choreographed by Carlos R.A. Jones, Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities.
Show Dates:
February 8, 9, 10 at 8:00 p.m.
February 11 at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.
Directed and choreographed by Carlos R.A. Jones
Flexible Theatre, Savage Theater and Communication Building

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