SUNY Buffalo State's Theater Department offers a variety of theater and dance classes that encourage students to discover and develop their own unique gifts in performance and production.

Small classes and individualized attention are the hallmarks of the theater and dance programs. Students are immersed in their craft and encouraged to take an active role in their own artistic development.

We believe the best way to learn is by doing. Our students enjoy this philosophy immediately upon entering our department and are immersed in acting, dancing, designing, directing, playwriting and research.


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: Acting, Directing, Dramaturgy, Theater Technology, and Design


The 19-credit theater minor enables students to gain an understanding of the fundamentals of theater production, performance, and history.

The 21-credit dance minor is designed for both beginning and advanced students.


Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Donald Savage Building 222
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-6416 •  Fax: (716) 878-4409

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