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UB Theatre & Performance Orientation

This presentation provides an overview of the MA program in Theatre & Performance.
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Sarah Bay-Cheng

on 6 August 2014

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Transcript of UB Theatre & Performance Orientation

Welcome to
Theatre & Performance
@University at Buffalo

Semester 1
September-October
Meet with Initial Advisor
select courses
discuss goals
select area of concentration
October-November
Graduate Applications (UB deadline for PhD Dec. 1)
Thesis: possible topic & committee members
Enroll in spring classes (confirm courses by Nov. 1)
December
Finish semester course work
Select Thesis Advisor and Committee Members
Propose potential thesis topics
Semester 2
January
Rest! (See theatre? NYC festivals)
February-March
Submit PhD/MFA applications
Confirm thesis committee: February 1
Submit request for ARMT funding: Mar 1
April
Develop thesis topic
Grad Studio projects
May
Complete classes
Graduate Studio presentations: May 1-9
Submit thesis proposal (~150 words): May 15
Semester 3-4
Complete Thesis
Oral Defense
File Forms for September 1 conferral
ATC : June 1
M-Form (post-defense): August 15
Electronic submission of Thesis
MA
Theatre & Performance
Graduate Study
Employment
MFA: professional practice
PhD: scholarship & research
EdD: doctorate in Education
professional practice
education
other?
Thesis Topics
choose a manageable scope of study
thesis: research essay 30-50pp.
thesis project: project + 15-20pp. written component
plan ahead
venue, audience, schedule
Graduate Applications
letters of recommendation
2-4 week deadlines
work samples
writing samples
UB: Dec. 1
Others: Jan. 1, Feb. 1
Get all work reviewed before submission.
Writing
Start early
Work in sections
Submit drafts for feedback
Work through your advisor
Discuss your ideas. Plan ahead.
Read. Write. Edit.
Repeat.
Funding
UB PhD Funding: Dec. 1
ARMT project funding: Mar. 1
Others: TBA
Document your work.
Pay attention to deadlines.
Communicate.
Questions?

baycheng@buffalo.edu
kamallin@buffalo.edu

716-645-0587

Thank you!
Thesis Process
Proposal
Writing
Defense
Proposal
Define expectations:
What will you do?
How will you do it?
How will you know you did it?

Preliminary Bibliography
Outline
Oral Defense
Explain what you did
What changed?
Articulate process
Discuss what you learned
Define future directions
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