What Students Think About Theatre at QCC

Special Appreciation to: Khari Constantine, Alum (2015); Geovanny Guzman, Alum (2019); Delasia Vanterpool, Degree Candidate (2022); Victoria A. Villier, Alum (2015); Professor Adair; & The Office of Marketing & Communications.

Faculty Spotlight

Professor Jimenez's headshot.

Read the article about Professor Jimenez in American Theatre Magazine

"C. Julian Jiménez, Still in Flux, As he prepares for the premiere of ‘Bruise & Thorn,’ the playwright formerly known as J. Julian Christopher is still defining himself—and embracing the parts that remain undefined."

Read Professor Jimenez's newly published play, Julio Ain’t Goin’ Down Like That.

It is the morning after the brutal murder of Julio Rivera, a gay Puerto Rican man in Jackson Heights, Queens. The murder became the first gay hate crime tried in New York State during the 1990s. In Julio Ain’t Goin’ Down Like That, the community reacts and is taken on a journey of self-discovery by a fabulously unapologetic queen personifying the beauty and brutality of Jackson Heights.

Explore Professor Jimenez's website.

Professor Turner's headshot.
Watch Professor Turner play a lead role in the film, Pamela on Amazon Prime.

Pamela is a darkly comedic family drama that takes place over one dinner. Secrets are revealed and old conflicts re-emerge. When adult children Matt and Vanessa accidentally unearth quite a family scandal, they attempt to confront their dramatic Mother. Explore Professor Turner's website.


Queensborough students come from more than 120 countries and speak some 78 different languages, reflecting the unique character of Queens (the most diverse county in the United States) with nearly equal populations of African Americans, Asians, Caucasians, & Latinos.


Intimate class sizes offering personable, individualized attention. Courses taught by professors, not teaching assistants. Professors who prioritize excellence in teaching & mentorship. Free unlimited access to support services: Academic Computing Center, Campus Writing Center, Mathematics Learning Center, & the Student Learning Center.

Queensborough has more than 400 full-time faculty with 81% having earned a doctoral or terminal degree, 3x the national average for community colleges.


For a fraction of the cost, you can complete the first 2 years (60 credits) of a traditional 4-year (120 credits) college program.

90% of our students graduate without Federal student loan debt
45% savings on tuition compared to 4-year public in-state institutions
20% savings on tuition costs compared to CUNY 4-year colleges
66% of full-time students attend Queensborough Community College tuition free

Nassau County residents may be eligible for NYC tuition rates. You don’t have to live in New York City to get the NYC tuition rate.

Nassau Residents NYC Discount Tuition Rate

Transfer Agreements

Students graduating with an Associate’s degree are extremely attractive to 4-year colleges. Colleges that may have been out-of-reach financially or academically after high school, now seek to fill vacated seats in the junior year, with many offering substantial scholarships.

Before you transfer, graduate. Completing your Associate Degree first, ensures your courses & credits have lifetime value. If you transfer before you graduate, your community college credits will be evaluated course by course reducing the chances that your courses & credits will transfer. We have agreements that allow graduates of Queensborough to complete a bachelor’s degree in an efficient manner after transfer, with the following:

Adelphi University
A.S. Theatre (Acting) to B.F.A. Theatre Arts (Acting)
A.S. Theatre (Technical Theatre) to B.F.A. Theatre Arts (Design/Technology)

Baruch College
A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Communication Studies) to B.A. Communications Studies

Brooklyn College
A.S. Film and Media Production to B.A. Film
A.S. Film and Media Production to B.A. TV and Radio
A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Communication Studies) to B.A. Communication Sciences and Disorders ​
A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Communication Studies) to B.A. Professional Communication ​

Lehman College
A.S. Theatre (Acting or Technical Theatre) to B.A. Theatre
A.S. Theatre (Acting or Technical Theatre) to B.F.A. Multimedia Performing Arts

St. John’s University
A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Communication Studies) to B.A. Rhetoric and Public Address
A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Communication Studies) to B.A. Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Contact Department Enrollment Coordinator, Professor Arthur Adair at AAdair@qcc.cuny.eduor the Transfer Resource Centerfor more information.


We support the mission of the college by offering academic coursework that is rigorous in nature, pedagogically sound, and prepares students for further studies and careers in Communication Studies; Theatre Arts; and Film and Media Production. Our Department provides students with experiential learning opportunities designed to advance their capacity for expressive, effective communication.


Develop and deliver courses and academic programs that support student success and maintain the highest level of academic rigor.

Encourage and support faculty as teachers, scholars, and members of an academic community who provide college service to advance the goals of the institution.

Collaborate with Academic Affairs, the Office of Pre-College Learning, other academic departments, and the campus community in support of academic initiatives for student success and the college’s mission and goals.

Develop and implement processes and practices that assess for student learning in support of the college’s dedication to academic excellence.

Solidarity Statement

Dear Students,

We are here for you during this difficult time. We support and stand in solidarity with black people and communities of color, today and in each day to come. We see you and we commit to the following:

    -​To continue to question our histories and disrupt practices that reinforce oppression and inequities.

    -To commit to actively combatting racism, bigotry and violence.

    -To share resources and amplify Black and POC voices.

    -To recognize that the fight against institutional racism is never finished

Below you will find a google doc link with resources for self-care, engagement, and action. This is a living document that will continue to be updated. We offer this to you to engage with as much or as little as you wish. We are also here to listen to you. We invite you to collaborate in the creation of this living document by sharing your suggestions, and/or letting us know your needs.

Resources Living Document

Thank you to Professor Ari Fulton for initiating and calling our faculty into action in the creation of this resource. Thank you to Professor Heather Huggins, Professor C. Julian Jiménez, and Professor Liisa Yonker for acting as faculty contributors. Special thanks to Chairperson Georgia McGill for her support in this statement and living document.

In solidarity,

The Faculty & Staff of the Department of Communication, Theatre, & Media Production​

Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.