Queensborough Community College Transfer Resource Center Presents

Four-Year College Planning Series: Visual & Performing Arts Majors



Fall 2021

Transfer Resource Center (TRC) Team

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Transfer Timeline

  • 0 to 15 Credits
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    Explore your options.

  • 15 to 30 Credits
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    Create a plan and stay course.

  • 30 to 45 Credits
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    Application Season begins.

  • 45 to 60 Credits
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    Review admissions decisions.

Visual & Performing Arts


The Visual and Performing Arts programs allow your artistic passion to thrive and grow into a bright future in the fine and performing arts.

  • Examples of promising career options are:

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    Art Teacher

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    Art Therapist

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    Screen Writer

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    Stage Manager

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    Game Designer

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    Artist/ Illustrator

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    Museum Curator

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    Graphic Designer

What are Articulation Agreements?

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Staying on Track


For information about requirements for completing your degree, or entry into the Visual & Performing Arts program, schedule an advisement appointment with your Adviser or Student Manager via STARFISH.

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To B.A. or to B.F.A., That is the Question


  • Get informed.

  • Start now. It is never too early to begin this process.

  • The final decision is made only after you are accepted.

  • B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

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    General Liberal Arts degree

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    Generalized curriculum

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    Possible option to minor or double major

  • B.F.A. (Bachelor of Fine Arts)

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    Intensive professional degree

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    Discipline-focused curriculum

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    Singular commitment without time for much else

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    Require interviews/auditions (competitive)

Options in Art History




  • CUNY

    • Brooklyn College

    • Hunter College

    • Lehman College

    • Queens College

    • York College

  • SUNY

    • Binghamton University

    • Buffalo State

    • SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)

    • SUNY Fredonia

    • SUNY Geneseo

    • SUNY New Paltz

    • SUNY Potsdam

    • SUNY Purchase

    • SUNY Stony Brook

Options for Dance Majors

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  • B.A. in Dance

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      Hunter College

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      Lehman College

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      Queens College

  • B.F.A. in Dance

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      SUNY Fredonia

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      SUNY Potsdam

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      SUNY Purchase

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      University at Buffalo

Options for Gallery and Museum Studies

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  • Molloy College

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    Gallery/Museum Studies (Minor)

  • SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)

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    Art History and Museum Professions (B.S.)

CUNY Music Programs

SUNY Music Programs

Options for Acting/Technical Theatre

  • CUNY

    Brooklyn College
    City College
    College of Staten Island
    CUNY School of Professional Studies
    Hunter College
    Lehman College
    New York City College of Technology
    Queens College
    York College
  • SUNY

    Binghamton University
    SUNY Cortland
    SUNY Fredonia
    SUNY Purchase
    University at Buffalo

Prepare Early for a Smooth Transfer

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    Each college has its own criteria and due date for application materials.

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    You may need to produce a portfolio, audition or hold an interview.

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    Most B.F.A. programs will require an interview or audition as early as your 3rd semester.

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    Work with your Adviser and Faculty Mentor for recommendations regarding elective courses as they relate to your major.

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    Consider taking ARTS-390 - Portfolio Project in Studio Art, a one credit course.

How to Reach Us

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We are available to assist you via email, telephone or Zoom.

For Transfer resources and information, visit us online at www.qcc.cuny.edu/transfer

For quick questions or to schedule an appointment, email us at TransferResourceCenter@qcc.cuny.edu

Be sure to email us from your QCC email address. Include your full name, phone number and CUNY id number in your email.