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Theatre Major Faculty Mentor

Every theatre major receives personal one-on-one mentoring by a theatre faculty mentor who will work with you throughout your entire tenure at Queensborough to ensure an appropriate academic plan, timely graduation, and a successful transfer. 

New majors are assigned faculty mentors in the 4th week of their 1st semester.
The current mentor list is located below.

Save time & money when you meet with your mentor.

Recommended A.S. Degree Course Sequences

ACTING

1st Semester (15 cr.)

TH-121 Intro. to Acting for the Major (3 cr.)
TH-131 Stagecraft I (3 cr.)
TH-151 Vocal Production & Movement (2 cr.)
ENGL-101 English Composition I (3 cr.)
MA-321 Mathematics/Cont. Society (3 cr.)
PE-510 Yoga (1 cr.)

2nd Semester (15 cr.)

TH-221 Acting II (3 cr.)
TH-132 Practicum in Stagecraft I (1 cr.)
Theatre Elective (3 cr.)
ENGL-102 English Composition II (3 cr.)
SP-211 Speech Communication (3 cr.)
HE-102 Health Behavior & Society (2 cr.)

 3rd Semester (15-16 cr.)

TH-111 Introduction to Theatre (3 cr.)
Theatre Elective (2-3 cr.)
CH-106 Chemistry in the Arts (4 cr.)
Flex. Core II.A: World Cultures/Gl. Iss. (3 cr.)
Flex. Core II.C: Creative Expression (3 cr.)

4th Semester (14-15 cr.)

Theatre Elective (2-3 cr.)
Flex. Core II.D: Individual & Society (3 cr.)
Flex. Core II.E: Scientific World (3 cr.)
Fl./Hist./Soc. Elective (or Thtr. Waiver) (3 cr.)
Free Elective (rec. Thtr./Media/Film) (3 cr.)

Full Theatre Degree Requirements

Meet with your faculty mentor to ensure success.

TECHNICAL THEATRE

1st Semester (15 cr.)

TH-121 Intro. to Acting for the Major (3 cr.)
TH-131 Stagecraft I (3 cr.)
TH-151 Vocal Production & Movement (2 cr.)
ENGL-101 English Composition I (3 cr.)
MA-321 Mathematics/Cont. Society (3 cr.)
PE-510 Yoga (1 cr.)

2nd Semester (15 cr.)

TH-231 Stagecraft II (3 cr.)
TH-132 Practicum in Stagecraft I (1 cr.)
Theatre Elective (3 cr.)
ENGL-102 English Composition II (3 cr.)
SP-211 Speech Communication (3 cr.)
HE-102 Health Behavior & Society (2 cr.)

 3rd Semester (15-16 cr.)

TH-111 Introduction to Theatre (3 cr.)
Theatre Elective (2-3 cr.)
CH-106 Chemistry in the Arts (4 cr.)
Flex. Core II.A: World Cultures/Gl. Iss. (3 cr.)
Flex. Core II.C: Creative Expression (3 cr.)

4th Semester (14-15 cr.)

Theatre Elective (2-3 cr.)
Flex. Core II.D: Individual & Society (3 cr.)
Flex. Core II.E: Scientific World (3 cr.)
Fl./Hist./Soc. Elective (or Thtr. Waiver) (3 cr.)
Free Elective (rec. Thtr./Media/Film) (3 cr.)

Full Theatre Degree Requirements

Meet with your faculty mentor to ensure success.

Advisement Policies

-Always meet with your faculty mentor prior to registration.

-Do not register for courses that begin or end after 4:10pm, to participate in productions, co-, and extra-, curricular department activities, & free ticket opportunities.

-To ensure timely graduation, students are advised to take 15 credits a semester, or 30 per year.

-Students cast in productions will be registered in TH-122/222 Actor’s Workshop I or II, and you may receive 3 credits, which meets Tuesday/Thursday 4:10pm-6:40pm.

-Do not register for TH-120 (Acting for non-major), if TH-121 (Acting for major) is not available;

-Rule of “C” or better, anything below a “C” will not transfer outside of CUNY.

-Register immediately. Payment is not due upon registration. Payment for fall usually due in the summer, for spring, due in winter.
Tuition & Due Dates

Apply for the Winter & Summer STEM Free Tuition Waiver Program, when available.
Free STEM Tuition Waiver Program

Transfer Options

Transfer to the "right" 4-year B.A. or B.F.A. program for you.

Where do you wish to continue your education? CUNY? SUNY? Private? Out-of-State? Are you interested in a competitive B.F.A. program or a general theatre studies B.A. program? Are you interested in specializing in a specific discipline such as Acting? Technical Production? Playwriting? Directing? What is your financial plan?

We possess Articulation Agreements for seamless transfer with:

Adelphi University (B.F.A., Acting), and
Lehman College (B.F.A. Multi-Media Performing Arts, B.A. Theatre).

Many of our graduating students transfer (with notable scholarships) to:

CUNY (City, Lehman, Hunter, Queens, York),

SUNY (Binghamton, Fredonia, New Paltz, Oneonta, Oswego, Purchase),

Private (Adelphi, Howard, Marymount Manhattan), &

Out-of-State (Montclair State University, NJ) colleges and universities, among others.

Let us help. Email your faculty mentor now.

Contact Professor Adair for the "To BA, or to BFA..." college transfer packet AAdair@qcc.cuny.edu

Other resources:

Queensborough Transfer Resource Center

Department Scholarships

Each year, the department presents monetray awards to outstanding students. The awards are presented at “The Tin Foil Awards”, our year-end soiree and awards ceremony. The monies can be applied toward continuing tuition or academic supplies at any college.

Departmental Service Award
exceptional contribution to departmental productions.

Chairperson's Award
exceptional academic work within the discipline.

Beverly Lockwood Award for Acting
exceptional ability in the craft of acting.

Leroy Paves Scholarship Fund
demonstrated merit in the discipline with a min. 3.0 in theatre courses.
Award #1 - Full-time student who has completed two semesters and will return for their third.
Award #2 - Full-time student who is graduating and transferring to a theatre program.

Stage Management Award
demonstrated merit in stage management and leadership.

Thomas Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund
a graduating student who demonstrates an interest/ability in filmmaking.

Special Opportunities

Free Broadway & Off-Broadway tickets * Professional Development Workshops - Stage Combat, Puppetry, Clowning * The Week-Long Region II Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Trip * Summer Theatre Internship * Free Study Abroad * Production Experience * and moreExplore Opportunities and Get Involved

Selection of Production Season

We seek to provide students with opportunities to explore a broad selection of theatre repertory including significant eras, genres, styles, cultural contexts, and modes of presentation. Each year, we produce four works of theatre, each addressing one of the criteria below - two on the stage of the Humanities Theatre and two on the stage of the Shadowbox Theatre. The season is announced at the year-end, “Tin Foil Awards.”

A Classical Work or Musical (alternating each year).

Social Issues - exploring controversial topics in contemporary society.

American Experience - exploring aspects of life in America.

Other Perspectives - exploring alternative theatre structures, modes of presentation, and/or cultural contexts.

Department Jury

The following theatre courses are classified as jury courses: Introduction to Acting for the Major (TH-121), Acting II (TH-221), Vocal Production and Movement for the Actor (TH-151), Stagecraft II (TH-231), Stage Makeup (TH-134), Costume Construction (TH-135), and Stage Management (TH-235).

At the end of each semester, theatre majors in these courses present a capstone project for the entire theatre faculty. This is an opportunity for students to showcase their work and for faculty to celebrate and assess student progress and development.

Upon completion of the jury, students receive feedback from their professor in their “finals” class meet. Feedback includes a discussion of current strengths and where emphasis should be placed towards further progressive development. The jury is part of the department’s required student assessment process. Formal grading of the jury, as it pertains to the individual course, is left to the discretion of the Professor.

Acting courses present a monologue, scene, or other demonstration of acting technique.

Technical theatre courses present a professional portfolio of course content.

Rehearsal Space for Students

Reservation Process
Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis for students who wish to rehearse on their own, outside of rehearsals or course meets. Email your professor, at least one week prior to your rehearsal(s), with the desired date(s) and start and end time(s) and they shall request a classroom for you. You will receive a confirmation email if your request can be granted. The earlier you place your request, the better your chance of getting a room. Notify your professor immediately if you will not be using a room you have reserved.

Care of Rehearsal Space
In the theatre we have a saying, “leave the room in better condition than you found it.” Leave nothing in the rehearsal space that was not there when you arrived. Chairs, cubes, props, etc. must be returned to their proper place. Food is never permitted in our studios or theatres, if you are in a classroom, be mindful of any food and drink items, and remove all garbage. Be considerate of those working in rooms close to you. Be mindful of the noise level inside your room. Close and lock the door when you are finished.

Financial Difficulties & Emergencies

Please reach out for help if you need it, do not wait. There are many financial support services on campus to assist students who have financial difficulties. Should you have trouble paying your tuition, paying your rent, or purchasing a Metro pass, we have people and programs on campus to help. There are monies available to help when there is an emergency. Please explore the resources below and/or speak with your faculty mentor for guidance.

The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation Student Emergency Grant Funds

Lucille A. Bova Food Pantry

Single Stop USA

Theatre Majors Faculty Mentor List

Professor Adair

AAdair@qcc.cuny.edu

Apostolo,Rebecca

Ashtiani,David

Cajamarca,Joseline

Chez,Natalie

Fan,Tina W

Guzman,Geovanny

Haft,Julia D

Harris,Chetina A

Harris,Kristopher

Kemp,John W

Kreisler,Jessica S

Jean Baptiste,Marie K

Leon,Vasilios

Miranda,Rachel A

Noormohamed,Tiffany A

Olateju,Temitope B

Perez,Chandelise

Ramirez,Jose

Reyes,Melony M

Spearing,Tamell A

Sulaiman,Sabrina

Trontz,Amanda B

Tumulac,Aiyanna

Wise,Sophia

Yeow,Alan

Professor Crutchfield

ACrutchfield@qcc.cuny.edu

Allen,Justin

Alleyne,Sade G

Axel,Allison

Anderson,Caleb

Buffamante,Jeremy

Deaver,Naima

Garcia,Dariel

Gonzalez,Melinda

Jennings,Jonathan

Jones,Angelica

Leon,Juan Carlos

Lopez,Giancarlo D

Mitton,Brandon

Pena,Kevin

Peralta,Carla

Serras,Peter

Shokunbi,Toluwalope M

Theodore,Leeza

Vasquez,Israel S

Wang,Andy

Wong,Alesia

Zhuo,Hangxin

Professor Jimenez

CJimenez@qcc.cuny.edu

Baricevic,Jennifer M

Castles,Robert

Chauca,Carlos E

Chen,Zixin

Demitro,Alani B

Dundi,Steven

Edwards,Makeya Desiree Alexis

Espinoza,Ashley A

Fernandez,Johnathon S

Forero,Maria

Freeman,Kiara A

Green,Taliah C

Gutierrez,Lina

Lee,Nathan K

Lewis,Rachel S

Linan,Raychelle

Lucero,Yesenia

Mackey,Andriana

Manaa,Randa

McCants,Benné

Salami,Abdusalam O

Sampson,Ryan

Vasquez,Isabel

Zubair,Alishah S

Professor Yonker

LYonker@qcc.cuny.edu

Abramowitz,Celest

Ashe,Meconan

Aguirre,Jeremy S

Amalu,Nnoyelum N

Cardona,Carlos

Cardona,Osvaldo

Colon,Daniella

Constant,Aaron D

Gordon,Alex

Hamilton,Avery C

Jehamy,Rose

London,Tyshonna L

Lopez,Sofiya

Louis,Phylisha M

Marcellus,Evencia L

Mitchell,Mark

Perlmutter,Emily

Portelus,Waldine

Ramirez,Daniel

Sarmiento,Luis

Singh,Vickram

Tarry,Tiana D

Torres,Vanessa

Villacis,Natalie

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