Associate in Science (A.S.)

VAPA Academy

Do you want a career that combines your love of art and your fascination with computers? This program is for you. Gain technical skills, knowledge of current programs used in the design field, and an ability to understand and apply aesthetic judgment to design decisions.

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With the College’s well-known art gallery as your personal “lab,” students in this program learn about art administration, conservation and curatorial work. Through a combination of “hands-on” learning and liberal arts coursework, you are ready to continue your education at Queens College in Art History or many other colleges in the metropolitan area.

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A career in dance? Art? Art History? Music? Theater? Put yourself in a creative and supportive environment that nurtures talents and prepares you for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program. Choose one of five concentrations—Art and Design, Art History, Dance, Music or Theatre.

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Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

This innovative program, the only one of its kind in CUNY, integrates computer, electronic, musical, midi, and “hands-on” recording studio training with classes conducted in technology labs and multi-track recording studios. All students complete a required cooperative internship in a professional recording studio.

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VAPA Academy

Potential Careers / Transfer Paths

What careers can I pursue after Queensborough?

With a degree/certificate from Queensborough Community College, you can achieve extraordinary success in a wide variety of careers. Visit CareerTraQ to get started exploring potential options. Also, visit the Office of Career Services page for valuable resources to aid you in career planning.

Where can I transfer after Queensborough?

Queensborough Community College has transfer agreements with several colleges and universities for you to continue to acquire the skills necessary to succeed in your chosen field. Visit our Transfer Agreements page to learn more.

Academy Sponsored Events


Sponsored by Health Related Sciences and V.A.P.A. Academies in collaboration with Health Services
Wednesday October 28th - Library Building Basement, Room - 14 - 12:10pm-2:00pm (Work on the Quilt)
Wednesday November 4th - Medical Arts Building, Room- 344B - 12:10pm-2:00pm (Conclude work on the Quilt)

Contact the VAPA Academy


Humanities Building, Room 337
Telephone: 718-281-5190

Academy Office Hours:
Monday: 8:45am-6pm
Tuesday: 8:45am-7pm
Wednesday: 8:45am-7pm
Thursday: 8:45am-6pm
Friday: 8:45am-5pm

Academy Advisers:

David Buckner
Lisa Murphy

Faculty Coordinators:

Arthur Adair, Assistant Professor
Speech Communication and Theatre Arts
Office Location: H-125, Extension: 5637,

The Queensborough Academies