Visual And Performing Arts Academy


The VAPA Academy provides the highest quality artistic and technical education combined with scholarly research across disciplines.

What degrees/programs are offered?

Associate in Science (A.S.)

Gallery and Museum Studies

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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Visual and Performing Arts

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, Interdisciplinary, Music or Theatre.

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Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S)

Digital Art and Design

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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Music Production

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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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.

 

Humanities Building, Room 337
Telephone: 718-281-5190
VAPAacademy@qcc.cuny.edu

Academy Office Hours:
Monday: 9am-6pm
Tuesday: 9am-7pm
Wednesday: 9am-7pm
Thursday: 9am-6pm
Friday: 9am-5pm

Academy Advisers:

Anna Budd (Schneider)
Lisa Murphy

Faculty Coordinator:

Mr. C. Julien Jimenez, Assistant Professor, Speech Communication and Theatre Arts
Office Location: H-125, Extension: 6284

Schedule of Events: