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DepartmentDepartment of Art and Design Receives National Accreditation
The Department of Art and Design at Queensborough Community College has received accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Queensborough is one of only 19 community colleges in the country as well as the only art program in the entire City University of New York system to receive this prestigious accreditation. With this Queensborough joins the ranks of New York City’s premier art education institutions such as Cooper Union, School of Visual Arts, Parsons School of Art and Design, Pratt and Fashion Institute of Technology to offer a nationally recognized art and design education.
StudentsInspiring Voices: Art & Design Represented at Women's Caucus for Art
May 2017 - For the past three years, the International Caucus of the Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA), has offered students from the Department of Art & Design an opportunity to serve as UN NGO Representatives. Maureen Burns-Bowie, Director of the QCC/WCA/UN Program, keeps students apprised of weekly NGO Briefings and other special UN opportunities and events. This year, students attended panel presentations by scholars and experts on a wide range of topics, including “Youth Partnerships and the Sustainable Development Goals: Empowerment of Women and Girls,” “The Role of Women in United Nations Peacekeeping: Lessons Learned and Experiences from Women Peacekeepers Serving in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations,” and “Creating Cultures of Peace: Art, Music and Peace Museums.” The 2016-17 representatives from the Department of Art and Design are Kaitlyn Cicciariello, Armando Vakufac, and Alisa Leavy.
Visiting ArtistQueensborough Art and Design Department Visiting Artist Series Presents: Oasa Duverney
November 2016 - 'hello' in smallish simple black type face on a white screen was Oasa Duverney's greeting, the sentiment was echoed in her own soft-spoken tone when she welcomed her audience, students and guests of host, Professor Freya Powell of the QCC Art and Design Department. Duverney had composed a free verse poem to go with her opening images: the first, a black and white drawing of Albert Einstein adjacent to a black and white drawing of Al Sharpton. "Two Als walk into a bar", she announced.
Student photo in 1461 Student Gallery and Resource Center.
Check out the new art exhibition "Building Barriers? Liberty and Justice for All" at the 1461 Student Gallery and Resource Center. The art work was curated by QCC student's Abraham Centeno and Eddie Ruiz and mentored by Professor Kat Griefen of the Art and Design Department. You can stop by and see the work Monday-Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm.