Our Mission Statement

The Department Of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts supports the mission of the college by offering academic coursework that is rigorous in nature, pedagogically sound, and prepares students for further studies and careers in Communication; Theatre Arts; and Film, Media, and Production Studies. Our Department provides students with experiential learning opportunities designed to advance their capacity for expressive, effective communication.

Our Goals

To develop and deliver courses and academic programs that support student success and maintain the highest level of academic rigor.

To encourage and support faculty as teachers, scholars, and members of an academic community who provide college service to advance the goals of the institution.

To collaborate with Academic Affairs, the Office of Pre-College Learning, other academic departments, and the campus community in support of academic initiatives for student success and the college’s mission and goals.

To develop and implement processes and practices that assess for student learning in support of the college’s dedication to academic excellence.

A.S. Theatre, NAST Accredited, with Concentrations in Acting & Technical Theatre

Queensborough is the only college in New York State to offer a National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) accredited Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree in Theatre.

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Our Full Season & Past Productions

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Our 2019-20 Season Productions

This is a poster for the fall 2019 production of ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ by Ken Kesey and Dale Wasserman, and Directed by Professor Yonker. The poster displays various pills in a birds nest.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
by Ken Kesey, Dale Wasserman
Directed by Liisa Yonker
November 8, 9, 12, 14, 15 @ 7:00pm
November 13 @ 12:15pm
In Dale Wasserman’s adaptation of Ken Kesey’s ground-breaking novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” a new arrival at a psychiatric hospital leads its patients on a course that challenges our ideas about madness and conformity in a battle for the human spirit.​

This is a poster for the first spring 2020 production of ‘Waiting for Lefty’ by Clifford Odets and Directed by Professor Adair. The poster displays a group of arms holding signs in support of a strike.

Waiting for Lefty
by Clifford Odets
Directed by Arthur Adair
March 13, 14, 17, 19, 21 @ 7:00pm
March 18 @ 12:15pm
March 20 @ 10:15am
“Waiting for Lefty” by Clifford Odets is the story about a New York cab drivers’ union in 1935. When Lefty is found with a bullet in his head, the union is ready for “STRIKE, STRIKE, STRIKE!!!”

This is a poster for the second spring 2020 production of ‘Wunderkammer’ by Francesca Pazniokas and Directed by Professor Jimenez. The poster displays a plaque with a human skull with deer antlers protruding from its forehead.

Wunderkammer
by Francesca Pazniokas
Directed by C. Julian Jiménez
May 1, 2, 5, 7, 8 @ 7:00pm
May 6 @ 12:15pm
A taxidermist faces an extraordinary uprising when his new assistant brings his taxidermy animals back to life. "Wunderkammer" is a play with music about identity and tribalism, blurring the line between human and animal, and life and death.

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Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)Opens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.