Top Department Stories

  • 2024 Juried Student Exhibition Catalog

    Check out the Art & Design Department's 2024 Juried Student Exhibition Catalog and see all of the students' hard work from the last year.

    Don't forget to see the work in-person at the QCC Art Gallery.  It will be on exhibit until May 31st.

  • Interview

    Interviews with Art & Design JSE Artists

    Danielle Diaz


    Student artists and 2023 Juried Student Exhibition selected, Danielle Diaz and Maggie Munoz, sit down for an interview with the Art & Design team.

    Join us, April 19th, as the 2023 JSE opens at the Art Gallery.  Reception will be from 4pm-6pm. 

  • Catalog

    2023 Juried Student Exhibition Catalog

    Click on the thumbnail to check out the digital catalog for the 2023 Juried Student Exhibition.

    Head over to the QCC Art Gallery and check out the physical artwork in-person and join us April 19th at 4pm for the opening reception. 



    Drawing Room

    Gallery X, QCC's newly named Student Gallery opens its debut show today, Drawing Room. Initially a solo exhibition for recent alumnus, Sigrid Stode, the show gives way to a platform supporting a range of style and stages of "finish".  Present, are five QCC artists making work not tied to a formal exercise or assignment, and, significantly, with one or two exceptions, the work was produced outside of the classroom; telling of personal preoccupations, influence and process.

  • Event

    Video Recap of the 2022 Juried Student Exhibition

    Check out a video recap of the 2022 Juried Student Exhibition. The event was hosted in the QCC Art Gallery and was attended by students, faculty and family as they celebrated the exemplary work of the student artist in the Art and Design Department. Check back later in the fall for submitting art work for the 2023 Juried Student Exhibition.

  • Student Art

    Juried Student Exhibition 2022 Digital Catalog

    The Juried Student Exhibition 2022 has a special significance as students, faculty, staff, and families gathered for the return to in-person, post-Covid student art show since 2019. It also marked the first time that the annual show was held at the QCC Art Gallery and a digital catalog was produced to honor the many talented artist in the Art & Design Department. Click on the image to the left to view. We invite those that can't make it to the QCC Art Gallery to view the digital catalog and see the hard work of the students of Art & Design. The catalog can also be downloaded and shared.

  • News

    Interview with two students from the 2021 Juried Student Exhibition

    The QCC Art Gallery sat down with two students, Rebecca Huynh and Emilio Aguirre, to discuss their process and inspiration for their artwork that was a part of the 2021 Juried Student Exhibition.

  • News

    Check out the 2021 Juried Student Exhibit Artwork

    The Department of the Art and Design are proud to present the Juried Student Exhibit 2021. Included is the digital version of the show including videos from digital art students. Be sure to check it out and download a copy of the catalog to share with family and friends.

  • Department

    Department 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.

Department Mission and Goals


It is the mission of the Department of Art and Design to provide each student with a strong foundation in the traditional techniques and processes utilized in the creation of visual art; to offer students an opportunity to understand the historical importance that visual art has in human society and to gain critical thinking skills through writing and the collaborative discussion of artworks; to assist students in the development of a personal approach to making visual art; and to create an environment for students to incorporate new technologies into the process of creating visual art.

Department Goals

Our department believes that the development of a strong personal creative vision within a liberal arts foundation gives our students the ability to navigate their place within an ever-changing world. Today’s art and design students require not only up-to-date technical instruction, but equally importantly, a firm grounding in art and design history, hands-on making, self-promotion and exhibition methods. A commitment to life-long engagement with visual art specifically and the arts broadly is what we seek for our students. The Art & Design Department believes that all students deserve the right to a creative, theoretical, and expansive educational experience regardless of economic status, ethnicity, culture or societal expectations. Our department strives to create an inclusive and diverse community that is reflective of the world around us. We foster the understanding that individual creation and public presentation are equally important for a successful visual dialogue.

Campus Cultural Centers

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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.

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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.

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QCC Art Gallery

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.