Your Theatre Faculty Mentor

Every theatre major receives mentoring, from their first semester to their last, by a theatre faculty mentor who will work with you to assist with:

An appropriate academic plan
Progressive artistic development
Timely graduation
Successful transfer

Email your mentor, anytime. We are here to help.

The current mentor list is located below. New majors are assigned a mentor in the 4th week of their 1st semester.

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Recommended Sequence

Your First Year: In order to support correct placement & timely graduation, for the first two semesters (30 credits), you will be assigned a schedule of courses with a cohort of your peers. The schedule is designed to introduce you to the study of Theatre in higher education & includes foundational courses required for the Liberal Arts General Education component of your A.S. Degree.

1st Semester (15 cr.)

Acting I (TH-120; 3 cr.)
Stagecraft I (TH-131; 3 cr.)
Speech Communication (SP-211; 3 cr.)
English Composition I (ENGL-101; 3 cr.)
Mathematics/Cont. Society (MA-321; 3 cr.)

After your 1st semester you will choose a concentration in either Acting or Technical Theatre & complete Acting II (TH-221) or Stagecraft II (TH-231). You choose a concentration, but are still offered training & experience onstage, backstage, & front-of-house.

2nd Semester (15-17 cr.)

Acting II or Stagecraft II (TH-221, TH-231; 3 cr.)
Voice & Speech for the Actor (TH-153; 3 cr.)
Introduction to Theatre (TH-111; 3 cr.)
English Composition II (ENGL-102; 3 cr.)
Health, Behavior & Society (HE-102; 2 cr.)
Yoga (PE-530; 1 cr.)
Production Practicum I (TH-132; 2 cr.)*

In Your Second Year: in consultation with your theatre faculty mentor, you will select the remaining appropriate Liberal Arts General Education courses & additional elective credits in the major to complement your concentration.

 3rd Semester (15-18 cr.)

Theatre Electives (4-6 cr.)
Chemistry in the Arts (CH-106; 4 cr.)
Flex Core 2A, 2D, 2E, or Option (3 cr.)
Flex Core 2A, 2D, 2E, or Option (3 cr.)
Production Practicum I (TH-132; 2 cr.)*

4th Semester (14-17 cr.)

Theatre Electives (7-9 cr.)
Flex Core 2A, 2D, 2E, or Option (3 cr.)
Flex Core 2A, 2D, 2E, or Option (3 cr.)
Production Practicum I (TH-132; 2 cr.)*

*required course, speak with your mentor to decide which semester.

Degree Plan & Registration Resources

A.S. Theatre Degree Requirements

Explore A.S. Theatre (Concentration: Acting) Degree Requirements

Explore A.S. Theatre (Concentration: Techincal Theatre) Degree Requirements

The Registration-Advisement Packet is a department created resource that allows you to keep track of your degree plan & progress. Email your theatre faculty mentor for a copy.

DegreeWorks is a web-based application that allows you to keep track of your degree plan & progress towards your degree. 

Explore DegreeWorks

Registration & Advisement Policies

If you wish to take part in a production, do not register for courses that begin or end after 5:00pm.

If you required 1st semester developmental placement, or did not successfully complete 1st semester assigned schedule courses, in your 2nd semester, complete the appropriate 1st semester course to stay on track.

To graduate in two (2) years, register for full "on-time" status (15 credits per semester or 30 credits per year with winter &/or summer courses).

Register as soon as you can to get a seat in the course on the day/time you want/need.

Payment is not due upon registration.

Theatre Faculty Mentor List

Below. New majors are assigned a mentor in the 4th week of their 1st semester.

Professor Adair

Kyle Flores

Jaheim Kelly

Jessi Larios

Bianca Mezetin

Stacie Miller

Kanako Oki

Jason Spooner

Robert Webb

Professor Cesarano

Rosa Gonzalez

Tavion Hamilton

Marco Martinez

Derek Rey Sepulveda

Aislng Rutella

Kendall Stefandl

Miftahul Zannath

Professor Huggins

Jalen Morrison

Joseph Elliott

Sade Alleyne

Celeste Bermudez

Ari Branker-Tyre

Sherwyn, Charles

Evan Evripiotis

Evangelia Pappas

Aniza Shannon

Professor Jimenez

Alejandro Allende

Jeremy Buffamante

Nesya Cohen

Alan Flores

Avery Hamilton

Christina Liberus

David Pasuisaca

Jeffrey Perez

Diamond Randolph

Thomas Sauro

Professor McGill

Hana Boachie

Matthew Choi

Christopher Cortes

Diego Cortes

Dyneik Golden

Jeremiah Jean Pierre

Aral Kahraman

Omar Pichardo

Dreanna Miller

Professor Yonker

Rodrigo Carpio

Joshua Duperoux

Diana Hernandez

Joseph Lanzer

Braulio Marin

Logan Rodriguez

Zain Subratie

Jessica Villalva

Start Planning Your Transfer

Students graduating with an Associate’s degree are extremely attractive to 4-year colleges. Colleges that may have been out-of-reach financially or academically after high school now seek to fill vacated seats in the junior year, with many offering substantial scholarships. Before you transfer, graduate. Completing your Associate's Degree ensures your courses & credits have lifetime value. If you transfer before you graduate, your community college credits will be evaluated course by course reducing the chances that your courses & credits will transfer.

Interested in transferring within CUNY? As a CUNY student it's free to apply to up to 4 colleges with single application Explore CUNY Transfer Here

Articulation Agreements: We have agreements that allow graduates of Queensborough to complete a bachelor’s degree in an efficient manner after transfer, with the following:

Adelphi University
A.S. Theatre (Concentration: Acting) to B.F.A. Theatre Arts (Acting)

The City College of New York (CUNY)
A.S. Theatre to B.A. Theatre

Lehman College (CUNY)
A.S. Theatre to B.F.A. Multimedia Performing Arts or B.A. Theatre

Our graduating students transfer to:

CUNY (Hunter, City College, Queens College, Lehman College, Brooklyn College, York College)
SUNY (Binghamton, New Paltz, Oneonta, Oswego, Purchase)
Private (Adelphi, Marymount Manhattan)
Out-of-State (Howard University, Montclair State University)

Students work with their faculty mentor, college adviser, & the Transfer Resource Center to chart an appropriate transfer plan. 

Application Due Dates:

To attend in the fall: due as early as February 1
To attend in the spring: due as early as September 15

To request the "Theatre Transfer Packet", email Professor Adair

Explore the Queensborough Transfer Resource Center

Time & Work Requirements: Understanding College Credits

1 credit course = 3 hours of work each week
1 hour of in-class experiential learning
2 hours of external work/study (homework)

3 credit course = 9 hours of work each week
3 hours of in-class experiential learning
6 hours of external work/study (homework)

15 credit full-time semester = 45 hours of work each week
15 hours of in-class experiential learning
30 hours of external work/study (homework)

Credit Hour Policy and Procedures

Financial Difficulties & Emergencies

Please reach out for help if you need it, do not wait. There are many financial support services on campus to assist students who have financial difficulties. Should you have trouble paying your tuition, paying your rent, or purchasing a Metro pass, we have people and programs on campus to help. There are monies available to help when there is an emergency. Please explore the resources below and/or speak with your faculty mentor for guidance.

The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation Student Emergency Grant Funds

Lucille A. Bova Food Pantry

Single Stop USA

Get Involved

Free tickets to Broadway & Off-Broadway productions * Professional development workshops with guest artists * Departmental Scholarships & Awards * Annual Student Meet & Greet * Annual Year-End Soiree * 50+ Student Clubs *

JOIN: email & request to be placed on the list. Theatre majors will automatically be placed on the listserv. You do not need to send request.

Opportunities are announced via the Student Listserv, to your QCC Student Email account.

Department Scholarships & Awards

Each year, the department presents monetray scholarships and awards to outstanding students at the annual year-end soiree. The monies can be applied toward continuing tuition or academic supplies at any college.

Departmental Service Award
Exceptional contribution to the department

Chairperson's Award
Exceptional academic work

Beverly Lockwood Award for Acting
Exceptional ability

Leroy Paves Scholarship Fund
Demonstrated merit: min. 3.0 GPA in the major
Award #1 - Full-time student: completion of 2 semesters/returning for a third
Award #2 - Full-time student: graduating & transferring to a theatre program

Stage Management Award
Demonstrated merit & leadership

Rehearsal Space for Students

Reservation Process
Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis for students who wish to rehearse on their own, outside of rehearsals or course meets. Email your professor, at least one week prior to your rehearsal(s), with the desired date(s) and start and end time(s) & they shall request a classroom for you. You will receive a confirmation email if your request can be granted. The earlier you place your request, the better your chance of getting a room. Notify your professor immediately if you will not be using a room you have reserved.

Care of Rehearsal Space
In the theatre we have a saying, “leave the room in better condition than you found it.” Leave nothing in the rehearsal space that was not there when you arrived. Chairs, cubes, props, etc. must be returned to their proper place. Food is never permitted in our studios or theatres. If you are in a classroom, be mindful of any food & drink items, & remove all garbage. Be considerate of those working in rooms close to you. Be mindful of the noise level inside your room. Close & lock the door when you are finished.

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 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.