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, with any question. We are here to help you.

The current mentor list is located below. New majors are assigned a mentor in the 4th week of their 1st semester. If you are a new major & do not see your name listed below, email Department Enrollment Coordinator, Professor Adair for assistance

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What Students Think About Theatre at QCC

Special Appreciation to: Khari Constantine, Alum (2015); Geovanny Guzman, Alum (2019); Delasia Vanterpool, Degree Candidate (2022); Victoria A. Villier, Alum (2015); Professor Adair; & The Office of Marketing & Communications.

Recommended Sequence

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

2nd Semester (15-16 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.)
Practicum in Stagecraft I (TH-132; 1 cr.)*

 3rd Semester (15-17 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.)
Practicum in Stagecraft I (TH-132; 1 cr.)*

4th Semester (14-16 cr.)

Theatre Electives (7-9 cr.)
Flex Core 2A, 2D, 2E, or Option (3 cr.)
Flex Core 2A, 2D, 2E, or Option (3 cr.)
Practicum in Stagecraft I (TH-132; 1 cr.)*

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

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

Concentrations (Acting or Technical Theatre): After the first semester, students choose a concentration in either Acting or Technical Theatre & complete Acting II (TH-221) or Stagecraft II (TH-231). Students choose a concentration, but all students are offered training & experience onstage, backstage, & front-of-house.

Degree Plan & Registration Resources

These resources will help you understand the degree plan, but speak with your theatre faculty mentor prior to registration.

Theatre, A.S. Degree Requirements

Explore A.S., Theatre Degree Requirements, Concentration: Acting

Explore A.S., Theatre Degree Requirements, Concentration: Technical Theatre

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

DegreeWorks is a web-based application that allows students to keep track of their degree plan & progress towards their 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 course, in your 2nd semester, complete the appropriate 1st semester course to stay on track.

If SP-211, Speech Communication (2B) & TH-111, Introduction to Theatre (2C) were used to satisfy Common Core Requirements, you must take additional Theatre Electives to reach 60 credits.

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).

Be mindful of the rule of "C or better." Anything below a "C" will not transfer outside of CUNY.

Register as soon as you can to get a seat in the course you want/need, on the day/time you want/need. Payment not due upon registration.

Theatre Faculty Mentor List (Spring 2022)

Professor Adair







Professor Cesarano








Professor Fulton









Professor Huggins









Professor Jimenez








Professor Yonker








Get Involved

Free tickets to Broadway & Off-Broadway productions * Professional development workshops with guest artists * Annual trip to the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) * CUNY Stage Doors Program * Free, one-week, spring-break, study abroad program in Salzburg, Austria * Departmental Scholarships & Awards * Annual Meet & Greet for all theatre majors * 50+ Student Clubs * & More…

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.

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF)

Opportunity announced in the fall via the Student Listserv, to your QCC Office 365 Email account.

Festival 55: January 17 - 21, 2023. West Chester University, West Chester, PA.

Attend an intensive 5-day immersion into every facet of the Theatre Arts, with workshops in Acting, Playwriting, Directing, Devised Theatre, Musical Theatre, Criticism, and Technical Theatre, Design & Management. Students have the opportunity to work with students & faculty from colleges & universities within our region, as well as, visiting faculty & professional practitioners from across the nation. Festival is an unparalleled opportunity for artistic & academic development, networking for future employment, & investigating post-A.S. degree transfer to B.A./B.F.A. programs.

Questions? Contact QCC at KCACTF Coordinator, Professor Yonker

Explore KCACTF Region II

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

Start Planning Your Transfer

Before you Transfer, Graduate

Completing your Associate Degree first, 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.

Students graduating with an Associate’s degree are extremely attractive to 4-year colleges. Colleges that may have been out of reach after high school academically or financially now seek to fill vacated seats in the junior year, with many offering substantial scholarships.

Do you want to stay at home or go away?  Are you interested in a competitive B.F.A. program or a general theatre studies B.A./B.S. program? Do you want to specialize in a specific discipline such as Acting? Technical Production? Playwriting? Directing? What is your financial plan?

We possess Articulation Agreements for seamless transfer with:

Adelphi University
A.S. in Theatre (Acting) to B.F.A. in Theatre Arts (Acting)
A.S. in Theatre (Technical Theatre) to B.F.A. in Theatre Arts (Design/Technology)

Lehman College
A.S. in Theatre to B.A. in Theatre
A.S. in Theatre to B.F.A. in Multimedia Performing Arts

Our graduating students transfer (with notable scholarships) 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)

Begin your plan now with your faculty mentor.

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

Department Scholarships & Awards

Each year, the department presents monetray scholarships and awards to outstanding students at the annual, student produced, Drama Society “Tin Foil Soiree”, our year-end celebration/awards ceremony. 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

Department Jury

The jury is part of the department’s student assessment process.

At the end of each semester, students present a capstone project, a demonstration of technique, for a panel of theatre faculty. The jury provides an opportunity for students to showcase their work and for faculty to celebrate and assess progressive development.

Acting courses present a monologue, scene, or other demonstration of acting technique.

Technical theatre courses present a portfolio of course content, or other demonstration of technical theatre technique.

Formal grading of the jury is left to the discretion of the course professor. The department’s course syllabus will identify if a course requires a jury presentation. The professor's course outline will identify how a jury presentation may impact the final course grade. The jury is scheduled outside of regular course meetings.

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.

Helpful Links

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About, A.S. Theatre

Theatre Productions

Questions? Contact Department Enrollment Coordinator, Professor Adair

Student Club: Drama Society

Meetings & Activities: Meeting are usually held weekly, during Club Hours (Wednesday 12:10pm-2:00pm) & are annouced through the Drama Society Student Email List, & the Student Listserv, to your QCC Student Email account.

The Drama Society is open to all Queensborough students. The Drama Society explores various aspects of theatre providing opportunities for you to showcase your talents in a completely student run environment. The Drama Society seeks to gain knowledge by holding workshops on improvisation, playwriting, scene study, voice, movement, technical theatre, and directing. With insight gained from guest speakers from the world of theatre, you will be able to hone your creativity and theatrical skills in a professional manner. The Drama Society also organizes the Theatre Department’s end of the year party and awards ceremony, “The Tin Foil Soirée,” curating performances and entertainment for the evening’s festivities.

For more information, or to get involved, contact Director of Theatre, Professor Yonker

Free Study Abroad Program

Global Citizenship Alliance is a free one-week program in Salzburg, Austria during spring break. The purpose of the program is to provide students with an intensive 7-day international experience. Participants will explore issues of global concern and view these issues from a different perspective. Sixteen (16) students will be selected to participate in this life-changing seminar. This seminar is open to all full-time students who have demonstrated academic success, regardless of their financial need.

Opportunity announced in the fall via the Student Listserv, to your QCC Student Email account.

Explore Global Citizenship Alliance

Questions? Contact Professor Adair

Annual Meet & Greet for All Theatre Majors

Event held in the 1st 2 weeks of the fall semester.
Announced in the summer via the Student Listserv, to your QCC Student Email account.

Shadowbox Theatre
(Z-Building, located near the Q27 campus bus stop) Campus Map

Attention All Theatre Majors! You are invited to our Annual Theatre Meet & Greet with the faculty.

A great opportunity to chat with the theatre faculty, and other theatre majors. We will provide you with all information you need for an exciting and successful academic year.

Lunch and refreshments will be served. Come ready to eat, chat, and celebrate the new academic year!

Questions? Contact Professor Jimenez

Event held in the 1st 2 weeks of the fall semester.
Announced in the summer via the Student Listserv, to your QCC Student Email account.

New Theatre Majors Orientation & Pizza Luncheon

Event held each semester, immediately following the College-wide New Student Orientation.
Usually, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, the Saturday before classes begin.
Shadowbox Theatre, (Z-Building, which is located near the Q27 campus bus stop) Campus Map

Welcome to Theatre at Queensborough. We look forward to meeting you. Your Theatre Major Orientation & Pizza Luncheon will be held immediately after the college-wide orientation.

During the Theatre Major Orientation, you will:

  • Meet with Theatre faculty and students
  • Receive information about special opportunities and our upcoming season auditions
  • Be assigned a Theatre faculty mentor
  • Learn about our nationally accredited program  
  • Enjoy a free pizza lunch!

Parents are welcome.

To reserve your spot, if you cannot attend, or have any questions, please email:

Department Chair McGill
Department Enrollment Coordinator, Professor Adair

Share Your Story. Stay in Touch.

Have a Theatre at Queensborough experience you want to share ? Please do.

Why did you choose Theatre at Queensborough? * What is/was the benefit of being a theatre major at Queensborough? * How did Theatre at Queensborough assist you in getting where you are today? * What advice do you have for new students entering our program? * Any thoughts you have are appreciated. 

Graduation isn’t the end of our relationship. Your journey continues, and we are here for you. Let us know where you are, what you are doing, how we can help, and how can we contact you.

Send your thoughts to Professor Adair

Campus Cultural Centers

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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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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.