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.


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.

Prospective Students-Explore Our Program

Current Students-Information Page

Our Full Season & Past Productions

Get Involved-Opportunities, including Auditions

Solidarity Statement

Dear Students,

We are here for you during this difficult time. We support and stand in solidarity with black people and communities of color, today and in each day to come. We see you and we commit to the following:

    -​To continue to question our histories and disrupt practices that reinforce oppression and inequities.

    -To commit to actively combatting racism, bigotry and violence.

    -To share resources and amplify Black and POC voices.

    -To recognize that the fight against institutional racism is never finished

Below you will find a google doc link with resources for self-care, engagement, and action. This is a living document that will continue to be updated. We offer this to you to engage with as much or as little as you wish. We are also here to listen to you. We invite you to collaborate in the creation of this living document by sharing your suggestions, and/or letting us know your needs.

Resources Living Document

Thank you to Professor Ari Fulton for initiating and calling our faculty into action in the creation of this resource. Thank you to Professor Heather Huggins, Professor C. Julian Jiménez, and Professor Liisa Yonker for acting as faculty contributors. Special thanks to Chairperson Georgia McGill for her support in this statement and living document.

In solidarity,

The Faculty & Staff of The Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts​

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.