Faculty Spotlight

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Experience Professor Fulton's costume design for the short film, Cupids, debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday June 18, 2021.

Cupids is part of "8:46 FILMS: SATURDAY MORNING," a collective of Black creative executives, collaborated with Tribeca Studios and Procter & Gamble to produce four short films influenced by the length of time it took for George Floyd’s life to change the world, reclaiming the story to build a legacy of hope.

Explore Professor Fulton's website.

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Read Professor Jimenez's newly published play, Julio Ain’t Goin’ Down Like That.

It is the morning after the brutal murder of Julio Rivera, a gay Puerto Rican man in Jackson Heights, Queens. The murder became the first gay hate crime tried in New York State during the 1990s. In Julio Ain’t Goin’ Down Like That, the community reacts and is taken on a journey of self-discovery by a fabulously unapologetic queen personifying the beauty and brutality of Jackson Heights.

Experience Professor Jimenez's new rock musical, !Oso Fabuloso & The Bear Backs!, featuring Professor Jimenez; Queensborough alumni, Joseph Distl & Vasilios Leon; with scenic and costume design by Timmy Schues, QCC’s Costume Shop Manager. June 5, 11, 19, & 26.

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Watch Professor Turner play a lead role in the film, Pamela on Amazon Prime.

Pamela is a darkly comedic family drama that takes place over one dinner. Secrets are revealed and old conflicts re-emerge. When adult children Matt and Vanessa accidentally uneart quite a family scandal, they attempt to confront their dramatic Mother. Explore Professor Turner's website.

Community

Queensborough students come from more than 120 countries and speak some 78 different languages, reflecting the unique character of Queens (the most diverse county in the United States) with nearly equal populations of African Americans, Asians, Caucasians, & Latinos.

Quality

Intimate class sizes offering personable, individualized attention. Courses taught by professors, not teaching assistants. Professors who prioritize excellence in teaching & mentorship. Free unlimited access to support services: Academic Computing Center, Campus Writing Center, Mathematics Learning Center, & the Student Learning Center.

Queensborough has more than 400 full-time faculty with 81% having earned a doctoral or terminal degree, 3x the national average for community colleges.

Savings

For a fraction of the cost, you can complete the first 2 years (60 credits) of a traditional 4-year (120 credits) college program.

90% of our students graduate without Federal student loan debt
45% savings on tuition compared to 4-year public in-state institutions
20% savings on tuition costs compared to CUNY 4-year colleges
66% of full-time students attend Queensborough Community College tuition free

Nassau County residents may be eligible for NYC tuition rates. You don’t have to live in New York City to get the NYC tuition rate.

Nassau Residents NYC Discount Tuition Rate

Transfer Agreements

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

Baruch College
A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Communication Studies) to B.A. Communications Studies

Brooklyn College
A.S. Film and Media Production to B.A. Film
A.S. Film and Media Production to B.A. TV and Radio
A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Communication Studies) to B.A. Speech

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

St. John’s University
A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Communication Studies) to B.A. Rhetoric and Public Address
A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Communication Studies) to B.A. Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Contact Department Enrollment Coordinator, Professor Arthur Adair at AAdair@qcc.cuny.eduor the Transfer Resource Centerfor more information.

Mission

We support 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 Studies; Theatre Arts; and Film and Media Production. Our Department provides students with experiential learning opportunities designed to advance their capacity for expressive, effective communication.

Goals

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

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

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.

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

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 & Theatre Arts​

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Tips for Success at Queensborough

Use your QCC email address. It is your professional email address. Use it for all college communication.

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Use QCC provided Microsoft's Office 365. Free Cloud storage & Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

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Use Blackboard. Your professors use the Blackboard Learning Management System to interact with you.

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Take Advantage of Student Support Services. No matter what you need, Queensborough has you covered.

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Familiarize Yourself with Student Government. Get involved and be a campus leader.

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Utilize the Transfer Resource Center. You have a whole team behind you.

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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.