Department: Communication, Theatre and Media Production

Department of Communication, Theatre, & Media Production

Humanities Building, Room 126
Phone: 718-631-6284
Fax: 718-281-5137
Email:
cjimenez@qcc.cuny.edu
Communication, Theatre, & Media Production Department Website

Faculty and Staff

  • Associate Professor C. Julian Jiménez, Chairperson

  • Professor: Georgia McGill

  • Associate Professors: Arthur Adair, Michael Cesarano, Franca Ferrari, Jodi Van Der Horn-Gibson, C. Julian Jiménez, Eileen White, Liisa Yonker 

  • Assistant Professors: Ari Fulton, Heather Huggins, Christina Saindon,  

  • Lecturers: Elaine Friedman, Ashlie Klepper, Gail Lewis, Elaine Thompson, Rosanne Vogel

  • Senior College Laboratory Technicians: Daniel McKleinfeld, Josh Rothenberg

  • College Laboratory Technician: Jonathan Kilom

  • Adjunct Faculty: approximately 30 each year

  • Professors Emeriti: Gertrude Orion, Leroy Paves, Victor Seymour, Robert Simons, Charles B. Wilson, Helen Yalof, Mildred Zinberg

  • Office Personnel: Veronica Manoo, CUNY Administrative Assistant, Geovanny Guzman, CUNY College Assistant

For information about academic programs and performances offered by the Department of Communication, Theatre, and Media Production, please see the Departmental web page.

Accreditation

Queensborough Community College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).

Programs of Study

  • Film and Media Production (A.S. Degree) 

    The A.S. degree in Film and Media Production is an intensive course of study that prepares students for careers in the rapidly expanding field of digital media production. Media production today includes numerous other industries aside from television and film. Media professionals are an integral part of marketing and education in multiple key industries, including journalism, finance, real estate, government, health and hospitals, and tech. The degree offers experiential learning in foundational media production skills, including field and studio production, camera, lighting, screenwriting, editing, and audio using industry-standard software and hardware. The degree provides intensive preparation for students who wish to pursue a career in production and communication as well eligibility for internship programs through CUNY and MediaMkrs. Graduates with an A.S. in Film and Media Production can enter the industry directly or continue their studies at 4-year digital media programs in and outside of CUNY.​


  • Theatre (A.S. Degree)

    Concentrations:

    • Acting

    • Technical Theatre

      The A.S. degree in Theatre offers intensive preparation for students intending to transfer, upon graduation, to a B.A. or B.F.A. degree in Theatre. Students choose a concentration in Acting or Technical Theatre, but all students are offered training and experience onstage, backstage, and front-of-house. We produce fully staged works of theatre each season, providing students the ability to work as artists in a professional setting. Queensborough is the only college in New York State with an A.S. degree in Theatre to be accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) .


  • Liberal Arts And Sciences (A.A. Degree)

    Concentration:

    • Communication Studies

      The A.A. Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences offers a concentration in Communication Studies for students who wish to pursue careers in communication, speech and language pathology, or alternative study in complementary majors such as marketing, business, education, law, and health services, among others. The concentration in communication studies offers a variety of communication courses that prepare students to continue their studies at 4-year programs in communication, speech and language pathology, public relations, and public advocacy in and outside of CUNY. Students are availed the opportunity to elect courses in the field of communication (Intercultural, Intro to Communication, Interpersonal and Professional communication) or of speech and language pathology (Phonetics and Introduction to Language and Linguistics).​

Transfer Options

Within the CUNY System, many colleges offer bachelor’s degree programs in Communications, Theatre, and Media/Film. (See CUNY's Academic Programs website for more information.)  Queensborough Community College currently has agreements with the following colleges and programs that allow graduates to complete a bachelor’s degree in an efficient manner after transfer.

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)

Baruch College

  • A.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences (Communications) to B.A. in Communications Studies

Brooklyn College

  • A.S. in Film and Media Production to B.A. in Film

  • A.S. in Film and Media Production to B.A. in TV and Radio

  • A.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences (Communications) to B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders

  • A.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences (Communications) to B.A. in Professional Communication

City College of New York

  • A.S. in Theatre to B.A. in Theatre

Lehman College

  • A.S. in Theatre to B.A. in Theatre

  • A.S. in Theatre to B.F.A. in Multimedia Performing Arts

St. John’s University

  • A.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences to B.A. in Rhetoric and Public Address

  • A.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences to B.A. in Speech- Language Pathology and Audiology

Those interested in the transfer agreements should contact the Transfer Resource Center or the Department for more information.

Speech Testing Requirement for Students in the Health Sciences

  1. Speech evaluation may be required of students entering programs in the Health Sciences. Students will be referred by their adviser for testing in the Department of Communication, Theatre, & Media Production, Room H-126.

  2. Students who are required to complete SP-007 must do so in advance of entry into a Health Science program and should do so in the first 14 credits of study. Students are assigned to this course on the basis of a Speech Placement Test, permission of the Department of Communication, Theatre, & Media Production, or referral from the Nursing program.

  3. Students designated as requiring SP-020, SP-005 or SP-006 are now exempt from these courses and may enroll in SP-211.

State of the Art Theaters and Facilities

The Department produces fully staged works of theatre each season, providing students with the ability to work as actors and technical artists in a professional setting which includes the Humanities Theatre, a classically designed, Broadway-style, 875 seat, proscenium theater; the Shadowbox Theatre, an intimate, Off-Broadway-style, black box theater; Costume Shop; Scene Shop; a digital audio-visual Media Design Lab with 3-dimensional modeling software to enhance theatrical scenic design & lighting plots; Intelligent Lighting System; LED Lighting; Digital Sound Board; Q-Lab Playback Software; Vectorworks Drafting Software; and Shopbot Robot Scenery Builder.

Three Camera Streaming Studio - Media Production students may record, live stream or broadcast projects from this modern, fully equipped, studio.

Departmental Awards For Student Excellence

  • The Beverly Lockwood Memorial Award

  • The Leroy Paves Memorial Award

  • The Thomas Smith Memorial Award