Developing the new generation of Theatrical Artist by empowering them through opportunities to discover and begin the journey in mastering their Artistry.
The Theatre program, offered through the Humanities Department, leads to an Associate in Science (AS) degree and provides students with skills and knowledge necessary to begin a career in the theatre Through a series of classes designed to lay the foundation of a concrete approach to working in the theatre, working on a variety fully-produced plays, devised theatre, and theatre for social justice, students gain vital knowledge and insight that prepares them not only to perform in theatre, but to engage with the world in which we live. Additionally, through a partnership with LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC), students have the opportunity to observe and work with top theatre and entertainment professionals in the creation of new work.
In 2017, Passing Strange, a LaGuardia theater production, directed by Program Coordinator, Stefanie Sertich was selected as one of four productions featured at Region I of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. The National Awards Committee for productions showcased at the 2017 Regional Festivals honored Passing Strange with five awards:
The Theatre Program, offered through the Humanities Department, leads to an Associate of Science (AS) degree and provides students with skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a wide spectrum of careers in the theatre.
Students develop performance-based skills through a combination of classroom training and theatre experience. Participation in productions — classic and modern plays, musicals, developmental readings, and student productions — will be a part of every students’ program.
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A unique documentary film produced by LaGuardia Community College, directed by Sandy Chase and featuring LaGuardia theatre students, exploring the history of racial issues throughout the U.S., premiering at the 2017 Queens World Film Festival. The film elegantly weaves together a historical account of housing segregation in Rosedale, Queens, with a fictional portrayal of a black family trying to integrate into a predominantly white Chicago suburb in scenes from A Raisin in the Sun, and interviews with LaGuardia theater students about their first-hand experiences with gentrification.
Shown in the 9th Annual CUNY Film Festival on April 28th, 2017
Each year, LaGuardia Community College participates in the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival, Region 1. The festival is an opportunity for students to compete and experience more training in areas of acting, directing, arts management, dramaturgy, playwriting, design and tech management. Students who attend the annual festival are also exposed to four-year colleges in CUNY, SUNY and Universities in the states of New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
Students audition for summer internships, fellowships and transfer opportunities. Currently, our students are transferring to Boston University, Pace University, Marymount of Manhattan, The New School, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, Lehman College, Queens College, Dean College, SUNY New Paltz and others. Our students have also been accepted and receiving scholarships to Commonwealth Shakespeare and Margolis Method Training Center in Barcelona.
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LaGuardia’s Theatre program is articulated with Queens College and Lehman College allowing for all 60 credits earned to transfer towards a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, provided the following requirements are met:
If you meet these requirements, 60 credits will count as transfer credits toward the BA program at Queens, and Lehman. An additional 60 credits will be required to earn a baccalaureate degree.
First Year Example
Goal: End of year one, have 30 credits to graduate on time.
Second Year Example
Goal: End of year two, have 60 credits to graduate and transfer.
Theatre Electives (choose one of the following): HUT175 Directing for the Stage (only offered in the Spring Term) HUT230 Acting III (only offered in the Fall Term)
Require Core Classes include: Choose one: ENG101, ENG102 Choose one: SCB101, 203, SCC 101, SCP 101,140 Choose one: MAT107, 112, 115, 117, 119 or 120
Flexible Core *suggested classes* choose one from each category:
Individual and Society HUP102 Critical Thinking HUP104 Ethics and Moral Issues SCH150 Drugs, Society and Human Behavior SCH210 Human Sexuality
Scientific World ELL101 Introduction to Language HUC119 Non-Verbal Communication SSY101 General Psychology
World Cultures and Global Issues HUN245 NY Theatre Experience ENG266 Shakespeare ENG270 Intro to Poetry HUN192 Art and Society
US Experience and its Diversity HUT220 Contemporary Latina/o Theatre SSP101 US Power & Politics HUC270 American Film
Creative Expressions ELE110 Arts in Education ENG271 Poetry Writing ENG238 Screenwriting ENG265 The Drama
In support of the LaGuardia’s mission to educate and graduate its students to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens, the College has undertaken a team approach toward advising, designed to support you in your major from orientation through graduation.
Your advisement team, made up of faculty and professional advisors, will guide you at every step during your college career. They are ready to help you:
Please feel free to reach out to these advisors if you have any questions or need assistance, and visit laguardia.edu/visit for directions to campus.
Garrett Neergaard Assistant Professor of Theatre