Distance Learning Announcement

Hello! The Performing and Creative Arts Department is moving our courses this semester to "Distance Learning." If you are a student in any class in our department, you will be hearing from your specific professors soon about how the class will proceed, in an Internet-based form. Online classes will begin tomorrow, Thursday March 19, 2020. Individual professors will run each class their own way. If you have not heard from your professor by the time of your next class meeting, please try to e-mail them directly. Your professor might not have a valid e-mail address for you. If you cannot reach your professor, and do not hear from them by the time of your next class meeting, please write to us for help: Associate Professor Chris Verene, chris.verene@csi.cuny.edu

Do not report to campus for lab work. None of our lab classes will be meeting in person, and this includes Music, Studio Art, Photography, Sculpture, Dance, and Drama. None of these labs and studios will be open for students.

Performing and Creative Arts Department Overview

Our departmental programs share a mission to educate, mentor, and train students who wish to pursue both the practice and theory of the arts. In addition to preparing students majoring in the arts and those planning to receive advanced degrees in graduate school, the Department’s courses meet the needs and interests of students in the liberal arts and sciences, and foster the role of the arts within the framework of a liberal arts education.


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Performing and Creative Arts Faculty & Staff

Full Time Faculty

Adjunct Faculty

  • Alexander, Marina
  • Antone D’Angelo, Mikhael
  • Brown, Edward
  • Bueschlen, Haley
  • Clive, David
  • Cobbs, Will
  • Cohen, Loren
  • Cueva, Nicholas
  • DeWaters, Dillon
  • Doskow, Jade
  • Duncan, Duncan
  • Falco, Henry
  • Fearon, Davalois
  • Fick, Matt
  • Frocheur, Nichole
  • Heimur, Elena
  • Hoffman, Kate Pollard
  • Johnson, Carter
  • Kaminski, Joseph
  • Keller, Justin
  • Lane, Chelsea
  • Lee, AhRam
  • Loncle, David
  • Manister, Craig
  • Miller, Ashlee
  • Miller, Scott
  • Mims, Martina
  • Morgan Taylor, Robert
  • Nestler, Rose
  • Oh, Yoojin
  • Pels, Marsha
  • Peterson, Benjamin
  • Quintanilla, Faustino
  • Raickovich, Milos
  • Ramkissoon, Issidore
  • Rutledge, Walter
  • Schultz, Jedadiah
  • Sirotta, Michael
  • Smith, David
  • Smith, Howard
  • Spicer, Jeanette
  • Tancredi, Dominick
  • Wechsler, David
  • Zucker, Elena


  • Briner, Timothy
  • Fick, Matt
  • Manister, Craig
  • Ortiz, Brian
  • Samuels, John
  • Straniere, Jennifer

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Studio Art

  • Actor
  • Director
  • Scenic Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Costume Designer
  • Dramaturge
  • Art Director
  • Playwright
  • Stage Manager
  • Photographic Re-Toucher Photographer
  • Photographic Lab Technician
  • Photography Gallery Manager
  • Photography Archivist
  • Photographic Studio Technician
  • Photographic Production Assistant
  • Studio Musician
  • Music Copyist
  • Private Music Teacher
  • Recording Engineer
  • Audio Technician
  • Art Appraiser
  • Art Teacher/Instructor
  • Art Gallery/Museum Director
  • Art School Director
  • Studio Assistant and/or Technician
  • Studio Artist: Painter, Printmaker, Sculptor, Installation Artist
  • Artists' Studio Assistant and/or Coordinator
  • Museum and Gallery Archivist
  • Production Screen-printer
  • Art Handler/Transporter
  • Art Conservator/Museum Restorer
  • Gallery Curator or Arts Administrator

Performing and Creative Arts Facilities

Center for the Arts
Willowbrook Campus

Department Contact

Siona Wilson
Chair and Associate Professor
Phone : 718.982.2532
Contact Via Email
Deborah Meise
Administrative Assistant
Phone : 718.982.2545
Contact Via Email
Lavinia Solano
College Assistant
Phone : 718.982.2520
Contact Via Email