Distance Learning Announcement

The Performing and Creative Arts department is offering Spring 2021 courses online. If you are a current student and are experiencing difficulties connecting with your online course, contact us at PCA@csi.cuny.edu. Labs and studios in 1P are closed this semester. The department will host events such as lectures, concerts, performances, and exhibitions online – please watch this space for upcoming details.

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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Programs in Performing and Creative Arts Department

Performing and Creative Arts News

PCA Drama Student and Faculty Response to Ongoing Anti-Black Violence and Systemic Racism



My Funny Valentine. Performed by Sophia Sparnroft



B.F.A. (Photo and Studio) Work



B.A. Art (Photo)



B.A. Art (Studio) Work






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
  • Tancredi, Dominick
  • Wechsler, David
  • Zucker, Elena


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

What are some obtainable jobs with performing and creative art degrees?





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

Maurya Wickstrom
Chair (Interim) and Professor
Phone : 718.982.2530
Contact Via Email
Deborah Meise
Administrative Assistant
Phone : 718.982.2545
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Lavinia Solano
College Assistant
Phone : 718.982.2520
Contact Via Email