Henry Ford College (HFC) signed an articulation agreement with the College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit earlier this month. This agreement allows any student who has earned an associate’s degree in Interior Design at HFC to transfer credits to CCS to complete a bachelor’s of Fine Arts (BFA) degree.
The Interior Design program at CCS is accredited by the Council of Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). CIDA has established professional standards used to evaluate Interior Design educational programs to ensure that interior design graduates are well-qualified for a career in the industry.
This agreement was signed by Dr. Stan Jensen, president of HFC; Dr. Tracy Pierner, HFC vice president of Academic Affairs; Randall Knight, associate dean, Fine Arts; Richard L. Rogers, president of CCS; Vince Carducci, CCS dean of Students; and Julie L. Hingelberg, CCS vice president for Enrollment and Student Services.
The requirements for HFC students who follow this articulation agreement are as follows.
· Completion of the associate’s degree in Interior Design at HFC and completion of the coordinated program of study for the BFA in Interior Design at CCS.
· The academic transcript and the quality of the student’s portfolio determine transfer credit. Only courses with a grade of a “C” or better receive acceptance for transfer at CCS.
· When applying to CCS, students must send an official HFC transcript to the CCS Admissions Office.
· Under this agreement, students may transfer additional courses beyond the total for the associate’s degree. A minimum of 45 credit hours must be taken at CCS and a minimum of 126 credit hours – completed in-residence at CCS or accepted in transfer – are required for graduation. CCS will accept 67 credits for the first two years a student spends in the Interior Design program at HFC. Students can take art classes at HFC that are outside the Interior Design program, transferring a maximum of 76 credits to CCS.
· Students must meet all admission requirements at the time of admission to CCS, including submitting a portfolio and transcripts from all previously attended colleges indicating a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA).
“CCS has an exceptional Interior Design program and this agreement will offer a great opportunity for HFC Interior Design students desiring to earn a BFA. It was an honor and a tribute to the quality of our Interior Design program that CCS approached HFC about this articulation agreement. We appreciate the interest CCS has taken in our students and our programs, and look forward to building a strong relationship that will be a benefit to our students and our department,” said Karen Wilmering, HFC Interior Design Program coordinator.
For further information about the HFC Interior Design program, please call 313-845-9814.
Cut Line: Interior Design students work diligently on their projects. Henry Ford College signed an articulation agreement with the College for Creative Studies in Detroit earlier this month, allowing any student who has earned an associate’s degree in Interior Design at HFC to transfer credits to CCS to complete a bachelor’s of Fine Arts (BFA) degree.
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