July 13, 2016

For immediate release

Contact: Esther Watstein 203-332-5226

Housatonic Community College Reaches Transfer Agreements with Two Fine Arts Colleges

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HCC Graphic Design professor Tom Brenner and HCC art student

HCC President Paul Broadie has announced that transfer agreements have been established with the Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida, and with the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Ringling will accept the credits earned by HCC students with Associate Degrees in Fine Art towards a Bachelor in Fine Arts degree. SCAD will accept HCC graduates with Associate Degrees in Graphic Design towards a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design.

Ringling College was founded in 1931 and offers Bachelor in Fine Arts degrees in 10 majors including Advertising Design, Computer Animation, Film, Fine Arts, Game Art, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Illustration, Motion Design, Photography and Imaging. Incoming HCC students must have as Associate Degree in Studio Art from HCC with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and submit a visual portfolio

SCAD, founded in 1978, has 40 degree programs as well as certificate programs. Besides the Savannah location and an extensive program in eLearning, SCAD has locations in Atlanta, Hong Kong and La Coste. HCC’s agreement with SCAD focuses on their Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Arts. This Fall, HCC plans to introduce a new program in Industrial Design. SCAD will then accept those students into their Bachelor’s degree program in Industrial Design.

HCC offers programs in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, and Graphic Design: Multimedia Option. The college has over 35 art or design courses including Animation, Introduction to Computer Graphics, Web Design, and multiple studio art, photography, illustration, and digital design offerings.

President Broadie says, “We are very pleased with the articulation agreements with these prestigious art and design colleges. The agreements recognize the excellence of the HCC art department and how well our students are prepared. Now our very talented and creative arts students have the opportunity to continue their work towards a Bachelor degree and rewarding careers.”

For more information, contact John Favret at 203-332-5116.