MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University and Bay de Noc Community College of Escanaba have entered into a three-year articulation agreement that provides a direct path from an associate in art degree to a bachelor of fine arts (BFA) degree. Under the pact, students who complete Bay College’s two-year program can transfer to NMU to pursue a BFA in one of four concentrations: painting and drawing, ceramics, photography or graphic communication.
“The agreement is a benefit to transferring students as it creates a more transparent transition between Bay and NMU,” said NMU Professor Stephan Larson. “It creates a structure in which students can complete a bachelor of fine arts (BFA) degree in four years: two years at Bay and two years at NMU. Bay is one of the first schools that had a sufficiently similar curricular structure to NMU's School of Art and Design to create articulation agreements in photography, graphic communication, drawing/painting, and ceramics.”
Beth Noreus, Bay transfer adviser and coordinator, added, “Articulation agreements provide a clearly-defined set of courses that will allow students to have a seamless transfer while identifying all of the courses that will be need for degree completion. This is a win-win agreement for our respective colleges and students.”
For more information, contact Bay College at 906-217-4043, Bay College West in Iron Mountain at 906-217-3185, or NMU at 800-682-9797.