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15 July 2019

HACC and PCA&D Renew and Update Articulation Agreement

Provides Seamless Transfer, Waives Application Fees for HACC Graduates of Select Programs

HARRISBURG, Pa. – On July 10, 2019, HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, and Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) renewed and expanded an articulation agreement originally signed in 2016.
The expanded agreement provides graduates from HACC’s Art, Graphic and Interactive Design, and Photography programs seamless transfer to PCA&D in Lancaster. The agreement signed in 2016 included only photography.
“HACC has a number of exceptional art programs such as Photography and Graphic and Interactive Design. We are delighted to establish this opportunity for our graduates to transfer to Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, one of the leading art schools in the mid-Atlantic region,” said Kathleen Doherty, Ph.D., associate provost for HACC.
“We are excited to welcome students to Pennsylvania College of Art & Design to further develop their creative skills and entrepreneurial thinking,” said Michael Molla, president of PCA&D. “We appreciate the ability to partner with HACC to create greater opportunities for students. The educational work and preparation students receive at HACC to take advantage of this agreement, is very strong.  Students transferring to PCA&D have a solid groundwork to matriculate beautifully to thrive with the rigorous curriculum and build their leadership skills at PCA&D, as they become the future leaders within the creative fields.”
HACC graduates who meet agreement and admission conditions will have their PCA&D application fees and portfolio requirement waived. HACC graduates who enroll with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above are eligible for a $1,000 PCA&D Partnership Scholarship, renewable for one year.
For more photos of the signing, please visit HACC’s Flickr page.

Photo Caption: HACC and PCA&D representatives renewed and expanded an articulation agreement on July 10, 2019. Pictured from left are PCA&D Dean of Enrollment, Engagement, and Diversity Debbie Bazarsky; PCA&D President Michael Molla; HACC President John J. “Ski” Sygielski, Ed.D.; and HACC Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Cynthia Doherty, Ph.D.

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About Pennsylvania College of Art & Design
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is Central Pennsylvania’s only non-profit professional art college offering BFA degrees, certificates, credentials, and curricula that enable students of all ages to pursue art as their life’s work.  The College’s educational philosophy of “Communication as Currency” develops artists able to create influence through the powerful combination of thinking, making, and communicating.
Founded in 1982, PCA&D is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (AICAD). BFA degrees are offered in Fine Art, Illustration, Photography, Graphic Design and Digital Media.
PCA&D’s certificate programs in Digital Photography, Digital Design-Print, Digital Design-Web, and Social Media Marketing are structured to offer professional development with adult students’ lifestyles and commitments in mind. Our continuing education department allows students of all ages to enjoy art classes for kids, teens, and adults to enrich their lives with creativity and develop practical and professional skills.
PCA&D alumni are creative influence leaders in their fields, expanding the possibilities of art and design throughout the region and nationally.
For more information, contact PCA&D, PO Box 59, 204 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17608. (717) 396-1032, (800) 689-0379.

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