Greensboro College Makes It Easier for N.C. Community College Students to Pursue a Degree in the Arts

March 5, 2019 10:41 am
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Articulation Agreement Signing, Feb. 28, 2019

Jim Langer, professor and chair of the Department of Art at Greensboro College, signs the agreement, with Hope Williams (left), president of NCICU, and Peter Hans, president of the N.C. Community College System. Photo credit: Bob Witchger

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Greensboro College has become one of a number of private colleges and universities in North Carolina at which students at many of North Carolina’s community colleges may pursue bachelor’s degrees after having completed associate degrees in fine arts.

“If you’re a visual arts student, a theatre student or a music student working toward your Associate in Fine Arts degree, you will know what courses you need to take at the community college,” said Peter Hans, president of the N.C. Community College System. “And you will have peace of mind in knowing that upon acceptance to the private college or university, those courses will transfer.”

The agreements were signed Feb. 28 by Hans and by Hope Williams, president of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, at a ceremony at William Peace University in Raleigh. Jim Langer, professor and chair of Greensboro College’s Department of Art, signed on behalf of the college.

President Lawrence D. Czarda, Ph.D., hailed the agreement, saying it could help boost enrollment in the college’s School of the Arts while also providing more opportunities to students from low-income families who want to pursue a degree in the arts.

“The signing of these agreements is another important step in increasing opportunities with our community college colleagues for transfer to NCICU campuses,” Williams said. “These are extensions of our comprehensive agreement and will help streamline the transfer process.”

Under the agreements, which will go into effect with the Fall 2019 semester:

  • Thirty-three community colleges are approved to offer the AFA in Fine Arts. Greensboro College is among 14 private institutions to sign the agreement.
  • Eighteen community colleges are approved to offer the AFA in music. Greensboro College is among 15 private institutions to sign the agreement.
  • Eleven community college are approved to offer the AFA in theatre. Greensboro College is among 11 private institutions to sign the agreement.

For more information about the college’s School of the Arts, please visit https://www.greensboro.edu/school-of-the-arts/

If you’re interested in declaring a major in the Fine Arts at Greensboro College, please contact Professor Perry Morgan-Hall for more information about the audition/portfolio process at william.morgan-hall@greensboro.edu or 336-272-7102, ext. 5744.

Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and six master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities. Learn more at greensboro.edu.

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