Transfer Plans

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For additional information and possible next steps, please refer to the following information:

  • If you are considering transferring to GVSU, please visit our Transfer Admissions resource page for all the information you need to get started.
  • For information on how your courses transfer to GVSU, please review the Course Equivalencies online.
  • If you decide to transfer to GVSU prior to completing your Associates Degree, you should consider taking advantage of the reverse transfer agreement we have with all Michigan community colleges.
  • Our online catalog provides a wealth of information on GVSU's academic programs, policies and procedures, course descriptions, etc.
  • Each college at GVSU has an academic advising center that serves specific majors in that college. If you have specific questions about program requirements, you could contact the advising center to seek additional information.
  • Each academic department at GVSU provides additional information about specific programs of study and links to important resources. You may access a comprehensive list here.
  • Our Career Center provides comprehensive support and resources for all students at GVSU. It is recommended that you connect with the counselors there as soon as you transition to GVSU.
  • The Career Guides by Major allow students to investigate possible career or graduate/professional school opportunities based on specific programs of study.

Transfer plans are meant to provide you with a suggested outline of courses for your respective academic interest. They are simply a guide while you attend community college. If you have additional questions regarding the content of this transfer plan, please contact the GVSU Admissions & Recruitment Office by phone at 616-331-2025 or by email at [email protected].

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Northwestern Michigan College

Program Guide for Art & Design

First Year, First Semester

Course Credits
ENG 111 4
MTA math course 4
ART 111 4
Social Science elective 3
Total 15

First Year, Second Semester

Course Credits
ENG 112 4
ART 112 4
ART 121 3
Humanities elective 3
Total 14

Second Year, First Semester

Course Credits
ART 131 3
ART 122 3
Social Science elective 3
ART elective 3
Science Lab elective 4
Total 16

Second Year, Second Semester

Course Credits
ART elective 3
ART 132 3
Science elective 4
U.S. Diversity elective 3
ART elective 3
Total 16

NOTES:

  • Degrees offered: B.F.A., B.A., B.S.. Students seeking the B.A. degree must demonstrate third-semester proficiency in a foreign language. Students seeking the B.S. degree should take MTH 131 and CIT 100 or PHL 105.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Humanities elective must be a non-ART course.  Social science electives must be selected from different disciplines.   Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  Please see general education guide for list of approved courses
  • Accreditation: National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
  • Students are encouraged to transfer after one year of basic courses.
  • Students interested in K-12 teacher certification should take PSY 101 as a social science elective and could also take CD 202.
  • Transfer students interested in pursuing a program within the Department of Art and Design must apply for and attend a portfolio review session to determine acceptance into the program and, if accepted, determine which studio courses may receive specific credit.  For more details on the application process to the Department of Art and Design please see www.gvsu.edu/art
  • Transfer students interested in a program within the Department of Art & Design should visit the department website to learn more about all the degree and major options: https://www.gvsu.edu/vma/degrees-programs-102.htm

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The following are among career opportunities open to students who major in art: advertising art director, art editor, ceramist, crafts supervisor, creative director, display artist, elementary school teacher, gallery operator, graphic designer, high school teacher, illustrator, jeweler, master printer, metalsmith, museum curator, museum display designer, museum educator, painter, potter, printmaker, sculptor, set designer, stylist in industry (sculptors), and supervisor museum school.