Top Photo: From left are, from GVSU: Paul Plotkowski, dean of the Padnos College of Engineering and Computing; Chris Plouff, interim provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs; from KCAD: Stephen Halko, KCAD dean of Academic Affairs; and President Tara McCrackin.
Leaders at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) and Grand Valley have signed an articulation agreement that establishes a pathway to degree completion for GVSU interdisciplinary engineering students interested in pursuing a master's degree in architecture from KCAD.
The articulated curriculum will allow students to develop deep knowledge in the disciplines of architecture and engineering, which is essential for effective collaboration and success in the built environment industry. The agreement also provides students with an accelerated timeline to degree completion and reduced costs.
Beginning in the Fall semester, students who participate in the articulated curriculum will be able to complete KCAD Master of Architecture requirements as electives to fulfill their undergraduate degree requirements at GVSU, allowing them to complete both degrees in six years rather than the typical seven-year timeline.