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Stritch, WCTC finalize credit transfer agreement

Thursday, March 20, 2014 3:25:00 PM

A new credit transfer agreement between Cardinal Stritch University and Waukesha County Technical College will allow WCTC graduates the ability to continue their studies in Stritch’s innovative new bachelor of arts in digital media program

Students earning an Associate of Applied Science degree in Graphic Design from WCTC as of May 2014 may transfer up to 69 credits toward a B.A. in Digital Media at Cardinal Stritch University. WCTC courses, including common general education offerings, can apply to the B.A. degree.  

This articulation agreement establishes a cooperative relationship between Stritch and WCTC that will assist both schools in better serving the educational needs of transfer students.

Stritch’s College of Arts and Sciences launched the B.A. in Digital Media degree program last fall. The new major prepares students for careers in the ever-evolving fields of media and digital arts, including social media, website design and print design.

The program was developed when the University saw an opportunity for the department to address the changing needs of social, digital and interactive media while maintaining a strong focus on design and visual arts. Through the integration of studio art, graphic design, communication arts, and computer science, the program emphasizes the creative process and technical skills required to succeed in a media-centric profession.

“The digital media program prepares students for successful careers in a variety of emerging fields,” said Dr. Dan Scholz, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “We are thrilled that this new relationship with Waukesha County Technical College will allow its graduates the ability to further hone and develop their skills in our new bachelor’s program.”

“Our students are showing increasing interest in transfer opportunities to four-year universities so they can continue their education and climb their career ladder,” said Denine Rood, WCTC vice president of Learning. “We’re committed to providing them with seamless credit transfer to premier partner institutions like Stritch.”