PCA&D expands its articulation agreement with Harrisburg Area Community College

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Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, and the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) recently signed an expanded articulation agreement that gives additional HACC students a seamless pathway to a bachelor’s degree at PCA&D.

HACC President and CEO John J. “Ski” Sygielski, MBA, Ed.D., and PCA&D President Michael Molla were joined by representatives of both institutions during an April 5 signing event on HACC’s Harrisburg Campus.          

“HACC is proud to expand our partnership with the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, a leading art school in the region. Graduates of HACC’s Art, Graphic Design and Interactive Design, and Photography programs now will have the opportunity to seamlessly transfer into a bachelor’s degree program of renown,” said Sygielski.

“As we think about creating more nontraditional pathways of educational opportunities for students, we are excited to deepen our partnership with HACC to better equip our graduates for their creative futures,” Molla said.

Application fees and portfolio requirements are waived for HACC students applying for admission to PCA&D. In addition, eligible HACC graduates with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible for a $2,000 PCA&D Partnership Scholarship, renewable for one year.

To qualify, eligible HACC students must graduate with an overall 2.5 cumulative GPA; 3.0 average in studio classes.

For more information, please visit Transferring from HACC, find PCA&D in the drop-down menu, click send, and then click on Expanded Partnership.

The articulation agreement follows a renewed and expanded articulation agreement signed in 2019 that provided graduates from HACC’s Graphic and Interactive Design, and Photography programs seamless transfer to PCA&D in Lancaster.

Photo: PCA&D President Michael Molla, center left, and HACC President and CEO John J. “Ski” Sygielski, center right, shake hands after signing an expanded articulation agreement between the two colleges on April 5, 2022. Also pictured are PCA&D Provost Dr. Carissa Massey, left, and HACC Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost Alfred Griswold, right. Courtesy HACC. 

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is a private, non-profit college offering BFA degrees, certificates, and curricula that enable students of all ages and backgrounds to pursue art as their life’s work. PCA&D prepares graduates to create influence through adaptive thinking, effective making, and a commitment to social justice. With visual, verbal, and virtual communication increasingly valued in a diverse and global society, the PCA&D experience centers around thinking, making, and communicating. 

HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, is the first and largest of Pennsylvania’s 15 community colleges. HACC offers approximately 100 career and transfer associate degree, certificate and diploma programs to approximately 14,023 students. Also, the College serves students at its Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York campuses; through virtual learning; and via workforce development and continuing education training. For more information on how HACC is uniquely YOURS, visit hacc.edu. Also, follow us on Twitter (@HACC_info), follow us on Instagram (@HACC_edu), like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/HACC64) and use #HACCNews.