agreement supports transfer to Francis Marion for PTC Commercial Art graduates | New


Piedmont Technical College (PTC) and Francis Marion University (FMU) recently formalized an agreement to expedite the transfer process for eligible PTC Commercial Art AAS graduates. The move establishes a pathway to a Bachelor of Fine Arts for Graphic Design or Visual Arts for Photography at FMU.

Both institutions are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

“Our Commercial Art graduates in the Digital Rendering and Gaming concentrations with a minor specialty in Advertising Design or Photography, Advertising Design with a minor specialty in Photography, or Photography with a minor specialty in Advertising are eligible to take advantage of this transfer opportunity,” said Dr. Keli Fewox, PTC Vice President for Academic Affairs. “We are confident that this agreement will encourage PTC commercial art students to continue their studies at a reputable four-year institution.”

“Francis Marion University is proud to partner with Piedmont Technical College to provide more students with the opportunity to further their education,” said Dr. Peter D. King, FMU Provost. “We look forward to continuing these types of successful partnerships with Piedmont in the future.”

“In pursuit of our goal of creating the best-educated students in the fields of commercial arts and photography, Francis Marion University has joined the growing list of schools with which we have partnered to give our students a solid and clear path to completing their four-year bachelor’s degree,” said Kendall Adams, PTC Program Director for Commercial Art. “Piedmont Tech’s Commercial Arts program has built a strong reputation for preparing and graduating the best of the best in commercial art. This preparation provides our students with an easy transition to FMU. Together, Piedmont Tech and FMU make a great winning combination!

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