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NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Central Michigan University - Main Campus

Program: Art

Admission Criteria

  1. Courses must be passed with a 2.0 or better to transfer to CMU.
  2. CMU's art majors can choose between a concentration in Graphic Design or Studio.
  3. Students must have an overall GPA of 2.3 for all art courses counted toward major.
  4. Please visit CMU as early in your academic career as possible.

Basic Requirements

Upon request at the NMC Records and Registration Office, a statement will be placed on your transcript, "MICHIGAN TRANSFER AGREEMENT (MTA) SATISFIED". Completion of the MTA will satisfy CMU's University Program requirements and 6 credits of their Writing Intensive requirement.

Required Classes

Academic Area




ENG 111, 112

English Composition (If planning to major in Art Education, a 3.0 is required in ENG 111 or 112)




ART 111, 112

History of Western Art I, II


Select an additional Group 1 Humanities course from a department other than HST »


Natural Science


Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from Group 1 Natural Science List »


Social Sciences


Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from Group 1 Social Science List »




Select MTH 120 or above from the Group 1 Math List »


Major And Additional Courses

Required Classes



ART 121

Drawing I


ART 151

Ceramics I


ART 165

Watercolor Painting I (Studio Concentration Only)


ART 222

Life Drawing II (ART 221 prereq)


EDU 101

Introduction to Teaching (If planning to major in Art Education)


COM 111

Public Speaking


Additional Art courses may be taken at NMC, but should be done in consultation with CMU.

CMU's Quantitative Reasoning (QR) requirement can be met at NMC with MTH 131, PHY 121 or 221. MTH 131 cannot count toward both the QR requirement and the math requirement for CMU.

Northwestern Michigan College does not assume final responsibility for the accuracy of information on this guide. The final responsibility for the successful transfer of classes suggested on this guide rests with you and the institution you plan to transfer to. It is strongly recommended that you visit the institution as early in your academic career (prior to transfer) as possible.

Updated: Summer 2018

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