NMC Transfer Guide

To: Kendall College of Art and Design - Main Campus

Program: Art

Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University is a four-year college which grants the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sixteen (16) majors: Art Education, Collaborative Design, Digital Art & Design, Drawing, Fashion Studies, Furniture Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Medical Illustration, Metals/Jewelry Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture/Functional Art, and grants the Bachelor of Science degree in Art History. Kendall is one of only two colleges in Michigan, and the only one on the western side of the state, devoted solely to offering a degree in areas of fine art and design.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

  1. Students must  have at least a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  2. Applying to most majors at KCAD requires a portfolio review for admission.
  3. All courses must be a 2.0 or higher to transfer.
  4. If MTH 111 or higher and ENG 111 are both taken, then ACT or SAT are not required.
  5. KCAD provides a Transfer Equivalency Tool on their website listing all pre-approved transferable credits:       kcad.edu/admissions/transfer-equivalency/
  6. Transfer of studio credits not listed in the Transfer Equivalency Tool are subject to faculty approval by means of a Studio Credit Evaluation. A student must demonstrate competence in technique, conceptualization, and problem solving by submitting a portfolio of work from  the studio course in question which will be evaluated by a designated faculty. This process can be initiated through the KCAD Registrar Office.
  7. All students must earn at least half of their studio major at Kendall.
  8. Students should contact and visit Kendall as early in their academic career as possible.
  9. For further information, contact Kendall at (800) 676-2787.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

The following courses will not lead to an Associate's degree from NMC. It is recommended you transfer to Kendall as early in your academic career as possible due to the major requirements.

Communications

Credits

ENG 111

English Composition

4

Humanities

ART 111 & 112

Art History 1 & 2

8

Any Philosophy (PHL) Group 1 class (PHL 101 preferred)

3-4

Choose one (1) additional class from the following departments:

ART (not studeo classes); BUS 155 (=Narrative Studies at KCAD), ENG Literature (Including 112), FRN, GRM, MUS (not studio classes), HUM, PHL, or SPN. 

 

3-4

Science/Math

Choose one science class w/lab or one math class from the following departments: AST, BIO, CHM, ENV, MTH, or PHY. An NMC Social Science class that counts as a science is GEO 105/105L.
If a math department class is chosen it must be MTH 111 Intermediate Algebra, MTH 121 College Algebra or above. 

 

4

Social Science

Choose one class from the following departments: ECO, GEO (101, 108, 109), HST, PLS, PSY, or SOC

3

Additional General Education Classes

 

Choose one additional class from Humanites, Science/Math, or Social Science choices above

3-4

Four additional general education classes will be taken at Kendall


MAJOR and ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Studio courses as determined by Kendall

Portfolio review

TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA

*KCAD will consider for admission any transfer student no matter the number of credits they've completed. HOWEVER, the KCAD Transfer Scolarship requires transfer applicants to have completed at least 24 transferable credits with a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.3. To apply for this scholarship, transfer applicants need only complete an admission application--which includes submitting college transcripts. Pleae note: the deadline for this scholarship is mid-way through the semester. If a transfer applicant completes the admissions process (and is accepted) WHILE they are in the process of completing those 24 transferable credits, they may petition the KCAD Financial Aid Office for reconsideration once their final grades have been posted (an updated transcript will be required).

 

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 Fall 2018

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