NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: University of Michigan - Main Campus

Program: School of Art & Design

The School of Art & Design offers four undergraduate programs:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art & Design
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art & Design
  • Interarts Performance Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Minor in Art and Design

Admission Criteria

  1. Minimum 2.5 GPA required for consideration. Application to the School of Art & Design is a two-part process:
    1. Submit an application to the Office Of Undergraduate Admissions.
    2. Submit a portfolio directly to the School of Art & Design for review. After the Admission's Office reviews academic performance and the School of Art & Design reviews the portfolio, the Admission's Office notifies the student regarding an admission decision.
  2. Admission to the School of Art & Design requires a minimum of 25 transferable credits.
  3. Transferrable credits – U of M accepts a maximum of 64 transferrable credits, however studio classes will require a portfolio.
  4. 2.0 and above grades considered for transfer.
  5. School of Art & Design Home Page | Transfer Student Admission | Preparing your Portfolio

1st and 2nd year Requirements

Upon request at the NMC Records and Registration Office, a statement will be placed on your transcript, "MICHIGAN TRANSFER AGREEMENT (MTA) SATISFIED".

Required Classes

Academic Area




ENG 111

English Composition


ENG 112

English Composition




ART 100

Art Appreciation


ART 111

History of Western Art I


ART 112

History of Western Art II


Choose 7 additional Humanities credits, not ART


Social Science

Choose 7 credits representing 2 different departments from Social Science Area

Natural Science

Choose 7 credits representing 2 different departments from Natural Science Area


MTH 131

Probability and Statistics to meet ASA/MTA requirements and Quantitative Reasoning at U of M

(If pursuing AGS rather than ASA/MTA at NMC you may take Quantitative Reasoning at U of M from a larger list of courses.)


Additional Requirements


Choose 9 additional credits from at least 3 areas in the Distribution List, and electives as needed

ART 121

Drawing I


ART 122

Drawing II


ART 131

2-D Design


ART 132

3-D Design


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 2019