Thanks to a new articulation agreement with Western Carolina University, students enrolled in the Associate of Fine Arts degree at Southwestern Community College can now transfer credits to the Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design at WCU.

Additional courses beyond those included in the AFA can also be completed at SCC to transfer and meet nearly all liberal studies requirements at WCU.

SCC’s AFA degree consists of courses in art history, two and three-dimensional design, drawing, painting, sculpture and ceramics, which provide a foundation for success in WCU’s graphic design program.

Internships will be available and are required for BFA students, and graduates will find themselves working in various fields related to the degree, such as printing services, magazine design, and marketing or advertising.

Students planning to enroll in WCU’s BFA in Graphic Design must first apply for entrance into the program.

More information on the agreement is available at

For more information about the program, contact Project Coordinator Brian Kane at 336-2006 or

To learn how to apply, contact Director of Enrollment Management Mark Ellison at 339-4229 or