RRCC Forms New Articulation Agreement with RMCAD

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January 19, 2021

RRCC Forms New Articulation Agreement with RMCAD
Agreement Allows for a Seamless Transition to a BFA


LAKEWOOD, CO - On December 16, 2020, Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) and Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD) signed a transfer agreement. Now, students completing an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Professional Photography can easily transfer up to 60 credits and continue their education towards their Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Photography at RMCAD. “I am proud of the collaborative partnership we have with Red Rocks Community College. We are excited to have this clear articulation agreement in place and welcome interested RRCC students into our RMCAD family," says Jim Reiman, the Chair of Graphic Design and the Chair of Photography at RMCAD. Students with a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA), C, or better in liberal arts classes, and a B or better in studio arts classes will now be guaranteed transfer admission to RMCAD.

“This transfer agreement allows more students the opportunity to receive the Bachelor of Fine Arts by attending RRCC first, and then seamlessly transferring their AAS in Professional Photography to RMCAD. Our Department strives to find ways to create equity in our community, hoping one day, that all have the same opportunities that I have had, to become a professional artist,” says Paul Weinrauch, Department Chair of Visual, Audio, and Media Arts at RRCC. "We are excited this partnership will maximize student resources and achieve students’ educational goals that want to further their education."

Dorothy Welty, the Dean of Instruction who oversees the Department of Visual, Audio, and Media Arts at RRCC adds, “We have had a proud tradition of preparing our AAS graduates for entry into the workforce with excellent training by industry professionals. We are excited to add the option for students to continue on for their Fine Arts degree with RMCAD.”

About RRCC Visual, Audio, and Media Arts Program
Red Rocks Community College's Visual Audio and Media Arts Department (VAMA) presents a range of certificates and degrees in Graphic Design, Photography, Video Productions and Journalism. Our program provide cutting edge learning outcome and opportunities for students in pursue of their creative careers. Our faculty is devoted to providing better experiences to fit your needs. We strive to help students find their creative talents, and open their minds to a beautiful world of design processes and applications. Whether you plan to work for a business, improve your person or professional skills, or launch into industry as an entrepreneur, VAMA wants you to feel confident and ready to succeed. For more information, contact department chair Paul Weinrauch at Paul.Weinrauch@rrcc.edu.

About Red Rocks Community College
Established in 1969, Red Rocks Community College delivers high-quality, affordable education programs leading to degrees or professional certificates. The college serves over 10,000 students per year online and at campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada. www.rrcc.edu.

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