Transfer Credit Policy


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SEPT. 1
MIAD begins accepting applications for Fall 2015

DEC. 1
Early Application Date

JAN. 1, 2015
FAFSA application process opens for Fall 2015

MIAD considers credits for transfer from accredited colleges, including community colleges, technical colleges and universities. Up to 48 studio credits and 36 liberal studies credits may be transferred to MIAD. All students must complete their last 30 credits at MIAD to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the college.

MIAD determines transfer credit eligibility and the level at which a student will enter the college on an individual basis depending upon the number of transferrable credits, level of visual competency demonstrated in the portfolio, and an applicant's academic record. MIAD only considers credits from classes in which a grade of 'C' or higher was awarded from a qualifying institution.

A list of commonly transferred courses and the corresponding MIAD course are provided here. This list is meant to provide a general understanding of courses that may transfer to MIAD to fulfill first-year curricular requirements.  

COMMONLY TRANSFERRED LIBERAL STUDIES COURSES

MIAD
Course #
MIAD Liberal Studies
Courses
Commonly
Transferred
Courses
WR120 The Word and the World Introduction to College Writing
English I
Rhetoric
Writing Workshop
Written Communication
Expository Writing
English Composition I*
 
HU121 Introduction to Humanities Introduction to Ethics
Introduction to Humanities
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Psychology
Psychology of Human Relations
General Psychology
 
AH151 Topics in Historical Art Intro to Ancient to Medieval Art
History of Art I
Art Survey I**
Intro to Renaissance to Modern Art
History of Art II
Art Survey II**
 

*Transfer credit may be considered for courses listed as English Composition,
if coursework is comparable to MIAD's introductory writing courses.
**Transfer credit may be considered for courses listed as Art Survey,
if coursework is time-period specific as relative to MIAD's Art History course.

COMMONLY TRANSFERRED FOUNDATIONS COURSES

MIAD
Course #
MIAD Foundations
Courses
Commonly
Transferred
Courses
F100 Observational Drawing Drawing I
Basic Drawing
Introduction to Drawing
Drawing Fundamentals
Observational Drawing
Design Drawing and Creativity
Drawing for Design I
 
F199 Introduction to Advanced Studies Advanced Studio Courses
(may include many of the courses listed as transferable to Research, Practice & Methods)
 
F110 Visual & Color Dynamics Basic Color and Design
Design Fundamentals
2 Dimensional Design
2 Dimensional Composition
Design I
Color Theory
Design II
Introduction to Painting
Color Media
Digital Color
 
F120/121 Research, Practice & Methods Introduction to Printmaking
Ceramics
Digital Photography
Introduction to Photography
Introduction to Computer Art
Figure Drawing
Introduction to Illustration
Introduction to Graphic Design
 
F130 Space, Form & Materials 3D Studies
3 Dimensional Design
Introduction to Sculpture
Principles of Sculpture
Ceramics
 

For more detailed information on transfer credit, or to discuss a specific course, please contact the Office of Admissions.