Brenau University in Gainesville and Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville have signed an agreement that will Gwinnett Tech students who earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in interior design to apply those credits toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts in the same subject at Brenau.
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The agreement allows students who earn an Associate of Applied Science in interior design from Gwinnett Technical College to apply those credits toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts in interior design at Brenau.
“This agreement grants Gwinnett Tech associate degree graduates an opportunity to continue their education and advance in their careers,” Gwinnett Tech President D. Glen Cannon said. “We recognize the significance of this partnership that allows students to take their valuable earned credits with them whenever they decide to continue their education.”
Students will be able to transfer a maximum of 65 credit hours from any previous institution to Brenau. Last month, Brenau and Lanier Technical College signed a similar agreement for interior design students earlier this spring as well as a second agreement related to business degrees.
“The interior design departments at both institutions are committed to making the transition from one program to the other as streamlined as possible,” Interior Design Department Chair Jill DeMarotta said. “The articulation agreement includes not only interior design courses but also the liberal education/general education courses that will transfer in.”
Brenau is one of only five schools in Georgia with a professional-level interior design program that is approved by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. The designation is earned through rigorous scrutiny by CIDA to ensure students graduate ready to work in the industry. Additionally, Brenau faculty in the program are qualified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification. Brenau also offers an online Master of Fine Arts in interior design.
The agreement was signed Monday, April 18, on the Brenau University campus.
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