#OurRaleigh | WPU Signs New Theatre Articulation Agreement for Transferring NC Community College Students
William Peace University signed an articulation agreement with the NC Community College System (NCCCS) and the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) that has opened a channel for North Carolina community college students who earn their Associates in Fine Arts to transfer seamlessly into WPU’s Theatre Program. WPU proudly hosted the ceremony on campus, where dozens of neighboring institutions attended.
Students pursuing Theatre at North Carolina’s community colleges can now transfer seamlessly to William Peace University as well as any of a number of private colleges in the state to complete their bachelor’s degree. NCCCS President, Peter Hans and NCICU President, Hope Williams were both present for the signing ceremony at WPU to make the articulation agreements official.
“The signing of these agreements is another important step in increasing opportunities with our community college colleagues for transfer to NCICU campuses.”
Brian C. Ralph, Ph.D., President of WPU, signed the articulation agreement, which is designed to help NC community college students who have earned an Associates in Fine Arts to smoothly transfer into Peace’s Theatre Program. WPU has been fortunate to already have several theatre majors transfer into the University and earn their bachelors degrees under similar articulation agreements.
“The signing of these agreements is another important step in increasing opportunities with our community college colleagues for transfer to NCICU campuses,” Williams said. “These are extensions of our comprehensives agreement and will help streamline the transfer process.”
“We’re delighted to have signed the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities articulation agreement,” said Dr. Charles Duncan, WPU’s Vice President for Academic Affairs. “This will make it easier for students from 11 North Carolina community colleges to earn their bachelor’s degree at William Peace University.”
This is the third theatre articulation agreement that WPU has signed in the last two years, further connecting WPU with local community colleges in a mutually beneficial partnership. Matt Hodge, Assistant Professor of Theatre at WPU, has worked diligently with Dr. Duncan over the past two years to make these articulation agreements possible.
“This recent signing represents yet another step in WPU’s commitment to providing as many opportunities as possible for students seeking quality theatre training and education,” Hodge said. “I am proud to have been able to help lead our theatre articulation agreements with our community college colleagues.”
WPU is proud to offer high-quality degrees in Theatre, Musical Theatre, Theatre Education, and Arts Administration. Peace Theatre students learn from faculty and guest artists whose résumés span Broadway, Off-Broadway, national tours, professional regional theatre, as well as work in television, film, and radio.
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