Transfer Agreement Focuses on Interior Design Programs

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Moore College campus

Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg and Moore College of Art & Design have signed a new agreement that will allow female students to seamlessly transfer to the Philadelphia-based women’s visual arts college to complete their Bachelor’s Degree.

According to the agreement, students who receive an Associate of Science in Interior Architecture and Design from RVCC may transfer to Moore’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design program with junior standing, as long as they fulfill certain requirements. This includes maintaining the requisite grade point average and submitting a required portfolio of 8-12 pieces of artwork.

“The new agreement with Moore College of Art & Design gives RVCC’s talented women a wonderful opportunity to continue their education and complete a Bachelor’s Degree in the field of interior design,” said RVCC President Michael J. McDonough. “As an added benefit, Moore will be making grants and scholarships available to students based on their grade point average and portfolio of work.”

“Moore College of Art & Design is delighted to launch a new articulation agreement and partnership with Raritan Valley Community College that creates a clear point of entry and pathway into the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design for its Associate of Science Degree students,” said Patricia C. Phillips, chief academic officer/academic dean at Moore. “The BFA in Interior Design is an outstanding program and we look forward to welcoming Raritan’s well qualified and highly motivated transfer students to the Moore College community.”

According to the agreement, RVCC graduates may transfer up to 76 credits to the Moore Bachelor’s Degree program.

For information about the new agreement, contact Paul Michaud, RVCC’s director of Transfer & Career Services, at 908-526-1200, ext. 8333. For additional information about RVCC’s Associate of Science Degree in Interior Architecture and Design, contact Virginia Smith, coordinator and developer of the College’s Interior Architecture and Design programs, at

Moore College of Art & Design educates students for careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's visual arts college for undergraduates. The College's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district, surrounded by world-class museums. The College offers 10 Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women and four coeducational graduate programs. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, Continuing Education Certificate programs for professional adults, the acclaimed Young Artists Workshop, The Art Shop and Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit

Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community and environmental leadership. The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, professional development, and adult and youth personal enrichment courses. The College also has a performing arts center and planetarium.

RVCC is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community’s businesses, and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit



November 8, 2017

Media contact: Donna Stolzer, 908-526-1200, ext. 8383

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