— by Mellany Armstrong

Philadelphia, PA – Moore College of Art & Design and Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) have signed a new agreement that will allow students to seamlessly transfer to Moore, a historically all-women’s visual arts college, to complete their bachelor’s degrees. Representatives from Moore and MCCC signed the agreement Wednesday, September 9.

Under this articulation agreement, Montgomery County Community College students earning an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree will be able to transfer into the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration program at Moore.

“Moore College of Art & Design is delighted to launch a new agreement with Montgomery County Community College that creates a clear point of entry and pathway into Moore’s Bachelor of Fine Arts programs for Montgomery County Community College’s associate degree graduates,” said Moore President Cecelia Fitzgibbon. “Moore’s BFA programs are outstanding, and we look forward to welcoming Montgomery County Community College's well-qualified and highly motivated transfer students to the Moore College community.”

This agreement with Moore will help to streamline the transfer process for MCCC students.

“Our collaboration with Moore allows our students to easily continue their educational pathway and earn their next degree without interruption,” said Dr. Gloria Oikelome, MCCC Vice President of Academic Affairs. “This relationship strengthens our mission to help students succeed, not only on our campuses, but with their future educational plans and careers.”

About Moore College of Art & Design 
Founded during the original industrial revolution to advance women in new fields, Moore College of Art & Design is the first and only historically women’s college for art and design. Our mission is more relevant than ever, as technology, sustainability and diverse cultures drive and disrupt new and existing industries. Through dynamic BFA and Graduate Studies programs, educational programs for creatively curious youth and professional adult learners, and our own public and dedicated space for contemporary art—The Galleries at Moore—we are influencers and advocates for breakthrough artists and designers of all ages and backgrounds. The world needs Moore. For more information about Moore, visit and follow us on social  media @moorecollegeart. Visit The Art Shop at Moore online at edu/theartshop.

About Montgomery County Community College 
For more than 55 years, Montgomery County Community College has grown with the community to meet the evolving educational needs of Montgomery County. The College’s comprehensive curriculum includes more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as customized workforce training and certifications. Students enjoy the flexibility of learning at the College’s thriving campuses in Blue Bell and Pottstown, at The Culinary Arts Institute in Lansdale and online.

As an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction, the institution is positioned at the vanguard of national efforts to remove barriers to access, improve learning outcomes, and increase completion for all students. The College also is recognized regionally and nationally for its sustainability leadership, work with military veterans, community service and service learning opportunities, and use of classroom technology. For the fifth consecutive year, MCCC has been named one of the Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges in the nation by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development for its commitment to diversity through inclusive learning and work environments, student and staff recruitment and retention practices, and meaningful community service and engagement opportunities. For more information, visit