EASTERN, KU Form Partnership For The Benefit Of Commercial Art Program Students


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KUTZTOWN, PA – Kutztown University and the Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EST), Willow Grove, Pa., Signed a letter of understanding, allowing commercial art students in the EST to obtain double credits when registering with KU.

EST students have the potential to earn up to six advanced credits for CDE 10 (Digital Foundations) and FAR 15 (Drawing 1) at Kutztown University. Eligible students must be accepted into Kutztown University and enrolled in an undergraduate visual art program.

This deal saves students time and money in any of KU’s undergraduate visual art programs including art history, animated arts, art, communication design, arts education and arts education / alternative frameworks. Commercial art students who take advantage of this deal can save over $ 2,000 in their first year of college.

“Kutztown University is well known for its exceptional art programs and we are delighted to be able to offer our commercial art students the opportunity to earn college credit towards a degree at Kutztown,” said Dr Cathleen Plesnarski, Executive Director of EASTERN. “We pride ourselves on providing the highest standard of education in all of our programs, and Kutztown University shares the same dedication to education. This partnership will help our commercial art students to make the post-secondary transition a little easier with the college credits already obtained.

The University of Kutztown of Pennsylvania, a member of the National System of Higher Education, was founded in 1866 as Keystone State Normal School, became Kutztown State Teachers College in 1928, Kutztown State College in 1960, and obtained the status of university in 1983. Today, Kutztown University is a modern and comprehensive institution with more than 130 fields of academic study. For more information, please visit https://www.kutztown.edu/.

EASTERN is a public school serving students from nine school districts in Eastern Montgomery County. These districts include Abington, Bryn Athyn, Cheltenham, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Moreland, Springfield, Upper Dublin and Upper Moreland. Students benefit from specialized career programs that give them a competitive advantage in college or in a career. The campus is located at 3075 Terwood Road in Willow Grove. For more information, please contact Amy Shields, Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator, at 215-784-4806, or visit the school’s website at www.eastech.org.

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Kayleen C. Rice