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Holland College, Acadia University sign pathway agreement

June 27, 2017

Holland College and Acadia University have signed an articulation agreement that will enable graduates from the college’s two-year Music Performance program, part of the School of Performing Arts, to receive advanced standing in Acadia’s Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Therapy, or Bachelor of Arts in Music four-year programs.

The agreement gives students who have graduated with a minimum of 66 per cent up to 60 of the 120 credits required to complete the bachelor degrees, essentially reducing the amount of time required to complete a degree to two years.

Gaylene Carragher, director of Holland College’s School of Performing Arts, said the agreement provides students with a seamless transition to Acadia University.

“This agreement enables our Music Performance graduates to pursue their educational aspirations in a cost-effective, timely manner at one of the top five universities in the country,” she said.

Dr. Jeff Hennessy, Acadia’s Dean of Arts and Professor of Music said that the two programs match very well.

“The high quality programming and teaching in the Music Performance program at Holland College provides an excellent foundation for our undergraduate music degree programs at Acadia. We are thrilled at the prospect of welcoming Holland College music performance graduates to the Acadia School of Music,” he said.

Holland College’s Music Performance program has similar agreements with St. FX and Berklee College of Music, as well as an articulation agreement with University of New Brunswick – Saint John for a Bachelor of Applied Management degree. For more information about the Music Performance program and the degree pathway agreements, visit hollandcollege.com/music, email info@hollandcollege.com, or call 1-800-446-5265. For more information about Acadia University, visit acadiau.ca. The Holland College School of Performing Arts is a partnership with Confederation Centre of the Arts.


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