HFC signs articulation agreement with the College for Creative Studies

Photo courtesy of Henry Ford College Interior design students work on their projects. Henry Ford College signed an articulation agreement with the College for Creative Studies in Detroit on September, allowing any student who has earned an associate’s degree in Interior Design at HFC to transfer credits to CCS to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.  

Photo courtesy of Henry Ford College
Interior design students work on their projects. Henry Ford College signed an articulation agreement with the College for Creative Studies in Detroit on September, allowing any student who has earned an associate’s degree in Interior Design at HFC to transfer credits to CCS to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.  


DEARBORN – An articulation agreement between Henry Ford College and the College for Creative Studies in Detroit allows any student who has earned an associate’s degree in Interior Design at HFC to transfer credits to CCS to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

The Interior Design program at CCS is accredited by the Council of Interior Design Accreditation. CIDA has established professional standards used to evaluate interior design educational programs to ensure that graduates are well-qualified for a career in the industry.

The requirements for HFC students who follow this articulation agreement are:

• Completion of the associate’s degree in Interior Design at HFC and completion of the coordinated program of study for the BFA in Interior Design at CCS.

• The academic transcript and the quality of the student’s portfolio determine transfer credit. Only courses with a grade of a “C” or better receive acceptance for transfer at CCS.

• When applying to CCS, students must send an official HFC transcript to the CCS Admissions Office.

• Under this agreement, students may transfer additional courses beyond the total for the associate’s degree. A minimum of 45 credit hours must be taken at CCS and a minimum of 126 credit hours – completed in-residence at CCS or accepted in transfer – are required for graduation. CCS will accept 67 credits for the first two years a student spends in the Interior Design program at HFC. Students can take art classes at HFC that are outside the Interior Design program, transferring a maximum of 76 credits to CCS.

• Students must meet all admission requirements at the time of admission to CCS, including submitting a portfolio and transcripts from all previously attended colleges indicating a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.

“CCS has an exceptional Interior Design program and this agreement will offer a great opportunity for HFC Interior Design students desiring to earn a BFA,” said Karen Wilmering, HFC Interior Design Program coordinator. “It was an honor and a tribute to the quality of our Interior Design program that CCS approached HFC about this articulation agreement.

“We appreciate the interest CCS has taken in our students and our programs, and look forward to building a strong relationship that will be a benefit to our students and our department.” 

For further information about the HFC Interior Design program, call 313-845-9814.