HACC/Penn College Bachelor of Science Degree Articulation Agreement
Fuel your creative spirit
Because of the agreement between Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) and Penn College, you can graduate with an associate's degree in Graphic & Interactive Design at HACC and seamlessly transfer into our Graphic Design bachelor-degree program without losing credits.
Students transfer to Penn College in pursuit of their bachelor's in Graphic Design for lots of different reasons. By far, the biggest perks are the career opportunities and room for advancement you'll enjoy once you earn your degree.
Graduates of the bachelor's degree program bring added confidence, time-tested portfolios, and additional experience that puts them in the running for more job possibilities.
Featured Course: PHO 230 Commercial Photography
Gain hands-on experience with large-format view cameras and studio lighting techniques, visual communication and creative problem solving. You'll also learn about studio portraits, small-product rendering, and concept illustration.
Penn College Graphic Design students consistently win awards for their creative achievements. Check out a few of the latest.
2020 American Advertising Awards
A select group of students stand out on the national stage.
Flux Student Design Competition
Sixteen design projects created by Penn College graphic design students were recognized.
American Advertising Federation
Wildcats selected among 40,000 entries to receive gold and silver awards.
"Although the HACC GID program is designed as a career, I highly encourage students who are looking to broaden their opportunities to transfer after two years and get their bachelor’s degree. The collaboration between HACC and four-year institutions creates an easy process of transition. Most of my students have been able to have a seamless transfer to a four-year institution, and have only found growth in their academic opportunities."
Marjaneh Talebi, Program Director, Graphic and Interactive Design at HACC
"This is a program rooted in a pragmatic understanding and application of design. Students who come to Penn College do real design and get real jobs."
Nick Stephenson, Graphic Design Instructor
And There's More!
When you're real-world ready, there's no limit to how far you'll go.
Design grad’s playful work diverts minds full of worry
Eliza Whyman, ’17, a designer at MediaCom in Manchester, designed and illustrated six visually appealing and puzzling brain teasers for Brits to enjoy during shelter-in-place orders.
Designing your dream job
As Senior UI/UX Designer for Blackboard, an educational technology company, Kimbr Filko applies the skills she learned at Penn College to design websites for K-12 schools.
A career as sweet as candy
Joe Gasparetti, a 2001 graphic design graduate, is the design manager for Mars Wrigley (They’re the people who make M&Ms!).
Graphic design alum finishes first ‘season’ with NHL team
Austin Fulton, a 2018 graduate of Penn College’s graphic design major is putting his creative talents to work in the National Hockey League for the Florida Panthers.
Graphic design grad gets a ‘kick’ out of her job
The 2013 grapich design graduate is the creative manager and photographer for FC Dallas, one of 26 teams that comprise Major League Soccer.
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