NOCCA Announces New Articulation Agreement with NSULA

NEW ORLEANS — An articulation agreement between Northwestern State University of Louisiana (NSULA) and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) will enable NOCCA graduates to matriculate with up to a year’s college credit on entering NSULA. Details were shared in a press release.

Under the memorandum of understanding to be signed on October 23, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. in the Ellis Marsalis Jazz Studio on NOCCA’s campus, graduates who have attended NOCCA can, under certain circumstances, receive college credit for several different arts courses. According to a press release, graduates of NOCCA’s Academic Studio can also receive credit for college history and English courses.

“We are proud to enhance the partnership and offerings for students from NOCCA to attend Northwestern State University through this unique articulation agreement,” NOCCA president and CEO Kyle Wedberg stated. “Students will get credit and not have to pay for classes they have taken at NOCCA and will walk straight into higher level classes. This is a huge win for both NOCCA and Northwestern State University because it is a win for students and their families.”

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Modeled on NSULA’s articulation agreement with the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, this articulation agreement recognizes the advanced arts training that NOCCA, as Louisiana’s high school arts conservatory, provides to students in the state. Benefitting from the agreement will be students of classical voice, classical instrumental, jazz, visual arts, theatre design, musical theatre, drama, and dance.

The agreement also recognizes the high quality of the Integrated Humanities courses in its innovative Academic Studio, NOCCA’s degree-granting high school curriculum, where students consistently score among the highest achieving schools in the state.

The agreement will apply to students entering NSULA in Fall 2020.

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