A-B Tech, WCU sign transfer agreement for film, TV production

Western Carolina University and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College have signed a 2+2 agreement for A-B Tech associate of arts degree graduates to transfer to WCU for its Film and Television Production Program.

Under the agreement, A-B Tech students who successfully complete the associate degree with specific curriculum requirements will be able to transfer to WCU to finish the last two years of their bachelor’s degrees in film and TV production. The university will guarantee space availability for two A-B Tech students who meet a Jan. 1 deadline.

“We are thrilled that our first 2+2 agreement is with the Film and Television Production Program at Western Carolina. The chair of the program, Jack Sholder, and the entire faculty have been incredibly supportive and receptive to working with us to ensure the success of our transfer students,” said Stephanie O’Brien, A-B Tech instructor in film and media studies.

“The Film and Television Production Program at WCU is delighted to have this agreement with A-B Tech,” Sholder said. “Students with an associate degree always have done very well in our program, and the filmmaking curriculum at A-B Tech should give them a very strong foundation in filmmaking that we can refine and expand in our four-year program. With digital media on every cell phone, webpage and television set, visual storytelling is not just the language of the 21st century; it is one of its key economic engines, and that is the industry for which we prepare our students.”

For more information about the transfer agreement, contact A-B Tech’s O’Brien at 828-398-7487 or WCU’s Sholder at 828-227-2324.