Credit for Prior Learning in Visual Media Arts

BHCC recognizes many of our students come to us with previous work and education experiences. The Visual Media Arts Department offers a variety of ways for students to use prior experience to earn credits toward degrees. The information below highlights some of the available opportunities. Please visit Credit for Prior Learning at for more information about how to submit your information to earn credits.

Chapter 74 Articulation 

Students attending Chapter 74 Vocational Technical High Schools may be eligible to earn credits in the Computer Information Technology Department.

High School Chapter 74 Program

Articulated Courses

Design and Visual Communication

VMA-102 Composition and Color

Graphic Communication

VMA-135 Digital Illustration

To be eligible for Chapter 74 credit, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete high school courses from an eligible Massachusetts Vocational/Technical High School from the programs listed above with a final grade of B (80 percent) or better.
  • Graduate from high school with a minimum overall high school GPA of 2.0 (‘C’) on a 4.0 scale.