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For Immediate Release 


  Eric Davis,  Marketing & Communications Director
                505.424.2351, or 
Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) 
and Cape Cod Community College (CCCC)
Sign Transfer Agreement  

Santa Fe, NM - January 24, 2020

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) announced that it has signed a Transfer Agreement with the Cape Cod Community College (CCCC).  Starting in Spring 2020, students in Cape Cod Community College's (CCCC) performing arts program will have the opportunity to transfer credits to the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree as part of a newly established articulation agreement between the two institutions.

John Cox and Dr. Robert Martin
 on the IAIA campus

The "2+2" agreement will allow students to seamlessly transfer credits to IAIA after the completion of their Associate of Arts Degree (Performing Arts Concentration) at CCCC. Students enrolled at CCCC can graduate in two years, taking 15-credits or more per semester, then continue on to IAIA to finish their BFA degree in another two years.

IAIA President 
Dr. Robert Martin

IAIA President  Robert Martin (Cherokee), remarked that "We look forward to collaborating for mutual benefit with CCCC to enhance our missions in serving our respective student populations. This articulation agreement provides a pathway for CCCC students to earn a BFA in Performing Arts from an Indigenous perspective and offers IAIA a tremendous opportunity to serve citizens of Tribal Nations in Massachusetts".  

Cape Cod Community College President John Cox

"As the Cape and Island's center of higher education, Cape Cod Community College has the distinct honor of serving thousands of students every year from our region, including many from the Wampanoag Tribes," said John Cox, President of CCCC. "This agreement with the esteemed IAIA, the congressionally-chartered, public tribal college in Santa Fe, New Mexico focusing on Native American art and operating the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, is a landmark moment in how we serve our Native American students, and all students interested in their culture. Students who now come into our very well respected Arts program will have this tremendous transfer opportunity readily available."

To be eligible for transfer, CCCC students must complete the Associate of Arts (Performing Arts Concentration) with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. With this requirement met, transferring students will have their application fees waived by IAIA and will be automatically admitted.

Students graduating in the CCCC Performing Arts concentration can transfer to IAIA starting in Fall 2020, so long as they complete their application by July 27. To enroll in the Spring 2021 semester, graduating students must complete their application to IAIA by January 4, 2021.

To interview Dr. Martin, please contact Eric Davis at 505.424.2351, or
Offering undergraduate degrees in Studio Arts, Creative Writing, Cinematic Arts and Technology, Indigenous Liberal Studies, Museum Studies, and Performing Arts -- an MFA in Creative Writing -- along with certificates in Business and Entrepreneurship, Museum Studies, and Native American Art History -- IAIA is the only college in the nation dedicated to the study of contemporary Native arts. The school serves 405 full time equivalent (FTE) Native and non-Native American college students from across the globe.  IAIA is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission -- and is the only college in New Mexico accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design
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About IAIA  -- For over 50 years, the Institute of American Indian Arts has played a key role in the direction and shape of Native expression. With an internationally acclaimed college, museum, and tribal support resource through our Land Grant Programs, IAIA is dedicated to the study and advancement of Native arts and cultures -- and committed to student achievement and the preservation and progress of their communities.  Learn more about IAIA and our mission at .

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