PLEASE NOTE: The designation (SPPA) next to an institutions name in the Member List signifies that the institution holds NASAD accredited status for a single professional program. The NASAD Handbook describes this category in Article I, Section 3.G. of the Bylaws, which states in part:
In a field of specialization where NASAD has a professional organization affiliate, NASAD will review for accredited status single professional undergraduate degree programs (Bachelor of Fine Arts or equivalent structure) or graduate programs with majors in that specialization occurring in not-for-profit, multidisciplinary colleges and universities where all other NASAD eligibility conditions are met. Accredited status will be awarded only when all major programs in that specialization, undergraduate or graduate, meet NASAD standards and guidelines.
NASAD provides access to lists of member institutions in the following ways:
- A simple search tool to locate accredited institutional members by name, city, and/or state. Access is free to all users. No login is necessary. To use, enter information as requested in the fields below and submit.
- Detailed institutional listings, including the ability to search by degree/program types and/or majors. Complimentary access is granted to the Institutional Representative of each accredited member institution, and to paid subscribers, upon login.
General users may purchase access to detailed institutional listings here. Once purchase is complete, click on "Member Lists" to return to the detailed search page.
- The NASAD Directory in hardcopy.
The NASAD Directory is published annually, and contains the names and addresses of all accredited member institutions, including degree-granting institutions, community/junior colleges, non-degree-granting schools, and community and precollegiate programs. Each institutional listing includes the year of initial accreditation; the date of the most recent onsite evaluation; the academic year of the next onsite evaluation; a brief description of the institution; the name of the art/design executive with contact information; and a list of all degrees/curricular programs in art/design offered by the institution. The Directory also contains a list of member institutions by state, an index of art/design executives, and a list of individual members (non-voting status) with contact information.
In addition, the Directory contains rosters of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors; the Commission on Accreditation; the Committee on Nominations and Committee on Ethics; and the National Office staff.