Welcome to NASAD

Founded in 1944, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities with approximately 352 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for art and design and art/design-related disciplines, and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other art/design-related endeavors.

This website outlines the purposes, operations, and services of NASAD, including the accreditation process for institutions, and information for artists and designers, students, and the public. The six boxes below lead to the most utilized and salient information on the site.

All information on this website is updated as necessary to reflect the current policies and work of the Association.