Public Notice: Comprehensive Review of Undergraduate Standards

August 15, 2016

In August 2015, NASAD began a multi-year review of its standards and guidelines. The first phase of the review focused on the standards of graduate studies in art and design. This second phase will focus on the standards for undergraduate studies in art and design.

The first comment period for undergraduate standards extends from August 15 to November 1, 2016. We invite all representatives of member institutions, constituencies, art/design professionals, deans, accreditors, students, interested parties, and the general public to engage in this review. The comments received in this comment period will influence any proposals for changes to the standards.

A hearing on the undergraduate standards will be held on Friday, October 14 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the NASAD 2016 Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. No action to revise the undergraduate standards will be taken at the 2016 Annual Meeting.

Please click here to download a copy of the current undergraduate standards.

Please visit Comprehensive Standards Reviews for more information regarding the NASAD comprehensive standards review process. You may also find helpful information, instructions, and a Response Form by visiting Reviewing and Commenting on NASAD Standards, as well as Frequently Asked Questions regarding the NASAD standards in general and the standards review process.

Please forward comments by November 1, 2016 to:

Sarah Yount
Programming and External Affairs Associate
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, Virginia 20190
Phone: 703-437-0700, Extension 120