NASAD Handbook

Handbook and Any Current Addenda

NASAD Handbook 2016-17 (PDF file)

Includes current NASAD standards and guidelines for accredited institutional membership for degree- and non-degree-granting institutions in art and design, as well as the Association’s Constitution, Bylaws, Code of Ethics, and Rules of Practice and Procedure. It incorporates all recent revisions ratified by the NASAD Membership, Board of Directors, and/or Commission on Accreditation through November 2016.


All institutions and evaluators must follow standards and guidelines reflected in the latest edition of the NASAD Handbook and any addenda current at the time of application.