Welcome to NAST

Founded in 1965, the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities with approximately 187 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for theatre and theatre-related disciplines, and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other theatre-related endeavors.

This website outlines the purposes, operations, and services of NAST, including the accreditation process for institutions, and information for theatre professionals, 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.