Public Notice: Comprehensive Review of Non-Degree-Granting Standards

September 1, 2017

In August 2015, NAST began a multi-year review of its standards and guidelines. The first phase of the review focused on the standards of graduate studies in theatre. The second phase focused on the standards for undergraduate studies in theatre. This phase will focus on the standards for non-degree-granting studies in theatre.
The first comment period for non-degree-granting standards extends from September 1 to October 15, 2017. We invite all representatives of member institutions, constituencies, theatre 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 non-degree-granting standards will be held on Friday, March 30, at the NAST 2018 Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon. No action to revise the non-degree-granting standards will be taken at the 2017 Annual Meeting.
Please click here to download a copy of the current non-degree-granting standards.
Please forward comments by October 15, 2017 to:

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