Public Notice: Comprehensive Review of Graduate Standards


August 14, 2015

2015 marks the beginning of NAST’s multi-year review of its standards and guidelines. The first phase of this review will focus on the standards for graduate studies in theatre.

The first comment period for graduate standards extends from August 14 to October 1, 2015. 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 graduate standards will be held on Friday, March 18, 2016 at the NAST 2016 Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky. No action to revise the graduate standards will be taken at the 2016 NAST Annual Meeting.

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

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

Please forward comment by October 1, 2015 to:

Sarah Yount
Programming and External Affairs
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF THEATRE
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, Virginia 20190

Email: syount@arts-accredit.org
Phone: 703-437-0700, Extension 120
Facsimile: 703-437-6312