NAST Handbook

Handbook and Any Current Addenda

NAST Handbook 2020-21 (PDF file)

Includes current NAST standards and guidelines for accredited institutional membership for degree- and non-degree-granting institutions in theatre, 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 NAST Membership, Board of Directors, and/or Commission on Accreditation through May 2020.


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