The Art & Design Department is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). NASAD is the national accrediting agency for art and design, and art and design-related disciplines. The Association also provides information to the public. It produces statistical research, provides professional development for leaders of art and design schools, and engages in policy analysis. For more information please visit: http://nasad.arts-accredit.org.