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Achievement and Quality: Higher Education in the Arts

Basic Competency Index By Discipline and Specialization -- Undergraduate Degrees

Art and Design

A list of specializations for baccalaureate degrees in the visual arts and design follows, with each linked to a parallel downloadable PDF enumerating detailed competencies for that specialization. In this way, users of these resources may download only the specific information of interest.

Please note: The lists of competencies are derived from accreditation standards for the professional and liberal arts undergraduate degrees in art and design.

Essential Note: Competencies provided for each specialization are excerpts from the Handbook for the arts discipline specified. Items in each set of competencies indicate the content and natures of the competencies expected of those graduating with the specified degree, or recommendations for competency development.

Only the Handbook in its entirety contains all standards and guidelines applicable to and used by all phases of NASAD, NASD, NASM, or NAST membership reviews.

In the competencies texts for each specialization, “H.” indicates the location of the excerpted text in the Handbook; the term “(All)” indicates standards applicable to all professional or liberal arts undergraduate degrees in the specified field including the specialization; “([Area of Specialization])” indicates specific standards for that major.


ART AND DESIGN (professional undergraduate)
(Review or print the Table of Contents excerpt from the latest edition of the NASAD Handbook)

Specific Professional Baccalaureate Degrees in Art

Specific Professional Baccalaureate Degrees in Design

ART AND DESIGN (liberal arts undergraduate)
(Review or print the Table of Contents excerpt from the latest edition of the NASAD Handbook)

Please note the following regarding art and design specializations not listed above:

Art Therapy, Medical Illustration, Art Conservation.  Competency and standards statements regarding undergraduate preparation for advanced professional study in these fields may be found in the NASAD Handbook, Standards for Accreditation XIII.

Creative Multidisciplinary Convergence and Technologies (CMCT). Competency and standards statements regarding various approaches to undergraduate study in these fields may be found in the NASAD Handbook, Appendix I.D.

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