This website outlines the purposes, operations, and services of NAST, including the accreditation process for institutions, and information for theatre professionals, students, and the public. The six boxes below lead to the most utilized and salient information on the site.
Founded in 1965, the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities with approximately 189 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for theatre and theatre-related disciplines, and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other theatre-related endeavors.
Jean L. Truitt & Family Arts-in-Education Initiatives
What makes Tisch Drama unique? Our undergraduate program matches rigorous conservatory training with a broad and empowering academic curriculum. We’re preparing our students to reinvent the fields they enter by building upon the creative and intellectual assets of NYU, the incomparable cultural resources of New York City, and a rich schedule of productions led by internationally recognized faculty and theatre artists. The training at Tisch Drama enables our students to impact the performing arts field and beyond—applying skills across multiple industries and disciplines.
At Tisch Drama, our studio system exposes students to different approaches to acting, music theatre, production, design, theatrical management, and directing. By exploring various creative techniques instead of a prescribed, regimented program, we’re confident you’ll develop an individual way of working that suits you best. To enrich students’ studio training, we place equal emphasis on an expansive Theatre Studies curriculum and general education courses in the humanities and sciences.
Young Gaiety courses are due to return in October – to be notified when classes open up for booking, please add your name to our mailing list.
We are currently enrolling on our part-time course, the GSA Studio Suite, which begins in October, and an introductory course, GSA Beginners.