Western Connecticut State University has earned accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Theatre. The NAST Commission on Accreditation notification of the university’s acceptance marks the completion of a process that began in the fall 2014.
The peer review of the university and its theatre program represented the first time that Western has sought NAST accreditation. WestConn is just the second Connecticut higher education institution to be granted accreditation by NAST.
Officials say the opening of the Visual and Performing Arts Center in fall 2014 provided the necessary teaching and performance facilities to achieve NAST accreditation.