BY JAMES FARRELL
Bayside’s Queensborough Community College received accreditation last month from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), making it the only community college in New York City to receive such accreditation.
NASAD is recognized by the United States Department of Education as an accrediting agency of arts and design programs at colleges and universities in the United States. The association assesses schools’ arts and design programs to ensure that they meet high standards expected of all accredited members. According to NASAD’s website, institutions must complete a “comprehensive” self-study process, submit an application and undergo an onsite review as part of the accreditation process.
“It is a great honor to be acknowledged by the accrediting agency,” said Professor Bob Rogers, chairman of the Department of Art and Design at Queensborough. “It speaks to the commitment and hard work of the faculty and their dedication to students and learning as well as the ongoing support from the administration that has allowed us to build first-class art programs.”
The Queensborough Department of Art and Design includes renowned faculty members, such as art photographer Jules Allen and professor and artist Javier Cambre. The school also offers vital arts resources for students at the Queensborough Art Gallery and Kupferberg Holocaust Center.
Other New York institutions accredited by NASAD are Cooper Union, the School of Visual Arts, Parsons School of Art and Design, and the Fashion Institute of Technology.
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