Statement of Accreditation Status

New York Academy of Art

  • CEO: Mr. David Kratz, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Ms. Katie Hemmer
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Idna Corbett, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools » Exclusively graduate/professional
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Candidacy Granted: 2013
  • Accreditation Granted: 2016
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2020-2021
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2025

Contact Information

111 Franklin Street
New York, NY 10013

(212) 966-0300

www.nyaa.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • April 16, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of formal written notice from the institution in response to the Commission’s request of March 9, 2020. To temporarily waive Substantive Change Policy and Procedures and allow the use of distance education to accommodate students impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions, in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 5, 2020. Continued use of distance education beyond the limitations of USDE guidelines will require substantive change approval in accordance with Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. This flexibility is not available for clock-hour courses that lead to licensure if the licensing body will not accept distance learning courses or hours or give credit for them toward the number of hours a student must complete. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • March 26, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval from the New York State Education Department and to include the Postbaccalaureate Certificate program (Certificate of Fine Arts) within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • January 2, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Postbaccalaureate Certificate program (Certificate of Fine Arts) within the scope of the institution’s accreditation, effective upon receipt of state approval. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • June 23, 2016
    To grant accreditation. To commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process and report. The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • Distance Education
    Not approved for this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate Approved to offer ONE program at this credential level: Certificate of Fine Arts
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent

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