University of North Alabama Interior Design program is NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association), and NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design) accredited.
National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA)
NKBA member products and services will be in demand worldwide for all living environments.
The Mission of the National Kitchen & Bath Association is the enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry worldwide.
Goal I - Knowledge Source
There will be a higher level of education and professionalism in the industry worldwide. NKBA members will be the most highly skilled and recognized for their expertise.
Goal II - Consumer Awareness
There will be a greater awareness and preference for products and professional services from NKBA members worldwide.
Goal III - Membership
The kitchen and bath industry worldwide will find NKBA membership and involvement in the Association essential to their professional success.
Goal IV - Advocacy
Public policy and legislation affecting the kitchen and bath industry will be positively influenced through the NKBA leadership role in monitoring and affecting industry issues.
Goal V - Information Source & Resource
The NKBA will be the information source and resource for the industry worldwide.
Goal VI - K/BIS®
The NKBA will continue to develop a higher level of awareness and continued enhancement of international exhibitions, education and networking opportunities for the kitchen and bath industry.
Information retrieved from: www.nkba.org
National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD)
The National Association of Schools of Art and Design was established in 1944 to improve educational practices and maintain high professional standards in art and design education.
A general statement of aims and objectives follows:
- To establish a national forum to stimulate the understanding and acceptance of the educational disciplines inherent in the visual arts in higher education in the United States.
- To establish reasonable standards centered on the knowledge and skills necessary to develop academic and professional competence at various program levels.
- To foster the development of instruction of the highest quality while simultaneously encouraging varied and experimental approaches to the teaching of art and design.
- To evaluate, through the process of accreditation, schools of art and design and programs of studio art and design instruction in terms of their quality and the results they achieve, as judged by experienced examiners.
- To assure students and parents that accredited art and design programs provide competent teachers, adequate plant and equipment, sound curricula, and are capable of attaining their stated objectives.
- To counsel and assist schools in developing their programs and to encourage self-evaluation and continuing studies toward improvement.
- To invite and encourage the cooperation of professional art and design groups and individuals of reputation in the field of art and design in the formulation of appropriate curricula and standards.
- To establish a national voice to be heard in matters pertaining to the visual arts, particularly as they would affect member schools and their stated objectives.
Information retrieved from: http://nasad.arts-accredit.org