Theatre of Arts is an Associate Member Institution of the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) and is licensed to operate in the State of California by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education.
NAST, founded in 1965, is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges and universities. It has approximately 162 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials. Institutional Membership is gained only through the peer review process of accreditation.