Northwest College of Art & Design is an independent, degree-granting college that is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Accreditation is a private, voluntary, non-governmental, peer-review process which provides a means of assisting schools and colleges to become stronger and better institutions by setting standards of educational quality. To learn more about ACCSC, please visit their web site at

NCAD is authorized by ACCSC to confer a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), 134 semester credit double major degree in Visual Communication. The degree program is 2,505 clock hours.

Northwest College of Art & Design’s academic program of study is approved by a Washington State Approving Agency for enrollment of those eligible for benefits under Title 38 and Title 10, U.S. Code.

The NCAD programs are approved by the Department of Education. Northwest College of Art is also certified by the Department of Labor and Industries and is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.