Awards & Recognition

NAST Accreditation

Accredited-by-NASTThe American Comedy Institute One Year Program in Comedy Performing and Writing is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST). NAST is designated by the United States Department of Education as the agency responsible for the accreditation throughout the United States of freestanding institutions and college and university programs in the performing arts.

Only approximately 162 US programs have been approved by NAST, and only after a rigorous approval process. NAST accreditation assures students that they are in a program that meets highest academic, financial and administrative standards. Read the full catalog.

Tuition Covered By Veterans Affairs

department-of-veteran-affairsIn 2015, the American Comedy Institute became an approved education/training facility by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. ACI was approved by the Bureau of Veteran’s education to offer training to veterans and other eligible persons and can now accept the Post 9/11 GI bill for the One Year Program courses. For any questions about the GI bill, the application process for the One Year Program, and other important paperwork, please contact the school at (212) 279-6980.

Licensed New York Comedy School

nysedACI officially became licensed by BPSS in 2015. The Bureau of Propriety School Supervision (BPSS), is the NY State Department of Educations Bureau that regulates schools in the state of New York.

The Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision (BPSS) oversees and monitors non-degree granting proprietary schools in New York State. BPSS’s mission is to ensure that the overall educational quality of the programs offered will provide students with the necessary skills to secure meaningful employment and to protect students’ financial interests while attending proprietary schools. BPSS licenses/registers proprietary schools and credentials proprietary school teachers to ensure that appropriate standards are met. BPSS investigates student complaints and conducts comprehensive investigations of schools to assure compliance with Education Law and Commissioner’s Regulations. Source: NYSED