New Hampshire Institute of Art


Institution Type: Independent, private, non-profit, fine arts college. NASAD and NEASC accredited.

Enrollment Figures: 2011-2012 academic year – 462 BFA students (68% female, 32% male), 10 UNH, 70 Certificate students and 350 Continuing Education program students (per semester)

Degree Offerings: Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with concentrations in Ceramics, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interdisciplinary Arts, Painting, Photography as well as Art Education Certification.  Minors in Creative Writing and Printmaking.

Unique Characteristics:

  • New Hampshire’s only NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design) accredited Fine Arts College
  • Expanding campus located in downtownManchester, the state’s largest city
  • Campus only an hour from Boston, the New England Seacoast and the Lakes Region and only 90 minutes from the White Mountains
  • LowellStreetBuilding, a combination classroom and dormitory, is the first urban campus building in the state to include alternative energies in the design
  • Student to faculty ratio is 10:1
  • Studio faculty are professional working artists
  • Study abroad programs inTurin,ItalyandAthens,Greece
  • Strong liberal arts curriculum to complement and extend students’ artistic growth
  • Teti Library Special Collections contains over 2,000 rare and fragile materials on photography, drawing, painting and illustration
  • Apple laptops to all full-time students beginning in sophomore year
  • New in 2011 – cafeteria and meal plan


NH Institute of Art

Contact Information:
New Hampshire Institute of Art
Admissions Office
156 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03101
866-241-4918 x589
admissions@nhia.edu

Tours are given by appointment Monday – Friday, 9am-4pm

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