Learn more about our supportive and collaborative community of students, faculty, mentors, writers, and visiting artists! In our low-residency graduate programs, students develop a network of colleagues and build a sustainable career in the arts.
“In NHIA’s Graduate Programs, we believe that the cross-disciplinary dialogue that emerges when our faculty and students are together will inspire and embolden anyone looking to launch a sustainable art career through an MFA, MAAE, or MAT. We have an exceptional community of artists and writers at NHIA! I invite you to join us at one of our upcoming events so you can witness the energy and cross-pollination for yourself” – Lucinda Bliss, Graduate Programs Dean
October 22, 2016, 8:30am-1pm
Open House, Manchester Campus
The Dean, Directors and alumni will offer short presentations about our low-residency MFA, MAAE and MAT programs. Attendees can also meet with Financial Aid, tour the campus, check out our Special Collections Library, and take part in an optional portfolio review. Lunch will be served.
November 3, 2016, 5:30 reception, 6:30 awards
NH Literary Awards Meet and Greet, Manchester Campus
Meet the Creative Writing Director, Monica Bilson, mingle with current students and alumni, and stay for the New Hampshire Literary Awards--a NH Writers’ Project annual event recognizing Granite State authors. More info here: http://nhwritersproject.org/content/nh-literary-awards
November 10, 2016, 6pm info session, 6:30 Pecha Kucha
Pecha Kucha and Info Session/Reception, Sharon Arts Center Campus
Join the Graduate Programs faculty, staff and alumni for a fast-paced, entertaining evening of slide presentations and readings. Fourteen accomplished artists and writers have been invited to give 6-minute presentations on their work. We anticipate some rich, inspiring, possibly hilarious attempts to get at the heart of the work in such a short span of time. Information session and cocktail reception at 6:00, preceding the event.
January 14, 2017, 9am-1pm
Residency Visit Day, Manchester Campus
See the residency in action! Sit in on seminars, workshops and critiques, hear Dean and Director presentations, and join us for lunch with current students.
February 18, 2017, 6pm info session, 6:30pm reception
College Art Association Pop-Up Gallery and Reception, NYC
Prospective students are welcome at our Grad Programs reception for faculty, alumni, and current students. Meet the Dean, faculty, current students, and alums, and join us for a New York Happening!
April 23, 2017, 8:30am-1pm, Open House, Manchester Campus
June 24, 2017, 9am-1pm, Residency Visit Day, Manchester Campus
Manchester Campus, 148 Concord Street, Manchester, NH 03104
Sharon Arts Center Campus, 30 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH 03458
About New Hampshire Institute of Art
The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) is the oldest and largest non-profit arts institution in New Hampshire, founded in 1898 as the Manchester Institute of Arts and Sciences. Today, NHIA has grown to become the third largest art and design college in all of New England. NHIA offers undergraduate (BFA), graduate (MFA, MAT, and MAAE), and community education programs serving over 2,000 students annually. NHIA’s academic and administrative programs and residence halls are housed in 11 buildings spread throughout downtown Manchester with additional studio and exhibition facilities located in Sharon and Peterborough, New Hampshire.
NHIA is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). NHIA is also a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD). For more information visit www.nhia.edu.