A College of Art, Design & Writing
CERAMICS COMIC ARTS CREATIVE WRITING FINE ARTS GRAPHIC DESIGN ILLUSTRATION PHOTOGRAPHY PRINTMAKING USER EXPERIENCE (UX) DESIGN DUAL DEGREE: ART EDUCATION (BFA/MAT)
A College of Art, Design & Writing
Cover Art by Jessica Streppel, Fine Arts, Class of 2017
is Just Beginning You are an artist, designer, illustrator, animator, photographer, writer, maker, educator, inventor or visionary who wants to be part of community of like-minded people, obsessed with creativity, driven to make a difference, and engaged with the world. Youâ€™re searching for a place where you can develop the skills you need to live your life as a creative, and build on your talent with the insights and experience only a world class faculty and one-on-one attention can provide.
Our Story Began Many Years Ago
The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) is the oldest and largest nonprofit arts institution in New Hampshire, founded in 1898 through the merger of the Manchester Electrical Club and the Manchester Art Association with the goal of promoting the study of the arts and sciences.
Today, NHIA offers undergraduate, graduate, and community education programs serving almost 2,000 students annually on campuses in Manchester and Sharon/Peterborough, New Hampshire.
NHIA is a private, independant, non-profit college and NASAD and NEASC accredited.
We are a tight-knit community of creative thinkers, artists, designers, writers, and educators who believe in the power of creativity to transform our world and the community around us. We are a haven for students at every stage of their artistic journey, a place where artists can explore possibilities without fear and engage with people and experiences that will shape them and their future.
MISSION To educate,
VALUES We are educators. As mentors and teachers, our job is to challenge and support our students.
engage, and empower through the arts.
To achieve this, we focus our education on aesthetic and technical skills, historical and contemporary analysis, experimentation, collaboration, and free inquiry.
We are students. Each member of our community is a student. We learn from each other and value each otherâ€™s contributions.
We are practitioners. While our primary focus is teaching, we are
VISION To be a leader in arts education, recognized for our ability to use the arts to foster positive
also practicing, creative professionals who bring current ideas to those we educate. To broaden the student experience, we incorporate local and global perspectives.
We are advocates. We believe art is relevant and essential to our culture; therefore, we promote education, presentation, and civic engagement through affordable programs and curricula.
We are creative citizens. Successful citizenship begins with integrity, inquiry, empathy, responsibility, honesty,
change in the world and enable individuals to realize their full
accountability, and the celebration of diversity, which ultimately shape our communities and cultural landscape for the betterment of the world.
We are a community. Our organization is comprised of a diverse group of people who see inclusion as a priority.
Our success relies on cooperation, collaboration, and respect for one another.
ABOUT MANCHESTER Framed by the Merrimack River, rail trails and city parks, Manchester began its life as a textile town, which brought workers from countries around the globe to our doorstep. Their influence shaped who we are today, with people, businesses and restaurants reflecting our diverse and colorful history. Manchester is an incredibly rare place that is affordable, deep in culture and history, yet houses some of the most cutting edge tech companies in the world, offering countless job opportunities. It is home to over 23,000 college students who give the city a young and lively appeal. The close proximity to Boston, Montreal, New York City, mountains and the ocean, make it an ideal place to call home. Poetry slams, grassroots music, festivals, cafĂŠs, restaurants and world class performances pepper the city making for a college experience that is inspired, fun, and well-rounded.
ABOUT OUR CAMPUS Located in the cityâ€™s Cultural District, we are a place that uses the power of our creativity
to transform the community around us.
A place where you can take your skill beyond the next level, with people, experiences, and collaboration
that will shape you, your craft and your future. Manchester is our canvas, our classroom and our muse.
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The Center of Life Manchester ranked #5 most educated city in the U.S. Forbes Manchester ranked as one of the top 10 cities in the U.S. for tech related jobs. Fast Company Manchester ranked as one of the best cities in which to live and launch a business. CNNMoney.com Manchester is home to over 23,000 college students making it the largest college town north of Boston.
The Next Four Years
• We are the ONLY college in America offering BFA degrees that require all students to complete three semesters of professional practices, business marketing and entrepreneurship studies for the arts. • Our partnership with UNH Manchester expands course offerings without adding expense or time to complete your degree. • We require nine credits of a professional practicum (paid or unpaid internships) in all disciplines • Every freshman receives a fully loaded Macbook laptop at no additional expense.
MAJORS Ceramics Comic Arts Creative Writing Fine Arts Graphic Design
Illustration Photography Printmaking User Experience (UX) Design
MINORS Art History Ceramics Comic Arts Creative Writing Design
Fine Arts Illustration Photography Printmaking
DUAL DEGREE Art Education (BFA/MAT)
A Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) education is unique in its goal to develop critical thinking by encouraging risk taking, teaching how to learn from failure and promoting flexibility and tolerance for ambiguity. Our overall goal at NHIA is to help our students recognize, understand and apply this expertise to advocate for the importance and relevancy of their art and design skills in society at large.
CHAIRPERSON, FOUNDATIONS â€œFoundations at NHIA is about more than skill development. By bringing together faculty, students and artists who work in a wide range of media, we are building a community where students create, invent and learn. Students in the Foundations program develop into creative professionals with the ability to question everything and the technical agility to be really amazing makers.â€?
Getting Started Our Foundations program is taught by a team of faculty drawn from every department. It integrates Liberal Arts, Sciences and all of our majors, to provide you with the experiences, skills and well-rounded education you need to succeed in your chosen discipline.
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JOSH QUERY CLASS OF 2016 | CERAMICS
“I love this college. I love the instructors, my classmates, even the location is the perfect mix of the suburbs and city. I’m an hour’s drive from Boston, the beach and the mountains. Living in Manchester, I’m seconds away from my classes, restaurants, the music scene, cafés and shops.”
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Exploring 3 Dimensions
Ceramics at NHIA is different because we not only teach hand-building and wheel-working, but we also explore sculptural forms and cross-disciplinary making with printmaking, figure drawing, typography and more. You will not only learn how to create your own glazes and fire in electric, gas and wood-fired kilns, but also learn the science and art behind designing and building kilns. We push the relationship between form and function, which expands knowledge of the craft and, as the largest ceramics department in the region, we offer the best facilities including a museum quality collection of work from top ceramicists. Youâ€™ll also broaden your experience with trips overseas to international ceramics events in places like Japan or China.
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CLASS OF 2018 | ILLUSTRATION “What I love most about Comic Arts is that it’s experimental yet there’s a sequence to telling your story. The faculty help the students tell those stories whether they be fantastical, epic super-powered battles or quiet personal memoirs; their goal and mission is to train us to be storytellers and help us develop our own voice. It’s the perfect combination of art and writing. And the location of NHIA is perfect. You can work remotely but it’s really easy to meet with other comic artists or clients in Boston and beyond.”
Merge Art With Writing
Comic Arts is and always has been a medium defined by passion, dedication, boldness, and experimentation. NHIAâ€™s Comic Arts major is a unique, cross-disciplinary course of study that reflects that rich diversity of artistic expression present in the world of Comic Arts today. From traditional comics and editorial cartoons to the latest techniques and trends in graphic novels, anime or web-based animation, you will have the opportunity to learn not only how to tell a story, but how to bring it to life. Our Comic Arts major weaves together creative writing, illustration and graphic design in a one-of-akind program that will broaden your horizons and open up new avenues for creative exploration in all manner of storytelling. And, our innovative partnership with Center for Cartoon Studies affords you the opportunity to meet and work with a broad range of visiting comic artists and cartoonists from around the world.
Art Director, Cartoonist, Character Designer, Colorist/Inker, Comic Artist, Comic Editor, Concept Artist, Environment Artist, Production Artist, Publishing, Storyboard Artist, Writer/Novelist
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EMILY SMITH CLASS OF 2016 | CREATIVE WRITING
“I’ve had a very positive experience at NHIA. Many of my classes pushed me into writing in ways I had never written before. I feel like that was a big breaking point in my writing. When you’re in the studio, you learn how to give and receive criticism that applies not to just your art, but also in the workplace. Creative writing allows you to obtain critical thinking skills that are often lacking in the workplace. ”
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Painting With Words
In Creative Writing at NHIA, we embrace what it means to be a writer in the 21st century. Get close, personal attention from our faculty of professional writers as you master fundamentals, then explore and exploit more complex and experimental features of the craft. From fiction, non-fiction, poetry and hybrid forms to graphic novel writing and multicultural explorations, you will be pushed to not only write, but to consider the impact your writing has on the reader, community and culture. Crossdisciplinary studies with other majors inform practical knowledge of the publishing and digital realms.
Author, Script Writer for TV, movies or video games, Literary Consultant, Playwright, Magazine Editor, Documentary Filmmaker, Graphic Novelist, Web Editor, Marketing Writer, Art Writer, Art Critic, Grant Writer, Columnist, Teacher, Blogger, Writing Coach, Ghost Writer
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CLASS OF 2018 | FINE ARTS “I chose NHIA because I really loved the work I saw created by the students and the attitude of the faculty. The other thing I liked is that the staff and students are really involved in improving the city. They are not afraid to go out and make things happen, whether it’s in the streets or in the gallery. I feel like that is a unique NHIA experience. In my opinion, it’s a waste of time to make a living off of something that isn’t fun or creative. You’ll spend the majority of your life working in your chosen career. If you’re not enjoying it, you’re not really living.”
Fine Arts is a highly creative mix that offers a wide matrix and exploration of materials and processes: drawing, painting, printmaking, murals, mixed-media and sculpture. Intimate classes mean youâ€™ll get personalized guidance and attention from an engaged and professionally active faculty. As you learn to analyze, problem solve, interpret and promote your work, in both historical and contemporary terms, you will graduate confident to navigate life as a professional artist. Fine Arts is not just a program; it is a preparation for a highly creative engagement in a fast changing world.
Art Administrator, Gallery Owner, Forensic Sketch Artist, Art Buyer, Consultant, Art Director, Art Critic, Curator, Muralist, Printmaker, Exhibit Display Designer, Art Therapist, Art Historian, Costume Designer, Restorer, Broker, Appraiser, Installation Artist, Director of Public Art
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XAVIER MAURICE CLASS OF 2020 | GRAPHIC DESIGN
“I decided to go to art college because I’ve been a creative my whole life and I’m incredibly passionate about my future in the arts, wherever that will take me. I chose NHIA because here I’m treated like a real artist. The feedback I received on my entrance portfolio was incredible and inspiring. I couldn’t see myself going anywhere else.”
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A Way of Thinking The Graphic Design program at NHIA is a unique place that embraces both digital and analog technologies â€“ at the same time we are using Cintiq tablets to develop digital work, we are pushing you to learn letterpress and incorporate hand-drawn type, skills that complement each other and make you better designers. Our Graphic Design program is led by faculty who are practicing designers. You will be immersed in the industry through our Design NH agency, where youâ€™ll run an in-house agency for real-world clients, and the internship experience where you will work for companies like Segway, Dyn and Disney.
Multimedia Designer, Communications Director, Design Manager, Creative Director, Editorial Designer, Web Producer, Environmental Designer, User Interface Designer, Information Architect, Interactive Digital Artist, Art Director, Global Brand Manager, Exhibit Planner
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K’NEA ANDERSON CLASS OF 2017 ILLUSTRATION
“I wanted to go to art college because I wanted to do something I would be happy with for the rest of my life. When I came to NHIA, I felt like the staff had a family vibe to it and it felt really comforting to be with people who were so down to earth. It is such a small college that I knew I would create personal connections with both my peers and faculty. Everyday I’m learning. I feel like I’ve been freed.”
Speaking Without Words
As an Illustration major at NHIA, you won’t just be prepared for professional life. You’ll be immersed in it. Working closely with our faculty of nationally-recognized professional artists, you’ll explore a broad range of approaches and mediums, while learning to convey powerful concepts and engaging narratives. Competitions, commissions and exhibition opportunities woven through the curriculum will provide you with skills and experiences that will jump-start your professional career. You can cross-collaborate with students in our Creative Writing and Comic Arts majors, or discover how illustration can overlap with Ceramics. This truly flexible program gives you the chance to explore like no other.
Medical Illustrator, Storyboard Illustrator, 3D Animator, Mural Designer, Cartoon Illustrator, Concept Artist, Fashion Illustrator, Illustration Agent, Book Illustrator, Logo Designer, Textile Painter, Digital Illustrator, Art Director, Imaging Specialist, Graphic Novelist, Art Educator, Portrait Artist | 23 |
JULIEN NOJ CLASS OF 2020 | PHOTOGRAPHY
“I wasn’t going to go to college until my friend told me about NHIA. His experience here changed my perception about what it meant to go to college. He talked about being surrounded by people who cared about what he cared about. I wanted that same experience.”
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Looking Beyond the Lens
Undivided attention from faculty who are second-to-none in their profession makes for an experience that few students encounter in their academic lives. Weâ€™ll teach you traditional darkroom and film techniques while engaging in new technologies in the field. From daguerreotype to digital, you will create photographs as they were created over 100 years ago, while also learning advanced digital making and editing techniques. These are skills that few in the industry have but many desire in this highly competitive field.
Gallery Director, Director of Photography, Photo Journalist, Image Specialist, Documentary Photographer, Editorial Photographer, Lighting and Equipment Manager, Location Scouter, Advertising and Editorial Photographer, Digital Re-Toucher and Processor, Photo Archivist and Conservator, Aerial Photographer, Visual Stylist
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SAM KELLY CLASS OF 2016 | FINE ARTS
â€œThe Printmaking Department is one of the greatest facets of the NHIA community. Their high-quality facilities and equipment allow students to collaborate, experiment and make artistic discoveries. As a place where students from all disciplines come together to create, the Printmaking department empowers and inspires students to make an impact. When students join Millennial Press, a for-students, by -students letterpress shop, they make, sell and market their artwork, organize fundraisers and help develop the department. As a founding member, Millennial Press is one of my favorite parts of the program and it is exciting to see it evolve. What truly makes the department, though, is the amazing faculty. They are our mentors, career advisors, and friends. Since graduation, the skills Iâ€™ve developed in printmaking classes have played a crucial role in my creative practice.â€?
NHIAâ€™s Printmaking major offers you a unique opportunity to work in both contemporary and historical methods simultaneously. From screen prints designed on your laptop to 15th century etching and lithography techniques, youâ€™ll develop an arsenal of tools through which you can express yourself. Create a zine in the letterpress studio, carve a large format woodblock for printing, explore series and variation through monotype and partner with other students in the other departments on community projects, or try your hand at working with clients through Millennial Press. Throughout your studies, our faculty of working print artists will shape your artistic practice now and long after graduation.
Commercial Printer, Community Arts Administrator, Curator, Etcher, Exhibiting Artist, Gallery Director, Lithographer, Master Printer, Pre-press Designer, Press Operator, Print Production Manager, Print Technician, Production Artist, Screen Printer, Stencil Cutter, Teacher / Instructor
JOSHUA MULVEY CLASS OF 2016 | DESIGN
“I was initially attracted to the Design program at NHIA mainly because of the usefulness and practicality of design. I also really enjoy the process and groundwork that happens behind the scenes. I had some great professors at NHIA who actually cared and were super helpful. I still talk to a number of them, even though I’ve graduated. And the small class sizes were perfect for one-on-one feedback. All of these things factored into my ability to earn a position working for Wanderu Engineering Co. as a graphic and UX designer.”
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Ever wondered why some applications or products are easy-to-use and others just plain frustrating? As a User Experience (UX) Design major, you’ll learn first-hand what makes for good design whether that’s a physical product, a software application, or a customer experience. You’ll gain a solid foundation in traditional graphic design, but perhaps more importantly you’ll learn how to think like a UX designer — how to recognize a design problem, to discern what people want, and how to perfect a design solution through iteration and user testing to achieve a satisfying result. As a UX Design major you’ll gain the skills you’ll need to work as a designer in both the digital as well as physical worlds — from software coding, mobile application development, and user interface design to the latest in
USER EXPERIENCE (UX) DESIGN
Experimental, Practical & Emotional
2D and 3D prototyping, our UX Design program will give you the skills you’ll need to succeed in this rapidly evolving field.
Creative Project Manager, Digital Product Designer, Director of Innovation and Design, Information Architect, Interaction Designer, Interactive Art Director, Mobile Application Designer, Motion Designer, UX Consultant, UX Designer, UX Prototyper, UX Researcher, UX Strategist, Visual Designer, Web Designer
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CLASS OF 2018 | BFA/MAT DUAL DEGREE “I toured this college and loved it so much I never toured any other colleges. I liked that you start teaching right away. This is beneficial because you’ll know immediately if teaching is for you, so you don’t waste any of your time. The faculty are honestly like heroes without capes. They are so involved. They make sure everyone in the program is on task and getting all the support they need.”
WITH DUAL DEGREE: ART EDUCATION BFA/MAT
Share Your Creativity
Our combined BFA and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Visual Arts program provides both degrees in five years, saving you money while getting you into the classroom faster. We also provide you with a unique opportunity to teach via our Youth Arts program. This allows you to gain real-world experience in after-school classes, summer arts camps and in-school placement with a mentor / teacher. Whatâ€™s more, your degree comes with a reciprocity agreement that allows you to teach in any state you want. Youâ€™ll gain the full range of teaching skills and techniques in a program designed and run by K-12 art educators.
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Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
Clockwise from left: Agora and the Acropolis, Greece; Florence, Italy; Forbidden City, China
STUDY ABROAD Spend the summer photographing the ruins of Ancient Greece, experience autumn in Florence, Italy, where youâ€™ll discover artistic wonders around every corner, or shape your technique with a Ceramics trip to China. NHIAâ€™s study abroad program is designed to expand your artistic horizons, exposing you to new skills and techniques while immersing you in a vibrant culture.
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LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES Our Liberal Arts and Sciences courses provide you with the thread that connects your studies to the world around you. Our curriculum covers the broad range of subjects needed for a truly comprehensive college education. Youâ€™ll learn to communicate effectively, apply mathematical principles to your art and sharpen your critical thinking and research skills. Youâ€™ll complete your course requirements with the skills you need to be an informed, thoughtful, productive citizen and a well-rounded artist. Courses include topics such as Activism in America, Gender and Pop Culture, Sustainability, Comic Arts and Global Media.
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UNH MANCHESTER PARTNERSHIP Our academic partnership with University of New Hampshire (UNH) Manchester allows full-time students enrolled at either college to take a variety of course, bringing together the fine arts, design and creative writing skills that NHIA is known for with the strong business, science, technology, engineering and math courses offered by UNH Manchester. And, yes, you can walk there. The campus is less than one mile away! The best part is classes taken through this collaborative arrangement wonâ€™t cost students at either college a penny more than what theyâ€™re already paying for tuition.
Left to right: UNH Manchester - Neorolopsychology Class, Science Lab, UNH Manchester Campus
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ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES We all hit a snag on the road of life. And sometimes we need an extra hand. Whether you’re struggling with that art history essay or simply want a quiet space to work on your iambic pentameter, the Academic Support Center offers a wide range of resources to help you perform at your best. Get one-on-one help with your writing or other academic skills, brainstorm ideas for your studio project or find assistance with time management. NHIA’s team is committed to providing the support you need to succeed.
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We’ve Got Your Back
These courses are part of every program and cover all aspects of forging a career as a professional artist, writer, educator or designer including business and personal finance, promoting and marketing your work or pursuing graduate school. Additionally, students experience what it is like to be a professional in their field with full-blown paid internships, community arts initiatives or major practicum courses.
Experience Fuels Success CAREER SERVICES Once you’re in the thick of your program, there are lots of ways for you to fuel your own success. NHIA’s Career Services Department will give you a host of weapons for your professional arsenal. Visit our online board for constantly updated listings of jobs, paid or unpaid internships, calls for entry and grants. Meet with a team member to help polish your resume or perfect that application. We’ll also help you build a more powerful and active network, looping you into the arts community both here in Manchester and further afield. Internships are the best way to figure out what you want to do with your professional life. It’s a chance to try a variety of jobs at different kinds of companies to see what fits. And with partnerships with over 70 local businesses, museums, and non-profits, we have plenty of choices for you to explore.
“I know every student who comes to me by name. I love helping them find internships, work study and jobs that help them reach their goals. It’s enormously satisfying to be part of helping our students reach for and achieve their dreams.”
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Director of Career Services
Make Your Mark
in NYC, Chicago or 34 Other Places AICAD EXCHANGE PROGRAM When you attend NHIA you have the benefit of being able to spend a semester studying at a U.S. or Canadian AICAD partner school through the AICAD Exchange program. The AICAD Exchange program permits full-time students in their junior year who are attending one of the 34 participating AICAD schools the unique opportunity to attend another school for one semester at no additional cost or loss of credit. The AICAD Exchange program offers students the experience of living in a different city for a semester. Like what NHIA has to offer, but curious what a semester in San Francisco, Chicago, New York, or Toronto might be like? You have that opportunity through the
Brooklyn, NY Street Art
Greene Naftali Gallery, Chelsea, NY
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Theory and Practice
Top to Bottom: Roger Williams Gallery, Sharon Arts Center Gallery
GALLERIES AT NHIA We believe art is relevant and essential to our culture; therefore, we promote education, presentation, and civic engagement in our four gallery spaces, which are open to the public. These galleries also serve as a vital educational tool for you. You will learn how to present your work professionally in exhibits held throughout the year. In your course of study, you will be exposed to a vast array of renowned artists who exhibit in our spaces, offering you exposure to a wider variety of work. You will also get to work with many visiting artists who come to speak and offer critiques of your work.
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GRADUATE PROGRAMS In addition to our undergraduate programs, NHIA offers Graduate degrees - a Master of Fine Arts and a Master of Arts in Teaching Visual Arts. You will have the opportunity to interact with graduate students at exhibits, events and residencies, giving you a glimpse into what life will be like as a seasoned artist, designer, educator or writer. It also gives you a chance to explore graduate school so you can determine if itâ€™s a path youâ€™d like to pursue.
Get a Glimpse of the Future
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Your Place in the Heart of it All
Immerse yourself in a world devoted to inspiring great work. Living at NHIA puts you in the heart of a thriving community of passionate artists. In our residence halls, you’ll forge connections with students working in a wide range of disciplines. You’ll exchange ideas, share inspiration and create new and exciting opportunities for collaboration. You’ll build connections that will last for the rest of your life.
Clockwise from upper left: Lowell Hall, Lowell Hall Lounge, Institute Hall single, The Hampshire
OUR RESIDENCES Each of our unique residence halls are located just steps from the NHIA campus, putting you right next door to classes, studio spaces, and galleries. Our location in the heart of downtown Manchester, New Hampshire, means the amenities of the city are just around the corner. You’ll be an easy walk away from shops, restaurants, cafés and night spots. Catch a quick ride to worldclass concert venues and sporting arenas. Hop on a bus to take a day-trip to Boston, or escape into the pristine New Hampshire countryside, only a few minutes’ drive down the road. NHIA residence halls are all safe and secure, with on-site resident assistants and an active, involved residence life staff committed to supporting your academic and personal needs.
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You Have to Eat ... It Better Be Good
NHIA CLUBS, EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES Grab the microphone at a poetry slam, find your Zen at a free yoga session, or dance the night away at a masquerade ball. The Office of Student Affairs will keep your calendar packed with activities as exciting and creative as the students youâ€™ll share them with. Expand your horizons and meet new faces at some of our many student-run clubs, from Students for Sustainable Agriculture to the Gay-Straight Alliance and Neo-Victorian Club. Itching to get off campus? New Hampshire is a playground! Ski, surf, kayak, rock climb, fish and more, all in our backyard. Do you prefer a more urban experience? We are a short drive from Boston, New York City and Montreal. Weâ€™ll also give you plenty of opportunities to use your talent to volunteer in the local community.
NHIA DINING Forget everything you’ve heard about college dining. NHIA’s dining service, managed by Chartwells, is committed to freshness, health and sustainability. Meals use local produce whenever possible, as well as hormone and antibiotic-free meats, cage-free eggs and sustainable seafood choices. Special diets aren’t just tolerated here; they’re welcomed and thoughtfully accommodated. And don’t forget about the many restaurants in the city. From Creole to Gluten-free, you’ll never go hungry in Manchester.
Play is Good for a Creative Soul
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You Can Afford This Now you know what it looks like to study at NHIA – an exciting program, a comfy place to call home and a great city – you probably want to know how to afford it. We can help. Our Office of Financial Aid is just amazing. They spend all day, every day, finding ways to help you pay for college. It certainly helps that our tuition is one of the lowest of any private, non-profit art colleges nationwide. But we also ensure that you will be offered a comprehensive and competitive financial aid package.
BFA 2017-18 TUITION $47,986
We offer funding through the following federal programs: • Pell Grants • Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG) • Direct Subsidized Loan • Direct Unsubsidized Loan • Federal Direct PLUS Loan • Federal Work Study Program
But we don’t stop there. These additional programs can help you make ends meet:
• Scholarships And Grants: NHIA awards over $3.5 million in merit scholarships and needNHIA MICA Pratt RISD based grants annually. • NHIA Work Study: Career Services oversees a program that provides part-time employment opportunities to eligible students. • Veteran’s Educational Assistance: Programs including the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill (Chapter 33), the Montgomery G.I. Bill (Chapter 30) and Veterans’ Vocational Rehabilitation Programs (Chapter 31). • Transfer Credits: NHIA awards credit based on the American Council on Education (ACE) guidelines. This includes exams through CLEP, DANTES, and UExcel (Excelsior College Examination Program), as well as other ACE-recognized credits earned from military service experience (based on their Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services).
Yes, there’s more. We REALLY want to help you go to college!
• Payment Plan Option: NHIA offers a payment plan option for all students. The Tuition Management System (TMS) is a payment plan that divides the tuition due by semester into five monthly payments. • Alternative (Private) Education Loans: Alternative loans are credit-based loans offered by banks and credit unions that can be used to supplement financial aid • Private Scholarships and Grants: Private organizations offer financial assistance to many qualified individuals each year. Contact your local business and community organizations or high school guidance office for scholarship notifications.
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COSTS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-18 FULL-TIME STUDENTS Tuition (12 – 18 credits per semester) Comprehensive Fee Student Activity Fee
Full-Time Tuition & Required Fees
Full Year $24,490 $2,190 $200 $26,880
In addition to the above costs, NHIA recommends that each student allow for an additional expenditure of $1,500 per semester for art supplies and books.
RESIDENT STUDENT (With 19 meals per week) Single Room Double Room Triple Room
Full Year $12,960 $11,160 $10,432
Refundable Housing Damage Deposit: Add $250 per year * Junior/Senior Housing Loyalty Discount: Subtract $1,000 per year ** Juniors/Seniors choosing 10-meal plan: S ubtract $510 per year ***
PART-TIME STUDENT Tuition per three-credit course Tuition per one-credit Comprehensive fee per credit Student activity fee
Per Semester $3,285 $1,095 $95 $100
The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) requires that all first and second-year, full-time (i.e., students with 12 or more credits), BFA students live on-campus. This requirement may be waived for students who:
• Live at and commute from a parent’s/legal guardian’s (defined as the person(s) who is named and whose financial information appears on the student’s completed FAFSA) home address that is less than 50 miles from NHIA’s Manchester campus (based on Google Maps);
• Will be 21 years or older at the start of the upcoming NHIA semester;
• Are married, in a civil union, have a domestic partner, or are the primary care-giver for a child at the start of the upcoming NHIA semester.
• Transfer 30 or more college credits to NHIA, and/or;
NHIA is eager to foster a vibrant residential experience for our new students and believes that residence hall living offers an invaluable component of the overall art school experience. Living in the Residence Halls allows students the freedom to focus primarily on their course of study. We believe strongly that living on campus releases a student from the stress of commuting, monthly financial and roommate issues, safety concerns, and also allows them to participate in the creative community on campus. Tuition and fees are subject to change. * The Housing Damage Deposit (for resident students only) is assessed only once and will be refunded to the student, less any damage to NHIA property, at graduation or when they move off campus. ** NHIA’s “Junior/Senior Housing Loyalty Discount” offers a reduced housing rate for students with more than 60 credits who have previously lived in NHIA-owned housing for at least one full academic year. *** The 19-meal plan is required for all first and second year resident students (i.e., students with fewer than 60 credits). Commuting students as well as Junior and Senior students living on campus may select either the 19 or 10-meals per week plan. Contact the Residential Housing Office at 603-836-2174 for additional information. Students enrolled in more than 18 credits per semester will be assessed an Overload Charge of $1,095 per credit. Students concerned about paying NHIA’s costs are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA before March 1 at www.fafsa. ed.gov. NHIA’s school code is 031823. Need-based tuition and housing grants are available to NHIA students who qualify. Visit our financial aid page for more information.
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A College of Art, Design & Writing
New Hampshire Institute of Art 148 Concord Street Manchester, NH 03104-4858 (603) 836-2589 (844) 205-6442 Fax: (603) 641-1832 Admissions@nhia.edu www.nhia.edu
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The New Hampshire Institute of Art and all programs are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Commission on Higher Education. Currently, the following programs are also accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD): BFA Ceramics, BFA Design, BFA Illustration, BFA Photography, MFA Visual Arts, MFA Photography, MA Teaching Visual Arts.
The New Hampshire Institute of Art reserves the right to modify or change all portions of this catalog without notice. These changes could apply to prospective or current students of the college. Statements in this catalog do not constitute a contract. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this publication, we apologize for any errors that may occur. ÂŠ 2017 New Hampshire Institute of Art
APPLICATION CHECKLIST New Students:
o Completed Application Form oA pplication Fee oV isual Arts Portfolio/Creative Writing Sample (NHIA.slideroom.com) oO fficial High School Transcripts o Personal Statement (500 words) o Letters of Recommendation (encouraged but not required) oS AT or ACT Scores (encouraged but not required)
Transfer Students Add: o All Official College Transcripts
International Students Add: oT OEFL/IELTS Scores (if appropriate) oO fficial High School/Secondary School Transcripts in English
APPLICATION DEADLINES Early Action Deadline: December 1 Priority Deadline: February 15 Final Deadline: July 15
Apply for admission today at www.nhia.edu/apply-now Send offical transcripts to: Admissions Office New Hampshire Institute of Art 148 Concord Street, Manchester, NH 03104 firstname.lastname@example.org
FINANCIAL AID QUESTIONS
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NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) considers students, employees, applicants for admission or employment, and those seeking access to the collegeâ€™s programs on the basis of individual merit. NHIA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law (including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972)
A College of Art, Design & Writing 148 Concord Street, Manchester, NH 03104 603-836-2589 | email@example.com | www.nhia.edu The New Hampshire Institute of Art is a private, non-profit college and NASAD and NEASC accredited.
Published on Aug 3, 2017
The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) is the oldest and largest non-profit arts institution in New Hampshire, founded in 1898 and today...