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Join our tight-knit community of artists, educators, designers and writers, obsessed with creativity, driven to make a difference, and engaged with the world around them. |1|


STUDIO ARTS: Ceramics Design Fine Arts Illustration Photography DUAL DEGREE BFA/MAT: Any BFA Studio Art Plus Master Of Arts in Teaching Visual Art WRITING: Creative Writing

Cover Art by Mike Ariel, Photography Faculty

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Your Story is Just Beginning

You are an artist, designer, illustrator, animator, photographer, writer, maker, educator, inventor, 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. You’re searching for a place where you can develop the skills you need to live your life as a creative, but also build on your talent with the insights and experience only a world class faculty and one-on-one attention will get you.

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Our Story Began Many Years Ago The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) is the oldest and largest non-profit 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 (BFA), graduate (MFA, MAAE, MAT), and community education programs (Youth Arts, Pre-College, Community Education, and Professional Development) serving over 2,000 students annually in Manchester, Sharon, and Peterborough, New Hampshire. 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. |4|


MISSION

To educate, engage, and empower through the arts.

VALUES We are educators.

As mentors and teachers, our job is to challenge and support our students. 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 other’s contributions.

We are practitioners.

While our primary focus is teaching, we

VISION

To be a leader in arts education, recognized for our ability to use the arts to foster positive change in the world and enable individuals to realize their full creative potential.

are 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, 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.

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ABOUT MANCHESTER

Framed by the Amoskeag River, rail tra countries around the globe to our doors our diverse and colorful history.

Manchester is an incredibly rare place t companies in the world, offering count lively appeal. The close proximity to Bo slams, grassroots music, festivals, cafĂŠ inspired, fun, and well-rounded.

ABOUT OUR CAMPUS

Located in Manchester’s Cultural Distri in an evolving city that is our canvas, o community around us. A place where y shape you, your craft, and your future.

Manchester ranked as one of the best cities to live and launch a business in. Manchester ranked as one of the top 10 cities in the U.S. for tech Manchester ranked CNNMoney.com related jobs. #5 most educated city in the U.S. Fast Company Forbes |6|


The Center...of Life

ails and city parks, Manchester began its life as a textile town, which brought workers from step. Their influence shaped who we are today, with people, businesses and restaurants reflecting

that is affordable, deep in culture and history, yet houses some of the most cutting edge tech tless job opportunities. It is home to over 23,000 college students who give the city a young and oston, Montreal, New York City, mountains and ocean, make it an ideal place to call home. Poetry ĂŠs, restaurants and world class performances pepper the city making for a college experience that is

rict, we are a tight-knit community of creative thinkers, artists, designers, writers and art educators our classroom and our muse. We are a place that uses the power of our creativity to transform the you can take your skill beyond the next level, with people, experiences, and collaboration that will

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Clockwise from upper left: Lowell Hall, Plaza Hall, Institute Hall, Hampshire House

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 is in the heart of downtown Manchester, New Hampshire, which 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 world-class 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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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 far beyond your NHIA experience, continuing to excite your craft for the rest of your life. |9|


You Have to Eat It Better Be Good

NHIA CLUBS AND EVENTS

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 you’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? We’ll also connect you to opportunities to volunteer in the local community.

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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 Glutenfree, you’ll never go hungry in Manchester.

Play is Good for a Creative Soul

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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.” Lindsay Coats Director of Career Services

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Make Your Mark in NYC, Chicago or 40 Other Places AICAD NEW YORK STUDIO RESIDENCY AND EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

NHIA is a proud member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) which means that our students get the chance to do an independent study in Brooklyn, NY. Through our AICAD partnership our students receive individual studio spaces at the New York Studio Residency Program, weekly critique sessions, and a diverse seminar/visiting artist program which includes a comprehensive introduction to the New York art world.

Chicago, IL

Brooklyn, NY Street Art

Greene Naftali Gallery, Chelsea, NY

In addition to the New York Residency Program, AICAD offers NHIA sophomores, juniors and seniors the chance to study at another AICAD school for no additional cost. Study design in Laguna Beach, CA or sculpture in Chicago, IL. With over forty participating schools located throughout the United States, you can study just about anywhere you want.

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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 you’ll discover artistic wonders around every corner, or shape your technique with a Ceramics trip to China. NHIA’s study abroad experiences are 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 requirements allow for increased student choice, requiring students to complete two Humanities and two Quantitative or Science courses, plus 12 credits of electives in any Humanities or Sciences. NHIA’s liberal arts courses provide students with the thread that connects their studies to the world around them.

UNH MANCHESTER PARTNERSHIP 2X THE CLASSES, NO EXTRA COST

Our academic partnership with University of New Hampshire (UNH) Manchester allows full-time students enrolled at either college to take a variety of courses offered on both campuses, 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.

Top to bottom: UNH Manchester - Neuropsychology Class, Science Lab, Campus

We Are More Than Art and Design

And, yes, you can walk there. The campus is less than one mile away! The best part is classes taken through this collaborative arrangement won’t cost students at either institution a penny more than what they’re already paying for tuition.

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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


Professional Practice 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. | 17 |


Theory and Practice

Clockwise from top: Emma B. French Gallery, Sharon Arts Center Community Gallery, Sharon Arts Center Main Gallery, Roger Williams 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. Throughout 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 in Master of Fine Arts, Master of Arts in Art Education, and Master of Arts in Teaching Visual Arts. Undergraduate students are afforded 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 what graduate school is like so you can determine if it’s a path you’d like to pursue.

Get a Glimpse of the Future

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The Next Four Years | 20 |

• 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 by double, 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 gets a fully loaded Macbook laptop for no additional expense


DUAL DEGREE BFA/MAT: Any BFA Studio Art Plus Master of Arts in Teaching Visual Art

MINORS

MAJORS

STUDIO ARTS: Ceramics Design Fine Arts Illustration Photography

Art History Ceramics Creative Writing Comic Arts Design Fine Arts Illustration Photography Printmaking

WRITING: Creative Writing

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 a 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. | 21 |


JOEL GILL

CHAIRPERSON, FOUNDATIONS “Foundations 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.� | 22 |


Getting Started WITH FOUNDATIONS

Our Foundations first-year program is taught by a team of faculty from every department, integrating liberal arts and sciences and the majors, to provide all students the experiences, skills, and well-rounded education they need to succeed in their chosen discipline right from the start.

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Exploring 3 Dimensions WITH CERAMICS

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. Students not only learn how to create their own glazes and fire in electric, gas, and wood-fired kilns, but also learn the science and art behind designing and building their own 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. You’ll also broaden your experience with trips overseas to international ceramics events in places like Japan or China.

Careers Choices

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Studio manager, teacher, production potter, firing process engineer, kiln builder and technician, product designer, tool and dye maker, ceramics engineer, tile artisan, concept artist, jewelry designer


JOSH QUERY CLASS OF 2016 | CERAMICS

“I love this school. 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 a second away from my classes, restaurants, the music scene, cafés, and shops.”

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ALLIE GROULX

CLASS OF 2016 | CREATIVE WRITING “You expect to make friends when you come to college, but in NHIA’s Creative Writing Department, we’re on a completely different level. When you share your writing with someone here, you’re saying, “Here, let me show you the innermost parts of my soul I don’t show anyone else, and please critique it and let’s have a conversation.” When you know that your faculty are open to having a discussion with you, that makes all the difference, because you have a safe environment in which to share personal work, and you feel like you’re not going to be talked down to. It’s exciting to be around like-minded people who want to see you succeed.”

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Painting With Words IN CREATIVE WRITING

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, students are pushed to not only write, but to consider the impact their writing has on their reader, community, and culture. Cross-disciplinary studies with design 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

Careers Choices

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A Way of Thinking WITH DESIGN

The Design Department at NHIA is a unique place that embraces both digital and analog technologies – at the same time we are using Cintiq tablets to develop digital work, we are pushing students to learn letterpress and incorporate hand-drawn type, skills that compliment each other and make our students better designers. Our design department is led by faculty who are practicing designers who immerse students in the industry through our Design NH agency, where students run an in-house agency for real-world clients, and the internship experience where students work for companies like Segway, Dyn, and Disney.

Careers Choices

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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


XAVIER MAURICE CLASS OF 2020 | DESIGN

“I decided to go to art school 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’ve received on my entrance portfolio was incredible and inspiring, I couldn’t see myself going anywhere else. And I wanted to major in design here because I love the feeling I get when creating logos or layouts for a project. I feel like I’m putting together a big puzzle and I’m always excited to see it finished.”

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DANIEL ESPINOZA

CLASS OF 2018 | FINE ARTS “I chose NHIA because I really loved the work that I saw coming from the students and I really loved the attitude that I saw within the buildings, the instructors really cared a lot more about the actual art than just the image of the school. One thing I noticed about NHIA is a lot of the staff and a lot of the students are involved with the city. They are not afraid to go out and make things happen whether its in the streets or in gallery, I feel like that is a unique NHIA experience. The attitudes of all the people I worked with really encompassed my overall feel of NHIA. In my opinion it is a waste of time to make a living off of something that isn’t fun or creative. A career is the majority of your life and if you’re not enjoying it you’re not really living. You really learn so much more about yourself through creative arts.”

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Craft Tomorrow’s Classics IN FINE ARTS

Fine Arts is a highly creative mix that offers a wide matrix and exploration of materials and processes: drawing, painting, printmaking, murals, mixed-media, sculpture. Intimate classes mean you’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, muralist, art buyer, consultant, art director, art critic, curator, muralist, printmaker, exhibit display designer, art therapist, art historian, costumer designer, restorer, broker, appraiser, installation artist, director of public art

Careers Choices

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Speaking Without Words IN ILLUSTRATION

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 Creative Writing students in our Comic Arts minor, or discover how illustration can overlap with Ceramics. This truly flexible program gives you the chance to explore like no other.

Careers Choices

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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


K’NEA ANDERSON CLASS OF 2017 | ILLUSTRATION

“I wanted to go to art school 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 school I knew I would create personal connections with both my peers and faculty. Everyday I’m learning. I feel like I’ve been freed.”

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JULIAN NOJ

CLASS OF 2020 | PHOTOGRAPHY “I wasn’t going to go to college at all until my friend told me about this school. His experience changed my perception because having people care about what you care about is really cool and I wanted to be surrounded by those kind of people. If you’re thinking about doing art as a career I would definitely recommend going to an art school. Like my friend told me, being surrounded by people who care about what you care about is inspiring. It feels good to have people you can connect with and share your work with and it’s not just your mom and dad saying, “Oh my gosh your picture is amazing.” It’s important to have someone who can tell you what you could have done better so you can grow.”

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Looking Beyond the Lens

IN PHOTOGRAPHY

Undivided attention from faculty who are second to none in their profession makes for an experience that few students encounter in their academic lives. We teach students traditional darkroom and film techniques while engaging in new technologies in the field: from the daguerreotype to digital. Students 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

Careers Choices

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Share Your Creativity WITH ART EDUCATION

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 NHIA students to gain real-world experience in after-school classes, summer arts camps, and in-school placement with a mentor teacher. What’s more, your degree comes with a reciprocity agreement that allows you to teach in any state you want. You’ll gain the full range of teaching skills and techniques in a program designed and run by K-12 art educators.

Careers Choices

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K-12 art teacher, after-school art teacher, art therapist, consultant, art education instructor, writer, camp art director, textbook publisher, tutor, education program director, corporate trainer


SABRINA TETREAULT CLASS OF 2018 | BFA/MAT DUAL DEGREE

“I toured this school and loved it so much I never even toured other schools I was looking at. I liked that when you first get started in the program you go teach. This is beneficial because you’ll know right away if you don’t love teaching, so you don’t waste any of your time. Suzanne Canali and Sue Perry are honestly like heroes without capes. They do such a good job and are so involved. They make sure everyone in the program is on task and getting all the support they need.”

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You Can Afford This Now you know what your four years might look like. Pretty great city, comfy place to call home, great coffee shops, a program of study that you’re really excited about. Now you probably want to know how you can afford all of this. We can help. Our Office of Financial Aid is just amazing. They spend all day, every day, finding a way to help you pay for school. It certainly helps that our tuition is one of the lowest of any private, non-profit arts colleges nationwide. But we also ensure that our students are offered comprehensive and competitive financial aid packages.

BFA 2016-17 TUITION $46,140

$46,800

$43,760

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

$23,490

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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STUDENT GALLERY

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COSTS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2016-17 FULL-TIME STUDENTS Tuition (12 – 18 credits per semester) Comprehensive Fee Student Activity Fee

Per Semester $11,745 $1,045 $100

Full-Time Tuition & Required Fees

Full Year $23,490 $2,090 $200 $25,780

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 (Double Room) Room and Board (With 19 meals per week) *

Per Semester $5,490

Full Year $10,980

Full-Time Tuition, Fees, Double Room & Meal Plan

$36,760

Single room: Add $1,780 per year 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 $500 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

* 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: 1) 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) 2) Will be 21 years or older at the start of the upcoming NHIA semester 3) Transfer 30 or more college credits to NHIA, and/or 4) 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. 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. ** 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 NHIA 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 NHIA 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, 2017 at www. fafsa.ed.gov. NHIA’s school code is 031823. Need-based tuition and housing grants are available to NHIA students who qualify. *Tuition and fees are subject to change.

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APPLICATION CHECKLIST New Students:

o Completed Application Form o Application Fee o Visual Arts Portfolio/Creative Writing Sample o Official High School Transcripts o Essay (500 words) o Letters of Recommendation (encouraged but not required) o SAT or ACT Scores (encouraged but not required)

Transfer Students Add: o All Official College Transcripts

International Students Add: o TOEFL/IELTS Scores (if appropriate) o Official High School/Secondary School o Transcripts in English o Any Official College Transcripts in English

APPLICATION DEADLINES Early Action Deadline: December 1, 2016 Priority Deadline: February 15, 2017 Final Deadline: July 15, 2017

APPLYING

Send completed application materials to: Admissions Office New Hampshire Institute of Art 148 Concord Street, Manchester, NH 03104 Online Apply for admission today at www.nhia.edu/apply-now

FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIP QUESTIONS FinancialAid@nhia.edu | (603) 836-2578

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CONTACT

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

SOCIAL MEDIA @NHIA.edu @NHIArt @NHIArt YouTube/NHInstituteofArt

ACCREDITATION

The New Hampshire Institute of Art is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). 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. Š 2016 New Hampshire Institute of Art

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“For masterpieces are not single and solitary births; they are the outcome of many years of thinking in common, of thinking by the body of the people, so that the experience of the mass is behind the single voice.� ~ Virginia Woolf

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148 Concord Street, Manchester, NH 03104 603-836-2589 | admissions@nhia.edu | www.nhia.edu

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The New Hampshire Institute of Art is non-profit and NASAD and NEASC accredited.

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