The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) is the oldest and largest non-profit arts institution in New Hampshire, founded in 1898 and today offering undergraduate (BFA, Dual Degree BFA/MAT), graduate (MFA, MAT), and community education programs (Youth Arts, Pre-College, Community Education, Professional Development) serving over 2,000 students annually on two campuses in Manchester and Sharon/Peterborough, New Hampshire.
We are a tight-knit community of creative thinkers, artists, designers, writers, and art educators who use the power of our creativity to transform 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.
NHIA is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). NHIA is also a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD).
Students in our Undergraduate program become part of a community of artists that will help them grow in the arts and in life
We can fit art into anyone's busy life with over 100 programs that run from 1-day to 12-weeks
NHIA is located in the heart of New England
Our graduate degree programs are designed to work with your life.
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