Student Affairs

Academic Advising

At the New Hampshire Institute of Art, help is never far away. Our advisors will work closely with you to help you plan your schedule, maximizing your opportunities for learning and making sure you have the credits you need to graduate on time. They’ll keep close watch on your progress, give advice on independent studies, and support you through those tough courses.

Our full-time undergraduate faculty maintain regular office hours where students are welcome to drop by and chat, whether you’re looking for help with a tough assignment, advice on a new technique, or just a friendly ear.

Academic Support Center

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 are committed to providing you the support you need to succeed.

The center is open to students Monday through Friday and is fully equipped with computers, printers, Internet access and assistive technology. Appointments can be made via email Centers staff also work closely with undergraduate faculty to make sure they’re offering the support you need to meet your program’s goals.

Fuller Hall, 156 Hanover Street, Manchester
Phone: (603) 836-2581

Disability Services

The New Hampshire Institute of Art's disability services are maintained by our Academic Support Center, and are founded on the same commitment to giving every student the resources they need to perform at their best. The office will grant students academic accommodations on a case-by-case basis. Disabled students should contact the Disability Services Director to set up a meeting, where you’ll talk about your needs and review documentation. Contact the office for more information.

Galleries and Exhibitions

The New Hampshire Institute of Art maintains three gallery spaces on our Manchester and Sharon Arts Center campuses. We feature rotating exhibits of work by students, faculty, alumni, and regionally or nationally acclaimed artists. In addition, the Vault Gallery, set in an old bank vault and run by students, gives BFA students the chance to experience curating and managing an art show.

Special Programs

The Office of Student Affairs maintains a full slate of special programs, both on campus and far further afield.

  • AICAD Exchange Program: The Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (AICAD) Exchange Program provides even more ways to expand your horizons, offering NHIA juniors the chance to study at another AICAD school for no additional cost. Study design on Laguna beach or sculpture in Chicago. With over thirty participating schools located throughout the United States, the opportunities are boundless. Learn more.
  • Visiting Artists: NHIA is proud to bring top names in the art world to your doorstep with our visiting artist workshops and our Distinguished American Artists Discussing Art lectures.
  • Field Trips: Join an excursion to the AIPAD New York Photography Show to see work from dozens of exhibitors showing both new and historic works, or hit the Big Apple to soak up inspiration at the Met and other museums. NHIA regularly organizes excursions to world-class museums, conferences, and other events.


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