ABOUT THE PROGRAM
A Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Photography at the New Hampshire Institute of Art offers students a unique opportunity for artistic transformation and professional development. Our low-residency format enables you to earn your Master’s degree and be part of a diverse, passionate network of artists, while maintaining your other commitments and a balanced life. The regular convergence of students from all of our MFA programs, at winter and summer residencies, allows you ample opportunity to collaborate with students and faculty across disciplines. You’ll develop your craft, guided by an exceptional faculty of artists, gallery owners, collectors, curators, critics, and writers, and build a network of connections in the world of photography. On campus, you’ll have access to our unique special collection of rare photographic books, portfolios, and prints by renowned artists who have shaped the history of the field. You’ll learn to speak, think, and write powerfully and accurately about your work and the work of others, and most importantly, you'll gain an understanding of how your unique voice fits into the historic and contemporary world of photography.
View the 2017 MFA and MAAE Thesis Exhibition Catalog
The Teti Fellowship
The Teti Fellows program awards four to six fellowships annually to scholars, artists, writers and educators wishing to travel to the New Hampshire Institute of Art’s campus in Manchester, New Hampshire to make use of the John Teti Rare Photography Book Collection housed in the college’s Teti Library.
The John Teti Rare Photography Book Collection is one of the finest collections of photographic resources in the United States. The Collection, established in 2007 through a generous donation by Mr. John Teti, contains over 2,000 rare books, periodicals, prints and documents illustrating the history of photography, including Edward Steichen’s personal copies of Alfred Stieglitz’s Camera Work.
For more about the Teti Fellowship, click here.
At NHIA's Graduate Program events, you'll learn more about our supportive and collaborative community of students, faculty, mentors, writers, and visiting artists.
April 21 | Graduate Programs Visit Day | French Hall, 148 Concord Street, Manchester, NH | 9am-1pm
March 11 | Artists Connect, New York, NY | The Whitney Museum of American Art, 3pm | Reception at the Cornelia Street Café, 5:30pm
June 8 | Thing in the Spring, NHIA Reception | Sharon Arts Center Gallery | 5-7pm
CONFERENCES & FESTIVALS
February 21-24 | College Art Association (CAA), Los Angeles, CA
March 1-4 | Society for Photographic Education (SPE), Philadelphia, PA
March 22-24 | National Art Educators Association (NAEA), Seattle, WA
For details about all of our events, click here.