Design Major at the New Hampshire Institute of Art

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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.

Each of our programs are flexible, career-focused and innovative. With more electives, a focus on professional practice, a broad education including liberal arts and sciences, and a partnership with UNH Manchester, NHIA provide artists, writers and designers the freedom to explore within and beyond their major, to think and make in innovative ways, and to be in tune with the professional demands of both current and future careers in art and design. This is education tailored to your goals!

Career Options

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.

What else you need to know

  • 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

Resources

Want to know what four years in a Design program at NHIA looks like? You got it.
Undergraduate Viewbook
Virtual Tour
Catalyst - An NHIA News Magazine
Ayris - Student Run Magazine





Do what you love with your degree

Careers

  • Design Careers

    Prepare visual concepts to communicate inspiring, informative ideas or call consumers to action.

  • Art Director

    Take responsibility for the visual style and layout of magazines, newspapers, or other print publications, developing overall visual designs.

  • Brand Identity Developer

    Design the visual aspects of a company or organization's brand identity, developing logos, signs, and themes that appear throughout a client's products and publications.

  • Multimedia Designer

    Design the visual aspects of a company or organization's brand identity, developing logos, signs, and themes that appear throughout a client's products and publications

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