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Admissions Office
156 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03101
Toll Free: 866-241-4918
Local: 603-836-2589

The Admissions Department is located at 156 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH. Please feel free to contact the Admissions Office for more information by phone (1-866-241-4918), e-mail, or send us a request form.

Admission to the Institute’s BFA program is offered to those candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of dedication, motivation, and artistic, intellectual, and personal promise. Our application process is designed so that the Admissions Committee gets to know each applicant as an individual. The Committee pays special attention to each applicant’s strengths, passions, artistic ability, and academic potential. We also recognize the diversity of our applicants in areas such as art and life experiences, educational interests, and cultural backgrounds. 

The application process has several required components, including careful review of the essay, letters of recommendation and academic records. Each component is taken into consideration, with special attention paid to the quality of the portfolio.

Click here to read more about the Institute's BFA accreditation, mission statement, goals, and objectives.

Articulation Agreements

The New Hampshire Institute of Art has an articulation agreement for students from the following colleges and universities: the University of New Hampshire, Manchester; Lakes Region Community College; Manchester Community College; Great Bay Community College; River Valley Community College Northern Essex Community College and Vincennes University, Vincennes, Indiana. Students who earn associate degrees from these institutions have simplified application and transfer procedures in a "2+2" agreement. For specific information on the Articulation Agreements, contact the Institute’s Admissions Office at: 866-241-4918.

AP Credit

A student who has received a score of 4 or 5 in the Advanced Placement examinations in academic subjects may receive transfer credit for an appropriate course. 

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