MFA Residency

MFA in Visual Arts

NHIA's Master of Fine Arts programs are centered on the individual. Elements of the program, such as mentor-selection, are based on students goals, vision, and artistic perspective.



ABOUT THE PROGRAM

NHIA's Master of Fine Arts programs are centered on the individual. Elements of the program, such as mentor-selection, are based on students goals, vision, and artistic perspective. Our low-residency Visual Arts Program challenges and supports students in developing their art both technically and conceptually. The goal of the program is to assist students in creating and maintaining a sustainable art practice. Faculty take an individualized approach that guides each student toward his or her personal vision, while addressing how that vision fits into the larger society. Work developed in the program is discussed with an awareness of social context and the way in which the work is situated in the global, contemporary art world.







MFA Visual Arts Residency
Visual Arts Students in our program have the opportunity to dialogue with a diverse range of artists, critics, writers, and thinkers. It’s inspiring to witness the creative and personal transformation that occurs in this process, yet it’s important to point out that this transformation is nurtured and supported so that each student develops a life-long sustainable art practice and career.

Graduate Program Events

Learn more about our supportive and collaborative community of students, faculty, mentors, writers, and visiting artists! In our low-residency graduate programs, students develop a network of colleagues and build a sustainable career in the arts.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION
GradAdmissions@nhia.edu, 603-836-2588


LOCATIONS
Manchester Campus, 148 Concord Street, Manchester, NH 03104
Sharon Arts Center Campus, 30 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH 03458 



“In NHIA’s Graduate Programs, we believe that the cross-disciplinary dialogue that emerges when our faculty and students are together will inspire and embolden anyone looking to launch a sustainable art career through an MFA, MAAE, or MAT. We have an exceptional community of artists and writers at NHIA! I invite you to join us at one of our upcoming events so you can witness the energy and cross-pollination for yourself” – Lucinda Bliss, Graduate Programs Dean

Friday, April 21 | Alison Hawthorne Deming Reading and Book Signing | River Run Bookstore, Portsmouth, NH | 6:00pm Meet NHIA’s Dean and MFA Creative Writing Director; 6:30pm Reading
Saturday, April 22 | NHIA Open House | Manchester Campus | 9am - 1pm
Saturday, June 24 | MFA Residency Visit Day | Manchester Campus | 9am-1pm
Monday, July 17 | MAAE Residency Visit Day | Manchester Campus | 9am-1pm












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