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.
View the 2017 MFA and MAAE Thesis Exhibition Catalog
At NHIA's Graduate Program events, you'll learn more about our supportive and collaborative community of students, faculty, mentors, writers, and visiting artists.
October 28 | Graduate Programs Visit Day
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October 7-8 | Catalyst: the Artist-Mentor Dialogue, a pop-up show of alumni and their mentors. Opening reception, October 7, 5-8 pm, 3S Artspace Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
October 18 | Graduate School Fair, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
November 2 | 7-9pm Prospective Student Info Session and Pecha Kucha, Stark Brewing Company, Manchester, NH
CONFERENCES & FESTIVALS
October 19-21 | Art + Environment Conference, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
NATIONAL PORTFOLIO DAYS
NHIA will be attending the following National Portfolio Days:
October 22 | San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
October 29 | Parsons School of Design, New York City, NY
November 4 | SAIC, Chicago, IL
November 18 | AT&T Hotel, Conference Center, Austin, TX
December 1 | Online at portfolioday.net/graduate-events
NATIONAL PORTFOLIO DAYS SCHEDULE
For more information about National Portfolio Days, click here.