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.


View the 2017 MFA and MAAE Thesis Exhibition Catalog






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.

At NHIA's Graduate Program events, you'll learn more about our supportive and collaborative community of students, faculty, mentors, writers, and visiting artists.

 

ON CAMPUS

January 5 – 14  |  Winter MFA Residency
January 7  |  Artist Talk – Francisco Cantu  |  French Hall, 148 Concord Street, Manchester, NH  |  7-9pm
January 9  |  Artist Talk – Mark Dion  |  French Hall, 148 Concord Street, Manchester, NH  |  7-9pm
January 10  |  Artist Talk – Lucinda Bliss  |  Cabonnay, 55 Bridge St, Manchester, NH  |  4:15-5:15pm
January 13  |  MFA Residency Visit Day  |  French Hall, 148 Concord Street, Manchester, NH   |  9am-1pm
April 21  |  Graduate Programs Visit Day |  French Hall, 148 Concord Street, Manchester, NH   |  9am-1pm

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR VISIT DAYS

nhia.edu/gradvisitdays

OFF CAMPUS

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.


 






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