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.
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
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.