Parents and Families

Wondering what life is like at a Manchester, NH college? Your student will be inspired at galleries located in historic brick mill buildings. They'll soak up the solitude kayaking a 2,200-acre lake or stumble across a poetry reading at a late-night café. Check out the top 25 things to do while you're in town (We're number 11!).         

NHIA’s walkable campus is located right in the heart of downtown. Residence halls, classrooms, and studios are just a short stroll from each other, intermingled with shops, restaurants, cafes and galleries. We’ve built strong relationships with local businesses and community organizations that take your art out of the classroom and into the real world. World-renowned artists visit to hold talks and workshops, giving you a chance to learn directly from some of the most exciting names in your field.

Wondering if art college is the right choice for your student? Hear from one of our students why it was the right choice for him.






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