Creative Writing

“I’ve had a very positive experience at NHIA. Many of my classes pushed me into writing in ways I had never written before. I feel like that was a big breaking point in my writing. When you’re in the studio, you learn how to give and receive criticism that applies not to just your art, but also in the workplace. Creative writing allows you to obtain critical thinking skills that are often lacking in the workplace.” Emily Smith, Creative Writing, Class of 2016



NHIA BFA Creative WritingSurrealism and Rebellion. Gothics and Monsters. Writing the Senses. Graphic Novels. Creative Writing at the New Hampshire Institute of Art encompasses far more than the fundamentals, encouraging students to experiment, invent, and inspire. Pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Creative Writing means you’re not stuck in a traditional English department. Instead, you’re in the center of a thriving community of artists ripe with opportunities for cross-fertilization.

Our faculty of professional authors live the writing life right alongside you, giving every student individual attention and a real voice in their education. Our visiting writers series puts you up close and personal with top names in the field, and our proximity to Boston and the Seacoast region sets your study in the heart of a thriving culture of readings, workshops and literary conferences. You’ll gain experience editing our literary magazine Ayris, build a network of support with other professional writers, and crown your achievements with a published book.

Each of our programs are flexible, career-focused and innovative. With more electives, a focus on professional practice, a broad education including liberal arts and sciences, and a partnership with UNH Manchester, NHIA provide artists, writers and designers the freedom to explore within and beyond their major, to think and make in innovative ways, and to be in tune with the professional demands of both current and future careers in art and design. This is education tailored to your goals!

Career Options

Author, script writer for TV, movies or video games, literary consultant, playwright, magazine editor, documentary filmmaker, graphic novelist, web editor, marketing writer, art writer, art critic, grant writer, columnist, teacher, blogger, writing coach, ghost writer

What else you need to know

  • We are the ONLY college in America offering BFA degrees that require all students to complete three semesters of professional practices, business marketing, and entrepreneurship studies for the arts.
  • Our partnership with UNH Manchester expands course offerings by double, without adding expense or time to complete your degree
  • We require nine credits of a professional practicum (paid or unpaid internships) in all disciplines
  • Every freshman gets a fully loaded Macbook laptop for no additional expense

Resources

Want to know what four years in a Creative Writing program at NHIA looks like? You got it
Undergraduate Viewbook
Virtual Tour
Catalyst - An NHIA News Magazine
Ayris - Student Run Magazine








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