New Hampshire Institute of Art

148 Concord St, Manchester, NH

The New Hampshire Institute of Art, located in Manchester, New Hampshire, was founded in 1898 when it was known as the Manchester Institute of Arts and Sciences. The school was first approved to offer a bachelor's in fine arts in 1924. The school has for over 100 year provided individuals an education in fine arts through traditional and nontraditional means. The faculty is comprised of working professionals who have experience in their particular field of expertise. The school adopted its current name in 1997 when it was allowed to provide a bachelor's in fine art rather than only a four year teaching degree. Since that time the school has become an artistic and cultural center for the state and residents of New Hampshire.


The New Hampshire Institute of Art offers many degrees, allowing students to identify and pursue their artistic goals while receiving a quality education from trained and experienced professionals. The school provides bachelor degrees in fine arts, certificates and continuing education courses for professionals, with bachelor degrees taking four years to complete, certificate between one and two and continuing education courses the length of the course itself (one semester or less).

Programs offered at NHIA include:

  • Painting
  • Ceramics
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Interdisciplinary Studies

Admissions and Financial Aid

Students wishing to enroll at the New Hampshire Institute of Art musty complete the application for admission, along with all required documentation and information, which will then be used to gauge one's intellectual and artistic strengths and abilities, as well as their overall character and passions. Students will also submit a portfolio of work which is essential for admission.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, the amount of which is determined through the information provided by a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once the loan amount is set, students will sign, along with their parents, and arrangements made for the disbursement of funds which must be repaid over time after graduating from school.

Programs Offered

The program list below was created by historical graduation information reported by the school. This list may not represent the current curriculum offered. Visit the school's website to get more information about programs offered.

Find more information about available programs offered by New Hampshire Institute of Art by clicking the request information button to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

  • Tuition is estimated to be $22,500 for undergraduates and $13,920 for graduates*
  • Estimated required fees (in addition to tuition) for this program: $2,190*
  • Part-time undergraduate students can expect to pay around $1,100 per credit hour*
  • From the last reported year the graduating class was around 100 students

*Amounts for tuition, fees, and supplies are an estimate which are calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

Once scholarships, grants and other forms of aid are calculated, the expected average cost for students at New Hampshire Institute of Art is -. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance visit the net price calculator. A fee of $25 is required from all applicants. Student who wish to obtain more information regarding financial aid may contact the school's financial aid office at (603) 836-2577, which has information regarding types of aid, forms and more. The financial figures shown on this page provide information regarding costs and fees at New Hampshire Institute of Art, these numbers may change in a given year due to a variety of factors.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Tuition & Fees Information

Undergraduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $23,000-$27,000
  • For part-time students, charges are between $1,100-$1,300 per unit
  • Required fees for full-time students: $2,300

Graduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • The estimated tuition range for graduate students is around $14,000-$17,000 per year
  • For part-time students, charges are between $1,300-$1,600 per unit
  • Required fees for graduate students are around $1,100

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$11,392
Receiving Student Loans84%$6,801

Contact Information

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