The New Hampshire Institute of Art is a bachelor's degree-granting college that provides an undergraduate education in the fine arts, complemented by majors in the professional arts. It is the only independent college of art in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. Located in the heart of Manchester, New Hampshire's Victory Park National Historic District, the institute offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with concentrations in Ceramics, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Interdisciplinary Arts, Art Education, and the newly added Graphic Design program. The institute has a collaborative agreement with the University of New Hampshire at Manchester that allows students interested in pursuing a degree in Fine Art to transfer into the institute's BFA program. The institute also offers certificate programs in Painting, Ceramics, Interior Design and Photography through its Continuing Education program. The institute serves as an important cultural center for the city of Manchester and the state of New Hampshire. It is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
The institute began offering graduate programs in 2012 with an MAAE program and in 2013 is offering a low res MFA program.