The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) will give you more than a paintbrush and canvas to work with; this degree can take you from the museum to graduate school, an art studio to a movie studio and from wood shop to Photoshop.
A Finer Fine Arts Program
As a Top 50 Public University according to U.S. News & World Report, 2018, UNH offers a world-class education for students looking to pursue a Fine Arts degree. A BFA at UNH will prepare students to enter professional graduate schools or pursue a career as a
With a range of concentrations including painting and sculpture, plus individualized programs like ceramics, drawing, printmaking, photography and photo design, UNH’s Fine Arts program offers students a diverse range of possibilities for their futures.
Students must be accepted into the Studio Arts program before applying for the BFA program by submitting a portfolio of 10 to 12 samples of their strongest work. Portfolio reviews happen every semester, giving students flexibility to apply after arriving to UNH. Learn more about the process for applying here.
The Visual Resource Center
The Visual Resource Center (VRC) provides all UNH students with a place to research and study thousands of art and architectural images. Students have access to the Photo Room, where they can photograph small-to-medium sized artworks, and the opportunity to work with a Visual Resources Librarian to help with questions about visual archives.
The VRC expands UNH’s Fine Arts program to include students who are interested in pursuing careers in art history, museum studies, art librarianship, digital humanities and visual resources management. Besides being a great resource for all UNH students interested in art and history, the VRC sponsors research with Fellowships and work-study opportunities.
Color Outside the (Academic) Lines with an Internship
Located in the New England region of the United States, UNH’s campus is surrounded by a long, rich history of art and architecture dating back to the days before the U.S. Constitution. Students can take advantage of internships that put them right in the middle of
this history while earning academic credits.
Fine Arts internships have a range of focuses, including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, woodworking, ceramics, graphic design, art history and museum work. UNH students have practiced these skills and more at institutions such as:
- Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
- Piscataqua Fine Arts Gallery
- Strawberry Banke Museum
- New Hampshire Art Association
- Drift Gallery
- Currier Museum of Art
Picture Yourself At UNH
When you enroll in UNH’s Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program, you’ll have access to a broad range of courses that will teach you about art history, ceramics, photography, drawing, painting, design and more. You will be attending a Top 50 public university with great accomplished faculty and access to cutting-edge visual arts resources to jump start your artistic career.
Start your journey today by checking out our website to learn more and see if the Fine Arts program is right for you!