Interested in completing a fine arts degree that leads to a lucrative and fulfilling career? Check out UNH’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program – a perfect mix of creative expression and career development.
With a wide variety of concentrations, all artists are encouraged to pursue their visions using the medium of their choice or by
trying their hand at a range of different art forms. Whether you’re interested in graduate school or becoming a professional working artist, UNH makes following your dreams as stress-free and simple as possible.
Areas of concentration include:
Students are also encouraged to work in whatever medium(s) best represent their artistic visions.
Intern at a Prestigious Arts Organization
Located in the heart of culturally-rich Durham, UNH’s many connections with nearby arts organizations give students numerous opportunities to gain on-the-job experience. Internships often offer students paid positions at arts-based businesses and nonprofit organizations – all with academic credit and invaluable resume-building experiences.
Students with UNH’s BFA program have previously interned with:
- Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
- Currier Museum of Art
- Drift Gallery
- New Hampshire Art Association
- Piscataqua Fine Arts Gallery
- Strawbery Banke Museum
Dive Into Creation at the VRC
UNH’s Visual Resource Center (VRC) acts as a library for both artistic images and technologies. With materials dating back from antiquity to the most cutting-edge creations of today, the VRC includes creations from cultures around the world. Open to all UNH students, the VRC’s collection extends to numerous areas of artistic concentration while also providing group and individual study spaces.
Equipment and materials housed at the VRC include:
- 35mm slide projectors
- Epson Perfection V700 scanners
- Equipment carts
- Mac laptop for classroom presentations
- Mac VGA & HDMI adapters
- Mobile digital projectors
- Photographic equipment
- Portable light tables and slide viewers
- Portable projection screen
- VHS and DVD players
Achieve Fame With Student Prizes
The BFA program also offers various prizes to help honor exceptional students and promote career development.
Grant Carlson Prize – Offered in honor of a former UNH art major, the Grant Carlson Prize is awarded to promising junior or senior fine arts students. While preference is given to those with innate talent and/or a desire to enter a career in the arts, all BFA majors are eligible.
Malcolm and Virginia Smith Prizes – A campus-wide honor presented to one student within each department of the College of Liberal Arts, including the BFA program, the Malcolm and Virginia Smith Prizes recognize exceptional seniors. The Prizes are awarded annually to graduating students who have demonstrated progress and growth academically over the course of their careers at UNH.
Get Involved With Student Clubs
UNH also supports many arts-oriented student organizations. These clubs help budding artists meet future collaborators, take advantage of resources at UNH and in its surrounding community and build their resumes through innovative projects.
Current arts-based clubs at UNH include:
- 3FM WUNH Radio Station
- Aegis Literary and Art Magazine
- Celebrity Series Arts Events
- Craft Crazy
- Her Campus Magazine
- Music Ensembles
- Scriptor Fiction Journal
- Student Committee on Popular Entertainment
- The Therapeutic Art Club
- UNH Photography Society
- WildACTS Theatre Troupe
The university also features multiple dance crews and a cappella groups for students interested in the performative arts.
Fine Art for the Modern Age
With UNH’s Bachelor of Fine Arts program, following your passion can lead to a rewarding and competitive career. Learn more at our University of New Hampshire web page.