DUAL DEGREE: BFA AND MAT The Dual Degree–our combined BFA and MAT program–provides both degrees in five years, saving students money and getting them into the classroom faster. We also provide students with a unique opportunity to teach in our Youth Arts program. Education students at NHIA gain real world experience through placements in after-school and in-school positions. Students graduate with the skills and qualifications that lead to higher salaries and sought-after positions.
What NHIA’s Dual Degree program provides:
Students earn a BFA and a Masters degree in five years instead of the usual six - not only do they save money in tuition but they also get into the classroom as a teacher a year sooner
The teaching certification students receive has reciprocity options in all states - meaning they will train and receive credentials to teach in New Hampshire and can obtain credentials to teach K-12 visual art education in any state in the US
Students will gain real world experience and develop teaching skills in our Youth Arts Program where they will work alongside other teachers with inner city youth in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the state of New Hampshire
In the BFA program the student concentrates on developing their own art practice, but also work with a cohort of Art Education students who are developing teaching skills and learning about visual arts education practices from a group of Art Education faculty and mentors
Each of our programs are flexible, career-focused and innovative. This is education tailored to your goals!