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Top Graphic Design Programs in New Hampshire

Written by ACR StaffMarch 13, 2012
Top graphic design programs in New Hampshire
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Graphic design is a growing field, and it is one of the most competitive industries in the art and design sector. Not only do today’s aspiring graphic designers need advanced design, computer software, and creative skills, employer’s expect them to have advanced animation, web design, and even programming skills. What this means is, today’s graphic designers must train at a school that stays ten steps ahead. Fortunately, New Hampshire is home to an impressive collection of colleges that fit the bill.

New Hampshire’s top graphic design schools can be found from Manchester (the state’s largest city) to Keene (one of the state’s smallest cities). These schools have state-of-the-art production facilities, and they have an excellent reputation when it comes to securing top internships and helping students find work after graduation. What’s even better is, New Hampshire’s top graphic design schools are considered affordable in comparison to other top schools in heavily populated states. These schools also offer easy access to recreation, art and culture, and more.

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Continue reading to find out which New Hampshire schools made the list of top graphic design schools and what they have to offer. Please note that the top schools listed below are in order by largest to smallest student population.

Top Graphic Design School Programs New Hampshire Major Cities

Manchester
Southern New Hampshire University
Student Population: 2,562
Backdrop: Urban, 300-acre campus
Degrees Offered: B. A., B. S. Business Studies/Game Design and Development, Graphic Design and Media Arts, Computer Information Technology/Game Design and Development

Nashua
Rivier College
Student Population: 1,482
Backdrop: Urban, 68-acre campus
Degrees Offered: B. A. Graphic Design, Photography and Digital Media

Manchester
New Hampshire Institute of Art 
Student Population: 566
Backdrop: Urban, easy access to Boston
Degrees Offered: B. F. A. with Concentration in Graphic Design, Illustration

Top Graphic Design School Programs New Hampshire Other Cities and Towns

Keene
Keene State College
Student Population: 5,206
Backdrop: Small town, 160-acre campus
Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Art with Graphic Design Option

Plymouth
Plymouth State University
Student Population: 4,261
Backdrop: Small town, 170-acre campus
Degrees Offered: B. A., B. F. A. Art with Graphic Design Option

Rindge
Franklin Pierce University
Student Population: 1,809
Backdrop: Rural, 1,000-acre campus
Degrees Offered: B. A. Graphic Communications

New London
Colby-Sawyer College
Student Population: 1,100
Backdrop: Small town, 200-acre campus, easy access to Boston
Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Graphic Design

Henniker
New England College
Student Population: 984
Backdrop: Small town, 225-acre campus
Degrees Offered: B. A. Art with Concentration in Graphic and Communication Design

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Sources

Peterson’s, www.petersons.com
Princeton Review, www.princetonreview.com
U.S. News & World Report College Rankings, www.usnews.com/rankings