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Art Programs

Admission and Retention Requirements for B.A. in Studio Art

Admission Requirements

  1. Completion of a plan of study approved by assigned advisor.
  2. Completion of a Declaration of Major Form, indicating studio concentration.
  3. Completion of all studio foundations courses, with a minimum grade of C.
  4. If applicable, a positive portfolio review. A portfolio review is not required for admission to the B.A. in studio art, unless the student seeks program credit for art courses taken at another institution or credit for advanced placement courses. See Transfer Portfolio Guidelines at www.ric.edu/art/transfer.php or obtain guidelines in the main office of the Art Center.

Retention Requirement
A minimum grade of C+ in all courses in the concentration.

Admission and Retention Requirements for B.F.A.

Admission Requirements

  1. Completion of a plan of study approved by assigned advisor.
  2. Completion of a Declaration of Major Form, indicating studio concentration.
  3. Completion of a B.F.A. application.
  4. Completion of all studio foundations courses, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 and a minimum grade of C in each course.
  5. Completion of the Studio I course in the concentration, with a minimum grade of B.
  6. A positive portfolio review. The portfolio must include work from studio foundations courses and the introductory studio art course in the concentration. Portfolios are reviewed once per semester. Review dates are posted in the Art Center.

Note: For information on transferring credit for courses taken at another institution or credit for advanced placement art courses, see Transfer Portfolio Guidelines at www.ric.edu/art/transfer.php or obtain guidelines in the main office of the Art Center.

Retention Requirement
A minimum grade of B in all concentration courses.

Admission Requirements for M.A. in Media Studies

  1. A completed application form accompanied by a fifty dollar nonrefundable application fee.
  2. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records.
  3. An official report of scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  4. Three letters of recommendation.
  5. A written statement of purpose.
  6. A representative portfolio of creative work in one of the following formats: twenty slides in a carousel tray, a CD-ROM, URL(s) for website(s), a VHS video tape, or a significant paper.
  7. The Media Studies Admissions Committee may require an interview.

Page last updated: June 22, 2009