Arts and Culture

Women Trailblazers in music montage

Performing Arts

Rhode Island college is home to the region's best performing arts academic programs, encompassing music, theatre and dance. Courses are open to all students, even those pursuing majors outside visual art. 

Art student

Visual Arts

RIC fosters the talents and skills of more than 2,000 students per year, with modernized classrooms and studios.


Performing and Fine Arts Commission

RIC students may apply to the Performing and Fine Arts Commission for funds to support student-sponsored performing and fine arts events on campus.

Upcoming Events

Choreographic Works by: Heather Ahern, Alex Beigelson, Shani Collins-Achille, David Dorfman, Adrienne Hawkins, and Jessica Pearson

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  • access_time Various times
  • place Sapinsley Hall in the Nazarian Center


A Different Day

Renowned Filmmaker Features RIC Dancers in New Film

"We're protesting in the streets to fight for equal rights. We're shot in the streets because we don't have equal rights. And then we're rioting in the streets to show how angry we are, which only leads to us hurting each other – same old stuff, different day."