Arts and Culture

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Rhode Island College is a regional leader in performing arts education and offers the only musical theatre program in Southeastern New England. 

Located in Providence – Rhode Island's creative capital – Rhode Island College is home to a thriving arts and culture scene. The city's robust creative culture is reflected on campus, where the performing and visual arts flourish. 


2021-2022 SEASON

We look forward to welcoming guests back to our performing arts venues for the upcoming season. Details coming soon.


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. 

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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

Two sisters and a dog live out their lives on the bleak English moors, dreaming of love and power. The arrival of a hapless governess and a moor-hen set all three on a strange and dangerous path. The Moors is a dark comedy about love, desperation, and visibility. Written by Jen Silverman. Directed by Casey Seymour Kim

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  • place The Forman Theatre in the Nazarian Center

RIC Chamber Orchestra's first concert of the Fall semester. John Sumerlin, conductor. Program to be determined. Admission is free.

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  • 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."