Department of Art

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What We Do

The Department of Art prepares students for professional careers, liberal arts careers and graduate study. We also prepare the pre-K-12 art teachers of tomorrow. 

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The Art Department’s expert faculty ensure that you graduate with academic excellence, a strong liberal arts foundation and professional preparation

Prepared for Professional Success by Quality Faculty

We attract renowned faculty who maintain professional standing and involvement within the New England art community and beyond. We also present a full program of professional gallery exhibitions through our on-campus Bannister Gallery and Chazan Family Gallery as well as public lectures designed to contribute to the cultural climate of the college, local community, state and region.


Our program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and by the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE).

The Art Department's Mission

Art Department Learning Outcomes

Our Faculty

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Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate programs consist of: the B.A. in studio art, the B.F.A. in studio art, the B.A. in art history, the B.S. in art education, Minor in Art History, and Minor in Studio Art.

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Graduate Programs

Department of Art graduate programs are the M.A. in art, with a concentration in art education; the M.A.T. in art education; and the M.A. in art, with a concentration in media studies.

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Transfer Students

If you are transferring to RIC to complete your studies as an art major or minor, this information will guide you.

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Honors Program

Honors in Art offers the opportunity to conduct an independent research, critical, or creative project on a topic of your choice.

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