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. 

Contact Information
Department Chair

Dianne Reilly
dreilly@ric.edu


Armande Aywas
Higher Education Administrative Assistant II

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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. 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 National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC). 

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