The Art Club

Open to all students, this organization sponsors many events and activities. It may also act as liaison between students and faculty if necessary. Meeting dates are posted in the Art Center. All are welcome! Contact the Art Club Faculty Advisor for more information.

The Art Club provides:

  • Free models through the year
  • A membership on the Bannister Gallery Committee

The Art Club sponsors:

  • Day and weekend trips to New York City
  • Visiting artists
  • Student competitions
  • The Annual Art Auction
  • The Annual Students vs Faculty Softball Game

The Artists' Co-Op

This group sponsors:

  • Workshops
  • Slide lectures and critiques that provide art students with a unique opportunity to meet, discuss, and work with well-known artists. The artists invited to campus represent a broad range of studio disciplines, aesthetic philosophies, and a variety of working techniques.
  • The annual Art Sale and Festival in the Fall and Spring semesters.

Student Chapter Of The N.A.E.A. (Art Education Club)

The Student Chapter of the National Art Education Association sponsors student activities including:

  • Guest Lecturers
  • Trips
  • Special events related to Art Education

All students (Art Education, Art History, and Studio Art Majors) are invited to participate. A link to the National Chapter Website is included above.

For Graphic Design Students


AIGA, the professional association for design, is committed to advancing design as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force.

AIGA believes designers serve a critical role as communicators, educators and innovators.

AIGA sets the national agenda for the role of design in economic, social, political, cultural and creative contexts.

AIGA works to:
  • Inform about best practices, standards for ethical conduct and professional expertise
  • Communicate design's importance to the public and business leaders about the power of design
  • Inspire through articles, online galleries, profiles, videos and exhibitions
  • Represent the profession through a network of chapters and student groups
  • Stimulate discussion of the industry through events, social media and websites

Rhode Island Chapter:
Boston Chapter:
National (NYC):

Become a Student Member

Go to:

As an AIGA student member you'll gain access to invaluable resources and opportunities to help you make the transition from student to professional designer:

  • Gain exposure by posting your portfolio in the AIGA Member Gallery.
  • Find jobs and internships in AIGA Design Jobs (This is an international data-base!!)
  • Network and learn at local and national events.
  • Access exclusive member benefits.

Form a Student Group

The minimum requirement is 10 RIC students who are AIGA members. For complete information:

Professor Nancy Bockbrader will serve as the advisor for an AIGA Student Group.

Page last updated: Monday, June 11, 2012