Music, Theatre, and Dance Department
Rhode Island College, the state’s first public institute of higher education founded in 1854, is a regional leader in preparing students for careers in the performing and visual arts. Students have the opportunity to learn from faculty who have mastered their skills in music, theatre, dance and the visual arts. Students also have access to a number of venues that support and advance their work. Rhode Island College is located in the state’s vibrant capital city of Providence, often called the “Creative Capital,” where the performing and visual arts are woven into the very fabric of the community.
Our programs enhance the creative context of the performing arts, generate new and exciting programming, create an interdisciplinary curriculum with team teaching and encourage collaborative efforts by faculty and students. Undergraduates may pursue majors and minors in a variety of music, theatre and dance fields. In addition, many students who are pursuing academic majors in other areas participate in music, theatre and dance activities and performances.