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Art Department

The first half of the new Art Center is open and ready for classes!

Foundations, Ceramics, Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design, Printmaking, and Sculpture courses will meet in the new Art Center. Please enter the building from the west, Craig-Lee side.

The second and final phase of the Art Center will be finished by Fall 2014.

As construction continues, Art Education, Art History, Graphic Design, Digital Media Design, Media Studies, Photography, Painting, and other Art courses will meet in Clark Science, Whipple Hall and Building Two.

The Art Department Main Office and some Faculty Offices will remain in Building Two, on the East side of campus. See the Faculty Section of the Art Department web site for faculty office locations.

The Department of Art provides a dynamic environment for learning.

Students and faculty maintain high standards in a competitive yet supportive community. Our program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (Outside LinkNASAD) and by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (Outside LinkNASDTEC).


Art Department programs include, the B.A. in Studio Art, B.F.A. in Studio Art, Minor in Studio Art, B.A. in Art History, Minor in Art History, B.S. in Art Education, B.F.A. in Art Education, M.A. in Art (concentration in Art Education), M.A.T. in Art Education, and M.A. in Art (concentration in Media Studies).

Studio Art Concentrations include Ceramics, Digital Media Design, Graphic Design, Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture.


A strong foundations program is essential to the understanding of basic concepts that students will need in their study of art. Students begin by completing a comprehensive series of courses in drawing and design. In-depth research of basic drawing, two-dimensional and three-dimensional concepts offer students the foundation they will need to fulfil their academic goals.

Transfer Students

To request that transferred studio art course credits be accepted for RIC Art Program Credit, students must submit a portfolio to the Department of Art. Please refer to the Transfer Student section for Adobe PDFTransfer Guidelines and Application Form .

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Page last updated: July 22, 2014