Students will demonstrate substantial facility within a diverse range of dance styles and
Students will demonstrate sophistication with, and control of, performance dynamics in
a wide range of formal and informal performance events.
Students will demonstrate facility with improvisational choreography and
compositional conventions in the creation of original dance works.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of, and facility for, historical and
theoretical inquiry in dance including its interrelatedness to various other cultural
influences and forms of cultural production.
Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of interrelatedness of allied
disciplines that enhance dance creation and performance
Students will demonstrate responsibility for support of ensemble management and
Music Program Goals
To prepare students to perform at a professional level, successfully compete in
their chosen professional fields, and to pursue advanced graduate studies.
To prepare highly qualified and skilled music educators to serve the public and
private schools, to engage their own students, and to assume leadership roles in
their professional associations.
To encourage intellectual and creative expressions through research and musical
To educate non-music majors in ways that enrich, enlighten, and encourage the
development of their own musical expression and appreciation.
To produce concerts and other musical events of the highest quality for Rhode
Island College and the community.
To provide an environment which encourages and supports faculty development
through research and creative activity.
To cultivate arts audiences of the future.
Theatre Program Goals
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the role theatre plays in the community,
the professional arena, and to the individual.
Students will demonstrate a fundamental understanding of collaborative issues as they
relate to play production.
Students will demonstrate a basic knowledge of the varied disciplines in the theatre
and an understanding of their inherent interconnectedness.
Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively complete production specific
problem solving in varied disciplines.
Students will develop skills concentrating on more specific fields of study to prepare
for future academic and professional growth.