Art Studio Program
The URI Department of Art and Art History art studio program includes courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, video and multimedia, digital art and design, and photography. Students in this program work in various media giving them vast opportunities to express their creativity and to develop technical skills. The program also offers hands-on, practical experience where students work closely with artists and instructors in classroom settings and one-to-one exchanges.
Art History Program
Students participating in the University of Rhode Island art history program develop skills to analyze and interpret works of art as expressions and products of social, cultural and historic conditions. They are able to conduct research, and write and speak effectively about art and architecture.
The URI Art and Art History Department participates in many cross-disciplinary programs, offering students specialized experience and instruction. They include but are not limited to film media, 3D interactive animation (with the Computer Science Department), women’s studies, African and African-American studies, and underwater archeology.
Double Majors and Minors
Our Bachelor of Arts programs in art studio and art history allow students majoring in art or art history to have double majors, minors, or areas of concentration in subjects of interest such as education, languages, psychology, textiles, fashion, merchandising, journalism, communications, or computer science.