You are fascinated by the world of artistic expression and its many forms. So are we. That’s why we’re here.
Whether you want to create—in painting or photography, sculpture or digital art and design—or delve into the richness and history of what the visual arts add to our daily lives, we offer an experiential and integrated experience where you can develop your interests and expertise, and work toward a career that honors your creative instincts.
The URI Difference
All Are Welcome
Unlike a traditional art school, we don’t require a portfolio review to be accepted to our program, and we welcome those new to the arts. Here you’ll be part of a broad-based liberal arts college—a lively community of students and faculty in many disciplines, opening your mind to all kinds of possibilities.
We want you to explore, experiment, and imagine, whether that means experiencing a range of media opportunities, or digging deep into the medium you love. We also offer you the opportunity to engage in cross-disciplinary studies such as Landscape Architecture, Africana Studies, Engineering, Film Media, and more.
A Supportive Community
Here, you’ll be part of a community of artists—our smaller class sizes encourage it. You’ll work closely with artists and instructors in classroom settings, and our faculty are readily available advise you on internships, careers, studying abroad, combining majors, and grad school.