department of art & art history

FIne Arts Center, Room F205, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881


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The Department of Art & Art History has paid for an institutional membership with free admission to the Newport Art Museum for everyone at URI. Just show a valid URI photo ID and you will be able to enjoy the art and architecture of that collection – it’s on us!

Program Highlights

  • No portfolio or portfolio review needed for acceptance
  • Students new to the arts are welcome
  • Part of the College of Arts and Sciences, giving you a well-rounded education
  • Prepares you for diverse career opportunities
  • Off-campus internships are available and encouraged
  • The department hosts visiting artists and art historians
  • Opportunities for trips to museums and galleries
  • Gallery exhibits student work along with visiting artists, lecturers, and critics

Quick Facts

student painting a chair sculpture

  • about 160 undergraduate majors
  • 25-30 art history majors
  • 10 full-time faculty
  • average studio class size 15 or less

Degree Programs

Art Studio

Art History

  • Bachelor of Arts in Art History

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