department of art & art history

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


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Art Studio Program

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The University of Rhode Island’s art studio program includes courses in drawingpainting, sculpture, printmakingphotographyvideo and multimedia, digital art and design, and graphic design. 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.

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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.

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.

The University allows 12 shared credits shared between two majors.

Minors are 18 credits.

Cross-Disciplinary Programs

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 Landscape Architecture, History, Women and Gender Studies, Africana Studies, Engineering, Film Media and Underwater Archeology.

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