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Jacob Richman

  • Instructor, Video and Filmmaking
  • Department of Art and Art History and Department of Film/Media
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  • Office Location: Fine Arts Center
    F205, 105 Upper College Road
    Kingston, RI 02881


Born in Chicago and raised in Sacramento, California, Jacob Richman currently resides in Providence and is a full-time lecturer in film/video production and theory in the Department of Art and Art History and the Department of Film/Media at the University of Rhode Island.

Previously, Richman taught at the University of Michigan’s School of Art and Design and Brown University. He continues to be a teaching artist at Providence CityArts! for Youth.

An avid musician since youth, playing double bass and trombone, Richman graduated with a joint B.A. from Harvard University in music composition and film/video. He received his M.A. in media arts from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in music and multimedia production from the Multimedia and Electronic Music Experiments program (MEME) at Brown University in 2013.

Richman has studied music composition, film/video production, and media arts with Bernard Rands, Kurt Stallmann, Robb Moss, Ross McElwee, Hal Hartley, Ed Osborn, and Steven Subotnick.  His work has been performed and screened at an eclectic array of venues across the country including in New York City, Boston, Los Angeles. Richman has also presented papers on multimedia performance techniques and audience reception at conferences in Boston and Virginia.


Jacob Richman is a mixed-media composer whose work explores the relationship between sight and sound in mixed performance and installation settings. He is fascinated by what he sees as the interconnectedness of things—sounds with images, places with memories, people with the natural world—and his work is his attempt to express these greater connections that surround us.


  • Ph.D. in music and multimedia production, Brown University, 2013
  • media arts, University of Michigan, 2006
  • B.A. in music composition and film/video production, Harvard University, 2003


“Towards a Working Method of Audience Movement.” Howlround, 2013.

“URI professors win fellowship awards from Rhode Island Council for the Arts.” The University of Rhode Island, 2015.

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