Arts and Culture

RIC dance student performance

Whether you're wondering if RIC might be a good place to study the arts or if you're looking to take advantage of the multitude of arts and cultural events the college has to offer, you've come to the right place.

Upcoming Music, Theater and Dance Events

The RIC Dance Company performs with KAIROS Dance Theater in collaboration with renowned choreographer, Paula Josa Jones.

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Our Box Office

The Box Office is home to our wide-ranging arts performances, as well as some shows and events produced by outside groups. There's always something going on that's worthwhile to attend and enjoy - music concerts, plays, and dance shows.

How the Arts are Studied at RIC


Performing Arts

Rhode Island college is home to the region's best performing arts academic programs, encompassing music, theatre and dance. Courses are open to all students, even those pursuing majors outside visual art. 

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Visual Arts

RIC fosters the talents and skills of more than 2,000 students per year, with modernized classrooms and studios.

Bannister Gallery exhibit

Bannister Gallery

The gallery is named for Edward Mitchell Bannister, a notable nineteenth-century Black artist and Providence resident, and aims to present a diverse set of art that ranges from traditional media, like painting and sculpture, to more contemporary formats, including photography, graphic design, and digital media.

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