Arts and Humanities

You are inquisitive, inspired, and creative. You are a thinker, a historian, a writer, pondering where we've come from and where we're going. You enjoy engaging others, learning about their culture, and communicating with them in their own vernacular. Using clay, language, pen, or musical instrument, you love the process of creating for yourself and others. Whether theatre, literature, languages, music, history, art, or philosophy, you will find a career in the Arts and Humanities path!

PROGRAMS IN THIS PATH:


  • Art
  • Art History
  • Art Studio
  • English
  • Foreign Languages
  • French
  • History
  • Italian
  • Jazz Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Spanish
  • Theatre
  • Theatre-Acting
  • Theatre-Design and Theatre Technology
  • Theatre-Directing
  • Theatre-Performance
  • Theatre-Stage Management
  • Theatre-Technical

All offerings in this path:

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Program Course Sequence
Exploration (for students who are unsure of program/concentration) Course Sequence
Career Degrees and Certificates
Programs Degree Type
Fine Arts, Art A.F.A. Career
Fine Arts, Jazz Studies A.F.A. Career
Fine Arts, Music A.F.A. Career
Fine Arts, Theatre-Performance A.F.A. Career
Fine Arts, Theatre-Technical A.F.A. Career
Liberal Arts, English A.A. Career
Liberal Arts, Foreign Languages A.A. Career
URI and RIC transfer agreements
Programs Degree Type
English URI B.A. Prog-Prog Transfer
French URI B.A. Prog-Prog Transfer
History URI B.A. Prog-Prog Transfer
Italian URI B.A. Prog-Prog Transfer
Music - Jazz URI B.A. B.M.
Prog-Prog Transfer
Music URI B.A. B.M. Prog-Prog Transfer
Philosophy URI B.A. Prog-Prog Transfer
Spanish URI B.A. Prog-Prog Transfer
Theatre URI B.A. Prog-Prog Transfer
General Studies, recommended coursework for Art URI
B.F.A. JAA Transfer
General Studies, recommended coursework for Art Studio URI
B.A. JAA Transfer
General Studies, recommended coursework for Art History URI B.A. JAA Transfer
General Studies, recommended coursework for English URI | RIC B.A. JAA Transfer
General Studies, recommended coursework for French URI | RIC B.A. JAA Transfer
General Studies, recommended coursework for History URI | RIC B.A. JAA Transfer
General Studies, recommended coursework for Italian URI B.A. JAA Transfer
General Studies, recommended coursework for Philosophy URI | RIC B.A. JAA Transfer
General Studies, recommended coursework for Spanish URI | RIC B.A. JAA Transfer
General Studies, recommended coursework for Theatre RIC B.A. JAA Transfer
General Studies, recommended coursework for Theatre-Acting URI B.F.A. JAA Transfer
General Studies, recommended coursework for Theatre-Design and Theatre Technology URI B.F.A. JAA Transfer
General Studies, recommended coursework for Theatre-Directing URI B.F.A. JAA Transfer
General Studies, recommended coursework for Theatre-Stage Management URI B.F.A. JAA Transfer
Four-year program-to-program transfer agreements
Institution Program Degree Type
Montserrat College of Art Art - Graphic Design B.F.A. Transfer
  Art - Painting and Drawing B.F.A. Transfer
  Art - Photography and Video B.F.A. Transfer
  Art - Printmaking B.F.A. Transfer
  Art - Sculpture B.F.A. Transfer
Providence College General Studies - Liberal Studies B.A. Transfer
  General Studies - Social Science B.A. Transfer
  Liberal Arts - History B.A. Transfer
  Liberal Arts - Liberal Studies B.A. Transfer
  Liberal Arts - Social Science B.A. Transfer
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Art - Art Education B.F.A. Transfer
  Art - Art History B.A. Transfer
  Art - Artisanry - Ceramics B.F.A. Transfer
  Art - Artisanry - Jewelry/Metals B.F.A. Transfer
  Art - Artisanry - Textile Design/Fiber Arts B.F.A. Transfer
  Art - Painting/2-D Studies B.F.A. Transfer
  Art - Sculpture/3-D Studies B.F.A. Transfer
  Art - Visual Design - Digital Media B.F.A. Transfer
  Art - Visual Design - Graphic Design B.F.A. Transfer
  Art - Visual Design - Illustration B.F.A. Transfer
  Art - Visual Design - Photography B.F.A. Transfer

An ASSOCIATE degree from this path helps students begin careers such as:

Actors play parts in stage, television, radio, video, or motion picture productions, or in other settings, for entertainment, information, or instruction. They interpret serious or comic roles through speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform an audience.

      • Earning Potential- $17.49/hour; $36,379/year (United States, 2017)

Bureau of labor Learn More About Actors!


*Data is unavailable for the State of Rhode Island

Fine artists create original artwork using a wide variety of media and techniques.

      • Earning Potential- $23.81/hour; $49,524/year (United States, 2017)

Bureau of labor Learn More About Fine Artist!


*Data is unavailable for the State of Rhode Island

A BACHELOR'S degree enables students to begin careers such as:

Art directors are responsible for the visual style and images in magazines, newspapers, product packaging, and movie and television productions. They create the overall design of a project and direct others who develop artwork and layouts.

      • Earning Potential- $36.59/hour; $76,107/year

Bureau of labor Learn More About Art Directors!


*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

      • Earning Potential- $25.46/hour; $52,956/year

Bureau of labor Learn More About Graphic Designers!


*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Interpreters and translators convert information from one language into another language. Interpreters work with spoken or sign language; translators work with written language.

      • Earning Potential $21.97/hour; $45,697/year

Bureau of labor Learn More About Interpreters and Translators!


*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Music directors, also called conductors, lead orchestras and other musical groups during performances and recording sessions. Composers write and arrange original music in a variety of musical styles.

      • Earning Potential- $28.71/hour; $59,716/year

Bureau of labor Learn More About Music Directors and Composers!


*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Writers and authors develop written content for various types of media, including advertisements, books, magazines, movies, plays, television, and blogs.

      • Earning Potential- $29.65/hour; $61,672/year

Bureau of labor Learn More About Writers and Authors!


*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

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Last Updated: 12/3/18