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The mission of the Department of Art, Art History and Design Department is to provide a strong foundation in the visual arts whereby students learn the concepts, skills, and vocabulary to enable them to create and understand art as a means of visual expression and communication.

The department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and offers an Associate of Fine Art Degree (A.F.A.) and a Certificate in Graphic Design.

Our curriculum emphasizes the appreciation, understanding and practice of art and design, including:
• the principles and language of art and design
• the overall creative process
• the roles and responsibilities of the artist and designer throughout history within a multi-cultural community and within a global context
• appropriate traditional skills and advances in technology in art studio, and history courses.

Online Gallery of Student Work

a painting of Persephonecharcoal drawing, self portrait by a studenta ceramic human figure

News

ArtxHistory

ArtxHistory

CCRI professor of art history, Natalie Coletta, released her sabbatical project, www.ArtxHistory.org in January of 2021 for the spring start of Art History

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Professor Silva Authors Chapter

Professor Silva Authors Chapter

Assistant Professor of Art, Joseph Silva wrote the chapter "To the Victor Go the Spoils: Christian Triumphalism and the Order of Santo Stefano in Pisa," published in...

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Work Study jobs in the Art Galleries

Work Study jobs in the Art Galleries

Art Gallery Monitor work study positions are available at Warwick and Lincoln Campuses. Contact Diane McLaughlin ([email protected]) for a job description and to apply.

Current Exhibitions

Knight Campus Student Exhibition Fall 2022

  • Exhibition Dates: December 14th - 21st
  • Reception: 4-6pm, Wednesday December 21st
Knight Campus Student Exhibition Fall 2022

Flanagan Campus Student Exhibition Fall 2022

  • Exhibition Dates: December 15th - 21st
  • Reception: 4-7pm Tuesday December 20th
Flanagan Campus Student Exhibition Fall 2022

Areas of Study