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Welcome to the Rhode Island College Acceptd page!

The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Rhode Island College is a vibrant creative community, where students, artist/teachers, community members, and guest artists work hand in hand. Your education is why we are here; our amazing students are our most valuable and valued resource. We are delighted that you’re interested in learning more about joining RIC’s performing arts family.

In response to COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution and care, RIC will only be offering auditions via Acceptd for the 2020-2021 audition cycle.  While we are disappointed that we cannot hold auditions in person, we will be offering several virtual opportunities to connect.

An affordable state school that dates from its founding in 1854, making it the oldest public institution of higher education in the state, Rhode Island College is located in Providence, RI, the nation’s creative capital. Our campus is minutes from downtown in a quiet, 180-acre suburban setting. We encourage you to see more of our campus and our community by scheduling a virtual campus visit here. RIC’s programs in music, theatre, and dance are regionally and nationally recognized for their excellence.  Graduates are prepared for successful careers in the arts as performers, scholars, and educators - without the debt.

To qualify for acceptance as a major in either music, theatre, or dance, applicants must:

  1. Be admitted to the College. Follow the general admission procedure described on the RIC Admissions Office page.
  2. Successfully complete an online audition on one of the following dates:
    • Saturday, January 30, 2021
    • Saturday, February 13, 2021
    • Saturday, March 6, 2021
    • Saturday, March 20, 2021
    • Saturday, April 10, 2021 
    • Saturday, May 8, 2021 
    • Saturday, June 12, 2021 
    • Saturday, June 26, 2021 

You DO NOT need to wait to be admitted to RIC in order to audition, but we recommend that you at least have your Admissions application completed by your audition date.

Students who are interested in double-majoring should complete the applications and upload materials for both programs.

Questions may be directed to:
Music Programs: music@ric.edu 
Theatre Programs: wwilson@ric.edu 
Dance Programs: acardente1@ric.edu

For technical questions, please check out our Help Desk for frequently asked questions.