Arts and Creative Industries

Take control of your creative ambitions and immerse yourself in studio and practical learning

At A Glance

What You'll Learn:

  • Perfect your craft in creative writing, performance, or visual arts
  • Gain industry-specific skills across the field of arts and entertainment, including organization, management, and problem-solving 
  • Develop a portfolio of creative works in your chosen specialty

What You'll Do:

  • Showcase your work through venues like theater, pop-up galleries, and an international journal of poetry and fiction
  • Immerse yourself in experiential learning and internships, engaging with artists, libraries, museums, and more
  • Work alongside faculty mentors to build on your creative talents and select courses that align with your career aspirations

Possible Career Options

  • Publisher
  • Film Producer 
  • Graphic Designer
  • Writer
  • Music Producer
  • Non-Profit Arts Administrator
  • Museum Curator
  • Gallerist
  • Art Therapist
  • Educator
  • Music Therapist

Program Level: Undergraduate

Offered As: Major, Minor

College/School: College of Arts & Sciences

Our Students

The Arts are Thriving at Bryant

ACI major painting during REDay

Olivia Hillman, an ACI major who hopes to be an art teacher, paints during Bryant REDay.


Learn through experience.

At Bryant, we believe in learning by doing. Arts and Creative Industries students participate in experiential learning opportunities such as internships, guest lectures, research collaboration with faculty, student clubs and organizations, and campus events like REDay (Research and Engagement Day).


  • Intern at culture and publishing organizations such as the Wilbury Theater Group, Motif Magazine, and Waterfire Arts Center
  • Discover opportunities with theaters, dance companies, art museums, publishing companies, festivals, and more
  • Micro-internships with campus arts organizations, campus art exhibits, Art Barn events development and coordination 


  • Partner with community arts organizations like New Urban Arts, Festival Ballet Providence, and the Rhode Island Artists' Exchange


  • Advanced Evolution Dance Team  
  • Bryant Arts Council
  • Bryant Arts and Creativity Club    
  • Bryant Players
  • Bryant Singers
  • Chamber Ensemble   
  • Creative Writing Club
  • Improv Troupe
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • The Bottom Line
  • Thrive Magazine
  • Velocity Dance Team 


  • Present creative work and critical work at Pop-Up Gallery and Performance Night
  • Work on socially engaged art activities on campus and in the local community
  • Present and display work at the Day of Understanding and Research and Engagement Day
  • Collaborate with faculty on research activities and arts-related projects

Travel / Events

  • Arts in the City (annual trip to New York City)
  • Study abroad in locations around the world, including Florence, Italy (renowned for its art)
  • Visiting Writer Series

Art Barn

The Art Barn is a venue for members of the community to share in, appreciate, and expand the arts at Bryant. In addition to stopping in for special events, students are welcome to drop into open hours to relax, create, meet like-minded students, and help support the artistic community at Bryant. 

Choose Your Own Track