The Department of Performing Arts at Salve Regina provides
students with individualized attention in the creative disciplines of music,
theatre and dance. We offer majors and minors in music and theatre arts, as
well as a minor in dance and an extensive program in music education, which
leads to Rhode Island teacher certification in grades K-12 for music.
For students interested in music, we foster an
understanding and appreciation of a wide variety of music through study,
instrumental and vocal training and performance. With a traditional liberal
arts education as its foundation, our program teaches students to appreciate
the rich heritage of musical arts while providing them with comprehensive
Our students participate in a wide range of vocal and
instrumental ensembles on campus and throughout Newport, allowing them to hone
their teamwork and problem-solving skills and learn to become critical
listeners and accomplished performers.
Students interested in theatre arts explore the
theoretical and pragmatic aspects of theatrical productions through both
analysis and performance experience. Our talented professors shape hybrid
artists with a top-level theatre education designed for success in the
boardroom, the courtroom or the greenroom.
Students in the dance program have the opportunity to
study jazz, ballet and modern technique. By graduating dance minors who are
triple trained, our program prepares students for any graduate school or dance
company they wish to join.
Outside the classroom, we offer an array of opportunities to further develop
students' interests and skills, including our premier dance company, Extensions,
and our vibrant student-run theatre company, StageFright.
Whether they pursue their interests professionally or
recreationally, our graduates possess the creative, collaborative and
analytical skills necessary for success in whatever career they choose.
Our programs leave students well prepared for
professional training programs, graduate studies and careers in such fields as
education and social services.