Fine Arts
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Fine Arts

Denison sees art as a bridge to all other areas of study and research. Our art program emphasizes art-making as a means to think about not only oneself, but one’s relationship to the world of ideas from multiple perspectives.

Art History
AHVC-380
This class is required for Art History and Visual Culture majors....
Art History
AHVC-101
This course is an introduction to selected themes, periods, and sites of visual production and built practice in Europe, the Mediterranean, and the...

With a digital library of more than 20,000 visual resources, the Art History Department has organized access to art across centuries and civilizations around the globe.

B.A.
Cinema

The Cinema House has faculty and staff offices, a student lounge, screening room, production equipment, a Steenbeck flatbed editing room and MacPro media stations.

Cinema
CINE-328
A workshop-style course on dramatic narrative writing for the screen....
Cinema
CINE-308
Animation is the illusion of motion created by the consecutive display of slightly varying drawings or models of static elements....
B.A.
Dance
DANC-122
African/Diasporan Dance I focuses on African-centered forms of dance in one of many possible genres across the African Diaspora (e.g., traditional ...
Dance
DANC-424
Participation as a cast member in the choreographic research process of new and reconstructed works in African/Diasporan forms created by students ...

The Dance Department facilities are located in the Doane Dance Building, the Mulberry House MIX Lab and the new Knapp Performance Lab. They are designed to encourage collaboration and interdisciplinarity.

B.A.

Denison has a truly impressive list of musical ensembles—Brass, Wind, Chamber, Bluegrass, Jazz, Orchestra, Concert Choir, Singer’s Theater, Latin, String, Trumpet, Flute, Guitar—the list goes on!

Music
MUS-113
As seen through the eyes of men and women who composed, performed, taught and patronized the instrument, this course surveys the major works for th...
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-170
A studio course in the fundamentals of drawing in several media....
Studio Art
ARTS-224
In this studio course students learn to create ceramic objects using plaster molds, how to make casting slip, and the basics of kiln firing....

Renovated in 2009, the highly functional and inspiring Bryan Arts Center is the size of some small art schools and offers personal studio space for every studio art major in their senior year.

B.A.

The department has a fully equipped scene shop adjacent to the stage; a second shop used for welding and additional construction; and a separate electrics shop that houses an inventory of more than 175 lighting instruments.

Theatre
THTR-100
An introduction to the study of theatre as an academic discipline within the liberal arts, including its fundamental theories, principles, methods,...
Theatre
THTR-380
A production workshop and directed study in which the student serves as the Stage Manager for a departmental theatre production....