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
ARTH-299
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
Art History
ARTH-313
This advanced-level class examines Art and Visual Culture since 1980, mostly in the western world, but increasingly globally after 2000....

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-408
These seminars vary from year-to-year, and offer junior and senior cinema students intensive inquiry into specialized topics in film studies....
B.A.
Dance
DANC-442
New and reconstructed works choreographed by faculty and guest artists in ballet are learned by students and rehearsed for public performance....
Dance
DANC-199
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....

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-245
Special Topics in Music Collaborations are courses that do not fall within the other designations and are collaborative in nature....
Music
MUS-201
A historical survey of the evolution of musical style in Western Europe from the Medieval era through the Baroque....
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-170
A studio course in the fundamentals of drawing in several media....
Studio Art
ARTS-212
Study from the human figure in charcoal and other media with emphasis on structure in line, value and color. Prerequisite: ARTS 110 or consent....

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-320
A study of the basic theories and practices of theatrical lighting design and the role and function of the lighting designer....
Theatre
THTR-450
The student serves as an Actor for a departmental theatre production. Prerequisites: three of the following courses: THTR 230, 330, 240, 250, 360....