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-101
This course is an introduction to selected themes, periods, and sites of visual production and built practice in Europe, the Mediterranean, and the...
Art History
ARTH-204
This course provides an introduction to the art, architecture, and selected patterns of urban development Rome during the High Renaissance, Manneri...

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-310
An introductory course in 16mm film examining this chemical-based medium in both theory and practice....
Cinema
CINE-407
These seminars vary from year-to-year, and offer junior and senior cinema students intensive inquiry into specific cinematic production topics....
B.A.
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-219
A consideration of the increasingly complex behavior of music in the modern (or postmodern) world....
Music
MUS-345
Special Topics in Music Collaborations are courses that do not fall within the other designations and are collaborative in nature....
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-231
Students may work with any printmaking processes in which they have had experience or with the consent of instructor....
Studio Art
ARTS-331
Students may work with any printmaking process in which they have had experience or with the consent of instructor....

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-345
A production workshop and directed study in which the student serves as Assistant Scenic Designer for a departmental theatre production....
Theatre
THTR-372
This course explores the tremendous changes in dramatic and performance theory, entertainment culture, and theatrical production during the early m...