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-204
This course provides an introduction to the art, architecture, and selected patterns of urban development Rome during the High Renaissance, Manneri...
Art History
ARTH-199
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....

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-452
Cinema
CINE-328
A workshop-style course on dramatic narrative writing for the screen....
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-394
From time to time, according to the expertise of the faculty and the interest of the students, special courses that can address intensive study wil...

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-214
A survey of music-making in America from the colonial period to the present, including early American sacred, patriotic, and political music; music...
Music
MUS-237
Bluegrass has become one of America's most popular folk musics....
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-244
This studio art course is an introduction to the basic expressive potential of weaving and macrame to create two- and three-dimensional works....
Studio Art
ARTS-122
An introduction to producing Ceramic forms, both utilitarian and sculptural, using the potter's wheel....

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-400
Intensive study of a major playwright, genre, form, or context of dramatic literature; of historical, cultural, aesthetic significance of theatre p...
Theatre
THTR-372
This course explores the tremendous changes in dramatic and performance theory, entertainment culture, and theatrical production during the early m...