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-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-419
Designed for a limited number of students who have demonstrated significant ability in cinema production....
Cinema
CINE-410
A production course designed for the advanced student of cinema....
B.A.
Dance
DANC-452
This course, offered every spring, is required of all dance majors....
Dance
DANC-288
This course engages text, voice, and theatrical material to investigate dance making and performance....

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-334
This course will explore the historical development of African-American gospel music in the 20th Century....
Music
MUS-239
This class explores a diversity of movements within rock music from the 1950s through the present. Central to this class is the music itself....
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-210
Continued experience in drawing with emphasis on contemporary techniques....
Studio Art
ARTS-399
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....

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-310
A study of the basic theories and practices of theatrical scenic design and the role and function of the scenic designer....
Theatre
THTR-372
This course explores the tremendous changes in dramatic and performance theory, entertainment culture, and theatrical production during the early m...