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.

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-308
Animation is the illusion of motion created by the consecutive display of slightly varying drawings or models of static elements....
Cinema
CINE-104
An introduction to the study of cinema as an art form....
B.A.
Dance
DANC-132
Modern/Postmodern Dance I is designed for students with no dance experience....
Dance
DANC-210
Seminar in Production focuses on many aspects of dance concert production....

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-314
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-330
"The History of American Folk and Country Music" is designed to broaden the students' knowledge of America's musical heritage t...
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-299
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
Studio Art
ARTS-401
Theory and creative practice in selected areas of the visual arts....

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-200
An introduction of basic fashion theory and the visual communication of clothing through the study of Western dress with emphasis on how the "...