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
AHVC-451
Art History
AHVC-225
This course examines selected issues and debates related to the production, interpretation and collection of visual arts in post-colonial Africa....

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-299
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
Cinema
CINE-419
Designed for a limited number of students who have demonstrated significant ability in cinema production....
B.A.
Dance
DANC-332
Modern/Postmodern Dance III is designed for students with significant experience in modern, postmodern, or contemporary dance training....
Dance
DANC-284
This course focuses on the regular creation and presentation of assigned short movement studies that focus on principles of dance composition for t...

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-344
Special Ensemble in Music Theory is a course offering that deals with the musicianship aspects of Music Theory and Aural Skills....
Music
MUS-401
The Senior Recital is a 50 to 60 minute solo performance of appropriate concert literature selected in consultation with the private lesson instruc...
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-110
A studio course in the fundamentals of drawing in several media....

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-125
A workshop laboratory in which students learn the fundamentals of electrics stagecraft through practical application in the department's light...
Theatre
THTR-330
Primarily a continuation of THTR 230, a brief review of the basic work precedes the study of a great variety of approaches to arguably the most dom...