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-302
This course is an advanced investigation of art and architectural developments in the Latin West and Byzantine East during the medieval period....
Art History
ARTH-281
This class explores the nature, character, implications and power of the avant -garde and academic art theory and practice in art societies....

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-408
These seminars vary from year-to-year, and offer junior and senior cinema students intensive inquiry into specialized topics in film studies....
Cinema
CINE-219
An introductory digital production course exploring the nature of the cinematic medium from the point of view of production and technique, with an ...
B.A.
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...
Dance
DANC-174
Understanding Dance as an Art Form is open to students with an interest in dance in practice and in theory....

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!

B.A., B.F.A.
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-400
Intensive study of a major playwright, genre, form, or context of dramatic literature; of historical, cultural, aesthetic significance of theatre p...
Theatre
THTR-250
A studio course in the fundamental techniques of stylized acting traditions popularized before the twentieth century....