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-302
This course is an advanced investigation of art and architectural developments in the Latin West and Byzantine East during the medieval period....

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-410
A production course designed for the advanced student of cinema....
B.A.
Dance
DANC-384
Students explore aspects of Effort, Shape, Space, and Body as defined in the Laban tradition....
Dance
DANC-452
This course, offered every spring, is required of all dance majors....

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-216
A study of audio recording focusing on acoustics, microphone techniques, live and studio recording techniques, editing, signal processing and produ...
Music
MUS-228
A study of 19th-century Western art music, focusing on the genres of art song, piano music, symphonic music, chamber music, and opera, from late Be...
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-110
A studio course in the fundamentals of drawing in several media....
Studio Art
ARTS-400
Studio, B.A., B.F.A....

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-345
A production workshop and directed study in which the student serves as Assistant Scenic Designer for a departmental theatre production....
Theatre
THTR-390
An advanced playwriting workshop conducted by the Reynolds Playwright-in-Residence. The Jonathan R....