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-452
Art History
ARTH-333
This advanced-level course examines the complicated relationship between art and politics in China through key debates and developments in Chinese ...

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-328
A workshop-style course on dramatic narrative writing for the screen....
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....
B.A.
Dance
DANC-451
This course, offered every fall, is designed to address the research and methodological needs of all senior dance majors and those minors choosing ...
Dance
DANC-362
Individual pursuits in (1) composition/improvisation/choreography, (2) history/cultural studies/criticism, (3) somatics/systems of movement re-educ...

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-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...
Music
MUS-343
Special Topics in Music Composition is a course offering that deals with the creative aspects of music composition....
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-451
Studio Art
ARTS-165
Special topic courses with a focus on particular aspects of studio art at the introductory level....

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-450
The student serves as an Actor for a departmental theatre production. Prerequisites: three of the following courses: THTR 230, 330, 240, 250, 360....
Theatre
THTR-299
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....