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-225
This course examines selected issues and debates related to the production, interpretation and collection of visual arts in post-colonial Africa....
Art History
AHVC-380
This class is required for Art History and Visual Culture majors....

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-419
Designed for a limited number of students who have demonstrated significant ability in cinema production....
Cinema
CINE-410
A production course designed for the advanced student of cinema....
B.A.
Dance
DANC-232
Modern/Postmodern Dance II is designed for students with a sound background in dance training and a general understanding of placement and basic da...
Dance
DANC-385
Students explore aspects of Direction, Level, Timing, and Part of the Body Moving as defined in the Laban tradition....

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-112
Recommended for beginners in guitar. Stresses fundamentals of picking, strumming and note reading....
Music
MUS-113
As seen through the eyes of men and women who composed, performed, taught and patronized the instrument, this course surveys the major works for th...
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....
Studio Art
ARTS-122
An introduction to producing Ceramic forms, both utilitarian and sculptural, using the potter's wheel....

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-160
A workshop laboratory in which students serve on the costume and/or makeup running crew for a departmental theatre production....
Theatre
THTR-370
This course in the art of directing for the stage explores the philosophies and techniques of prominent contemporary directors in a historical cont...