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-225
This course examines selected issues and debates related to the production, interpretation and collection of visual arts in post-colonial Africa....
Art History
ARTH-211
An introduction to the history of photography from its inception in 1839 to the present day....

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-412
This course examines major concepts and important writings in film theory from the 1920s to the present....
Cinema
CINE-362
B.A.
Dance
DANC-394
From time to time, according to the expertise of the faculty and the interest of the students, special courses that can address intensive study wil...
Dance
DANC-394
From time to time, according to the expertise of the faculty and the interest of the students, special courses that can address intensive study wil...

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-226
This course will be devoted to a study of the work of the three principal composers of the classical era: Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven (early works...
Music
MUS-399
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-217
A continuation of ARTS 117. Attention will be placed on generating, evolving and completing a cohesive body of digital photographic work....
Studio Art
ARTS-224
In this studio course students learn to create ceramic objects using plaster molds, how to make casting slip, and the basics of kiln firing....

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-460
The student serves as Costume Designer for a departmental theatre production....
Theatre
THTR-362