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-101
This course is an introduction to selected themes, periods, and sites of visual production and built practice in Europe, the Mediterranean, and the...
Art History
ARTH-399
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....

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-410
A production course designed for the advanced student of cinema....
Cinema
CINE-104
An introduction to the study of cinema as an art form....
B.A.
Dance
DANC-285
This course engages characteristics and values of African movement to investigate compositional structure....
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!

Music
MUS-215
This course studies both the antecedents to the American musical (18th century comic opera, blackface minstrels, the revue and vaudeville, and oper...
Music
MUS-206
An introduction to conducting and orchestration. Students will compose, orchestrate and conduct original works of music. Prerequisite: 105....
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-241
This course focuses on the search for art practices....
Studio Art
ARTS-170
A studio course in the fundamentals of drawing in several media....

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-376
This course builds on the fundamentals of composition and staging covered in "Directing: Realism." Elements of composition are reviewed, ...
Theatre
THTR-175
A production workshop and directed study in which a student serves in some special capacity for a departmental theatre production....