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-451
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-310
An introductory course in 16mm film examining this chemical-based medium in both theory and practice....
Cinema
CINE-362
B.A.
Dance
DANC-452
This course, offered every spring, is required of all dance majors....
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-243
Special Topics in Music Composition is a course offering that deals with the creative aspects of music composition....
Music
MUS-234
This course will explore the historical development of African-American gospel music in the 20th Century....
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-110
A studio course in the fundamentals of drawing in several media....
Studio Art
ARTS-345
Through independent project work, readings, oral presentations, and individual/group discussions, this course will focus on the universal studio pr...

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-320
A study of the basic theories and practices of theatrical lighting design and the role and function of the lighting designer....