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-361
For the student of marked creative ability who wishes to pursue advanced subjects not otherwise listed, such as design, drawing, graphics, ceramics...

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-399
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
Cinema
CINE-299
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
B.A.
Dance
DANC-174
Understanding Dance as an Art Form is open to students with an interest in dance in practice and in theory....
Dance
DANC-286
Improvisation in Performance focuses on the act of spontaneous choreography and composition though solo and ensemble work with the goal of understa...

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-224
An exploration of advanced topics in computer music including interactive systems, algorithmic composition, granular synthesis, and others....
Music
MUS-102
This course will introduce students to the uniquely American art form Jazz, through a study of the musical contributions of its major figures....
B.A., B.F.A.
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-371
This course explores the relationship among theatrical storytelling traditions and the cultures and audiences that produced them from ancient Afric...
Theatre
THTR-290
An introductory course in the writing of drama....