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-324
An advanced level course....
Art History
ARTH-212
An introduction to American Art and Visual Culture of the American colonies and the United States from the Early-Colonial Period to the beginning o...

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....
B.A.
Dance
DANC-132
Modern/Postmodern Dance I is designed for students with no dance experience....
Dance
DANC-274
We will frame Western concert dance as a complex political activity made public through various agendas of race, creed, national origin, sexuality,...

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-341
Special Topics in Music Performance is a course offering that deals with various aspects of performance within music....
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...
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-308
Animation is the illusion of motion created by the consecutive display of slightly varying drawings or models of static elements....
Studio Art
ARTS-452

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-320
A study of the basic theories and practices of theatrical lighting design and the role and function of the lighting designer....
Theatre
THTR-180
An introductory hands-on course for students interested in learning construction techniques used in the creation of costumes for the stage....