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
AHVC-223
An examination of the diverse arts and cultures of the South Pacific....
Art History
AHVC-302
This course is an advanced investigation of art and architectural developments in the Latin West and Byzantine East during the medieval period....

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-326
An overview of some major trends in the history of cinema from its invention to the present....
Cinema
CINE-104
An introduction to the study of cinema as an art form....
B.A.
Dance
DANC-375
This course will guide students on an extended journey deep into their own somatic experiences....
Dance
DANC-442
New and reconstructed works choreographed by faculty and guest artists in ballet are learned by students and rehearsed for public performance....

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-335
Latin American music is incredibly diverse in its historical musical elements, and in turn, is some of the most influential source material of popu...
Music
MUS-204
A survey of approaches to the formal analysis of music including the approaches of Rameau, Schenker, Forte and others. Prerequisite: 105....
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-341
Prerequisite: ARTS 241-242....
Studio Art
ARTS-121
A broad introduction to all ceramics potential. Clay working in sculptural as well as vessel-oriented directions....

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-110
An introduction to the vocabulary and process of Scenic, Lighting, Costume, Sound, and Makeup Designers....
Theatre
THTR-320
A study of the basic theories and practices of theatrical lighting design and the role and function of the lighting designer....