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-231
An introduction to Japanese architecture, sculpture, painting and the decorative arts from prehistoric times to the 20th century, with an emphasis ...
Art History
AHVC-201
This course is an introduction to the art and architecture of Greece and Rome....

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-412
This course examines major concepts and important writings in film theory from the 1920s to the present....
B.A.
Dance
DANC-285
This course engages characteristics and values of African movement to investigate compositional structure....
Dance
DANC-432
New and reconstructed works choreographed by faculty and guest artists in modern/postmodern dance are learned by students and rehearsed for public ...

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-216
A study of audio recording focusing on acoustics, microphone techniques, live and studio recording techniques, editing, signal processing and produ...
Music
MUS-201
A historical survey of the evolution of musical style in Western Europe from the Medieval era through the Baroque....
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-231
Students may work with any printmaking processes in which they have had experience or with the consent of instructor....
Studio Art
ARTS-220
The history of ceramics very closely parallels the development of civilization and culture across the planet....

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-300
An advanced studio course concentrating on specific problems in costume design....
Theatre
THTR-380
A production workshop and directed study in which the student serves as the Stage Manager for a departmental theatre production....