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-121
This course examines the diverse arts and visual culture of Africa....
Art History
ARTH-223
An examination of the diverse arts and cultures of the South Pacific....

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-419
Designed for a limited number of students who have demonstrated significant ability in cinema production....
Cinema
CINE-399
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
B.A.
Dance
DANC-361
Individual pursuits in (1) composition/improvisation/choreography, (2) history/cultural studies/criticism, (3) somatics/systems of movement re-educ...
Dance
DANC-434
Participation as a cast member in the choreographic research process of new and reconstructed works in Modern/Postmodern forms created by students ...

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-217
An introduction to creating music with a computer, focusing on sequencing, sampling and direct synthesis....
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-121
A broad introduction to all ceramics potential. Clay working in sculptural as well as vessel-oriented directions....
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-370
This course in the art of directing for the stage explores the philosophies and techniques of prominent contemporary directors in a historical cont...
Theatre
THTR-175
A production workshop and directed study in which a student serves in some special capacity for a departmental theatre production....