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-131
An introduction to the art and visual culture of India, China, Japan and Southeast Asia focusing on historical, religious and social issues and the...
Art History
ARTH-199
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....

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-412
This course examines major concepts and important writings in film theory from the 1920s to the present....
Cinema
CINE-299
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
B.A.
Dance
DANC-211
The technical aspects of producing a concert are applied through practical experience....

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-334
This course will explore the historical development of African-American gospel music in the 20th Century....
Music
MUS-228
A study of 19th-century Western art music, focusing on the genres of art song, piano music, symphonic music, chamber music, and opera, from late Be...
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-361
For the student of marked creative ability who wishes to pursue advanced subjects not otherwise listed, such as design, graphics, or history and cr...
Studio Art
ARTS-215
Continued painting experience with emphasis on developing individual concepts. Prerequisite: ARTS 115 or consent....

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-299
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
Theatre
THTR-175
A production workshop and directed study in which a student serves in some special capacity for a departmental theatre production....