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-111
An introduction to the Art and Visual Culture of the Modern Age....
Art History
AHVC-333
This advanced-level course examines the complicated relationship between art and politics in China through key debates and developments in Chinese ...

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-219
An introductory digital production course exploring the nature of the cinematic medium from the point of view of production and technique, with an ...
Cinema
CINE-219
An introductory digital production course exploring the nature of the cinematic medium from the point of view of production and technique, with an ...
B.A.
Dance
DANC-232
Modern/Postmodern Dance II is designed for students with a sound background in dance training and a general understanding of placement and basic da...
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-244
Special Ensemble in Music Theory is a course offering that deals with the musicianship aspects of Music Theory and Aural Skills....
Music
MUS-114
The third course in the guitar sequence. Prerequisite: 113 or consent....
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-101
Directed at both majors and non-art majors, Studio Art Foundation (SAF) is a basic introduction to artistic practice in contemporary culture....
Studio Art
ARTS-345
Through independent project work, readings, oral presentations, and individual/group discussions, this course will focus on the universal studio pr...

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-430
A workshop course in the writing of drama. The course will involve the reading and discussion of assigned play texts and peer-student writing....
Theatre
THTR-350
A production workshop and directed study in which the student serves as Assistant Lighting Designer for a departmental theatre production....