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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-409
In this required course, senior majors will present their senior thesis during our annual senior symposium....
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...

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....
B.A.
Dance
DANC-211
The technical aspects of producing a concert are applied through practical experience....
Dance
DANC-299
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....

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-328
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...
Music
MUS-344
Special Ensemble in Music Theory is a course offering that deals with the musicianship aspects of Music Theory and Aural Skills....
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-245
This course will focus on the artistic generation of meaning through the technology of new media....
Studio Art
ARTS-341
Prerequisite: ARTS 241-242....

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-450
The student serves as an Actor for a departmental theatre production. Prerequisites: three of the following courses: THTR 230, 330, 240, 250, 360....
Theatre
THTR-375
A production workshop and directed study in which the student serves as Assistant Director for a departmental theatre production....