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-211
An introduction to the history of photography from its inception in 1839 to the present day....
Art History
AHVC-204
This course provides an introduction to the art, architecture, and selected patterns of urban development Rome during the High Renaissance, Manneri...

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-410
A production course designed for the advanced student of cinema....
Cinema
CINE-308
Animation is the illusion of motion created by the consecutive display of slightly varying drawings or models of static elements....
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-322
African/Diasporan Dance III focuses on African-centered forms of dance in one of many possible genres across the African Diaspora (e.g., traditiona...

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-235
Latin American music is incredibly diverse in its historical musical elements, and in turn, is some of the most influential source material of popu...
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-310
Continued drawing experience with emphasis on developing individual skills, concepts and expression....
Studio Art
ARTS-213
Through a series of drawing and printmaking projects, this studio art course seeks to explore and creatively express queer culture, aesthetics and ...

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-106
This is an introductory course which will explore theatrical style, and innovative theatre artists who have influenced theatrical practices in hist...
Theatre
THTR-120
A workshop laboratory in which students learn the fundamentals of scenic stagecraft through practical application in the department's scene sh...