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-380
This class is required for Art History majors. This class is the first of the three-part capstone experience for the Art History major....
Art History
ARTH-451

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-412
This course examines major concepts and important writings in film theory from the 1920s to the present....
B.A.
Dance
DANC-362
Individual pursuits in (1) composition/improvisation/choreography, (2) history/cultural studies/criticism, (3) somatics/systems of movement re-educ...
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-314
A survey of music-making in America from the colonial period to the present, including early American sacred, patriotic, and political music; music...
Music
MUS-224
An exploration of advanced topics in computer music including interactive systems, algorithmic composition, granular synthesis, and others....
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-451

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-380
A production workshop and directed study in which the student serves as the Stage Manager for a departmental theatre production....
Theatre
THTR-452
Senior standing and consent from the instructor....