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-101
This course is an introduction to selected themes, periods, and sites of visual production and built practice in Europe, the Mediterranean, and the...
Art History
AHVC-324
An advanced level course....

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-326
An overview of some major trends in the history of cinema from its invention to the present....
Cinema
CINE-310
An introductory course in 16mm film examining this chemical-based medium in both theory and practice....
B.A.
Dance
DANC-444
Participation as a cast member in the choreographic research process of new and reconstructed works in Ballet forms created by students who have co...
Dance
DANC-122
African/Diasporan Dance I focuses on African-centered forms of dance in one of many possible genres across the African Diaspora (e.g., traditional ...

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-239
This class explores a diversity of movements within rock music from the 1950s through the present. Central to this class is the music itself....
Music
MUS-330
"The History of American Folk and Country Music" is designed to broaden the students' knowledge of America's musical heritage t...
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-321
This course requires a working knowledge of the ceramic process....
Studio Art
ARTS-317
An Advanced class that will focus on developing a portfolio of work....

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-320
A study of the basic theories and practices of theatrical lighting design and the role and function of the lighting designer....
Theatre
THTR-373
This course explores dramatic and performance theory, entertainment culture, and theatrical production during the modern era from the rise of roman...