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-333
This advanced-level course examines the complicated relationship between art and politics in China through key debates and developments in Chinese ...
Art History
ARTH-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-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-332
Modern/Postmodern Dance III is designed for students with significant experience in modern, postmodern, or contemporary dance training....
Dance
DANC-386
This course functions like a performance course, reconstructing dance movement from a score for inclusion in a public performance....

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-215
This course studies both the antecedents to the American musical (18th century comic opera, blackface minstrels, the revue and vaudeville, and oper...
Music
MUS-199
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-211
Study from the human figure in charcoal and other media with emphasis on structure in line, value and color. Prerequisite: ARTS 110 or consent....
Studio Art
ARTS-240
In installation art the space is considered like the blank sheet of paper of a drawing....

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-452
Senior standing and consent from the instructor....
Theatre
THTR-160
A workshop laboratory in which students serve on the costume and/or makeup running crew for a departmental theatre production....