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-212
An introduction to American Art and Visual Culture of the American colonies and the United States from the Early-Colonial Period to the beginning o...
Art History
ARTH-212
An introduction to American Art and Visual Culture of the American colonies and the United States from the Early-Colonial Period to the beginning o...

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....
Cinema
CINE-419
Designed for a limited number of students who have demonstrated significant ability in cinema production....
B.A.
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...
Dance
DANC-375
This course will guide students on an extended journey deep into their own somatic experiences....

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-217
An introduction to creating music with a computer, focusing on sequencing, sampling and direct synthesis....
Music
MUS-320
Historically, women have played an integral role in musical traditions around the world, although the extent of their contributions has only recent...
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-131
As a foundation course, emphasis will be on historical and contemporary concepts in art through the media of printmaking....
Studio Art
ARTS-101
Directed at both non-art majors and minors, Studio Art Foundation (SAF) is a basic introduction to artistic practice in contemporary culture....

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-375
A production workshop and directed study in which the student serves as Assistant Director for a departmental theatre production....
Theatre
THTR-380
A production workshop and directed study in which the student serves as the Stage Manager for a departmental theatre production....