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-362
For the student of marked creative ability who wishes to pursue advanced subjects not otherwise listed, such as design, drawing, graphics, ceramics...

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-407
These seminars vary from year-to-year, and offer junior and senior cinema students intensive inquiry into specific cinematic production topics....
Cinema
CINE-310
An introductory course in 16mm film examining this chemical-based medium in both theory and practice....
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-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-332
Considers the impact of a composer's or other musical artist's gender and sexual orientation on his or her creative output by addressing ...
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...
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-224
In this studio course students learn to create ceramic objects using plaster molds, how to make casting slip, and the basics of kiln firing....
Studio Art
ARTS-101
Directed at both majors and non-art majors, 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-455
The student serves as Director for a departmental theatre production. Prerequisites: THTR 100, 110, 270, 280, one Acting Class....
Theatre
THTR-371
This course explores the relationship among theatrical storytelling traditions and the cultures and audiences that produced them from ancient Afric...