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-121
This course examines the diverse arts and visual culture of Africa....
Art History
ARTH-302
This course is an advanced investigation of art and architectural developments in the Latin West and Byzantine East during the medieval period....

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-299
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
B.A.
Dance
DANC-210
Seminar in Production focuses on many aspects of dance concert production....
Dance
DANC-174
Understanding Dance as an Art Form is open to students with an interest in dance in practice and in theory....

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-337
Bluegrass has become one of America's most popular folk musics....
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....
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-115
Historical and contemporary approaches to painting technique will be covered in readings and discussions and by working with painting materials....
Studio Art
ARTS-361
For the student of marked creative ability who wishes to pursue advanced subjects not otherwise listed, such as design, graphics, or history and cr...

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-360
Intensive work on a specific acting problem. The subject will vary from year to year....
Theatre
THTR-399
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....