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-131
An introduction to the art and visual culture of India, China, Japan and Southeast Asia focusing on historical, religious and social issues and the...

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-150
Selected topics in Cinema....
Cinema
CINE-412
This course examines major concepts and important writings in film theory from the 1920s to the present....
B.A.
Dance
DANC-432
New and reconstructed works choreographed by faculty and guest artists in modern/postmodern dance are learned by students and rehearsed for public ...
Dance
DANC-132
Modern/Postmodern Dance I is designed for students with no dance experience....

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-229
In this course, we will look at the development of 20th century music idioms and compositional techniques with their larger political and cultural ...
Music
MUS-201
A historical survey of the evolution of musical style in Western Europe from the Medieval era through the Baroque....
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-401
Theory and creative practice in selected areas of the visual arts....
Studio Art
ARTS-220
The history of ceramics very closely parallels the development of civilization and culture across the planet....

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