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-281
This class explores the nature, character, implications and power of the avant -garde and academic art theory and practice in art societies....
Art History
AHVC-211
An introduction to the history of photography from its inception in 1839 to the present day....

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-419
Designed for a limited number of students who have demonstrated significant ability in cinema production....
Cinema
CINE-412
This course examines major concepts and important writings in film theory from the 1920s to the present....
B.A.
Dance
DANC-442
New and reconstructed works choreographed by faculty and guest artists in ballet are learned by students and rehearsed for public performance....
Dance
DANC-284
This course focuses on the regular creation and presentation of assigned short movement studies that focus on principles of dance composition for t...

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-216
A study of audio recording focusing on acoustics, microphone techniques, live and studio recording techniques, editing, signal processing and produ...
Music
MUS-204
A survey of approaches to the formal analysis of music including the approaches of Rameau, Schenker, Forte and others. Prerequisite: 105....
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-215
Continued painting experience with emphasis on developing individual concepts. Prerequisite: ARTS 115 or consent....
Studio Art
ARTS-141
This course is an introductory course into sculpture....

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-170
A workshop laboratory in which students perform in a departmental theatre production....
Theatre
THTR-300
An advanced studio course concentrating on specific problems in costume design....