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-223
An examination of the diverse arts and cultures of the South Pacific....

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-219
An introductory digital production course exploring the nature of the cinematic medium from the point of view of production and technique, with an ...
Cinema
CINE-328
A workshop-style course on dramatic narrative writing for the screen....
B.A.
Dance
DANC-287
In this course, students study and research composition for the human body in relation to its environment, placing and shaping the body in juxtapos...
Dance
DANC-434
Participation as a cast member in the choreographic research process of new and reconstructed works in Modern/Postmodern forms created by students ...

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-334
This course will explore the historical development of African-American gospel music in the 20th Century....
Music
MUS-103
This course explores different approaches to music-making through the world by examining the ritual and social contexts, compositional techniques, ...
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-165
Special topic courses with a focus on particular aspects of studio art at the introductory level....
Studio Art
ARTS-310
Continued drawing experience with emphasis on developing individual skills, concepts and expression....

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-185
A hands-on course for students interested in learning construction techniques used in the creation of costumes for the stage....
Theatre
THTR-380
A production workshop and directed study in which the student serves as the Stage Manager for a departmental theatre production....