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-225
This course examines selected issues and debates related to the production, interpretation and collection of visual arts in post-colonial Africa....
Art History
AHVC-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-308
Animation is the illusion of motion created by the consecutive display of slightly varying drawings or models of static elements....
Cinema
CINE-412
This course examines major concepts and important writings in film theory from the 1920s to the present....
B.A.
Dance
DANC-332
Modern/Postmodern Dance III is designed for students with significant experience in modern, postmodern, or contemporary dance training....
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-215
This course studies both the antecedents to the American musical (18th century comic opera, blackface minstrels, the revue and vaudeville, and oper...
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 ...
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-341
Prerequisite: ARTS 241-242....
Studio Art
ARTS-115
Historical and contemporary approaches to painting technique will be covered in readings and discussions and by working with painting materials....

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-125
A workshop laboratory in which students learn the fundamentals of electrics stagecraft through practical application in the department's light...
Theatre
THTR-372
This course explores the tremendous changes in dramatic and performance theory, entertainment culture, dramatic literature and performance, and the...