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-199
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
Art History
ARTH-232
This course is an introduction to Chinese visual culture from prehistoric times through the Mao era....

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-452
Cinema
CINE-308
Animation is the illusion of motion created by the consecutive display of slightly varying drawings or models of static elements....
B.A.
Dance
DANC-322
African/Diasporan Dance III focuses on African-centered forms of dance in one of many possible genres across the African Diaspora (e.g., traditiona...
Dance
DANC-232
Modern/Postmodern Dance II is designed for students with a sound background in dance training and a general understanding of placement and basic da...

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-234
This course will explore the historical development of African-American gospel music in the 20th Century....
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-321
This course requires a working knowledge of the ceramic process....
Studio Art
ARTS-315
Continued painting experience. Prerequisite: ARTS 115 or consent of instructor....

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-376
This course builds on the fundamentals of composition and staging covered in "Directing: Realism." Elements of composition are reviewed, ...
Theatre
THTR-230
A studio course in the fundamental techniques of realistic acting....