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-408
In this required course, senior majors will research and prepare the senior thesis....
Art History
ARTH-225
This course examines selected issues and debates related to the production, interpretation and collection of visual arts in post-colonial Africa....

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-312
The subject for these seminars varies from year to year, and offers the advanced student of cinema intensive and humanistic investigation of specia...
Cinema
CINE-299
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
B.A.
Dance
DANC-394
From time to time, according to the expertise of the faculty and the interest of the students, special courses that can address intensive study wil...
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...

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-199
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
Music
MUS-239
This class explores a diversity of movements within rock music from the 1950s through the present. Central to this class is the music itself....
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-170
A studio course in the fundamentals of drawing in several media....
Studio Art
ARTS-401
Theory and creative practice in selected areas of the visual arts....

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-300
An advanced studio course concentrating on specific problems in costume design....
Theatre
THTR-470
The student serves as Lighting Designer for a departmental theatre production. Prerequisites: THTR 110, 220, 125. Instructor's consent....