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-380
This class is required for Art History and Visual Culture majors....
Art History
AHVC-203
This course is an introduction to the art, architecture, and selected patterns of urban development in Italy during the Early Renaissance and the Q...

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-328
A workshop-style course on dramatic narrative writing for the screen....
B.A.
Dance
DANC-374
Through various approaches to learning (memorizing factual information, sharing personal body-centered stories, drawing evocative and descriptive i...
Dance
DANC-424
Participation as a cast member in the choreographic research process of new and reconstructed works in African/Diasporan 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-201
A historical survey of the evolution of musical style in Western Europe from the Medieval era through the Baroque....
Music
MUS-202
A historical survey of the evolution of musical style in Western Europe and the United States from roughly 1750 to the late 20th century....
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-310
Continued drawing experience with emphasis on developing individual skills, concepts and expression....
Studio Art
ARTS-213
Through a series of drawing and printmaking projects, this studio art course seeks to explore and creatively express queer culture, aesthetics and ...

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-371
This course explores the relationship among theatrical storytelling traditions and the cultures and audiences that produced them from ancient Afric...