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-333
This advanced-level course examines the complicated relationship between art and politics in China through key debates and developments in Chinese ...
Art History
ARTH-409
In this required course, senior majors will present their senior thesis during our annual senior symposium....

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-310
An introductory course in 16mm film examining this chemical-based medium in both theory and practice....
Cinema
CINE-299
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
B.A.
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-341
Special Topics in Music Performance is a course offering that deals with various aspects of performance within music....
Music
MUS-243
Special Topics in Music Composition is a course offering that deals with the creative aspects of music composition....
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-122
An introduction to producing Ceramic forms, both utilitarian and sculptural, using the potter's wheel....
Studio Art
ARTS-165
Special topic courses with a focus on particular aspects of studio art at the introductory level....

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-100
An introduction to the study of theatre as an academic discipline within the liberal arts, including its fundamental theories, principles, methods,...
Theatre
THTR-373
This course explores dramatic and performance theory, entertainment culture, and theatrical production during the modern era from the rise of roman...