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-211
An introduction to the history of photography from its inception in 1839 to the present day....

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....
B.A.
Dance
DANC-384
Students explore aspects of Effort, Shape, Space, and Body as defined in the Laban tradition....
Dance
DANC-434
Participation as a cast member in the choreographic research process of new and reconstructed works in Modern/Postmodern 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-216
A study of audio recording focusing on acoustics, microphone techniques, live and studio recording techniques, editing, signal processing and produ...
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-170
A studio course in the fundamentals of drawing in several media....
Studio Art
ARTS-267
This studio art course will focus on processes of creating and executing actions that may have an artistic content....

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-340
A production workshop and directed study in which the student serves as Assistant Costume Designer for a departmental theatre production....
Theatre
THTR-110
An introduction to the vocabulary and process of Scenic, Lighting, Costume, Sound, and Makeup Designers....