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-380
This class is required for Art History majors. This class is the first of the three-part capstone experience for the Art History major....

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-299
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
Cinema
CINE-419
Designed for a limited number of students who have demonstrated significant ability in cinema production....
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 ...
Dance
DANC-222
African/Diasporan Dance II focuses on African-centered forms of dance in one of many possible genres across the African Diaspora (e.g., traditional...

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-326
This course will be devoted to a study of the work of the three principal composers of the classical era: Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven (early works)...
Music
MUS-345
Special Topics in Music Collaborations are courses that do not fall within the other designations and are collaborative in nature....
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-212
Study from the human figure in charcoal and other media with emphasis on structure in line, value and color. Prerequisite: ARTS 110 or consent....
Studio Art
ARTS-399
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....

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-170
A workshop laboratory in which students perform in a departmental theatre production....