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-211
An introduction to the history of photography from its inception in 1839 to the present day....
Art History
AHVC-232
This course is an introduction to Chinese visual culture from prehistoric times through the Mao era....

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-452
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-452
This course, offered every spring, is required of all dance majors....

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-204
A survey of approaches to the formal analysis of music including the approaches of Rameau, Schenker, Forte and others. Prerequisite: 105....
Music
MUS-101
This course is an overview of western "art" music from the Middle Ages to present day....
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-165
Special topic courses with a focus on particular aspects of studio art at the introductory level....
Studio Art
ARTS-245
This course will focus on the artistic generation of meaning through the technology of new media....

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-165
A workshop laboratory in which students serve on the scenery and/or lights running crew for a departmental theatre production....