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-223
An examination of the diverse arts and cultures of the South Pacific....
Art History
AHVC-223
An examination of the diverse arts and cultures of the South Pacific....

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-410
A production course designed for the advanced student of cinema....
Cinema
CINE-308
Animation is the illusion of motion created by the consecutive display of slightly varying drawings or models of static elements....
B.A.
Dance
DANC-174
Understanding Dance as an Art Form is open to students with an interest in dance in practice and in theory....
Dance
DANC-122
African/Diasporan Dance I 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-219
A consideration of the increasingly complex behavior of music in the modern (or postmodern) world....
Music
MUS-332
Considers the impact of a composer's or other musical artist's gender and sexual orientation on his or her creative output by addressing ...
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-341
Prerequisite: ARTS 241-242....
Studio Art
ARTS-241
This course focuses on the search for art practices....

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-372
This course explores the tremendous changes in dramatic and performance theory, entertainment culture, dramatic literature and performance, and the...
Theatre
THTR-345
A production workshop and directed study in which the student serves as Assistant Scenic Designer for a departmental theatre production....