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-111
An introduction to the Art and Visual Culture of the Modern Age....
Art History
AHVC-333
This advanced-level course examines the complicated relationship between art and politics in China through key debates and developments in Chinese ...

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-326
An overview of some major trends in the history of cinema from its invention to the present....
Cinema
CINE-219
An introductory digital production course exploring the nature of the cinematic medium from the point of view of production and technique, with an ...
B.A.
Dance
DANC-288
This course engages text, voice, and theatrical material to investigate dance making and performance....
Dance
DANC-211
The technical aspects of producing a concert are applied through practical experience....

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-401
The Senior Recital is a 50 to 60 minute solo performance of appropriate concert literature selected in consultation with the private lesson instruc...
Music
MUS-105
A survey of approaches to musical harmony including linear systems (counterpoint), vertical systems (common practice tonality, polytonality), mathe...
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-115
Historical and contemporary approaches to painting technique will be covered in readings and discussions and by working with painting materials....
Studio Art
ARTS-224
In this studio course students learn to create ceramic objects using plaster molds, how to make casting slip, and the basics of kiln firing....

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-170
A workshop laboratory in which students perform in a departmental theatre production....
Theatre
THTR-230
A studio course in the fundamental techniques of realistic acting....