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-212
An introduction to American Art and Visual Culture of the American colonies and the United States from the Early-Colonial Period to the beginning o...
Art History
ARTH-222
An examination of ethnographic/documentary film dealing with Africa as well as contemporary cinema produced by African filmmakers....

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-308
Animation is the illusion of motion created by the consecutive display of slightly varying drawings or models of static elements....
Cinema
CINE-299
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
B.A.
Dance
DANC-399
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
Dance
DANC-232
Modern/Postmodern Dance II is designed for students with a sound background in dance training and a general understanding of placement and basic da...

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-104
Fundamentals of written musical materials including terminology, tuning systems, notation, intervals, scales, chords, basic diatonic harmony, rhyth...
Music
MUS-344
Special Ensemble in Music Theory is a course offering that deals with the musicianship aspects of Music Theory and Aural Skills....
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-223
In this studio course students will explore the numerous options for surface expression in ceramic art making....
Studio Art
ARTS-199
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-200
An introduction of basic fashion theory and the visual communication of clothing through the study of Western dress with emphasis on how the "...
Theatre
THTR-400
Intensive study of a major playwright, genre, form, or context of dramatic literature; of historical, cultural, aesthetic significance of theatre p...