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-131
An introduction to the art and visual culture of India, China, Japan and Southeast Asia focusing on historical, religious and social issues and the...
Art History
ARTH-121
This course examines the diverse arts and visual culture of Africa....

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-310
An introductory course in 16mm film examining this chemical-based medium in both theory and practice....
B.A.
Dance
DANC-374
Through various approaches to learning (memorizing factual information, sharing personal body-centered stories, drawing evocative and descriptive i...
Dance
DANC-375
This course will guide students on an extended journey deep into their own somatic experiences....

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-105
A survey of approaches to musical harmony including linear systems (counterpoint), vertical systems (common practice tonality, polytonality), mathe...
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...
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-141
This course is an introductory course into sculpture....
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....

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-430
A workshop course in the writing of drama. The course will involve the reading and discussion of assigned play texts and peer-student writing....
Theatre
THTR-320
A study of the basic theories and practices of theatrical lighting design and the role and function of the lighting designer....