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-219
An introductory digital production course exploring the nature of the cinematic medium from the point of view of production and technique, with an ...
Cinema
CINE-326
An overview of some major trends in the history of cinema from its invention to the present....
B.A.
Dance
DANC-432
New and reconstructed works choreographed by faculty and guest artists in modern/postmodern dance are learned by students and rehearsed for public ...
Dance
DANC-385
Students explore aspects of Direction, Level, Timing, and Part of the Body Moving as defined in the Laban tradition....

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-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-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....
Studio Art
ARTS-267
This studio art course will focus on processes of creating and executing actions that may have an artistic content....

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-374
This course explores the relations among premodern theatre traditions and the cultures and audiences that produced them in north Africa, Europe, an...
Theatre
THTR-320
A study of the basic theories and practices of theatrical lighting design and the role and function of the lighting designer....