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-302
This course is an advanced investigation of art and architectural developments in the Latin West and Byzantine East during the medieval period....

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-326
An overview of some major trends in the history of cinema from its invention to the present....
B.A.
Dance
DANC-284
This course focuses on the regular creation and presentation of assigned short movement studies that focus on principles of dance composition for t...
Dance
DANC-322
African/Diasporan Dance III focuses on African-centered forms of dance in one of many possible genres across the African Diaspora (e.g., traditiona...

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-219
A consideration of the increasingly complex behavior of music in the modern (or postmodern) world....
B.A., B.F.A.
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....
Studio Art
ARTS-345
Through independent project work, readings, oral presentations, and individual/group discussions, this course will focus on the universal studio pr...

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-380
A production workshop and directed study in which the student serves as the Stage Manager for a departmental theatre production....