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-313
This advanced-level class examines Art and Visual Culture since 1980, mostly in the western world, but increasingly globally after 2000....

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-150
Selected topics in Cinema....
Cinema
CINE-312
The subject for these seminars varies from year to year, and offers the advanced student of cinema intensive and humanistic investigation of specia...
B.A.
Dance
DANC-442
New and reconstructed works choreographed by faculty and guest artists in ballet are learned by students and rehearsed for public performance....
Dance
DANC-332
Modern/Postmodern Dance III is designed for students with significant experience in modern, postmodern, or contemporary dance training....

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-332
Considers the impact of a composer's or other musical artist's gender and sexual orientation on his or her creative output by addressing ...
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-211
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-380
A production workshop and directed study in which the student serves as the Stage Manager for a departmental theatre production....
Theatre
THTR-376
This course builds on the fundamentals of composition and staging covered in "Directing: Realism." Elements of composition are reviewed, ...