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-204
This course provides an introduction to the art, architecture, and selected patterns of urban development Rome during the High Renaissance, Manneri...

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-328
A workshop-style course on dramatic narrative writing for the screen....
Cinema
CINE-410
A production course designed for the advanced student of cinema....
B.A.
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...
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 ...

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-117
An introduction to vocal techniques and pedagogy....
Music
MUS-228
A study of 19th-century Western art music, focusing on the genres of art song, piano music, symphonic music, chamber music, and opera, from late Be...
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-217
A continuation of ARTS 117. Attention will be placed on generating, evolving and completing a cohesive body of digital photographic work....
Studio Art
ARTS-131
As a foundation course, emphasis will be on historical and contemporary concepts in art through the media of printmaking....

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-340
A production workshop and directed study in which the student serves as Assistant Costume Designer for a departmental theatre production....
Theatre
THTR-250
A studio course in the fundamental techniques of stylized acting traditions popularized before the twentieth century....