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-223
An examination of the diverse arts and cultures of the South Pacific....
Art History
ARTH-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-361
Cinema
CINE-410
A production course designed for the advanced student of cinema....
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-286
Improvisation in Performance focuses on the act of spontaneous choreography and composition though solo and ensemble work with the goal of understa...

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-102
This course will introduce students to the uniquely American art form Jazz, through a study of the musical contributions of its major figures....
Music
MUS-102
This course will introduce students to the uniquely American art form Jazz, through a study of the musical contributions of its major figures....
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-231
Students may work with any printmaking processes in which they have had experience or with the consent of instructor....
Studio Art
ARTS-231
Students may work with any printmaking processes in which they have had experience or with the consent of instructor....

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-345
A production workshop and directed study in which the student serves as Assistant Scenic Designer for a departmental theatre production....
Theatre
THTR-330
Primarily a continuation of THTR 230, a brief review of the basic work precedes the study of a great variety of approaches to arguably the most dom...