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-263
This course engages the question: 'How are images used to imagine our place in the world?' Students are invited to study fascinating prac...
Art History
AHVC-101
This course is an introduction to selected themes, periods, and sites of visual production and built practice in Europe, the Mediterranean, and the...

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-104
An introduction to the study of cinema as an art form....
B.A.
Dance
DANC-385
Students explore aspects of Direction, Level, Timing, and Part of the Body Moving as defined in the Laban tradition....
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-225
In this course, we will look at the development of Western Art music from the end of the Renaissance period through the careers of J.S....
Music
MUS-237
Bluegrass has become one of America's most popular folk musics....
B.A., B.F.A.
Studio Art
ARTS-310
Continued drawing experience with emphasis on developing individual skills, concepts and expression....
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-290
An introductory course in the writing of drama....
Theatre
THTR-125
A workshop laboratory in which students learn the fundamentals of electrics stagecraft through practical application in the department's light...