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-452
Art History
AHVC-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-150
Selected topics in Cinema....
Cinema
CINE-219
An introductory digital production course exploring the nature of the cinematic medium from the point of view of production and technique, with an ...
B.A.
Dance
DANC-434
Participation as a cast member in the choreographic research process of new and reconstructed works in Modern/Postmodern forms created by students ...
Dance
DANC-210
Seminar in Production focuses on many aspects of dance concert production....

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-328
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-361
For the student of marked creative ability who wishes to pursue advanced subjects not otherwise listed, such as design, graphics, or history and cr...
Studio Art
ARTS-115
Historical and contemporary approaches to painting technique will be covered in readings and discussions and by working with painting materials....

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-125
A workshop laboratory in which students learn the fundamentals of electrics stagecraft through practical application in the department's light...
Theatre
THTR-110
An introduction to the vocabulary and process of Scenic, Lighting, Costume, Sound, and Makeup Designers....