The arts intersect with nearly every facet of life at Denison. Students often bring a passion for the arts, and once here they find new ones. Whether on campus as part of academic study, student organizations, or individual interests, or off campus in the nearby cities of Columbus and Newark or as part of study abroad, the arts create countless threads that are woven into the fabric of the Denison campus.

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Singer, Songwriter, Entrepreneur

Sydney Kistler ’22 loves performing music — and is equally fervent about the business angle of the industry.

Finding hope in politics

There's no time to be bleak, but we can still be “real,” says Skye Wallin ‘11 about his documentary “American Gadfly.”

Professor Margot Singer

Professor Margot Singer's winding path

Before becoming an English professor at Denison, Prof. Margot Singer was a partner at international management consulting firm, McKinsey & Co.

Newark Advocate
Columbus Museum of Art

DU filmmaker profiles artist Alice Schille

A connection with internationally known artist Alice Schille (1869-1955) led filmmaker Kurt Vincent '06 and Logan Floyd '16 to document her story.

Columbus Dispatch
Still from “Poser”

DU alumni film lands at Tribeca

Created by DU alumni, “Poser” is one of just six films chosen from more than 4,000 to compete in the U.S. Narrative Competition at Tribeca.

NBC4 Columbus

On the Way to LA

Cinema major Arman Meinecke '21 is a cinematic storyteller with great experiences that give him a leg up in the film industry.

Learning from experienced writers

The Beck Series brings renowned authors and poets to campus so students learn from expert writers in multiple genres.

Monkey business hits Broadway

Musical composer Bryan Blaskie '09 shares his thoughts about the bright lights of Broadway and why getting a bad grade can actually be a good thing.

Sophia Menconi '20

Sophia Menconi '20 directing in D.C.

Sophia Menconi '20 is directing Samantha Simone (CBS "Blue Bloods”) and Xaiver Reyes (Kinky Boots National Tour) in "The Pee Test."


A Fragile Balance

Artist and professor Micaela Vivero explores space and balance in a recent exhibition in Rota, Spain.

Youth, joy, and vitality

A theatre production by and for people of color opens horizons for the entire campus.

students performing outside eisner

Curtains up on campuses

Broadway may be closed, but performing and other arts are thriving at some colleges, writes Professor Margot Singer.

Inside Higher Ed

“Hold Hold Spill”

Artist and professor Sheilah ReStack describes her work as something recognizable, but changed.

Absorbing knowledge via Black dance

An intense collaboration between dance and a museum exhibition yields profound insights on Black culture — and an astonishing video.

Logan Floyd '16

Logan Floyd '16: Cinematography in L.A.

Cinema major Logan Floyd '16 is in L.A. pursuing his dream of storytelling through cinematography. Next stop, an MFA at American Film Institute.

Voyage L.A.