Denison Awarded Arts and Technology Grant
Date of Event: April 21, 2009
Posted: April 21, 2009
Denison University has received a $262,893 grant from The Sherman Fairchild Foundation for a three-year program that fosters collaborative teaching and the use of technology in fine arts courses. The grant involves all of Denison’s arts departments, including studio art, art history, cinema, dance, music and theatre.
The new funding will make possible the development of nine collaborative, interdisciplinary courses that integrate the arts with the use of digital technologies. For example, a course in “Movement, Music, and Interactive Performance” will be team-taught by faculty from the music and dance departments, and will make use of computer software for composition and dance. The course will culminate in a collaborative interdisciplinary performance. The grant also supports a foundational technology course for all arts majors, summer arts technology workshops for faculty, and the purchase of technology to create a new performance lab on campus.
“We are thrilled to be recognized by The Sherman Fairchild Foundation with this prestigious grant,” said Denison Provost Bradley Bateman. “Our faculty are already ahead of the curve in using cutting-edge arts technologies, and this grant will allow them to enhance these skills in collaborative settings for the benefit of our students. We are deeply grateful to the Foundation.”
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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