Creative Writing Courses

The application for all CWR courses will be available here beginning November 6th. The deadline to apply is November 21st at 5PM.

The curriculum allows the student to develop writing skills, provides an introduction to the possibilities of contemporary literature and offers a perspective on the place of literature among the liberal arts. Criticism by practicing writers and talented peers encourages the student's growth as both creator and reader of literature.

Creative Writing (Literary Translation)

CWR 205 · Fall 2014

C01 · Thursday, 1:30 pm - 3:50 pm New South Building, Room 602

Instructors: Idra Novey

Practice in the translation of literary works from another language into English supplemented by the reading and analysis of standard works. Criticism by professionals and talented peers encourages the student's growth as both creator and reader of literature. Students MUST be fluent in their chosen language.

Graphic Design: Typography

VIS 215 / CWR 215 · Fall 2014

U01 · Monday, 1:30 - 4:20 pm and Monday, 7:30 - 9:40 pm 185 Nassau Street, Room 123

Instructors: David Reinfurt

This studio course introduces students to graphic design with a particular emphasis on typography. Students learn typographic history through lectures that highlight major shifts in print technologies and through their engagement in studio design projects.

Advanced Creative Writing (Poetry)

CWR 301 · Fall 2014

Multiple sections offered

Instructors: Paul Muldoon · Rowan Ricardo Phillips

Advanced practice in the original composition of poetry for discussion in regularly scheduled workshop meetings. The curriculum allows the student to develop writing skills, provides an introduction to the possibilities of contemporary literature and offers perspective on the places of literature among the liberal arts.

Advanced Creative Writing (Literary Translation)

CWR 305 / COM 355 · Fall 2014

C01 · Thursday, 1:30 pm - 3:50 pm New South Room, Room 602

Instructors: Idra Novey

Advanced practice in the translation of literary works from another language into English supplemented by the reading and analysis of standard works.

Screenwriting I: Screenwriting as a Visual Medium

CWR 348 / VIS 348 · Fall 2014

Multiple sections offered

Instructors: Christina Lazaridi · Steven Katz

The course will introduce students to basic screenwriting principals and techniques, using cross-cultural and cross-temporal examples. Course will examine the visual power of storytelling in film and other relative media, concentrating on the strategic use of visual elements to create a unified viewing experience and the use of visual moments/behavior in creating memorable characters.

Notes on Color

VIS 441 / CWR 441 / THR 441 · Fall 2014

S01 · Thursday, 1:30 - 4:20 pm 185 Nassau Street, Room 219

Instructors: James Welling

This seminar will explore the idea of color through a wide range of scientific, philosophical and aesthetic theories. While the eyes of normally sighted human beings render color in roughly the same manner, our reactions and ability to "see" color vary. Far from being a fixed entity, color is a deeply personal and psychological component of human perception and art.

Screenwriting II: Adaptation

CWR 448 / VIS 448 · Fall 2014

C01 · Tuesday, 1:30 - 3:50 pm New South Building, Room 605

Instructors: Christina Lazaridi

This course will introduce students to Screenwriting Adaptation techniques, focusing primarily on the challenges of adapting "true stories" pulled from various non-fiction sources. The class will address the ethics of adaptation, questions and techniques surrounding the need to fictionalize truth for dramatic purposes, as well as touching on the differences between fictional and nonfictional original materials.

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Questions?

If you have any questions about Creative Writing program courses or enrollment, please contact Program Assistant Angelo Nikolopoulos: anikolop@princeton.edu.