Princeton Atelier

"Be part of a course that will happen only once."

— Paul Muldoon

The Princeton Atelier is a unique academic program that brings together professional artists from different disciplines to create new work in the context of a semester-long course. A painter might team with a composer, a choreographer might join with an electrical engineer, a company of theater artists might engage with environmental scientists, or a poet might connect with a videographer. Princeton students have an unrivaled opportunity to be directly involved in these collaborations, either as participants or in “parallel play.”

Learn more about Princeton Atelier faculty, news, events, & courses.

How to Write a Song Concert

Watch students perform a concert of original songs with music and lyrics written over the past semester as part of the spring 2021 Princeton Atelier course “How to Write a Song,” taught by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon and Bridget Kearney of Lake Street Dive. Originally recorded on April 27, 2021.

Atelier Course - Spatial Sound: Story and Image

Students in the Fall 2019 Atelier course, Spatial Sound: Story and Image, demonstrate their original experimental works created throughout the semester in a live performance. ATL 499 was taught by artists Laurie Anderson and Arto Lindsay and explored wave field synthesis including the dynamics of short stories, parades, suspended grammar, psychic states, animal consciousness, and depth of field in sound and film.

Discover special events planned for 2021-22 in the new Atelier at Large series


For more information about the Princeton Atelier, please call 609-258-4709 or email Marion Young at

Climate & Inclusion

Learn more about the Lewis Center for the Arts' efforts on addressing Climate & Inclusion.