Creative Writing

Creative Writing Course Enrollment Information

Introductory Creative Writing Courses are open to all; no application required. Advanced classes require departmental permission to enroll. Students may only enroll in one CWR course per semester. Review the specific guidelines for enrollment for each course below.

Spring 2023 Course Enrollment Guidelines

CWR 202 — Introductory Poetry

No Prerequisites. Open enrollment. Three seats are reserved for first-year students, 3 seats for sophomores, 2 seats for juniors, 2 seats for seniors. The program is unable to maintain a waiting list. If reserved seats remain available during Add/Drop, you may write to Erin West at erin.west@princeton.edu for enrollment assistance.

CWR 204 — Introductory Fiction

No Prerequisites. Open enrollment. Three seats are reserved for first-year students, 3 seats for sophomores, 2 seats for juniors, 2 seats for seniors. The program is unable to maintain a waiting list. If reserved seats remain available during Add/Drop, you may write to Erin West at erin.west@princeton.edu for enrollment assistance.

CWR 206/COM 315/TRA 206 — Literary Translation

No Prerequisites and restrictions. Open enrollment.

CWR 302 — Advanced Poetry

Prerequisites and Restrictions: Students must have completed two 200-level CWR courses prior to enrollment. For enrollment permission, please email Erin West at erin.west@princeton.edu.

CWR 304 — Advanced Fiction

Prerequisites and Restrictions: Students must have completed two 200-level CWR courses prior to enrollment. For enrollment permission, please email Erin West at erin.west@princeton.edu.

CWR 306/COM 356/TRA 314 — Advanced Literary Translation

No Prerequisites and restrictions. Open enrollment.

CWR 310 — Writing from Life

Prerequisites and Restrictions: Students must have completed two 200-level CWR courses prior to enrollment. For enrollment permission, please email Erin West at erin.west@princeton.edu.

CWR 349/VIS 349 — Intro to Screenwriting: Writing for a Global Audience

Prerequisites and Restrictions: No prerequisites. Enrollment is open to all. Three seats are reserved for first-year students, 3 seats for sophomores, 2 seats for juniors, 2 seats for seniors. The program is unable to maintain a waiting list. If reserved seats remain available during Add/Drop, you may write to Erin West at erin.west@princeton.edu for enrollment assistance.

CWR 405/VIS 405 — Advanced Screenwriting: Writing for Television

Prerequisites and Restrictions: Students must have completed two CWR courses prior to enrollment. For enrollment permission, please email Erin West at erin.west@princeton.edu.

 

*Students may only enroll in one CWR course per semester. You may list your name on only one Google doc per semester in order to indicate your prerequisites and obtain enrollment permission.

Questions or Technical Issues?

For questions about the enrollment process, please email Creative Writing Program Manager Erin West erin.west@princeton.edu.