Welcome Class of 2019!

The Lewis Center is your Pathway to the Arts! This page offers information for incoming first year students interested in pursuing the arts while at Princeton.

Fall 2015 Courses and Applications

Courses are offered at the Lewis Center for the Arts in Creative Writing, Dance, Film/Video, Theater, Visual Arts, and through the interdisciplinary Princeton Atelier. Certificates are awarded in the areas of Creative Writing, Dance, Theater, and Visual Arts (including Film). For more information on each program, click on the links below.

Creative Writing

cwrCourses are offered at introductory and advanced levels in poetry, fiction, literary translation, and screenwriting. All creative writing courses require a pre-registration application. The online application will be available through the application submission deadline of Monday, September 14th at 5:00 p.m. View fall 2015 Creative Writing course offerings. Questions about the program? Email Program Assistant Noreen McAuliffe: noreenm@princeton.edu.


lilbuckCourses are offered in technique, choreography, history, criticism and aesthetics of dance at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels in the genres of modern, ballet and African dance. Some dance courses require an interview for pre-registration; a placement session for dance will be held on Wednesday, September 16 from 4:30-6:20 p.m. in the Patricia and Ward Hagan ’48 Dance Studio at 185 Nassau Street. View fall 2015 Dance course offerings. Additional important information for enrollment can be found here. Questions about the program? Email Program Assistant Cindy Rosenfeld: cr17@princeton.edu.


IMG_1374Within the Program in Visual Arts, courses are offered at introductory and intermediate levels in film and video production, filmmaking, screenwriting, film history and special topics in cinema. Courses in screenwriting and film/video production require an application for pre-registration. View fall 2015 Film/Video course offerings. Questions about the program? Email kseymour@princeton.edu.



2458Courses are offered at the introductory and intermediate levels in acting; directing; playwriting; lighting, costume and sound design; theater history and criticism; and special topics. Several theater courses require an interview for pre-registration. View fall 2015 Theater course offerings. Questions about the program? Email Program Assistant Joe Fonseca: jfonseca@princeton.edu

Visual Arts

IMG_0011Courses are offered at introductory and advanced levels in drawing, painting, photography, graphic design, sculpture, printmaking, and art theory, criticism and aesthetics. Some visual arts courses require an application for pre-registration. View fall 2015 Visual Arts course offerings. Questions about the program? Email Program Assistant Kristy Seymour: kseymour@princeton.edu


Princeton Atelier

IMG_0076Unique, one-time interdisciplinary courses are offered, taught by Princeton faculty and professional guest artists focusing on the collaborative creation of new work. Each Atelier course requires a pre-registration application. View fall 2015 Atelier course offerings and applications. Questions about the program? Email princeton-atelier@princeton.edu.



For information on programs of study and courses in music, visit the Department of Music’s website.



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Ticketed events are priced at only $10 for students and are Tiger Ticket eligible through the Passport to the Arts program, which makes them free to you! Just show your TigerCard at the box office – your Tiger Tickets are credited on your TigerCard.

Open House

The Lewis Center will host an open house on Monday, September 14 at 9 am. Come meet the faculty and learn more about how to enroll in arts courses for the fall. We will also have a table at the Academic Expo during Freshman orientation. Learn more ...


Please don't be shy -- contact us if you have any questions about Lewis Center programs, courses, and performance opportunities. Consult our faculty and staff directories and feel free to send an inquiry.