Courses

Courses

Atelier

Dance on Camera / DIY

ATL 498 / DAN 498 / VIS 498 · Fall 2014

U01 · Tuesday, 1:30 - 4:20 pm and Thursday, 7:30 - 9:40 pm 185 Nassau Street, Room 120

Instructors: Danielle Aubert · Susan Marshall

Dance on camera has a different impact than dance on stage - how can we explore this form that arguably has a bigger audience than live performance? How can we make and distribute dance on camera using equipment that is readily available and low cost?

Princeton Atelier – Pay Attention: The Art of Here and Now

ATL 499 / THR 499 · Fall 2014

S01 · Thursday, 1:30 - 4:20 pm 185 Nassau Street, Room 313

Instructors: Marianne Weems

Works of art are often praised for their “immediacy,” their being “of their moment.” What if our sense of the present to which we’re meant to be attentive has changed? What is the impact of Twitter, Instagram or the Selfie on making art? Join Marianne Weems of the Building Association for a one-off course that will draw upon various perspectives with guest speakers to investigate these questions of modern consciousness.

Creative Writing

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.

Dance

Introduction to Ballet

DAN 207 · Fall 2014

U01 · Monday and Wednesday, 2:30 pm - 4:20 pm 185 Nassau Street, Room 120

Instructors: Tina Fehlandt

From grand plié to grand jeté, Introduction to Ballet is for students with a curiosity for the study of classical ballet.

Introduction to Movement and Dance

DAN 209 · Fall 2014

Multiple sections offered

Instructors: Aynsley Vandenbroucke

Designed for people with little or no previous training in dance, the class will be a mixture of movement techniques, improvisation, choreography, observing, writing and discussing.

Introduction to Dance Across Cultures

DAN 215 · Fall 2014

S01 · Tuesday and Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:20 pm New South Building, Room 108

Instructors: Judith Hamera

This studio course will have us travel from temples and courtyards to clubs, streets, and stages around the world to better understand the diversity of dance.

Dance Performance Workshop: Intermediate

DAN 319 · Fall 2014

Multiple sections offered

Instructors: Susan Marshall

Intermediate dance technique and choreography, with a focus on contemporary practices. In technique, students will be challenged to increase their body's strength, coordination and alignment, and to develop awareness and range of motion in multiple spatial planes.

Dance Performance Workshop: Advanced Repertory and Choreography

DAN 419 · Fall 2014

Multiple sections offered

Instructors: Susan Marshall

Students are exposed to distinct choreographers by learning and performing repertory and creating choreography. The Technique and Repertory sections of the course develop technical expertise, expressive range, and stylistic clarity. Students will dance with attention to alignment, detail, spatial clarity, and an awareness of other dancers.

Advanced Dance Performance and Choreographic Projects

DAN 420 · Fall 2014

Multiple sections offered

Instructors: Rebecca Lazier

Advanced students will learn and perform dances that represent diverse approaches to contemporary choreography. Technique and Repertory classes encourage rich, subtle and stylistically accurate renditions of choreography and cultivate intelligent and imaginative artistic interpretations.

Dance on Camera / DIY

ATL 498 / DAN 498 / VIS 498 · Fall 2014

U01 · Tuesday, 1:30 - 4:20 pm and Thursday, 7:30 - 9:40 pm 185 Nassau Street, Room 120

Instructors: Danielle Aubert · Susan Marshall

Dance on camera has a different impact than dance on stage - how can we explore this form that arguably has a bigger audience than live performance? How can we make and distribute dance on camera using equipment that is readily available and low cost?

Theater

Beginning Studies in Acting: Scene Study

THR 201 · Fall 2014

Multiple sections offered

Instructors: Suzanne Agins · Tracy Bersley

An introduction to the craft of acting through scene study monologues and, finally, a longer scene drawn from a play, to develop a method of working on a script. Emphasis will be placed on honesty, spontaneity, and establishing a personal connection with the scene's substance.

Introductory Playwriting

THR 205 · Fall 2014

C01 · Tuesday, 1:30 - 3:20 pm Thursday, 1:30 - 4:20 pm 185 Nassau Street, Room 206

Instructors: Robert N. Sandberg

This is a workshop in the fundamentals of writing plays. Emphasis will be on solving problems of structure, dramatic action, and character. Attention will also be given to innerlife, language, atmosphere on stage, creating living dialogue, and examining the sources to be used in writing, etc.

French Theater Workshop

FRE 211 / THR 211 · Fall 2014

C01 · Tuesday, 3:00 - 4:20 pm Thursday, 3:00 - 4:20 pm Whitman Theater

Instructors: Florent Masse

L'Avant-Scène will offer students the opportunity to put their language skills in motion by discovering French theater in general and by acting in French, in particular. The course will introduce students to acting techniques while allowing them to discover the richness of the French dramatic canon.

Acting, Being, Doing, and Making: Introduction to Performance Studies

THR 300 / COM 359 / ENG 373 / ANT 359 · Fall 2014

C01 · Tuesday, 1:30 - 4:20 pm 185 Nassau Street, Room 219

Instructors: Jill Dolan · Stacy Wolf

A hands-on approach to this interdisciplinary field. In addition to key readings in performance theory, we will attend theatre and concerts and sporting events, visit museums, attend community celebrations, observe people's behaviors in restaurants and on the street.

Intermediate Studies in Acting: Scene Study II

THR 301 · Fall 2014

C01 · Tuesday, 1:30 - 4:20 pm Thursday, 1:30 - 3:20 pm New South Building, Room 110

Instructors: Mark Nelson

A continuation of THR 201: Guide students in ways to develop a role and to explore important texts and characters in an imaginative and honest manner.

Ethnographic Playwriting

THR 303 / AMS 330 / SOC 350 · Fall 2014

C01 · Wednesday, 1:30 - 4:20 pm 185 Nassau Street, Room 207

Instructors: Aaron Landsman

This course delves into a collaborative, ethnographic approach to making theater. We will read, watch and discuss the work of subculture theorists, theater-makers and other artists and thinkers, all of whom use staged conversations as the basis for characters, scenes and entire works. We will hash out ethics and responsibilities for those of us who engage communities outside our own.

Christopher Durang: My Life in Art

THR 304 / ENG 369 · Fall 2014

S01 · Thursday, 1:30 - 4:20 pm 185 Nassau Street, Room 207

Instructors: Christopher Durang · Michael Cadden

This course will focus on the lifetime achievement of one of the nation's greatest playwrights, Christopher Durang, who will be participating in the class as the inaugural Roger S. Berlind '52 Playwright-in-Residence. We'll focus on Durang's writing and rehearsal process, the writers who have meant most to him, the joys and pains of theatrical collaboration, and the perils of writing comedy with a satiric edge.

Criticism Workshop

THR 326 / ENG 314 · Fall 2014

S01 · Fridays, 10:00 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. 185 Nassau Street, Room 207

Instructors: Fintan O'Toole

This workshop is devoted to the development of the student's critical sensibility. Through extensive in-class analysis of their own reviews of and other kinds of writing about professional theater and dance productions, students will come to learn what makes a good critic of the performing arts.

The Nature of Theatrical Reinvention

THR 334 · Fall 2014

S01 · Monday, 7:30 - 10:20 pm New South Building, Room 110

Instructors: John Doyle

This seminar explores how iconic pieces of theatre can be re-explored for modern audiences. The course will examine various aspects of how an artist can think out-of-the-box and the mechanisms the artist can use to do so. There will be discussions, theatre visits, possible access to theatre practitioners and assignments which will encourage the participant to explore their own imaginative approach to storytelling.

Development of the Multi-Skilled Performer

THR 335 / MUS 303 · Fall 2014

S01 · Monday, 12:30 - 4:20 pm New South Building, Room 110

Instructors: John Doyle

A practical class. This is a workshop based class for those interested in multi-skilled performance and in how performance skills can illuminate new forms of theatre making. Ideally participants should have musical skills and be able to bring an instrument to work with.

Advanced Theatrical Design

THR 400 / VIS 400 · Fall 2014

C01 · Monday, 12:30 - 4:20 pm Berlind Theater 002

Instructors: Jane Cox · Anya Klepikov

his course bridges the gap between students taking introductory design courses in set, costume or lighting design, and successfully designing a production on campus. The course is designed to endow students with practical skills that will enable them to actually design a production, and to support them in making technical decisions as well as in collaborating and communicating with the rest of the creative team and the technical staff.

Directing Workshop

THR 411 · Fall 2014

C01 · Monday, 7:30 - 10:20 pm Thursday, 2:30 - 4:20 pm Berlind Theater, Room 002

Instructors: Tim Vasen

Special directing assignments will be made for each student, whose work will be analyzed by the instructor and other members of the workshop. Students will be aided in their preparations by the instructor; they will also study the spectrum of responsibilities and forms of research involved in directing plays of different styles.

Major Author(s) – Samuel Beckett

ENG 412 / THR 412 · Fall 2014

S01 · Thursdays, 1:30 - 4:20 pm McCosh Hall, Room 24

Instructors: Fintan O'Toole

Samuel Beckett is arguably the most influential writer of the second half of the 20th century but is often misunderstood as a purveyor of bleak nihilism with a relentlessly pessimistic view of the human condition. This course explores a very different Beckett: a writer of compassion, invention and harsh beauty, responding to his Irish roots and to terrible public events with humor, playfulness and courage.

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.

The Fall Show

THR 451 · Fall 2014

S01 · Friday, 12:30 - 4:20 pm Berlind Theater, Room 002

Instructors: Tracy Bersley

The Fall Show provides students with a rigorous and challenging experience of creating theater under near-professional circumstances. A professional director, design team, and stage manager, as well as two weeks of performances in the Berlind Theatre, are key components.The Fall Show involves an extensive rehearsal period and concentrated tech week,often requiring more time and focus than a typical student-produced production might.

Princeton Atelier – Pay Attention: The Art of Here and Now

ATL 499 / THR 499 · Fall 2014

S01 · Thursday, 1:30 - 4:20 pm 185 Nassau Street, Room 313

Instructors: Marianne Weems

Works of art are often praised for their “immediacy,” their being “of their moment.” What if our sense of the present to which we’re meant to be attentive has changed? What is the impact of Twitter, Instagram or the Selfie on making art? Join Marianne Weems of the Building Association for a one-off course that will draw upon various perspectives with guest speakers to investigate these questions of modern consciousness.

Visual Arts

Introductory Painting

VIS 203 / ARC 327 · Fall 2014

Multiple sections offered

Instructors: Eve Aschheim · Pam Lins

An introduction to the materials and methods of painting. The areas to be covered are specifically color and its interaction, the use of form and scale, painting from a model, painting objects with a concern for their mass and its interaction with light.

Black & White Photography

VIS 211 · Fall 2014

Multiple sections offered

Instructors: Deana Lawson · Demetrius Oliver

An introduction to the processes of photography through a series of problems directed toward the handling of light-sensitive material, camera, and printing. Weekly laboratory sessions will explore the critical issues of the medium in relation to both student work and the work of guest photographers.

Digital Photography

VIS 213 · Fall 2014

Multiple sections offered

Instructors: Deana Lawson · Fia Backström

This studio course introduces students to aesthetic and theoretical implications of digital photography. Studio emphasis is on mastering digital equipment and techniques, managing print quality, and generally becoming familiar with all aspects of the digital workspace. Popular media, found photographs, and the "life" of digital images will also be investigated.

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.

Graphic Design: Visual Form

VIS 216 · Fall 2014

U01 · Tuesday, 1:30 - 4:20 pm and Tuesday, 7:30 - 9:40 pm 185 Nassau Street, Room 303

Instructors: David Reinfurt

This course introduces students to techniques for decoding and creating graphic messages in a variety of media, and delves into issues related to visual literacy through the hands-on making and analysis of graphic form. Graphic design relies on mastering the subtle manipulation of abstract shapes and developing sensitivity to the relationships between them.

Art for Everyone

VIS 219 · Fall 2014

U01 · Wednesday, 1:30 - 4:20 pm 185 Nassau Street, Room 303

Instructors: Fia Backström

This studio class will address the increasing social pressure on art to become more widely distributed, immediately accessible, and democratically produced. For the past fifty years, expanding definitions of what art might be fueled by a greater emphasis on active audience participation have encouraged an atmosphere in which anyone can claim to be an artist.

Introductory Sculpture

VIS 221 · Fall 2014

U01 · Tuesday, 7:30 - 9:40 pm and Wednesday, 1:30 - 4:20 pm 185 Nassau Street, Room 102

Instructors: Martha Friedman

A studio introduction to sculpture, particularly the study of form, space, and the influence of a wide variety of materials and processes on the visual properties of sculpture leading to the development of an understanding of contemporary sculpture and a basic technical facility in wood working, mold making, casting and metal working.

Introductory Video and Film Production

VIS 261 · Fall 2014

C01 · Tuesday, 7:30 - 10:20 pm and Wednesday, 1:30 - 4:20 pm 185 Nassau Street, Room 304

Instructors: Keith Sanborn

A film/video course introducing the techniques of shooting and editing digital video. Works of film/video art will be analyzed in class to explore the development of, and innovations in, cinematic language. Production will be oriented toward film/video as a visual art, including narrative, documentary, and experimental genres.

Documentary Filmmaking

VIS 263 · Fall 2014

Multiple sections offered

Instructors: Emily Abt

This course will give students an introduction to documentary film and video production, with a special emphasis on the practical challenges of producing films in the real world. Students will learn fundamental filmmaking techniques from a professor with thirteen years experience running her own film production company, as well as a handful of guest professionals in the fields of cinematography, casting, and editing.

Intermediate Photography

VIS 313 · Fall 2014

C01 · Wednesday, 12:30 - 4:20 pm 185 Nassau Street, Room 302

Instructors: James Welling

This studio course seeks to broaden students' skills through a wide range of photographic media. There will be an emphasis on the relationship between analog and digital photography and how visual artists negotiate the technological changes of today. A broad range of new tools will be introduced to the class including medium and large format cameras, scanners, Photoshop, color and BW pigment printing, studio lighting and the use of high-end digital backs.

Major Filmmakers

VIS 343 · Fall 2014

Multiple sections offered

Instructors: P. Adams Sitney

A seminar on the major films of Luchino Visconti, Robert Bresson, and Jean-Marie Straub (and Daniele Huillet) and their literary sources. All three filmmakers made important and eccentric adaptations of major literary texts.

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.

Issues in Contemporary Art

VIS 392 / ART 392 · Fall 2014

C01 · Tuesday, 1:30 - 4:20 pm 185 Nassau Street, Room 401

Instructors: Martha Friedman

A required seminar for Art and Archaeology Program 2 majors and Program in Visual Arts certificate students emphasizing contemporary art practices and ideas. The course addresses current issues in painting, drawing, sculpture, film, video, photography, and performance installation.

Advanced Theatrical Design

THR 400 / VIS 400 · Fall 2014

C01 · Monday, 12:30 - 4:20 pm Berlind Theater 002

Instructors: Jane Cox · Anya Klepikov

his course bridges the gap between students taking introductory design courses in set, costume or lighting design, and successfully designing a production on campus. The course is designed to endow students with practical skills that will enable them to actually design a production, and to support them in making technical decisions as well as in collaborating and communicating with the rest of the creative team and the technical staff.

Advanced Drawing: The Figure

VIS 401 · Fall 2014

U01 · Monday, 1:30 - 4:20 pm and Monday, 7:30 - 9:40 pm 185 Nassau Street, Room 301

Instructors: Kurt Kauper

Through careful observation, this class will focus exclusively on human figure and purse the development of a strong sense of bone structure, muscle contours and light. From this perceptual foundation, students will be encouraged to develop independent points of view. Assignments will loosely revolve around themes of narrative, abstraction, expression, and conceptual strategies.

Advanced Graphic Design

VIS 415 · Fall 2014

U01 · Thursday, 1:30 - 4:20 pm 185 Nassau Street, Room 303

Instructors: Danielle Aubert

This studio course builds on the skills and concepts of the 200-level Graphic Design classes. VIS 415 is structured around three studio assignments that connect graphic design to other bodies of knowledge, aesthetic experience, and scholarship. The class always takes a local concept or event as the impetus for investigations.

Exhibition Issues and Methods

VIS 416 · Fall 2014

S01 · Wednesday, 7:30 - 9:40 pm 185 Nassau Street, Room 219

Instructors: Pam Lins

This seminar provides senior ART Program 2 and VIS certificate students a context for investigating and discussing contemporary art exhibition practices. Over the course of the semester, students will develop a greater understanding of their art, their influences, and their aesthetic underpinnings by considering them alongside readings, visiting artist lectures, writing assignments, and field trips to current exhibitions.

Fall Film Seminar

VIS 417 · Fall 2014

S01 · Monday 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm 185 Nassau Street, Room 304

Instructors: Alan Oxman

This class will explore the art of storytelling through the aesthetics of film editing. By focusing on the editing process, students will not only learn how to edit their work but also how to better plan the writing, casting, sound design, and shooting of a film to better serve the editing process. Through screenings of award-winning films, informal class discussions with their directors, and exclusive access to raw scenes and footage, students will learn how to conceptualize the entire film production process as well as be introduced to accomplished professionals in the field.

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.

Special Topics in Visual Arts: Extraordinary Processes

VIS 471 · Fall 2014

U01 · Tuesday, 7:30 - 9:40 pm Wednesday, 1:30 - 4:20 pm 185 Nassau Street, Room 301

Instructors: Joe Scanlan

This course will investigate how extreme amounts of invested time and manual labor are still capable of achieving a kind of magic, that is, capable of transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. For the last century, artists around the world have become more and more interested in the aesthetic value of everyday life, in part as a political gesture designed to bring art down a peg or two, in part a celebration of the surprising levels of beauty and meaning that can be mined from mundane things.

Dance on Camera / DIY

ATL 498 / DAN 498 / VIS 498 · Fall 2014

U01 · Tuesday, 1:30 - 4:20 pm and Thursday, 7:30 - 9:40 pm 185 Nassau Street, Room 120

Instructors: Danielle Aubert · Susan Marshall

Dance on camera has a different impact than dance on stage - how can we explore this form that arguably has a bigger audience than live performance? How can we make and distribute dance on camera using equipment that is readily available and low cost?