Courses

Fall 2019 Courses

Atelier

Sounding Body/Utopic Voice

ATL 497 / THR 497 / MTD 497 · Fall 2019

S01 · Wednesday, 1:30 - 4:20 PM

Instructors: Anaïs Maviel · César Alvarez · Samita Sinha

Beginning with the embodied and vibrational foundations of sound, grounded in Indian tradition, we will create a cross-disciplinary experimental space for exploring our borderless voices and activating our bodies through sound. The formal and creative practice will address sounding and listening, tone and presence, body as archive, the musical origins of language, and the enacting of interdependence. Students will develop their own sonic creations and songwriting. We will also engage the thought experiment contained in Alvarez's musical NOISE.

Spatial Sound: Story and Image

ATL 499 · Fall 2019

C01 · Mondays, 1:30 - 4:20 PM

Instructors: Arto Lindsay · Laurie Anderson

Artists Laurie Anderson and Arto Lindsay will explore wave field synthesis including the dynamics of short stories, parades, suspended grammar, psychic states, animal consciousness, and depth of field in sound and film. Special attention will be paid to experimental forms of sound installation, use of different spatial techniques in live concerts, and spatial theater. There will also be discussions and study of sound in the work of various filmmakers, artists, directors, and musicians. Students will be able to create spatial sound works and participate in the work of Anderson and Lindsay.

Creative Writing

Literary Translation

CWR 205 / TRA 204 · Fall 2019

C01 - Paul Muldoon · Tuesdays, 1:30-4:20 PM

Instructors: Paul Muldoon

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

Along the Edge: Leonora Carrington

CWR 209 / ART 223 / COM 240 / GSS 277 · Fall 2019

C01 · Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:50 PM

Instructors: Jhumpa Lahiri

This interdisciplinary seminar will focus on Leonora Carrington. Students will be asked to respond to Carrington's oeuvre both critically and creatively, writing essays, responses, and imaginative texts inspired by a close reading of Carrington's idiosyncratic fiction and by studying her prints, drawings and paintings, which are part of the Princeton Art Museum's permanent collection.

Graphic Design: Typography

VIS 215 / CWR 215 · Fall 2019

U01 - David Reinfurt · Mondays, 1:30 - 4:20 PM and 7:30 - 9:40 PM

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 Literary Translation

CWR 305 / TRA 305 / COM 355 · Fall 2019

C01 - Paul Muldoon · Tuesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 PM

Instructors: Paul Muldoon

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

Advanced Screenwriting: Writing for Television

CWR 405 / VIS 405 · Fall 2019

C01 - Susanna Styron · Mondays, 1:30 - 4:20 PM

Instructors: Susanna Styron

This advanced screenwriting workshop will introduce students to the fundamental elements of developing and writing a TV series in the current "golden age of television."

Introduction to Screenwriting: Adaptation

CWR 448 / VIS 448 · Fall 2019

C01 · Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:50 PM

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.

Dance

Introduction to Ballet

DAN 207 · Fall 2019

U01 · Mondays + Wednesdays, 2:30 - 4:20 PM

Instructors: Tina Fehlandt

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

Body and Language

DAN 208 / THR 208 · Fall 2019

C01 · Thursdays, 1:30 - 4:20 PM

Instructors: Aynsley Vandenbroucke

In this studio course open to all, we'll dive into experiences in which body and language meet.

Introduction to Dance Across Cultures

DAN 215 / GSS 215 / ANT 355 · Fall 2019

S01 · Tuesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 PM

Instructors: Judith Hamera

Bharatanatyam, butoh, hip hop, and salsa are some of the dances that will have us travel from temples and courtyards to clubs, streets, and stages around the world.

Dance Performance Workshop: Repertory I *

DAN 319B · Fall 2019

U01 · Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:20 PM

Instructors: Alexandra Damiani

Technique and repertory course that focuses on developing technical expertise, expressive range, and stylistic clarity. In technique, students will examine concepts such as skeletal support, sequential movement, rhythm, and momentum to emphasize efficiency in motion.

Choreography Workshop II *

DAN 320A · Fall 2019

U01 · Fridays, 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM

Instructors: Dean Moss

Dance choreography, with a focus on contemporary practices and performance. Classes will workshop compositional tasks that set limitations to spark creativity.

Dance Performance Workshop: Repertory II *

DAN 320B · Fall 2019

Multiple sections offered

Instructors: Cameron McKinney · Netta Yerushalmy

Technique and repertory course that focuses on developing technical expertise, expressive range, and stylistic clarity. In technique, students will examine concepts such as skeletal support, sequential movement, rhythm, and momentum to emphasize efficiency in motion.

FAT: The F-Word and the Public Body

AMS 398 / DAN 312 / GSS 346 · Fall 2019

S01 · Thursdays, 1:30 - 4:20 PM

Instructors: Judith Hamera

This seminar investigates discourses and politics around the fat body from a performance studies perspective. How does this “f-word” discipline and regulate bodies in /as public?

Choreography Workshop III *

DAN 419A · Fall 2019

U01 - Rebecca Stenn · Fridays, 1:30 - 3:20 PM

Instructors: Rebecca Stenn

Choreography Workshop III extends students’ approaches to choreographic research by asking them to create complete works on dancers other than themselves.

Dance Performance Workshop: Repertory III *

DAN 419B · Fall 2019

U01 · Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:20 PM

Instructors: Zvi Gotheiner

Technique and repertory course that focuses on developing technical expertise, expressive range, and stylistic clarity. In technique, students will examine concepts such as skeletal support, sequential movement, rhythm, and momentum to emphasize efficiency in motion.

Choreography Workshop IV *

DAN 420A · Fall 2019

U01 · Fridays, 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM

Instructors: Rebecca Lazier

Students workshop their senior thesis projects either creating a choreographic production or enhancing their artistry as a performer. Classes workshop varying approaches to dance making, including examining practices from modern and post-modern dance, as well as diverse genres and cultural forms.

Dance Performance Workshop: Repertory IV *

DAN 420B · Fall 2019

U01 · Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:20 PM

Instructors: Rebecca Lazier

Technique and repertory course that focuses on developing technical expertise, expressive range, and stylistic clarity. In technique, students will examine concepts such as skeletal support, sequential movement, rhythm, and momentum to emphasize efficiency in motion.

Music Theater

Acting and Directing in Musical Theater

MTD 341 / THR 341 · Fall 2019

S01 · Mondays, 7:30 - 10:20 PM

Instructors: Ethan Heard · Stanley Bahorek

A practical hands-on introduction to acting and directing in musical theater. The course will require students to prepare songs and scenes from selected musicals with an eye to how best to approach the particular challenges the scene presents.

Theater Making Studio

THR 402 / MTD 402 · Fall 2019

C01 · Mondays, 1:30 - 4:20 PM

Instructors: Jane Cox · John Doyle

This junior methods seminar will prepare you to effectively choose, create and co-produce a theatrical project for senior year independent work and beyond.

Sounding Body/Utopic Voice

ATL 497 / THR 497 / MTD 497 · Fall 2019

S01 · Wednesday, 1:30 - 4:20 PM

Instructors: Anaïs Maviel · César Alvarez · Samita Sinha

Beginning with the embodied and vibrational foundations of sound, grounded in Indian tradition, we will create a cross-disciplinary experimental space for exploring our borderless voices and activating our bodies through sound. The formal and creative practice will address sounding and listening, tone and presence, body as archive, the musical origins of language, and the enacting of interdependence. Students will develop their own sonic creations and songwriting. We will also engage the thought experiment contained in Alvarez's musical NOISE.

Theater

Introduction to Theater Making

THR 101 · Fall 2019

C01 · Mondays & Wednesdays, 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

Instructors: Aaron Landsman · Elena Araoz

Introduction to Theater Making is a working laboratory, which gives students hands-on experience with theatre's fundamental building blocks — writing, design, acting, directing, and producing.

Beginning Studies in Acting

THR 201 · Fall 2019

C01 · Tuesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 PM Thursdays, 2:30 - 4:20 PM

Instructors: Vivia Font

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 2019

C01 · Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:20 PM Thursdays, 1:30 - 4:20 PM

Instructors: Nathan Davis

This is a workshop in the fundamentals of writing plays. Through writing prompts, exercises, study and reflection, students will be guided in the creation of original dramatic material.

Body and Language

DAN 208 / THR 208 · Fall 2019

C01 · Thursdays, 1:30 - 4:20 PM

Instructors: Aynsley Vandenbroucke

In this studio course open to all, we'll dive into experiences in which body and language meet.

French Theater Workshop

FRE 211 / THR 211 · Fall 2019

Multiple sections offered

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.

Acting and Directing Workshop — Acting

THR 218 · Fall 2019

S01 · Mondays, 1:30 - 4:20 PM Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:20 PM

Instructors: Elena Araoz

This course develops basic acting technique which focuses on the pursuit of objectives, given circumstances, conflict, public solitude and living truthfully under imagined circumstances. Practical skills are established through scenes performed for classroom analysis.

Acting – Scene Study

THR 301 · Fall 2019

C01 · Tuesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 PM Thursdays, 1:30 - 3:20 PM

Instructors: Mark Nelson

The preparation, rehearsal and presentation of scenes from classic and contemporary plays, from Chekhov and Ibsen to Tony Kusher and Lynn Nottage.

Movements for Diversity in American Theater

THR 332 / AMS 346 / GSS 342 / LAO 332 · Fall 2019

S01 · Tuesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 PM

Instructors: Brian Herrera

Theater artists routinely bend, twist and break all kinds of rules to create the imaginary worlds they bring to life on stage. Why, then, has the American theater so struggled to meaningfully address questions of equity, diversity and inclusion? In this course, we undertake a critical, creative and historical overview of agitation and advocacy by theater artist-activists aiming to transform American theatre-making as both industry and creative practice.

Acting and Directing in Musical Theater

MTD 341 / THR 341 · Fall 2019

S01 · Mondays, 7:30 - 10:20 PM

Instructors: Ethan Heard · Stanley Bahorek

A practical hands-on introduction to acting and directing in musical theater. The course will require students to prepare songs and scenes from selected musicals with an eye to how best to approach the particular challenges the scene presents.

Dramaturgy

THR 352 · Fall 2019

S01 · Tuesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 PM

Instructors: Michael Cadden

The dramaturg of a Theater is at the center of the theater-making process. The dramaturg reads and assesses new scripts; prepares classic plays for production; acts as an historical and literary resource for playwrights, directors, actors and designers; advises on artistic policy; writes program notes; and works with the education and publicity departments on the theater's "public face."

Modern Drama I

ENG 364 / THR 364 / COM 321 · Fall 2019

S01 · Mondays + Wednesdays, 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

Instructors: Robert N. Sandberg

A study of major plays by Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekov, Pirandello, Brecht, Beckett and others. Artists who revolutionized the stage by transforming it into a venue for avant-garde social, political, psychological, artistic and metaphysical thought, creating the theatre we know today.

Producing Theater: French Festivals Today

FRE 389 / THR 389 · Fall 2019

S01 · Tuesdays + Thursdays, 1:30 - 2:50 PM

Instructors: Florent Masse

The course will explore the creation, production, and management of pioneering international festivals from France's main historic festivals, such as Festival d'Avignon and Festival d'Automne, to more recent and emerging ones worldwide.

Theater Making Studio

THR 402 / MTD 402 · Fall 2019

C01 · Mondays, 1:30 - 4:20 PM

Instructors: Jane Cox · John Doyle

This junior methods seminar will prepare you to effectively choose, create and co-produce a theatrical project for senior year independent work and beyond.

Acting and Directing Workshop — Directing

THR 418 · Fall 2019

S01 · Mondays, 1:30 - 4:20 PM Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:20 PM

Instructors: Elena Araoz

Directing assignments will be created for each student, who will work with the actors in the class and whose work will be analyzed by the instructor and other members of the workshop.

Sounding Body/Utopic Voice

ATL 497 / THR 497 / MTD 497 · Fall 2019

S01 · Wednesday, 1:30 - 4:20 PM

Instructors: Anaïs Maviel · César Alvarez · Samita Sinha

Beginning with the embodied and vibrational foundations of sound, grounded in Indian tradition, we will create a cross-disciplinary experimental space for exploring our borderless voices and activating our bodies through sound. The formal and creative practice will address sounding and listening, tone and presence, body as archive, the musical origins of language, and the enacting of interdependence. Students will develop their own sonic creations and songwriting. We will also engage the thought experiment contained in Alvarez's musical NOISE.

Visual Arts

Painting I

VIS 203 / ARC 327 · Fall 2019

Multiple sections offered

Instructors: Eve Aschheim · Pam Lins

An introduction to the materials and methods of painting.

Analog Photography

VIS 211 · Fall 2019

Multiple sections offered

Instructors: Jennifer Calivas · Jeff Whetstone

An introduction to the processes of analog photography through a series of problems directed toward the handling of film-based cameras, light-sensitive paper, darkroom chemistry, and printing.

Graphic Design: Typography

VIS 215 / CWR 215 · Fall 2019

U01 - David Reinfurt · Mondays, 1:30 - 4:20 PM and 7:30 - 9:40 PM

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: Circulation

VIS 217 · Fall 2019

U01 · Tuesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 PM and 7:30 - 9:40 PM

Instructors: David Reinfurt

Students in this course will consider the ways in which a graphic design object's characteristics are affected by its ability to be copied and shared, and by the environment in which it is intended to circulate.

Graphic Design: Image

VIS 218 · Fall 2019

U01 - Laura Coombs · Mondays, 1:30 - 4:20 PM and 7:30 - 9:40 PM

Instructors: Laura Coombs

This course engages students in the decoding of and formal experimentation with the image as a two-dimensional surface.

Digital Animation

VIS 220 · Fall 2019

Multiple sections offered

Instructors: Tim Szetela

This studio production class will engage in a variety of timed-based collage, composition, visualization, and storytelling techniques. Students will be taught the fundamental techniques of 2D animation production.

Sculpture I

VIS 221 · Fall 2019

Multiple sections offered

Instructors: Joe Scanlan · Kenneth Tam

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.

Sound/Material/Mind

VIS 226 / MUS 228 · Fall 2019

U01 · Tuesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 PM

Instructors: Jess Rowland

Sound is at once ephemeral in air, concrete in material, and conceptualized in the mind. This unique transformation makes sound ideal for examining the relationship of our internal experience to physicality.

Documentary Filmmaking I

VIS 263 · Fall 2019

C01 — Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt · Mondays, 1:30 - 4:20 PM and 7:30 - 9:40 PM

Instructors: Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt

In the real world, what relationships have the necessary friction to generate compelling films? Documentary Filmmaking will introduce you to the craft, history and theory behind attempts to answer this question.

Narrative Filmmaking I

VIS 265 · Fall 2019

L01 · Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:40 PM Thursdays, 1:30 - 4:20 PM

Instructors: Moon Molson

An introduction to narrative and avant-garde narrative film production through the creation of hands-on digital video exercises, short film screenings, critical readings, and group critiques.

Intermediate Photography

VIS 313 · Fall 2019

C01 · Wednesdays, 12:30 - 4:20 PM

Instructors: James Welling

This course will examine photography's constant negotiation of evolving technologies. Students shoot black and white and color film and scan and print it digitally to broaden their photographic strategies, their technical skills, and their understanding of the medium of photography. A range of tools will be introduced, including analogue film development, scanning negatives, Photoshop processing, and inkjet printing.

Ceramic Sculpture

VIS 331 · Fall 2019

U01 · Tuesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 PM and 7:30 - 9:40 PM

Instructors: Adam Welch

This course is course designed for students interested in learning the fundamentals of working with clay.

The Artist at Work

ART 349 / VIS 345 / HUM 349 · Fall 2019

C01 · Fridays, 1:30 - 4:20 PM

Instructors: Irene Small

What are the environments, fictions, fantasies, and ideologies that condition the artist at work? This course takes as its investigative locus the artist's studio, a space of experimentation and inspiration, but also of boredom, sociability, exhaustion, and critique.

Narrative Filmmaking II

VIS 365 · Fall 2019

L01 · Wednesdays, 12:30 - 4:20 PM

Instructors: Moon Molson

An intermediate exploration of narrative and avant-garde narrative film production through the creation of hands-on digital video exercises, short film screenings, critical readings, and group critiques.

Artist and Studio

VIS 392 / ART 392 · Fall 2019

C01 — Martha Friedman · Tuesdays, 7:30 - 10:20 PM

Instructors: Martha Friedman

A required seminar for Practice of Art 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 Screenwriting: Writing for Television

CWR 405 / VIS 405 · Fall 2019

C01 - Susanna Styron · Mondays, 1:30 - 4:20 PM

Instructors: Susanna Styron

This advanced screenwriting workshop will introduce students to the fundamental elements of developing and writing a TV series in the current "golden age of television."

Drawing II

VIS 407 · Fall 2019

U01 — Colleen Asper · Mondays, 12:30 - 4:20 PM

Instructors: Colleen Asper

Drawing is a distinct process; it can serve as a mode of documentation or as a preparatory step in many other processes. This allows drawing to point to a past event, create a primary experience in the present, and/or to serve as a model or plan for what is to come. We will explore these multiple uses of drawing and their accompanying temporalities through approaches that emphasize a wide range of formal effects — illusionistic form, space, flatness, mark-making, opacity, transparency — while simultaneously exploring how artists have turned to drawing to record, index, propose, invent, and fantasize.

Exhibition Issues and Methods

VIS 416 · Fall 2019

S01 — Pam Lins · Tuesdays, 7:30 - 10:20 PM

Instructors: Pam Lins

This seminar provides senior Practice of Art Track and VIS certificate students a context for investigating and discussing contemporary art exhibition practices.

Extraordinary Processes

VIS 418 / CEE 418 · Fall 2019

U01 · Wednesdays, 12:30 - 4:20 PM

Instructors: Joe Scanlan · Sigrid Adriaenssens

This class will be a series of material investigations in relation to the human body at rest. Each student will design, build, and critically analyze a custom bed frame that exploits the inherent properties of a singular material—ash wood—across a spectrum of rigid and flexible structures

Introduction to Screenwriting: Adaptation

CWR 448 / VIS 448 · Fall 2019

C01 · Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:50 PM

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.

Music

Sound/Material/Mind

VIS 226 / MUS 228 · Fall 2019

U01 · Tuesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 PM

Instructors: Jess Rowland

Sound is at once ephemeral in air, concrete in material, and conceptualized in the mind. This unique transformation makes sound ideal for examining the relationship of our internal experience to physicality.