July 10, 2014

Welcome, Class of 2018!

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

Fall 2014 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 certificate program, click on the links below.

Creative Writing

Creative Writing students reading their work aloud.

Courses 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 starting September 1st through the application submission deadline of Tuesday, September 9th at 9:00 a.m. View fall 2014 Creative Writing course offerings. Questions about the program? Email


DAN-JulieLemberger-1368Courses 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. Placement for dance will take place Wednesday, September 10 from 4:30 to 6:20 p.m. in the Patricia and Ward Hagan ’48 Dance Studio at 185 Nassau Street. Faculty will email course placements by Thursday, September 11 at 10 a.m. View fall 2014 Dance course offerings. Questions about the program? Email


Within 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 2014 Film/Video course offerings. Questions about the program? Email


1824Courses 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 2014 Theater course offerings. Questions about the program? Email

Visual Arts

VIS-OBrien-2Courses 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 2014 Visual Arts course offerings. Questions about the program? Email

Princeton Atelier

Students from last year’s course in “How to Write a Song” Photo by Denise Applewhite

Unique, 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 2014 Atelier course offerings and applications.



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



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