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Welcome Class of 2017!

Upcoming Events


Lewis Center Freshman Open House

Monday, September 9
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
James M. Stewart '32 Theater, 185 Nassau Street
Come, be inspired and engage your imagination! Learn more about what is available to you through the Lewis Center for the Arts and Princeton’s program and course offerings in Creative Writing, Dance, Theater, Visual Arts and the Princeton Atelier. Program directors will provide a brief overview of each program followed by Q&A sessions from 9:30-10:30 a.m. View the Open House schedule.

Freshman Academic Expo

Monday, September 9
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Frick Chemistry Lab Atrium
Staff and current Lewis Center students will be on hand to answer your questions.


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Text PUARTS to 22828 to receive a weekly email update on arts events offered by the Lewis Center and be entered to win prizes! Join your fellow Princetonians at over 100 performances, exhibitions, readings, screenings and lectures offered each year by the Lewis Center, most of them free.

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.

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

Fall 2013 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 orange links below.

Creative Writing workshop led by Chang-rae LeeCreative Writing - 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 here starting August 30 through the application submission deadline of September 9, 5:00 p.m. View fall 2013 Creative Writing course offerings.

Dance performance - Merce Cunninham choreography staged by alumnusDance - courses 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 DAN219, 319, 419, 420 will take place Wednesday, September 11 from 4:30-6:20 p.m. in the Patricia and Ward Hagan ’48 Dance Studio at 185 Nassau Street. Faculty will email course placements by Thursday, September 12 at 10:00 a.m. View fall 2013 Dance course offerings.

Film still from Rebecca by Chris DoddsFilm/Video - 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 2013 Film/Video course offerings.

Theater production Sunday in the Park with GeorgeTheater - courses 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 2013 Theater course offerings.


Visual Arts Drawing ClassVisual Arts - courses 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 2013 Visual Arts course offerings.

Princeton Atelier-How to Write a SongPrinceton Atelier – 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 2013 Atelier course offerings and applications.

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

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