The Arts at Princeton
At Princeton University, creative and performing arts are central to the educational mission, and all students are encouraged to explore their artistic interests and talents. With the naming of the Lewis Center for the Arts in 2007, the arts opportunities for students, as well as the entire campus community, are reaching new levels of creative possibility.
The Lewis Center gives renewed focus to the Princeton Atelier, creative writing, dance, film and video, theater and the visual arts. It also enjoys close links to the Department of Music, the University Art Museum and many other academic initiatives across the curriculum that inform, and are inspired by, the arts.
In support of arts-intensive learning at Princeton is an extensive and diverse arts calendar. World-class — often premier — performances and exhibits shine the spotlight on creative expression.
Throughout the academic year, the Lewis Center provides students with unique opportunities to learn directly from practicing artists through the Princeton Atelier. Further, there are a variety of fellowships that bring to campus artists, performers and arts scholars, who infuse studios, workshops and theaters with first-person experience in the arts world.
Students who want to engage with the arts can integrate their academic pursuits with artistic passions at Princeton through curricular and extracurricular programs. There are dozens of extracurricular student groups and ensembles in the arts, such as those in theater, dance and music that include the Black Arts Company, Princeton Triangle Club, Theatre Intime, Ballet Folklorico, diSiac Dance Company, Chapel Choir, the Gospel Ensemble, the Nassoons and the Princeton University Band, as well as student literary magazines, such as The Prism and the Green Light.