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Bard provides a challenging academic program; a supportive and collaborative classroom environment; and access to world-class scholarship and research.
Steeped in History
Striking architecture—both contemporary and classic—defines Bard's campus. The historic Stone Row bustles with students in transit. Photo by Peter Aaron '68/Esto
First-year students in the Citizen Science program come to understand the impact of science and mathematics on everyday life, regardless of their chosen major.
Conservatory of Music
The Bard College Conservatory of Music offers a dual-degree program in which students earn a bachelor's degree in music and a B.A. in another field.
Both club sports and varsity athletics feature prominently in campus life. Bard's landscaped grounds and first-rate athletic fields provide an idyllic setting for sports and recreation. Photo by Peter Aaron '68/Esto
The Orcapelicans constitute just one of nearly one hundred clubs where students bring their passion to life, whether it be for performance, political action, cultural awareness, or the next big idea.
James Bagwell has taught at Bard College since 2000, where he is the chair of the undergraduate Music Program and codirector of the Graduate Program in Conducting. He maintains an active schedule throughout the United States as a conductor of choral, operatic, and orchestral music. In 2009 he was appointed music director of The Collegiate Chorale and led the ensemble in concerts at Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall during the 2009–10 season.
You love to learn. You've always asked the difficult questions. Now you wonder where college can take you. If you're ready to refine your talents and find what inspires you, then you've come to the right place. Explore Bard's rich academic tradition and vibrant campus life. Think beyond what is known to seek what is possible. Discover Bard.