Language and Thinking
The Language and Thinking Program
is an intensive introduction to the liberal arts and sciences attended by all incoming Bard students for three weeks in August of their first year.
Neil Gaiman at Bard College
Acclaimed author and Bard College professor in the arts Neil Gaiman discusses how he began to teach writing at Bard in the spring of 2013.
President Mahama Visits Bard
President John Dramani Mahama of the Republic of Ghana delivered the keynote lecture at the inaugural Chinua Achebe Leadership Forum at Bard College on December 9, 2013. (President Mahama's lecture begins at 1:06:44)
Saim Saeed ’13: Study Abroad
A political studies and philosophy major, Bard College alumnus Saim Saeed ’13 won a Davis Projects for Peace Award as an undergraduate. In this interview, he talks about the importance of his study abroad experience at Bard.
On Saturday, May 25, 2013, former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, retired space shuttle commander Mark Kelly, gave the commencement
address at Bard, urging the class of 2013 to take risks and not fear failure.
The Bard Music Festival
Bard College president and Bard Music Festival artistic codirector Leon Botstein discusses the centennial of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring
and gives a preview of this year's Bard Music Festival, Stravinsky and His World
Bard College Debate Union
Bard debaters are having a big impact on campus and in the local community. Here, they discuss building friendships and pushing their intellectual boundaries in competition.
Choreographer and Bard resident artist Bill T. Jones talks about A Rite—
a new work by the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and SITI Company—and the significance of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring
Live Arts Bard
Live Arts Bard (LAB) is a laboratory for new performance at the College. Its aim is to develop a community of visiting artists and students who work side by side on creative projects.
Bard Conservatory of Music
Bard professor Jeffrey Kahane talks about his vision for teaching in the Bard College Conservatory of Music
, and the role of musicians in the world.
Education for a Common Good
Bard celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2010, reflecting on a legacy of academic excellence and launching the 150th Anniversary Campaign
Transformation and Inspiration
Mary McCarthy called Bard a "mad, exciting place." This student-created holiday video offers a glimpse of the transformative, interdisciplinary experiences that students have at Bard.
Civic Engagement at Bard
Jonathan Becker, dean of civic engagement, discusses student involvement in Bard's many projects in Annandale and around the world through the Bard Center for Civic Engagement
Bard Leprosy Relief Project
Daniela Anderson discusses her experience creating the Bard Leprosy Relief Project. This endeavor was inspired by the Kevin Rohan Eco-village, founded by Krishna Gurung in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Greater China Tour
The Bard College Conservatory of Music
created this video in preparation for its summer 2012 tour of China, in which Bard students played in seven cities and met Chinese musicians and students.
The Hannah Arendt Center
Director Roger Berkowitz on seriously engaging Bard undergraduates.
The Old Gym
Eva Steinmartz, co-manager of the Old Gym, discusses this student-led performance venue. The Old Gym hosts theatrical and musical productions by students and visiting artists.