Bard envisions the liberal arts institution as the hub of a network, rather than a single, self-contained campus. Numerous institutes for special study are available on and off campus, connecting Bard students to the greater community.
The Center for Civic Engagement at Bard College embodies the fundamental belief that education and civil society are inextricably linked. In an age of information overload, it is more important than ever that citizens be educated and trained to think critically and be actively engaged with issues affecting public life.
Woods Studio houses the classrooms, labs, studios, offices, and exhibition gallery of the Photography Program. The program's facilities include two black-and-white group darkrooms; color facilities, including nine 4 x 5 enlargers and a processor for 20 x 24 prints; private darkrooms for seniors that are equipped with black-and-white and color enlargers for negatives up to 8 x 10; and a mural printing room. A 5,000-square-foot addition houses an exhibition gallery, a classroom, a 900-square-foot studio, and an advanced digital imaging lab. A basic digital lab, with 12 workstations and a printer capable of handling widths of up to 44 inches, is located in the basement of the nearby Brook House residence hall.