Bard College Catalogue

The Bard College Catalogue contains detailed descriptions of the College's undergraduate programs and courses, curriculum, admission and financial aid procedures, student activities and services, history, campus facilities, affiliated institutions including graduate programs, and faculty and administration.

Bard College Catalogue, 2018–19


Bard College Catalogue, 2018–19

Bard Graduate Center

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The Bard Graduate Center (BGC) offers programs leading to MA and PhD degrees in the history of the decorative arts, design history, and material culture. BGC also offers a 3+2 BA/MA option for Bard undergraduates. Founded in 1993 and located in Manhattan’s Upper West Side historic district, BGC is a graduate and research institute dedicated to the study of the cultural history of the material world. The curriculum is encyclopedic, with seven areas of particular focus: New York and American material culture; modern design history; history and theory of museums; early modern Europe; global Middle Ages; archaeology, anthropology, and material culture; and cultures of conservation. The Center sponsors lectures, seminar series, and symposia, offers visiting fellowships, and publishes West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture as well as a monograph series, Cultural Histories of the Material World. The Bard Graduate Center Gallery organizes exhibitions, presents public programs, and publishes award-winning catalogues. The campus comprises a state-of-the-art academic programs building, the gallery, and a residence hall; each building has been renovated and designed by Ennead Architects. BGC is a member of the Association of Research Institutes in Art History (ARIAH).