The Bard Network

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. Bard’s undergraduate program is based in Annandale, but students can take advantage of many opportunities outside the region, with Bard programs from New Orleans to Budapest. Bard’s philosophy is that colleges can and should play a broad role in education; for this reason, Bard operates or partners with a number of high schools and graduate schools. Many Bard College undergraduate students began at Bard Early Colleges, or pursue a master’s degree through Bard in conjunction with or after completing their bachelor’s.

Graduate Programs

  • Bard Center for Environmental Policy
  • Bard College Conservatory of Music
  • Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts,
    Design History, Material Culture
  • Bard MBA in Sustainability
  • Center for Curatorial Studies (CCS Bard)
    and Hessel Museum of Art
  • International Center of Photography–Bard Program in Advanced Photographic Studies
  • Levy Economics Institute Master of Science in Economic Theory and Policy
  • Longy School of Music of Bard College
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program
  • Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts
  • The Orchestra Now

Civic Engagement

  • Center for Civic Engagement
  • Bard Debate Union
  • Bard Globalization and International Affairs
  • Bard Prison Initiative
  • C2C Fellows
  • Change in Action Leadership Workshops
  • Citizen Science
  • Clemente Course in the Humanities
  • The Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities
  • Human Rights Project
  • La Voz
  • Trustee Leader Scholar Program
  • West Point–Bard Exchange

Dual-Degree Programs

  • Dual-Degree Options Abroad
  • Bard Center for Environmental Policy
  • Bard College Conservatory of Music
  • Economics and Finance Program
  • Engineering Program
  • Forestry and Environmental Studies with Duke University
  • Levy Economics Institute Master of Science in Economic Theory and Policy
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program

High Schools and Early Colleges

  • Bard College at Simon's Rock
  • Bard Early Colleges

Global Studies

  • Al-Quds Bard Partnership
  • American University of Central Asia
  • Central European University
  • Bard College Berlin, a Liberal Arts University
  • Institute for International Liberal Education
  • International Human Rights Exchange
  • Program in International Education (PIE)
  • Rift Valley Institute
  • Smolny College
  • Sudan Open Archive

Beyond the Classroom

  • Bard Summer Research Institute
  • Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
  • Chinua Achebe Center for African Writers and Artists
  • Conjunctions
  • Contemporary Masters
  • Institute of Advanced Theology
  • Archaeology Field School
  • John Ashbery Poetry Series
  • The Bard Center
  • Bard College Field Station and Hudsonia
  • Bard Fiction Prize
  • Bard-Rockefeller Program
  • John Cage Trust
  • Conductors Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music
  • Distinguished Scientist Scholars Summer Research
  • The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts
  • Hudson Valley Studies
  • Independent Study Projects
  • Institute for Writing and Thinking
  • January Intersession
  • The Landscape and Arboretum Program at Bard College
  • Levy Economics Institute of Bard College
  • Lifetime Learning Institute
  • Longy School of Music of Bard College
  • Nonmatriculated Students and Auditors
  • Nursery School
  • Prelaw Undergraduate Program
  • Premedical Undergraduate Program
  • Returning to College Program
  • Study at Another Academic Institution
  • Washington Center Internships
  • Woods Hole
  • Bard-YIVO Institute for East European Jewish History and Culture