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.
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.
An Opera Double Bill
Featuring the singers of the Graduate Vocal Arts Program and the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra, the program at the Fisher Center includes the world premiere of Payne Hollow
by Shawn Jaeger and The Turn of the Screw
by Benjamin Britten.
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.
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.
On Saturday, May 25, 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.
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)
Why I Chose Bard
Samuel Pratt '14 chose Bard because the idea of a double major in philosophy and dance really appealed to him. “What I knew was that any academic pursuit was going to be integral to my growth and evolution as an artist.”
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
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.
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.
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.
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