This curriculum option is a combination of practicing arts, arts-themed academics, and an internship or curatorial studies seminar. There are no prerequisites and students may freely choose four courses from throughout the curriculum. All courses carry 4 credits.
The Arts and Society track supports students who are coming to Berlin specifically to: create under the supervision of Berlin-based artists; explore connections between the arts, academic humanities, and social engagement; and experience the city’s arts culture as a participant
Students enrolled in Arts and Society may choose freely from the course listings but are encouraged to take advantage of the various interdisciplinary classes, such as What is (Modern) Art? and The International Politics of Museums. Visit the Bard College Berlin website for a complete list of courses throughout the curriculum.
Migration Perspectives Semester
The Migration Perspectives semester provides students from Consortium schools with an innovative and critical exploration of migration beyond U.S.-centric political and scholarly contexts. As an arrival city, postmigrant metropolis, and home to prominent research and activist institutions, Berlin is the perfect place to study the complexities of migration. Faculty with expertise in both European and Middle Eastern studies offer experimental and civically engaged courses that encourage work directly in the city and move beyond traditional knowledge formats to include creative and collaborative products by students.
Bard College Berlin offers advanced students the opportunity to gain practical experience alongside their studies by completing an optional internship and internship course. The internship provides students with the chance to contribute to an organization’s or individual’s work. The course is designed to embed the internship into an academic framework, with readings from diverse sources and related field trips. BCB assists students in finding an internship placement that matches their qualifications and interests, and our list of internship hosts is constantly growing.
Culturally rich and artistically diverse, Berlin is an exciting city to explore. Bard Abroad in Berlin’s cultural program exposes students to a wide range of artistic, historical, and cultural experiences. Film nights, dinners, gallery visits, lectures, and theater and musical performances round out the cultural program. Listed below are sample excursions from previous semesters.