At Bard Graduate Center, faculty and students study the cultural history of the material world. The scope of the program is global and ranges from antiquity to the present. Using interdisciplinary and object-based approaches, BGC faculty trains the next generation of curators, museum and arts professionals, and educators. The core curriculum emphasizes critical writing, research and technical analysis, digital literacy, and professional experience.
85% of recent BGC graduates are employed in the field within one year of graduation, and 30% of alumni will go on to PhD programs within three to five years. BGC alumni work all over the world, including at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, LACMA, the Denver Art Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the National Trust in the UK. Internship opportunities at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Louvre, and the Smithsonian among many other locations help students build their résumés.
Generous scholarship support is available. On average, 80% of students receive funding. Comfortable and affordable housing is available near Columbus Circle, a short subway ride away. The library’s extensive collection and Digital Media and Object Labs provide resources for research and encourage new modes of scholarship. The faculty provide close guidance and mentorship during the program and beyond.
Bard Graduate Center is located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, steps from Central Park and near major museums, galleries, auction houses, and makers’ studios.
For more information, visit bgc.bard.edu/admissions.
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