Bard College Berlin is an accredited German-American university that offers undergraduate Bachelor of Arts programs in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Students pursue a classic liberal arts education centered on a core curriculum in the history of knowledge and can also choose from a range of electives in philosophy, literature, film, art history, the practicing arts, and social and economic theory.
Bard College Berlin Academics
A faculty-student ratio of 1:8 allows Bard College Berlin to provide an education based on small-group teaching and individual advising. The language of instruction is English; language study in German, from beginner to advanced level, is available.
The four-year Bachelor degree programs conclude with a Bachelor thesis and qualifying students can earn both an American and a German BA degree. Students can choose to study abroad for up to two semesters through the Erasmus and worldwide network of partner institutions.
Students and Location
The students at Bard College Berlin come from 60 different countries and make up a highly international and diverse group in terms of geography, culture, class, and economic background. The college offers a residential campus with on-campus housing, cafeteria and a vibrant residential student life.
Bard College Berlin is located in the German capital and engages Berlin's cultural and intellectual abundance in class excursions, internships, and language courses. Through local exploration, artistic practice, public debate, and civic engagement programs, students enjoy the specialized study of an intellectual heritage of continued relevance and the application of ideas in “real life”.