The BA/MA 3+2 program offers Bard undergraduates a streamlined path to a Master of Arts in Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture. Open to undergraduates majoring in historical studies, art history and visual culture, anthropology, and American and Indigenous Studies this program pursues an integrated course of study and graduate training that allows Bard students to obtain their liberal arts BA and the Bard Graduate Center MA in five years.

Interested Bard students should first talk to their academic advisor about the timeline. Prospective students must have successfully moderated, met the distribution requirements (including foreign language study), and have approval from their advisor. In the third year, you apply to BGC during the normal admissions cycle. Students enroll full-time in Bard Graduate Center’s two-year MA program in Manhattan starting in their fourth year.

For more information and for other application requirements and guidelines, please contact [email protected].