Why Bard

Why Bard?


It’s clear why the Hudson Valley School of Art originated in the area surrounding Bard. Walking amidst the golden-crowned oaks, beneath swirling flocks of birds, one is instantly compelled to create something beautiful, to stop and ponder the infinite mysteries of life. Bard is a place to do just that. The Written Arts program is of particular interest to me, with fascinating courses like “Reading and Writing the Birds” and one of my favorite childhood authors on faculty. My time in college would thus be spent developing my craft and pushing my boundaries as an artist. The Hudson Valley would serve not only as inspiration, but also as a research facility.

In my second major, Environmental and Urban Studies, or EUS, I won’t be relying only on textbooks to learn about the natural world. I would observe ecosystems directly, in the Hudson River, the Catskill Mountains, and the lush forests all around, allowing me to develop better a understanding of their complexity. The EUS program will expand my knowledge of human-environment interactions and equip me with an interdisciplinary approach to solving global problems.

Put together, these two majors will prepare me well for a career in environmental law. The Language and Thinking...

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