Welcome to the Bennington College curriculum!

As you can see, we have redesigned our curriculum to create multiple points of entry and to highlight thematic and associative connections between courses–all in the effort to help students design courses of study that support their Plans in the most meaningful ways.

Each course has been categorized in one or more areas of study, and has also been tagged with the appropriate number of credits; its level; and whether it’s a 3-week, 7-week, or full term course. You may use the menus above to view courses in a particular category, or click “All Courses” to view an alphabetical listing of all courses for this term. The search box at right can be used to search course titles, descriptions, or faculty.

We’ve also applied keywords to each course to help you identify cross-curricular themes. Use the tag cloud on the right-hand navigation to search by keyword. The tags are not meant to be comprehensive, but are instead designed to give you a sense of courses that share similar or complementary content.

Finally, you’ll notice that we’ve listed courses for both Fall 2013 and Spring 2014; each term exists at a separate URL, accessible at right or below. You’ll be registering for just Fall 2013 in the weeks ahead, but please look through the Spring 2014 Curriculum to see what will be offered in the subsequent term. We’ll be adding courses to both terms in the weeks and months ahead, so please keep an eye on the Updates section.

To get started, use the navigation above or click the appropriate term at right.

If you’re visiting using a mobile device, you may use these links to select a term:

Fall 2013 Curriculum

Spring 2014 Curriculum