Program Requirements

Moderation

The Program in Written Arts is one of three programs within the Division of Languages and Literature. (The three programs are: Literature; Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literature; and Written Arts.) Moderating into the Written Arts Program (that is, obtaining permission to major in it) is Moderating into the Division of Languages & Literature as well. However, each program within the Division of Languages & Literature has its own specific Moderation requirements. The information below relates specifically to Moderating into the Written Arts Program. For a full overview of Moderation at Bard, please see http://www.bard.edu/undergraduate/curriculum/moderation/ and http://literature.bard.edu/moderation/.
 
Students who plan to attempt off-season Written Arts Moderation in Fall 2017 should expect to receive a link to the online information form via email no later than mid-October 2017, but are invited to email writtenarts@bard.edu at any time to declare their intent.
  • Timeline
  • Creative Portfolio
  • Analytic Essay
  • Pre-Moderation Coursework
  • Pass/Fail/Deferment

Senior Project

Senior Projects in Written Arts normally take the form of a novella, a collection of short stories, essays, a book of poems, translations, or the like—typically seventy to two hundred pages for prose projects, with a lesser minimum for poetry.

The information below relates specifically to Senior Projects in the Written Arts Program:

(For a full overview of the Senior Project at Bard, please see http://www.bard.edu/undergraduate/curriculum/seniorproject/. Graduating seniors should consult http://www.bard.edu/dosa/handbook/index.php?aid=1295 for collegewide formatting and submission requirements.)
  • The Composition of a Senior Project
  • Project Adviser
  • Deadlines and Submission
  • Senior Colloquium