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Architecture | Bachelor’s Degree

Bennington College

Description

Architecture at Bennington is the investigation of the potentials of spatial and formal exploration in the built world. In all of our work is the spirit of asking questions and critical thinking. We approach our work as a studio, including research, observation, analysis, and the testing of ideas through drawings and models. The work we do allows students to explore ways in which meaning is expressed in form, space, and movement. Beginning work focuses on the formation of architectural concepts through spatial investigations. This gradually builds into more complex architectural programs organized around particular problems. We work with a broad range of media: pencil and pen, basswood and cardboard, digital modeling and laser cutting.

At Bennington, you design your own course of study and work, taking full advantage of the College’s resources both inside and outside the classroom. This process goes beyond the bounds of a traditional major. You identify one or more areas of interest that spark your intellectual curiosity and provide a foundation for your academic work and fieldwork, and you pursue that work with ongoing guidance from your faculty. This is your Plan.

Cost Total Cost $333,636

  • Tuition (yearly) $63,802

  • Housing & Meals (yearly) $18,640

  • Mixed Fees (yearly) $842

  • Enrollment Fee $500

  • Cost information is approximate, please visit the program's website for the most up to date information available.

Financial Assistance

  • Grants & Scholarships

    At Bennington, grant resources include the Bennington Grant, federal Pell and SEOG, and various state grants. Bennington offers a $20,000 annual scholarship to all Vermonters regardless of need.

    Pell Grant
    State or Local Grant
    Institutional Grant
    Private Grant
    Other Grant
    Federal Scholarship
    State or Local Scholarship
    Private Scholarship
    Other Scholarship
    Veteran Educational Assistance Program
    Post 9-11 GI Bill
    Department of Defense (DoD) Tuition Assistance
    State or Local Military Assistance

  • Loans

    Loans come in many different forms. Federal student loans may be offered as part of an undergraduate aid award in amounts of $5,500 to $12,500 annually. Federal PLUS loans are available to parents. In some circumstances students may apply for a private alternative loan, but they will typically need a co-signer to qualify.

    Federal Subsidized Loan
    Federal Unsubsidized Loan
    Private Loan
    State or Local Loan
    Parent PLUS Loan
    Other Loan

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