BenningtonWorks Admitted Students Day 2021

BenningtonWorks Audio

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BenningtonWorks 2020 Soundtrack

A soundtrack to your day featuring recent releases by Bennington alumni, including work by Mountain Man, as seen above during their performance at Commencement 2019.

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Inside Tracks and Quick Hits

Recent works and classic hits from Bennington alumni.

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Long Form

Podcasts and audiobooks from Bennington alumni including Jason Moon '13, pictured above.

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Campus Conversations

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Campus Conversations

Get to know some of the staff that support on-campus life at Bennington.

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Academic Services & First Year Forum

Meet the team (via video) that organizes orientation, first-year forum, international student services, and study abroad.

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Health and Wellness

Learn about the services and programming offered in the Student Health Center with Ali Tartaglia, Director of Student Health Promotion.

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Disability Accommodations & Support

Meet Katy Evans, Academic Services and Accommodations Counselor.

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Crossett Library

Meet Jared Della Rocca, Director of Library Services at Crossett Library.

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Student Voices

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Our students are the heart of the Bennington experience. Explore campus through their eyes, and hear them explain, in their own words, their self-designed academic Plans and Advanced Work.

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A Different Type of Tour

Explore campus through the eyes of our students.

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Plans and Advanced Work

Students discuss their self-designed academic Plans and their senior Advanced Work projects. For more insight into how students craft these, be sure to visit our YouTube channel.

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Faculty Voices

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Watch these interviews, lectures, and performances featuring the work of our talented and dedicated faculty members.

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Donald Sherefkin

Architecture Faculty Member

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woman wearing a pink button down (Aysha Peltz) shown from the waist up standing in a ceramics studio

Aysha Peltz

Ceramics Faculty Member

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man in red shirt and hat (Tim Schroeder) standing with hands behind in front of a small river

Tim Schroeder

Earth Science Faculty Member

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Thomas Leddy-Cecere

Sociolinguistics Faculty Member

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VIRCLASS

Virtual Classroom & Gallery

Explore snapshots of work-in-progress, performance, assignments, and other snippets of the classroom experience at Bennington. This section represents a sampling of areas of study and courses, for a bigger picture, you can delve into the full range of Areas of Study and the Curriculum from Spring 2021 and beyond.

If you are interested in learning more about a particular area of study, our faculty would love to meet with you to share their work, answer your questions, and help you envision how your passions might fit into the Bennington curriculum. Request a conversation with faculty here (for admitted students—login required).

Animation and Video

Earth Science

Go on a virtual field trip with faculty member Tim Schroeder

Science and Math

Society, Culture, and Thought (SCT)

Explore student work in the social sciences through these examples of senior work and theses. 

Music

Watch the Sing class, taught by Kerry Ryer-Parkein action

Theater

In the course The History of Directing, taught by Jean Randich, students work semi-chronologically from the late 19th to the early 21st century, examining how culture and theater interact and change each other. These are examples of the oral slide show presentations students prepare when they report on individual directors.

In this class assignment from Directing I: The Director’s Vision, taught by Jean Randich, students respond to the exercise: Take one minute and find something in your room to create a tableau of a character you either play or direct in Anton Chekhov's The Seagull. Assume an expressive gestural pose for that character and hold it in stillness for 30 seconds while maintaining active thought and emotion inside. Watch now.
 

The course Bennington Plays: Playwrights, taught by Sherry Kramer, supports playwrights engaged in the process and techniques of rewriting and staging their plays. Here are two examples of works in progress: 

Dance

Selections from Advanced Projects in Dance, taught by David Thomson:

In an assignment for Finding Form: Dance, taught by Dana Reitz, students find a passage of literature or music, find aspects of form within it, and use something of the form to make a short movement study.

  • Veda Carmine-Ritchie, Inspired by We Will Always Love You by The Avalanches feat. Blood Orange 
  • Sophia Grimani, Inspired by Dirge by Death in Vegas 
  • Hanna Stebbins, Inspired by Liver Room, passage by Carolee Schneemann
  • Triston Walker, Inspired by This Is All I Have For You by Makoto Matushita
  • Emma Williams, Inspired by “Cello Concerto in E Minor, RV 409: (III. Allegro)” by Antonio Vivaldi
     

In the course Introduction To Phrasemaking & Performing taught by Dana Reitz, students find a specific location to use as a stimulus for making a movement study, all phrasing influenced by the environment. Here are a few examples: 

 

In Dance Making: The Ephemeral Artifact taught by Hilary Clark, students compose using percussive and sustained qualities as source material. Here is a sample of work from this course: Isabel San Millan

Visual Art

In the course Delights of Ephemera, taught by faculty member and Director and Curator of the Suzanne Lemberg Usdan Gallery Anne Thompson, the class wrote a blog that was compiled by students Charlotte Zinsser and Alex Terjak Wall.