Bennington’s annual Field Work Term required—from the beginning—that all students take their academic interests to the field and on the job for six weeks each and every year. Most Entrepreneurial College Forbes ranks Bennington among the country’s top five most entrepreneurial colleges.
Just as your Plan is responsive to each new curricular and field experience, the Bennington curriculum flexes to include courses driven by what is engaging faculty and students now, in the world and in their own practice as writers and artists and scientists and scholars. Faculty advising The Plan Process Curriculum
At Bennington, students work closely with faculty to design the content, structure, and sequence of their study and practice. As a result, internal sources of order come to replace external templates, and their education prepares them to direct their lives toward self-fulfillment and constructive social purposes—goals which are central to Bennington's founding vision.
Bennington’s graduate programs are built on the belief that making new work is at the heart of the educational process. The College’s graduate programs are small, intensive, and highly selective. They are best suited for students who have a strong sense of what they want from graduate work and know how to assume responsibility for the design of their educations.
And Architectural Digest included Bennington on its list of the country’s “Top 10 Campuses with Best Architecture.” Where Work Counts Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top colleges for internships, Bennington’s annual Field Work Term required—from the beginning—that all students take their academic interests to the field and on the job for two months each and every winter.