Interested in performance and visual arts, literature, history, philosophy, religion, writing, languages or cultures? This open house is for you.

Join us to meet students and faculty and hear how studying the arts and humanities can prepare you personally and professionally for a fulfilling life.

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Arts Merit Scholarships

Bucknell offers merit scholarships for applicants with extraordinary talents in the arts.

  • Awards are available in art & art history, creative writing, dance, film/media studies, literature, music and theatre.
  • Awards range from $2,500 to $20,000 per year.
Learn about Arts Merit Scholarships

Arts & Culture

From our performance spaces to our art museum, from our sculpture studio to the costume shop, Bucknell brims with artistic expression in every medium. We're a place where you'll flex your creative muscle.

Arts & Culture at Bucknell

Campus Events & Lecture Series

World-class musicians, dancers and actors. Internationally recognized speakers. Acclaimed poets and writers. Four film series exploring such genres as classics, experimental, international and environmental. You can find an ever-changing choice of events  every night of the week.

Campus Events & Lecture Series
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Arts & Humanities at Bucknell


Peter Balakian '73

Peter Balakian '73

Poet, essayist, professor of humanities and English, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for poetry.

Major: English

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Why major in arts and humanities?

"As a teacher, my role is to help students search for the hidden oasis within the desert: to realize their undiscovered potential. At Bucknell, the emphasis on personalized education really helps achieve this goal."

— Professor Qing Jiang, music

Q&A with Makoto Fujimura '83

Renowned for his visual art, which combines traditional Japanese painting techniques with abstraction, Fujimura recently published Silence and Beauty: Hidden Faith Born of Suffering, which he describes as "comparative literature, memoir and theological reflection."

Majors: animal behavior and art

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