Arts Merit Scholarships recognize applicants with extraordinary talents in the arts. Awards range from $2,500 - $20,000 per year. Recipients are selected by faculty members through submission of creative samples and auditions. Awards are available in art & art history, creative writing, dance, film/media studies, literature, music and theatre. 

Selection Process

The Arts Merit Scholarship competition follows the regular admissions process. Be sure to plan ahead so that you'll have ample time to prepare your materials or performances. Learn more about the Selection Process, including information about when to apply, how to submit creative samples, and when the on-campus selection programs will be held.

The Arts Merit Scholarhip Selection Process

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May I double-major in an arts area (studio art, art history, theatre, creative writing, etc.) and another discipline?


Yes. Within the liberal arts context at Bucknell, students may combine any Bachelor of Arts degree with any additional Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science path (except for neuroscience and biochemistry) and still graduate in four years. Students who apply to the Bachelor of Arts in Music or the Bachelor of Music (in performance, education, composition, or history and literature) programs and who are interested in pursuing a double major in another discipline should speak to music faculty in person at the time of their auditions to discuss the possibilities available to them.

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Campus Arts Scene


West Branch Wired Magazine

West Branch Wired is a distinct extension of our thrice annual print magazine. Issues are released in October, February, and June of each year, slightly in advance of the corresponding print issues. Poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction are exclusive toWBW. Book reviews and columns run in both WBW and the print magazine.

West Branch Wired

The Campus Theatre

An art deco icon of Lewisburg, the Campus Theatre has been showing films since 1941. There you can see first-run, art-house, documentary and classic films while enjoying the old-timey feel and relaxing in one of the couches that you can reserve before a show. Film screenings for Film/Media studies students are scheduled weekly in the Campus Theatre during the semester.

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Bucknell Dance Company

The Bucknell Dance Company stages two yearly performances in a variety of styles, presenting the creative research of the dance faculty, the work of professional guest artists, and selected student choreographers. These concerts are produced with lighting, set, and costume designs by the professional faculty and staff in the department. 

Learn more about the Bucknell Dance Company

Film/Media Production Clinic

The Film/Media Production Clinic (FMPC) provides students with real-world opportunities to produce broadcast-quality content for non-profit organizations. Every year, the clinic solicits applications from non-profits with media needs. Selected projects are then partnered with a class that works with the non-profit to visualize and produce a polished, high-impact media production.

Learn more about the Film/Media Production Clinic

Living-Learning Communities

Bucknell offers a variety of housing options for students who want more than the typical dorm experience. Students can unite around a common theme, get to know their professors and peers, receive mentorship from faculty and upper-class students, and learn how to be leaders in an intellectually stimulating setting.

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Samek Art Museum

The Art Galleries are a program of Bucknell University that creates meaningful encounters between artists, students, scholars, the public and works of art. These encounters occur in the Samek Art Museum, the Downtown Art Gallery, the Museum Collection Study Room, Connections Gallery, and the Project Room.

Learn more about the Samek Art Museum

Music Ensembles

Concert Chorale. Bucknell Opera Company. Gamelon Ensemble. Jazz Band. Orchestra. Rooke Chapel Ringers. Rooke Chapel Choir. Symphonic Band. Have we piqued your interest yet? Hundreds of students from dozens of academic disciplines participate in our ensembles. Find one that interests you.

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The Bucknellian

Become a part of the The Bucknellian, Bucknell's online/print weekly student newspaper, published 12 times per semester. Students cover general news, arts, campus life, sports, opinion pieces, and more.

The Bucknellian
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