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, faculty and alumni and hear how studying the arts and humanities can prepare you personally and professionally for a fulfilling life.

Did You Know?

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?

"In Bucknell's humanities programs, we foster our students' capacity to reason, to think globally and creatively, and to explore historical and ethical questions. Our students are prepared to better understand and communicate with others and to participate fully in today's international workforce."

— Elisabeth Guerrero, associate professor of Spanish

Gbenga Akinnagbe '00

Gbenga Akinnagbe '00

A successful actor, screenplay writer and producer, Gbenga is best known for his roles as Chris Partlow in The Wire; Pastor Isaiah Easton in The Good Wife; Erik Ritter in 24; and Kelly Slater in Nurse Jackie.

Majors: English and political science

Staging a Career

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