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ArtJerusalem- Spring 2012


ArtJerusalem, a joint initiative of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rothberg International School (RIS), combines artistic training, university study and first-hand exposure to Israel's challenging social, historical and cultural environment.Studies include a wide variety of art courses in such areas as Painting, Sculpture, Drawing and Screen Printing.

Students also choose from a broad selection of university courses in Israel and Middle Eastern Studies, Religion, Behavioral Sciences and Environmental Studies, as well as Hebrew Language. A comprehensive course list is available at: http://overseas.huji.ac.il/RISCourses. Diverse extracurricular activities also complement the program.

The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem The name "Bezalel" is synonymous with more than 100 years of Israeli art, innovation, quality, originality and excellence. The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design is Israel’s most renowned art and design institution. Established in 1906 by Prof. Boris Schatz, Bezalel is also Israel’s oldest academic institution, offering students from all over the world a wide range of theoretical and practical courses in all the different art and design media.


Today the Bezalel Academy is home to 2,000 gifted students and 400 lecturers. Both the faculty and the student body are driven by a passion to create and by their meticulous attention to detail and excellence. These two cornerstones have placed Bezalel at the epicenter of Israel's cultural discourse and artistic scene, making it instrumental in shaping and enriching the country's cultural identity. Sigalit Landau, Michal Rovner and Adi Nes are among the leading artists, photographers, architects and designers who began their career at Bezalel.


Bezalel awards Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Architecture degrees. Masters degrees are offered in Fine Arts, Industrial Design and Urban Design.


Israel is uniquely situated in a geo-political junction, a meeting point of Western and Eastern culture, between Islam and the Judeo-Christian world. In this context, Bezalel’s mission is not only to promote the spirit and tradition of Jewish creativity, but also to nurture a humanistic and pluralistic spirit which promotes tolerance and respect for the individual and their creative endeavors.


For additional information, see: http://www.bezalel.ac.il/en


The Hebrew University of Jerusalem The Hebrew University is Israel's premier academic institution and one of the most prestigious universities worldwide. Founded in 1925 by such luminaries as Martin Buber, Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud, the University has become a multidisciplinary institution of higher learning and research, as well as a scientific center of international repute.


Some 23,000 students study on the Hebrew University's four campuses, including more than 1,500 students from over 65 countries who have come to the Rothberg International School to pursue degrees or earn transfer credits. The RIS offers a full range of accredited courses taught in English. Bezalel's main facilities and the RIS are located in adjacent buildings on the Mount Scopus campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  


More information, programmes and dates you can find on http://overseas.huji.ac.il/art




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