The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Israel’s oldest institute of higher education was established over 100 years ago by Prof. Boris Schatz and is currently Israel’s leading Academy of Art, Design and Architecture and one of the most prestigious of its kind in the world.
Bezalel’s dynamic and interdisciplinary approach to curriculum includes 8 departments for undergraduate degrees and 4 programs for master’s degrees with over 2000 students and 400 faculty members studying in the fields of architecture, industrial design, fine arts, visual communications, ceramics & glass design, photography, fashion & jewelry design, screen based arts, and Policy & Theory of the Arts. The interaction of tradition with the dynamic and ever changing technologies of artistic expression are an important part of the Bezalel experience.
Bezalel and its many generations of graduates are at the forefront of the local and global artistic scene and are instrumental in shaping and enriching Israel’s cultural identity, as well as contributing greatly to the national achievements in the hi-tech industry.
As Bezalel looks to the future and the challenges of arts and design in Israel and the world, the Academy will strive to continue to be Israel’s foremost trainer of leaders in the fields of art, design and architecture whilst contributing to society as a whole.