History of glass began here, in the Mediterranean region. In August 2014, we will return to the origin of glass by holding an International Glass Summer School at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, Israel.
Program's goal is to explore the new vision of integration through diverse techniques of glass art, glass art traditions and people.
Three parallel courses will accompany the program concentrating on teaching contemporary glass, sculpture techniques and concepts. Highly praised international glass artists in the contemporary art scene lead the three courses:
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LEARNING FROM JERUSALEM: CONFLICT, NEGOTIATION AND THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE CITY
Would you like to study one semester in Jerusalem?
Come spend one semester in Jerusalem, one of the most fascinating cities in the world!
“LEARNING FROM JERUSALEM” is a unique and innovative semester programme, March–June 2015, conducted in English, offered by the Graduate Programme in Urban Design at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. The Urban Design programme is known for its critical, integrative and interdisciplinary nature.
The programme focuses on the relationships between urban design and everyday life in Jerusalem. It aims to highlight the complexity of urban conflicts in Jerusalem not solely as a unique case, but rather as an urban arena that could be used as a laboratory for understanding urban conflicts elsewhere and possible agendas for their resolution.
The visiting students will attend courses dealing with the planning history of Jerusalem and the architecture[s] of conflict[s], as well as a design studio. They will study in the beautiful and historically important Hansen Campus, near the city centre.
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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. Diverse extracurricular activities also complement the program.
A comprehensive course list is available at:https://overseas.huji.ac.il/?CategoryID=539
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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.
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.