Master's Program in Policy and Theory of the Arts (M.A)
התכנית לתואר שני במדיניות ותיאוריה של האמנויות
برنامج اللقب الثاني في السياسة ونظرية الفنون

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This program in Israel is dedicated to examining contemporary art, design and culture – doing so from the unique perspective of the humanities and social sciences. It combines an academic exploration of how these fields function with a hands-on approach to how they are evidencing themselves in Israel today.
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Dr. Lyat Friedman, Head of the Master's Program

This two-year program has the distinction of being the only graduate program in Israel dedicated to examining contemporary art, design and culture – doing so from the unique perspective of the humanities and social sciences. It combines an academic exploration of how these fields function with a hands-on approach to how they are evidencing themselves in Israel today. 

Within this framework, the program’s two specialized tracks – Curatorial Studies and Cultural Criticism – address the growing need for both theoretical discussion and professional training in disciplines that complement the art and design world: the management of institutions of art and culture; curatorial studies; museology; art criticism; the history of design; cultural and national policies. 

The Curatorial Studies track provides students with the knowledge and ability to challenge conventional visual displays and presentations in this ever-expanding field; the Cultural Criticism track is the only one in Israel that provides students with the necessary training in this unusual and demanding profession. The option of a thesis degree, which is necessary to pursue a Ph.D. degree, is available upon completion of all requirements. 

Specialists in these fields serve as bridges between the public, artists, designers and cultural innovators. They have the power to bring artwork closer to the community and play a vital role in the evolution of culture, the discourse surrounding it and the principles and procedures that guide leaders in the field. 

Graduates of the MA in Policy and Theory of Arts program enjoy meaningful positions in their chosen fields in Israel and abroad. Those who chose to complete the MA program with a thesis have continued their studies in PhD programs at major universities around the world.

ליאת פרידמן
Dr. Lyat Friedman, Head of the Master's Program

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