Bezalel - 110 years of Israeli Art, Design and Architecture
Bezalel Academy is Israel’s oldest institute of higher education. It was established over 100 years ago by artist Boris Schatz, and is currently Israel’s leading Academy of Art, Design and Architecture and one of the most prestigious schools of its kind in the world. The Academy is a place of learning and inspiration for generations of Israeli artists and designers both in Israel and around the world. Bezalel offers 8 Undergraduate Degree Programs and 4 Master’s Degree Programs with over 2000 students and 400 faculty members studying and teaching in the fields of Architecture, Industrial Design, Fine Arts, Visual Communications, Ceramics & Glass Design, Photography, Fashion & Jewelry Design, Screen Based Arts, Urban Design and Policy & Theory of the Arts. The interaction of tradition with the dynamic and evolving technologies of artistic expression form the basis of the Bezalel experience.
Bezalel has a vibrant student exchange program with 100 leading art institutions worldwide. Students from the Academy’s partner academies are welcome to study at Bezalel for one or two semesters, usually during their third year of studies. Applications for exchange are submitted through the exchange coordinator at the respective academy. The institutions agree to recognize each other’s study programs, grades and accreditation systems. Exchange students pay tuition to their home institution and are exempt from such fees at Bezalel.
About the Speaker
Vice President for International Affairs
Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem
Originally from London, U.K., Liv Sperber earned her first degree in History at University College London, and then moved to Israel where she earned her Masters degree at Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
Liv has managed the Department of International Relations at Bezalel - Israel's national academy of art, design and architecture since 2000. She is responsible for the Academy’s international activity including the growing student exchange program, exhibitions, collaborations, academic cooperation and development.