Student Information Center:
Coordinators: Mrs. Ayelet Elbaz, Mrs. Danah Hirsch.
Opening hours: 08:30-16:00 hours.
Telephones: 02-5893314 / 02-5893291.
Bachelor Degree Programs
The Bachelor's Degree Program Category
Studies for a bachelor's degree take place at the various departments and the actual curriculum is determined in accordance with the year of study and the specialized subjects of the program.
The bachelor's degree programs at Bezalel are four year programs in all departments, except the Architecture Department, where studies take five years.
In accordance with the decision of the Council for Higher Education, the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design is authorized to award the degrees bachelor of fine arts, bachelor of design and bachelor of architecture according to the criteria outlined below:
• Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)
A Bachelor of Fine Arts (B. F. A.) degree will be granted upon completion of the four year curricular program in the departments of Fine Arts, Jewelry & Fashion Design, Ceramics & Glass Design, Screen Based Arts and Photography.
• Bachelor of Design (B. Des.)
A Bachelor of Design (B. Des.) degree will be granted upon completion of the four year curricular program in the departments of Visual Communication and Industrial Design.
• Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch.)
A Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch.) degree will be granted upon completion of the five year curricular program in the Architecture department.
The curriculum for the academic year 2012 is published in this bulletin and through the Bezalel website. The curriculum presents the timetable, specifies the mandatory and elective courses in the various departments and lists the courses of the History and Theory department. These courses are common to all departments and constitute an inseparable part of the prerequisites for the degree.
The curriculum obliges the student to participate in all of the courses of the program to which he/she had been accepted, and he/she cannot change it in any way, except within the confines of the choices provided. Students are allowed to add courses and classes from other departments to their personal curricular programs, according to their personal choice, subject to the agreement of the relevant departments.
Conditions for Passing from One Academic Stage to the Next
In addition to specific departmental requirements, passage from one academic year to the next depends on the fulfillment of the following requirements:
• The student has received "passed" grades in all subjects.
• The student has submitted all of the projects and papers he/she was required to submit as per the prescribed deadlines.
• The student has fully settled the payment of all tuition fees and other mandatory charges, as set forth periodically.
Prerequisites for a Bachelor's Degree
A bachelor's degree will be awarded to students meeting the following prerequisites:
• The student has been accepted to a bachelor's degree program.
• The student has acquired credit points as required in order to receive the degree:
- 96 credit points at the major department (120 credit points at the Architecture department).
- 24 credit points at the History and Theory department (30 credit points for architecture students).
• The student has fulfilled his/her academic obligations, including the submission of a portfolio, as prescribed by the various curricula.
• The student has paid in full the tuition fees and all other mandatory charges for his/her term of studies.
• The student has returned all of the equipment and books belonging to the Academy in his/her possession and settled all of his/her debts with the accounting department.
Departmental Curricular Programs
The departmental curricular programs are published in this bulletin and through the Bezalel website every year, along with the Academy-wide and departmental timetables. Each curricular program specifies the mandatory and elective courses in the various departments according to academic years and major subjects, and lists the courses of each department. At the outset of the academic year, detailed syllabi are published for all of the courses of the various departments.
The curriculum obliges the student to participate in all of the courses of the department to which he/she had been accepted and in the History and Theory department. Within the context of the elective courses offered by all departments, students may choose their individual programs and assemble their personal timetables. The departmental curricular programs and the Academy-wide and departmental timetables are published in this bulletin.
Courses Open to Students of Other Departments
Students in the third through fifth academic years can enroll in elective courses offered by departments other than their respective major subject departments, with the exception of courses where preliminary requirements apply. Every student can enroll in one course per semester every academic year. The breakdown of courses and their respective requirements are published in the bulletin and website, according to the departmental breakdown. For inquiries and questions – refer to the academic secretariat.
A student who had enrolled in a course at another department and fulfilled the requirements as per the standards of the department where the course is conducted is entitled to credit points for his/her studies. Credit points will be awarded according to the standards of the department where the course is conducted.
Student Exchange in Jerusalem: "Academy City"
As of their second year of studies, students at Bezalel can enroll in courses offered by various other academic institutions in Jerusalem. This initiative is sponsored by the Jerusalem Development Authority, and was created in order to establish a "Jerusalem Campus" and enable the students of the various institutions to participate in elective courses at various academic institutions in Jerusalem, thereby expanding the fields of knowledge offered to them by their respective academic institutions. In this context, courses are offered by several institutions, including the Hebrew University, the Hadassah College and the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Other academic institutions may join this initiative later on.
In the context of this activity, a student at Bezalel may enroll in courses offering up to 4 credit points. The courses will be recognized as elective courses of the respective department, as elective courses in history and theory, or as part of the bi-departmental/multi-departmental courses, according to the contents of the course, subject to the advance approval of the relevant department.
Registration procedures, as well as a list of courses will be published through the Bezalel website as well as through the "Academy City" website (www.academycity.org.il).
Student Information Center
The purpose of the student information center is to improve the services in the various fields of administration provided to students at Bezalel.
The center handles inquires relating to tuition fees, various charges, fines, the student registrar, various forms, updating of personal information and assignment of classes.
Additionally, the center serves as an information/help desk and handles the main telephone lines of the Bezalel Academy.
Most inquiries are handled immediately, but in-depth inquiries are referred to the various departments of the Academy, and a reply is provided within five working days, according to the type of inquiry.
Student Information Center Coordinators: Mrs. Ayelet Elbaz, Mrs. Danah Hirsch.
Opening hours: 08:30-16:00 hours.
Telephones: 02-5893314 / 02-5893291.