Arts - Undergraduate Programs
David and Yolanda Katz Faculty of the Arts
The David Azrieli School of Architecture (0881)
This program is up to date 14.01.21.
The David Azrieli School of Architecture offers a B.Arch. degree in a single major program. The school aims to provide its students with a broad cultural view of architecture wherein the physical environment is regarded as a mirror of the culture in which it is produced. We encourage independent thinking based on the undertaking of social and environmental responsibilities, scientific knowledge, past heritage and a critical view of the present. The school aims to provide its students with strong professional foundations viewing architecture as both a craft and a work of Art. Completion time for the program is five years (ten semesters).
The Structure of Studies
- Practical Architectural design studio
- Practical Design skills
- Architectural theory and history
- Compulsory and elective studies in the Arts
- Compulsory and elective studies in Social Sciences and Humanities
- Compulsory studies in Engineering and Sciences
All first and second year courses are compulsory.
The curriculum includes up to three educational trips per year, which constitute part of the studio studies. Participation in trips constitutes part of attendance at the studio.
Terms of Acceptance
Acceptance to the School of Architecture is based on a weighted average of all or some of the following components: matriculation average, psychometric examination, and a screening test. Candidates who have completed the first year of architectural studies at another academic institution, in Israel or abroad, and wish to apply to the first year at the David Azrieli School should fulfill all the registration requirements and terms of acceptance.
The matriculation certificate must contain mathematics in scope of four units of study – a minimum grade of 80, or five units of study – a minimum grade of 70.
Note: Candidates with a full matriculation certificate, a practical engineering diploma (at the time of registration), and a full or partial academic education and who maintain a normal academic status at one of the following faculties – practical engineering, exact sciences, life sciences, or medicine – are exempt from the preliminary requirements of a matriculation examination in mathematics, as required above.
All candidates, including B.A graduates and candidates for advanced studies, are required to take the psychometric entrance examination and achieve a minimum grade 550.
The objective of the screening tests is to examine the visual perception and creativity of the candidate. The test will be given on April 27 or 28, 2021.
Terms of Acceptance to an Advanced Year of Study
Acceptance to an advanced year of study is subject to the applicant’s grade level from previous academic institutions, the curriculum of former studies, and the number of places available at the David Azrieli School. The Admission Committee of the Faculty will determine the program of study for an advanced year student, which will take place on August 17 or 18, 2021.
Auxiliary Studies in Hebrew
Candidates who have not matriculated in Hebrew must attain the “Guimel” academic level by the beginning of the first year.
For more information please see the Hebrew website of the David Azrieli School of Architecture.
Department of Theatre Arts (0811)
This program is up to date 12.01.21.
The Department of Theatre Arts offers professional undergraduate and graduate programs in Theatre. The studies in all programs in the department combine practical courses in the art of theatre with theoretical, literary, and historical studies. All students take part in the production and creation of TAU Theatre productions. Here you have an opportunity to follow your passion, gain an academic degree, and become a professional theatre artist. The Department grants BA, MA, MFA, and PhD degrees.
Chair of the Department of Theatre Arts: Dr. Sharon Aronson-Lehavi
Combined undergraduate and graduate programs:
Honors Program in Acting in 4 years: Students who are admitted to this intensive and prestigious program take a wide variety of courses and workshops in acting, movement, and voice training, as well as courses in drama, theatre, and performance studies. The students take part and perform in the theatre productions of TAU Theatre which are directed by professional directors as well as by MFA directing students.
In addition to the university admission terms, students applying for the Honors Program in Acting have to pass an audition and a personal interview. Head of the program: Ms. Yael Cramsky
Theatre Directing: An intensive professional program for learning the foundations of directing in the theatre. Students in this track learn how to create theatrical scenes “from page to stage” and how to work with actors and theatre designers. The students take part in the theatre productions of TAU Theatre. Head of the program: Prof. Ofira Henig
Community Theatre: Studies in this track focus on the relations between theatre, performance, and society. Students take part and create communal and educational theatre projects that reach out to society. Head of the program: Dr. Chen Alon
Theatre Studies: an academic program that combines theoretical and practical classes (acting and directing) and founds a solid basis for professional dramaturgy and research in the field of theatre and performance studies.
For more information please visit the Hebrew website of the Department of Theatre Arts.
The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music
This program is up to date 14.01.21.
The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music's objective is to provide students with artistic musical training as well as education and research foundations in classical musical disciplines and musicology in order to prepare graduates for successful absorption in the musical sphere both in Israel and abroad.
For full information please visit the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music's website.
Studies are offered in the following departments:
- Performance - instrumental, vocal (0842) 4 year program
- Composition , Orchestral or Choral Conducting (0843) 4 year program (offered in Hebrew only)
- Musicology (0845) 3 year program (offered in Hebrew only)
Studies in these departments are possible in one of the following courses:
- B.Mus., B.A.
- Special Status. Special Status students will not be required to participate in a full program of studies. On principal, "Special Status" is granted for one year only. Extension of this status requires the approval of the school for each additional year. "Special Status" students are charged at least 100% increased tuition fee.
The International Program
The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music also offers an international program in English for non-Israeli students (B.Mus. and Special Status courses for the Performing department only), allowing outstanding students from abroad to study in Israel in optimum conditions of full tuition scholarship and living expense stipends. Receiving full scholarships is pending a high entrance score and the approval of the scholarship committee. Students who are not eligible for full tuition and living expense stipends may receive a full tuition scholarship for participation in the school orchestra. Foreign students are charged at least 125% tuition fee for their basic program of studies. Students accepted to the international program are required to take the test for English proficiency but are not required to take Hebrew language courses and are not required to pass a psychometric test.
More information on scholarships can be found in this website.
Applicants who are accepted to the school but do not have recognized high-school diploma by TAU will study in special status for one year (minimum 30 hours) before being officially accepted to B.Mus. studies. During this year students must receive a passing grade of 80/100 in order for their studies to be recognized.
Detailed information about Registration and Acceptance requirements for the entrance examinations, updated entrance examination dates as well as required level of English is available at the School offices (room 6 in the school of music building), and can also be found in the School of Music's website. You can also contact the program's Manager - Andy Feldbau or call: 03-6409505.
The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television (dm/sm) (0851)
This information is up to date 14.01.21.
The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television at Tel Aviv University is Israel's leading institution of film, television and digital media studies. Established in 1972, the School has has been training Israel’s top filmmakers and moving image scholars for half a century and has had an immense impact on Israeli culture. Many of TAU's graduates hold key positions in the Israeli film and television industries and leading roles in scholarship, criticism, and education in the field. Their work has helped to shape film and television in Israel and throughout the world.
Major areas of specialization include:
- Film and television production, direction, cinematography, editing, and other areas of filmmaking.
- History, theory, and criticism of film, television, and digital media.
- Screenwriting for cinema, television, the web and interactive media.
- Scholarship and hands-on practice in digital media and in its incorporation into film and television production.
Students may enroll in the School for a double major or a single major. For single-major students, the program offers four specialization tracks:
- Production – B.F.A. (Bachelor of Fine Arts) (four-year program)
- Theory, History, Criticism – B.A. (three-year program)
- Screenwriting – B.A. (three-year program)
- Digital Media Track - B.A (three-year program) with an optional four-year course of study - B.A+M.F.A (Master of FIne Arts).
All of the undergraduate programs are in Hebrew. For more information, please see the Hebrew website of the Steve Tisch School of Film and Television, or contact Steve Tisch School of Film and Television.
Art History (sm/dm) (0821)
This program is up to date 12.01.21.
The department of Art History focuses on teaching the histories and critique of media spanning from painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, through installation art, performance, sound, and new media, as central expressions of Western, Asian, Israeli, Islamic and Global Cultures. The studies encompass the historical development of artistic currents, the meaning of artistic creation and critical approaches to Art History and visual cultures, such as post-colonialism, reception, semiotics, gender, and more.
Students may enroll in the department for a double major or a single major. The single major students may apply for admission to the Honors Program or to the Art Professions and Curatorship Studies Track, pending completion of their first year requirements, a minimum GPA of 85, and a personal interview. Admission to the Honors Program is highly competitive.
Multi-disciplinary Program in the Arts (sm/dm) (0861)
This program is up to date 12.01.21.
The purpose of the multidisciplinary studies program is to give students diverse knowledge and systematic understanding of the general areas of artistic activity. Thus, in addition to focusing on the specific arts – music, theatre, film, and television, history of arts – the student will be equipped with models of interpretation and thinking tools needed for understanding the cultural and aesthetic inclinations of these types of art – and their interdisciplinary relations. The program offers courses in cultural criticism and management and curation. In addition, the program offers multidisciplinary clusters of courses related to relevant themes: global and local art; women and gender studies; new-media and digital culture; and performance studies.
New B.A. students will be accepted based on their scores on the matriculation and psychometric examinations. Students with a partial or full academic education will be accepted according to University procedures and the average minimum grades established by the department as a condition for acceptance. This program may not be combined with Management.
Multi-disciplinary Program in the Arts (0861)
Program for Outstanding Students in Stage, Cinema, and Television Design - 4 year program for BA and MFA (0120)
Goals of Program
The goal of the program is to train artists proficient in the basic tools of stage design and cinema and television design, and to lay the ground for further professional development in one of these two fields.
The student will develop a wide range of graphic and plastic skills and acquire full proficiency in relevant professional computer programs. The student will also learn to substantiate his/her artistic work in theory, so that it is based on research and on text analysis for the screen and stage. The student will benefit from hands on experience in a technological environment, working on a professional team, and leading technical teams.
All stages of the BA degree emphasize developing personal creativity. During the MFA internship, the student will cultivate his/her personal inclinations and style so that s/he may embark on an artistic career of research and innovation.
Outstanding Student Track (four years): B.A. in the Multidisciplinary Program in the Arts, and M.F.A. in the Department of Theater Arts in the design track.
Studies are both theoretical and practical for the duration of the program. At the end of the second year, students will stand before a professional committee that will steer them, based on their achievements, to the next stage of their studies toward an M.F.A. in design, or toward the completion of their B.A. studies in the Multidisciplinary Program in the Arts. To continue toward the M.F.A., students must achieve a minimum cumulative grade average of 85, and a minimum grade of 90 in a key course in their practical internship: "Design for the Camera" in the television and cinema internship, "Styles in Design for the Stage and Costumes" for the theater internship, or "Design for Television" for the television internship.
Admission to the program is contingent on the general university criteria. In addition, students must pass an aptitude test and a personal interview.