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The David Azrieli School of Architecture (0881)

This program is up to date 08.02.24.

 

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.

 

Terms of Acceptance

Acceptance to the School of Architecture is based on a weighted average 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.

 

Matriculation Certificate

The matriculation certificate must contain mathematics in scope of three units of study - a minimum grade of 90, 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.

 

Psychometric Examination

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.

 

Screening Tests

The objective of the screening tests is to examine the visual perception and creativity of the candidate. The test will be given on April 8 and  on April 14, 2024.

 

Auxiliary Studies in Hebrew

Candidates who have not matriculated in Hebrew must attain the “Gimel” academic level by July 15. 

 

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, which will take place during September or October 2024 will determine the program of study for an advanced year student. Summons to interviews will be sent to candidates who meet the registration and acceptance conditions as detailed above. The summons will be sent approximately two weeks prior to the interviews and the candidates will have to present the following:  a portfolio, complete and original grade transcript,  a detailed study program of the institution where they studied and syllabus of the courses they studied.

 

 

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 04.01.2024

 

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. Dror Harari

 

Combined undergraduate and graduate programs:

The Honors Track in Acting as Part of the BA and MFA Programs in the Theatre Arts

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

 

Undergraduate programs:

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. 

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 08.02.2024.

 

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: https://en-arts.tau.ac.il/Music .

 

Studies are offered in the following departments:

  • Performance - instrumental, vocal (0842) 4 year program - B.Mus.
  • Composition , Orchestral or Choral Conducting  (0843) 4 year program (offered in Hebrew only) - B.Mus.
  • Musicology (0845) 3 year program (offered in Hebrew only) - BA.

 

The International Program

The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music also offers an international program in English for non-Israeli students in the Performance track. These studies allow outstanding students from abroad to study in Israel in optimum conditions of full tuition scholarship and offers limited amount of living expense stipends and housing. Receiving full scholarships is pending a high entrance score and the approval of the scholarship committee.

 

All studies are held in English. Students accepted to the international program are not required to take Hebrew language courses.

 

Detailed information about Registration and Acceptance requirements for the entrance examinations, updated entrance examination dates as well as required level of English is available through the website:  https://en-arts.tau.ac.il/Music

Or at the School offices (room 6 in the school of music building) Tel: 03-6409505

Contact the International Program (for non-Israeli students).

 

The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television (dm/sm) (0851)

This information is up to date 14.12.21.

 

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:

 

  1. Film and television production, direction, cinematography, editing, and other areas of filmmaking. 
  2. History, theory, and criticism of film, television, and digital media. 
  3. Screenwriting for cinema, television, the web and interactive media.
  4. 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 04.01.2024.

 

The department of Art History focuses on the study of the histories and theories of varying art media spanning from classical painting, sculpture and architecture, through photography and contemporary art such as installation art, performance, sound art, and new media, as the central practices of expressions in Western, Asian, Israeli, Islamic and global cultures. The studies encompass the historical development of art movements and styles, the meaning of artistic creation and critical approaches to Art History and visual cultures, such as semiotics, postmodernist theories, postcolonial critique, reception studies and gender consciousness.

 

Students may enroll in the department for a double major or a single major. Single major students may apply for admission to the Honors Program, pending completion of their first year requirements, a minimum GPA of 85, submission of a writing sample (focused on an artwork analysis) and a personal interview. Admission to the Honors Program is highly competitive.

 

For additional information, please visit the Art History Department's Hebrew website, or contact the Art History department

 

Multi-disciplinary Program in the Arts (sm/dm) (0861)

This program is up to date 12.12.2022.

 

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, performance, film and television, history of the arts – the student will be equipped with models of interpretation. These thinking tools are needed for understanding the cultural and aesthetic inclinations of inclusive types of art and their interdisciplinary relations. The program offers courses in cultural criticism, 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.   

Students interested in studying musicology track should contact the Buchmann Mehta school of music for an interview and an entrance/placement examination.

For further details: https://arts.tau.ac.il/music/entry_exam/I/main

 

Registration Requirements

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.

 

For more information please visit the Multidisciplinary Studies' Hebrew website, or contact the Multidisciplinary studies dept.

 

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.

 

Study Track

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.

 

During Studies

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. 

 

Admissions

Admission to the program is contingent on the general university criteria. In addition, students must pass an aptitude test and a personal interview.

For information please visit our website or contact the department oritz@tauex.tau.ac.il.

 

 

 
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