The Department of Fine Arts uniquely combines Art Studies (practice and theory) with other university departments. Such a combination is unique in Israel and enables students to specialize in two fields at the same time.
The University of Haifa is the only university in Israel with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts.
The Department of Fine Arts offers workshops and study groups with focused studies in all the contemporary creative arts (painting, sculpture, drawing, video, computers, printmaking, ceramics) with Israel’s top artists and lecturers. The degree is designed to teach creative artists a range of skills, basic concepts, and theoretical principles. By combining practical workshops with theoretical studies in the Department of Art History, students can develop their creative abilities, gain a historical perspective, and learn to critically analyze artworks.
The department belongs to the School of Arts and is situated in the Dr. Reuven Hecht Art Center—an inspiring, modern building which offers a meeting place between society’s various communities. The Art Center work spaces offer students optimal working conditions and are excellently equipped for teaching the art, music and theater curricula.
General Admission Requirements:
1. Complete Matriculation Certificate/ high school diploma or an equivalent recognized by the Israeli Ministry of Education or by the Registration Department.
2. Psychometric Entrance Examination/ SAT or ACT.
3.Knowledge of English– The level of English is determined within the framework of the Psychometric Entrance Examination, the English Placement Tests (AMIR /AMIRAM) or SAT, TOFEL, IELTS, ECRL tests.
The minimum level of English required for admission to the university is Basic (a score of at least 85). Certain departments require a higher level of English.
4. Knowledge of Hebrew – Applicants who took the Psychometric Entrance Examination in a language other than Hebrew and graduated from high schools where the language of instruction was not Hebrew, must prove satisfactory knowledge of Hebrew before the beginning of the academic year by passing a Hebrew Proficiency Test (YAEL/ YAELNET/ Hebrew classification test of the University of Haifa* ). The score required for admission to the University of Haifa is a score of at least 120 on the YAEL/ YAELNET/ Hebrew classification tests.
Applicants whose scores on the YAEL/ YAELNET/Hebrew classification tests range from 90-119 and their Psychometric score was at least 500 will be conditionally admitted and will have to pass the Hebrew Proficiency Test at the required score by the end of the first year of their studies. These students also have the option of studying a Hebrew literacy course within the framework of the University of Haifa preparatory program (Mechina) . Those who meet the course requirements and their final score in the course will be 85 and above will be exempt from the Hebrew condition.
Please note that certain departments require a higher level of Hebrew and that some departments do not approve admission with a Hebrew condition.
*The Hebrew classification test and Hebrew literacy course is valid at the University of Haifa only.
5.Departmental Entrance Examinations/Special admissions requirements– Certain departments require applicants to take a departmental Entrance Examinations and/or attend an interview or meet other departmental requirements.
For more information about the general admission requirements please read the supplement.
In addition to the general university admission requirements, the candidate must meet individual departmental admission requirements.
- Weighted grade of 520 or special admission requirements of the Faculty of Humanities.
- Students must take an entrance exam, which includes: a portfolio presentation, interview, and a home exercise.
- Candidates must pass an entrance exam that includes the presentation of a portfolio, a personal interview, and a drawing exercise. For more information visit department’s website.
- The portfolio must contain between 15-20 original works in the fields of plastic art from the last 3 years: drawing / painting / sculpture / printing / photography/ etc. Works that cannot be brought in, can be exhibited digitally on a flash drive (disk on key).
- Personal interview
- Drawing exercise
Note: Departmental Summer Preparatory Course – Candidates required to participate in the summer preparatory course (full details on the department’s website) will have their suitability measured during this course.
- Outstanding graduates of the University of Haifa’s pre-academic preparatory program will be accepted (for more information click here).
- For the calculator that rates the likelihood of your admission, click here.
Admission Requirements for Students who have a Matriculation Certificate** but have not taken the Psychometric Exam:
Candidates are required to present a portfolio, have a personal interview, and pass a practical departmental exam.
• Departmental Summer Preparatory Course – Candidates who are required to participate in the summer preparatory course (full details on the department’s website) will have their suitability measured during this course.
*The University reserves the right to change or amend the admission regulations, fees and tuition at any time without prior notification.
**Matriculation certificate = Israeli matriculation certificate or equivalent
Employment options upon graduation:
Graduates of the Department of Creative Arts are employed in training, teaching, museology, curatorship, etc.