The Curriculum: The Cultural Studies Program

The Cultural Studies Pprogram at Shenkar provides a conceptual foundation and intellectual backdrop for the study of design and art. It includes theoretical courses that offer a body of information about theories of design and art, visual culture, philosophy and social sciences, and cultural movements in various fields.

These courses, which comprise 20 percent of the curriculum, are an intrinsic part of the general study program for students of design and art at Shenkar. They offer knowledge and intellectual tools for humanistic-critical thinking and research, for analyzing texts and for writing. They provide a conceptual basis and theoretical understanding for practical work, as well as inspiration, motivation and complementary instruction for creative work.

In the framework of the Cultural Studies Pprogram, each student is required to take:

  • Courses in the history of art: the ancient times, the medieval period, the Renaissance, modern art and contemporary art. 
  • A writing course, research seminars and instruction on writing a final thesis. 
  • 4 elective courses, including: one advanced course and one continuing course (comprised of Part A during the first semester and Part B during the second semester). Total elective courses - 8 credit points.

Syllabus for the courses of the Cultural Studies:

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