Who are we? The Story of “Shenkar - Engineering. Design. Art"

“Shenkar - Engineering. Design. Art” has established itself as one of the leading colleges in Israel. Every year, Shenkar's graduates find themselves in the forefront of research and the industry, exhibit their works, participate in competitions and win prestigious awards.

Combining faculties of engineering, design and art is the basis of this institution’s unique multidisciplinary academics, allowing students and professors to combine cutting-edge technologies with contemporary design and artistic concepts. Each faculty has its own character, yet maintains fruitful collaborations with the other faculties, exposing students to a variety of disciplines and different fields of knowledge.

Shenkar was founded in 1970 as the “College for Fashion and Textile Technology”, with the goal of qualifying skilled manpower for the Israeli industry, as well as providing it with advanced R&D services.

Dr. Nathan Brown, The first elected president of Shenkar, was the head of New York’s education system. He togather with additional professionals and experts came to Israel from the USA, in order to teach five disciplines: textile technology, production management, management and marketing, fashion design and textile design.

The first class of the college consisted of approx. 100 students, but the college has grown ever since, becoming a public college, recognized by the Israeli Council for Higher Education. During its 45 years of existence, Shenkar produced thousands of engineering, design and art graduates, enjoying incredible success in Israel and worldwide - many of whom assume senior and influential positions.

Today, Shenkar offers academic degrees in design and engineering and even joint PhD programs with leading international education institutions.

In the Azrieli Faculty of Design, 6 departments offer a Bachelor’s Degree in Design (B.Des): The Department of Visual Communications, The Department of Textile Design, the Department of Interior - Building and Environment Design, the Department of Jewelry Design, the Department of Industrial Design and the Department of Fashion Design, considered one of the best of its kind worldwide.

In 2008, a new department was established, the Department of Multidisciplinary Art, which offers a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts (B.F.A), and later, the unique program for a Master’s Degree in Design was introduced (M.Des), offering either a thesis or non-thesis routes for a degree in Fashion, Textile, Jewelry and Accessories Design.

In the Pernick Faculty of Engineering, 5 departments offer a Bachelor’s Degree in Science (B.Sc.): the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, the Department of Plastics Engineering, the Department of Software Engineering and the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. A Master’s Degree program is offered in the Department of Plastics Engineering and the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, which offers a unique program for those qualified.

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