External and Continuing Education
The Department of External Studies and Continuing Education maintains the original ethos of Shenkar, founded as a vocational school, being a link between industry and academia. Today, when professional milieus are many, and there is more than one career in a person’s lifetime, the department tracks and examines changes in both industry and cultural discourse to develop new and up-to date content.
The department initiates and runs dozens of curricula and courses, ranging from short courses of several weeks to programs lasting several months. With a principle of life-long learning, these courses are designed to be accessible to everyone, regardless of background, age, or academic achievements. As such, individuals are able to expand and develop their capabilities, entering professional fields and occupations that they had always dreamt about. Some of Shenkar’s most innovative academic programs have originated as short-term studies at this department.