The school offers a 4-year curriculum that entitles its graduates to a final certificate recognized by the Israel Ministry of Education.
Visual theater embraces inter-disciplinary approaches rather than medium- or genre restrictions, and concentrates on the combination and interaction of arts, skills and materials. Therefore a study program in visual theater offers such a wide variety of creative areas: space design, sculpture, painting and drawing, directing, acting, puppet design and puppetry, street theater, movement, dance and release techniques, music, voice production and singing, dramatic writing, lighting and video.
Unlike other schools, the School of Visual Theater is not divided into separate specialization programs. Every year the students' study program is built of various courses in these fields. In addition to regular yearly classes, the school hosts guest artists both from Israel and from abroad, who give intensive workshops and lectures.
Throughout their years in the school, students receive practical tools and theoretical knowledge, combining group and personal work and performance experience. Each student is personally advised and groomed according to his/her needs and interests.
STUDY LOAD REQUIREMENTS
First year students – a minimum of 25 credits (in classes)
Second year students – a minimum of 20 credits (in classes)
Third year students – a minimum of 17 credits (in classes)
Fourth year students – a minimum of 14 credits (in classes)
(The same study load is required of students taking the School of Visual Theater's combined study program with David Yellin Teachers' College)
Production Crew – each and every student is required to take part in the production crews of school events. Participation in a single event or project entitles the student to one credit. A student chosen to serve as "super-producer" at an even or project will be entitled to two credits. Every student may accumulate five credits a year from school productions.
Information about production crew essentials will be provided during the school year.