Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and 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.

Head Of School

Mrs. Leah Perez has B.A. in History of Art and History of the Western World from the Haifa University and M.A. in History of Art from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

In addition, she was a lecturer at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and Head of the Fashion Design Department at SHENKAR between 1994 – 2003. Between 2003 – 2006, Mrs. Perez served as cultural attaché of the Israeli Embassy in Bogota, Colombia, and as a lecturer at El Rosario University in Bogota.

Since September 2006, she resumed her role as head of the DEPARTMENT of FASHION DESIGN at SHENKAR. As of October 2006, she is serving in the Board of Directors of Delta Galil Industries. 

Courses Overview: Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Fashion Design
Industrial Design
Jewelry Design
Textile Design

Noteworthy Alumni

Alber Elbaz, Nili Lotan

Tuition and Scholarship

Tuition:  Approx. 12,500 ILS ($3,184 at current exchange rate) for international students; 10,000 ILS for Israeli residents