The NB Haifa School of Design, a unique Israeli institution, bridges many worlds. It nurtures individual creativity among its student body while instilling a deep sense of commitment to community. It offers excellent academic degree programs in several design fields that also prepare students for professional careers as high school teachers. In this sense, it is unlike any other Israeli institution of higher learning in design – namely, the integration of the cutting-edge in professional skills with teacher-training program.
The campus location, in the heart of Haifa's multi-cultural German Colony neighborhood, reflects the ethnic mix of the students as well as the School's mission to foster mutual respect and encourage continuous dialogue. The NB School – a non-profit making organization - is a recognized academic institution authorized by Israel's Council of Higher Education to award Bachelor degrees to its graduates (B. Ed, B.Arch.Ed, B.Ed.FA & B.Ed.Des).
DESIGNERS OF THE NEXT GENERATION
The NB Haifa School of Design awards academic degrees in five main disciplines:
Some 750 young Israelis are enrolled in these programs (with additional 350 students participating in non-academic diploma-studies). The majority hail from Israel's northern region.
The School recognizes that designers play a significant role in society. Therefore, in addition to developing creativity and providing academic degrees, it strives to impart the many life skills needed to become talented focused professionals in today's rapidly-changing world. The School prepares students to be discerning visual thinkers, ethical practitioners and design teachers of the next generation. The School's faculty-members are active teaching-oriented individuals, as well as creative professionals. Many are acclaimed in their fields, and participate in artistic activities (including exhibitions, master-classes and workshops) in Israel and abroad. They interact with their students in small, hands-on classes, and freely share their own real-life experiences.
A STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITY
Situated mid-way between Haifa's harbor and the world-famous Bahai Gardens, the NB School fully addresses the needs of a modern educational facility, with state-of-the-art laboratories, a modern resource center, "smart" classrooms and sophisticated visual communications equipment. The campus includes a large outdoor area, the Entrance Plaza, connecting The School and the German Colony neighborhood, and an amazing top-floor balcony with a view of the Mediterranean Sea. Both offer students a place to meet, a corner to read, or a quiet spot to enjoy a moment of reflection.