Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design is located in Jerusalem. It is named after the Biblical figure Bezalel, son of Uri, who was appointed by Moses to oversee the design and construction of the Exodus.
The academy is located on Mount Scopus in Jerusalem and has 1,500 students registered in programs like fine arts, architecture, ceramic design, industrial design, jewelry, photography, visual communication, animation, film, art history and theory classes.
The academy was founded in 1903 and opened in 1906. It became one of the first and important basics of Israel’s culture. The teachers developed a unique style of art, combining the Biblical and Zionist subjects in a style influenced by the European art nouveau and by traditional Persian and Syrian styles.
Short animation by a student (video from noaalon on youtube.com)