40+ is a program at the Musrara School of Art and Society in Jerusalem, which was initiated and developed in the Photography Department. The program enables photography lovers coming from different and diversified professional backgrounds to return to the school bench and become professional in photography as a contemporary art medium in a profound and extensive way, while forming a connection with the unique social community of the school. The courses are held in a small group with an emphasis on personal attention, combining practical and conceptual photography workshops, theoretical courses, study of software, gallery tours and meeting photographers active in the contemporary arena.
The program is distinguished in that it allows for students to integrate photography studies in their busy everyday lives, providing a comprehensive, profound and full outlook of the photography medium and its various uses.
At the disposal of the students of the program are the school facilities: studios, library and subsidized digital laboratory.
What does it mean to be a student in the program?
Students of the 40+ program are considered students of the Photography Department. They are required to submit exercises and projects, and to attend and actively participate in classes. They are part and parcel of the many school events: seminars, gallery talks, photography tours and forums with artists. In addition, students of the program are invited to take part in key events at the school, workshops and the Musrara Mix Festival.
At the end of the second year, and in compliance with meeting threshold requirements, students will receive a program graduation certificate.
About the Faculty
The lecturers in the program are all renowned photographers, who teach in the Photography Department, including alumni of the school. The program is co-headed by Dafna Ichilov – head of the Photography Department, and Dorian Gottlieb. Among the faculty are Tomer Kep, Asaf Alboher, Tamar Latzman, Itai Nadav, Rinat Edelstein and Shiraz Grinbaum.
Tuition for 40+
*Tuition may be updated from time to time
200 NIS registration fee for the acceptance committee
An interview where applicants are required to present:
A series of 8 photographs on the theme “home” as they wish to represent it and according to their personal interpretation.
A series of 4 photographs on the theme “home”, from a different perspective than presented in the 8-photo series.
Submitting an additional portfolio is optional.