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School of Design & Innovation

About

The School of Design and Innovation was established 26 years ago as the first school in Israel accredited to offer an academic degree in Interior Design. The School of Design and Innovation at COMAS thrives in an interdisciplinary academic atmosphere which is unparalleled in the field of Design in Israel.

The school offers an undergraduate program in Interior Design, with specialization in Spatial Visual Communication, and an MA in Design for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

The educational programs are based on collaborations with the leading industries, organizations, institutions, and authorities in Israel and abroad.

The School serves as a model for academic entrepreneurship, generating new platforms based on the tight link between academia, practice and the industry. We prepare our interdisciplinary design students to meet the creative and leadership challenges in the local and global marketplace. This groundbreaking model enables students to work on real life projects and grapple with contemporary industry challenges and has received accolades in Israel and abroad.

Our Dean

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Dr. Gavin Suss

Dean of the School of Design & Innovation

“If it’s not a crazy idea, it’s not a good idea.” The School of Design and Innovation embraces creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and crazy ideas.”

– Dr. Gavin Suss

Our Vision

The School of Design and Innovation prepares its interdisciplinary design students to meet the creative and leadership challenges in the local and global marketplace. It serves as a model for academic entrepreneurship, generating new platforms based on the tight link between academic theory and practice.

In the light of the above vision, our programs are based on the following principles:

  • Reinventing the design profession – interdisciplinary in all relevant fields of knowledge.
  • Social, environmental and entrepreneurial agenda.
  • Technology and innovation – a radical and ongoing change of the curriculum, production processes, ecology, inclusive design and urban renewal.
  • Personalized academic learning – hubs, mentoring and personal tutoring for academic achievement.
  • PBL – innovative Project-Based Learning partnerships with industry.
  • Practical research platforms linking academia with industry.
  • Globalized learning – workshops, exchanges, international program.
  • Flexibility, responsiveness and inventiveness.

We are proud of the pioneering innovations coming out of our undergraduate programs in interior design and spatial and visual communication and MA in Design Innovation and Entrepreneurship. It is gratifying to see our students flourishing in Israel and worldwide.

Study Environments and Unique Activities

The Designers Clinic

a social platform that uses the power of design to create positive change in the quality of life of disadvantaged communities.

The Office

a platform in which students participate in professional projects with the school’s graduates.

The Hub

an academic space in which students receive support and academic empowerment via individual and group learning with teaching assistants.

International activity

a student exchange program, international, enriching, and empowering workshops, international competitions, and more.

ACADEMIC Programs

Undergraduate Degree in Interior Design

Degree: Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)

Period of study: 4 years

The program trains interior designers with an academic background, who meet the complex requirements of design projects, including theoretical, visual, technological and entrepreneurial aspects. The study program is based on real projects carried out in collaboration with industry, thus enabling students to build up a professional portfolio during their studies. Students are trained to excel in design, to be familiar with and skilled in the use of the latest technology, and to develop environmental and social awareness to change the face of the profession.

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Spatial Visual Communications

Degree: Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)

Period of study: 4 years

This pioneering program offers a significant advantage to graduates taking their first steps in a design career: visual communication and interior design combined in one comprehensive degree. The aim of this unique track is to train multidisciplinary designers who have the ability to integrate visual information, to express ideas and create experiences through intervention and involvement in spaces in terms of physical and graphic visual language. The study program is based on real projects carried out in collaboration with industry, thus enabling students to build up a professional portfolio during their studies.

Design for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Degree: Masters (M.A.)

Period of study: 1.5 years (3 semesters + summer)

Innovation is the greatest springboard for business success and social change, whether regarding a product, business initiative, service or technology. Innovation can transform the business and entrepreneurial world, provided two languages are spoken fluently: the language of design and innovation, and the language of business. To be an innovation leader you need to be creative and this is a very important art of the program. This M.A. study program shapes students into leading entrepreneurs and innovation leaders through art, music, poetry and more, exercising the muscle of creativity is essential.

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MORE INFORMATION

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Strategy – practice, projects, collaborations

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Certification & Expertise

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International Connections & Activities

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Faculty

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