GWU Launches MA Programs in Jewish Cultural Arts

19 Nov

gwu-imageIf anyone is doubting the growing interest in Jewish art in the Jewish communal world they should check out the two new MA programs in Jewish Cultural Arts that have just been announced at George Washington University in Washington D.C..

The recently launched two-year Master of Arts in Jewish Cultural Arts and the new Master of Arts in Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts provides professional opportunities for working in Jewish arts administration, arts management, tourism, and educational institutions.

The new program, the only one of its kind in the country, offers students an interdisciplinary curriculum that combines and enriches coursework from GSEHD’s Museum Education Program and the Columbian College’s master’s degree in Jewish Cultural Arts.

“Experiential education provides meaningful experiences and imparts knowledge and skills outside of traditional classroom settings”

Jenna Weissman Joselit, the director of these new programs, blogged, “Jewish culture, as growing numbers of people have come to understand, isn’t just a tool of engagement or an alternative form of commitment. Yes, it contains all those possibilities. But what truly renders Jewish culture such a vital and generative phenomenon — let’s call it a life force — is its status as a gift. From one generation to another and from one iteration to another, Jewish culture gives us license to be creative.”

The first cohort of students will begin the Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts Program in summer 2014.

Fellowship funding is available. To inquire, contact Program Director Jenna Weissman Joselit at [email protected].

More Information
For more information visit the GW pages on the MA in Jewish Cultural Arts and MA in Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts.


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