About the Program

The Marc Rich Honors Program in the Humanities and Arts nurtures a small group of outstanding enrollees every year, who have expressed their desire to specialize in the skills and the research methods offered by academic study of a variety of disciplines in the Arts and Humanities. The Program signals the importance Tel Aviv University attributes to excellence in these fields, which are a continual source of inspiration, innovation, intellectual reflexivity and breakthrough in all areas of science and research. Its aim is to strengthen the role of arts and humanities in the life of the modern state, which takes responsibility for the education of its society and for its humanistic ethos.

The Program is set as a double-major undergraduate curriculum. It grants a B.A. degree in The Multidisciplinary Program in the Humanities (The Faculty of Humanities) and The Multidisciplinary Program in the Arts (Faculty of Arts). It is a full three-year study program that offers a wide range of courses from both faculties. It includes a broad set of core courses, intermediate courses and seminars, as well as unique and newly designed courses for honing skills such as critical reading, scholarly writing, creative writing and rhetoric. The program also offers its students personal mentoring and special projects for enriching their knowledge in the Arts and Humanities.

The program was established in 2008 by a steering committee led by Professor Shlomo Biderman, then the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, and Professor Hannah Naveh, Dean of the Faculty of Arts. It is now run by Dr Eran Dorfman. 

Starting from the academic year of 2016-2017, The Marc Rich Honors Program in the Humanities and Arts is not open for enrollment.