September 26, 2016

Undergraduate and graduate programs in Visual Studies

Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) at University of Balamand

Jalal Toufic, Saving Face (video still), 2003. Courtesy of Jalal Toufic.

Established in 1944, the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA) was the first national institution of higher education in Lebanon; in 1988, it joined the University of Balamand. Since September 2015, its School of Visual Arts has a new director, thinker and artist Jalal Toufic, and, consequently, a new program that stresses the relation of art and thought, more specifically of art-provoking thought and thought-provoking art. The school offers a BA and an MA. The languages of instruction are English and French. New faculty members for the year 2015–16 included Ali Cherri, Lamia Joreige, Ghassan Salhab, Tamara Al-Samerraei, and Hassan Zahreddine; this year’s new faculty members include Vartan Avakian, Tagreed Darghouth, and Kaelen Wilson-Goldie. 2015–16’s visiting artists’ workshops were given by Daniele Genadry, Fadia Haddad, Samir Sayegh, Rania Stephan, and Akram Zaatari.

The year-long seminar taught by Jalal Toufic, “Art-Provoking Thought,” is open to the public.

The school organizes a series of lectures in partnership with Sursock Museum.

For more information on the school, please refer to its webpage.

New students are admitted to the program in both the fall and spring semesters. The deadline for application is September 15 for the fall semester and January 9 for the spring semester.

For more information on applying, please contact Mrs. Noëlle Farah, the Administrative Manager, at [email protected] or at T +961 1 480056/502371 ext. 101.


Call for applications: undergraduate and graduate programs in Visual Studies at Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA), University of Balamand

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