M.A. in Islamic Art

The mission of the MA in Islamic Art is to graduate students with an expanded knowledge of this field of studies, and expertise in one of its areas of focus. It aims at encouraging studies and research in Islamic art & architecture that would enrich the current literature, as well as find its application in artistic and design practice. It would also prepare students to pursue doctorate studies in the field, for an eventual academic career.

Curriculum

Year I

Spring Semester

NUMBER NAME CR.
IAA711 Graduate Survey of Islamic Architecture 3
IAA712 Graduate Survey of Islamic Art 3
IAA731 Graduate Seminar 3

Summer Semester

NUMBER NAME CR.
IAA721 Field Research & Studies 3
IAA Elective 3

Year II

Fall Semester

NUMBER NAME CR.
IAA Elective 3
IAA Elective 3
IAA722 Special Topics 3

Spring Semester

NUMBER NAME CR.
IAA799 Master’s Thesis 6

Electives

NUMBER NAME CR.
IAA741 Byzantine and Early Islamic Art and Architecture 3
IAA742 The Art and Architecture of the Ayyubids and the Mamluks 3
IAA743 Identity and Modernity in the Middle East 3
IAA744 Ornament in Islamic Art and Architecture 3
IAA745 Calligraphy in Islamic Art and Architecture 3
IAA746 Geometry in Islamic Art and Architecture 3
IAA747 Figural Representation in Islamic Art 3