MA in Islamic Art and Architecture

Lebanese American University

Program Description

MA in Islamic Art and Architecture

Lebanese American University

MA in Islamic Art and Architecture

INSTITUTE OF ISLAMIC ART AND ARCHITECTURE

Mission

The Institute of Islamic Art and Architecture at the Lebanese American University is dedicated to the study of architectural and visual culture in the Islamic world. The Institute’s mission is to help the academic studies in Islamic art and architecture as well as to propagate this knowledge within the LAU community as well as the interested public. The IIAA also aims at providing a link between international scholars and regional community of scholars and designers.

As a bridge between the past and present, the institute aims at bridging international knowledge in these fields with regional and local needs.

MA IN ISLAMIC ART AND ARCHITECTURE

The Mutaz and Rada Sawwaf MA in Islamic Art and Architecture supports the Lebanese American University’s core mission, vision and values by establishing a program that expands students’ awareness of their history, culture and artistic heritage. The program will initiate students to contemporary methods of inquiry and research in the field of art history, expanding their knowledge of the architectural and artistic heritage of the region.

This program is a part of the general drive to establish graduate programs in specific fields of interest, and the initiative of the School of Architecture & Design to develop expertise in selective areas of graduate studies. The program will benefit from the rich Umayyad, Mamluk, and Ottoman architecture in Lebanon and the region, which would form the basic and immediate material for research and study.

CURRICULUM

Year I

SPRING SEMESTER

  • IAA711 Graduate Survey of Islamic Architecture 3
  • IAA712 Graduate Survey of Islamic Art 3
  • IAA731 Graduate Seminar 3

SUMMER MODULES I & II

  • IAA721 Field Research & Studies 3
  • IAA Elective 3

Year II

FALL SEMESTER

  • IAA Elective 3
  • IAA Elective 3
  • IAA722 Special Topics 3

SPRING SEMESTER

  • IAA799 Master’s Thesis 6

Electives

  • 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
This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Oct. 2016
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3 semesters
Full time
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Start date Oct. 2016
Place
Lebanon Beirut
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