24 months
867 USD/credit 13005 USD/year
867 USD/credit 13005 USD/year
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Islamic Art from Lebanese American University (LAU) is designed to graduate students with an expanded knowledge of this field of studies, and expertise in one of its areas of focus.  


Islamic Art from Lebanese American University (LAU) 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.

Students at Islamic Art from Lebanese American University (LAU) will:

  • acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the various periods and styles of Islamic art and architecture.
  • be experienced in a range of methodological skills and research techniques
  • be able to understand the ideas, social and geographic contexts in which works of art and architecture were produced.
  • have an experience of conducting independent research and dealing with primary materials, culminating in the production of an original Master’s thesis on a specific topic of interest.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Byzantine & Early Islamic Art & Architecture
  • The Art & Architecture of the Ayyubids & the Mamluks 
  • Identity and Modernity in the Middle East 
  • Ornament in Islamic Art & Architecture 
  • Calligraphy in Islamic Art & Architecture
  • Geometry in Islamic Art & Architecture 
  • Figural Representation in Islamic Art

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • One recent passport-size photo.
  • English Proficiency
  • A photocopy of your identity card or passport 
  • A clear photocopy of your Family Civil Status record (For Lebanese and Arab nationals)
  • Certified copies of educational or professional certificates or diplomas.
  • Official updated university transcripts from all universities you attended.
  • Equivalency of your bachelor’s degree from the Lebanese Ministry of Higher Education  
  • Recommendations from two professors who are familiar with your academic performance. 
  • The W-9S form if you are a U.S. citizen or a U.S. Green Card holder, with proof of your social security number.  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13005 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 867 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    13005 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 867 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Beirut

750 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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