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.
- 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
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies History Islamic Studies
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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.
International13005 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 867 USD per credit during 24 months.
National13005 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 867 USD per credit during 24 months.
Living costs for Beirut
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.