Curriculum

Year One - Foundation

Introduction to Anthropology
Art History Survey
Focused Inquiry I and II
Wonders of Technology
History Elective
Fine Arts Studio Elective
Introduction to Contemporary Math
Introduction to the University

32 Credits

Year Two - Sophomore

Islamic Art Survey I and II
Prehistoric & Ancient Art & Architecture
History Elective
History or Religious Studies Elective
Fine Arts Studio Elective
Writing & Rhetoric Workshop II
Museums in the 21st Century
Art Historical Methods
Textual Analysis

30 Credits

Year Three - Junior

Islamic Art & the West Before 1200
Islamic Art & the West 1200-1600
Islamic Art & the West 1600-1800
History Elective
History or Religious Studies Elective
Open Elective

30 Credits

 

Total minimum requirement = 121 credits

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Year Four - Senior

Islamic Art & the West 1800-1900
Modern & Contemporary Art in the Middle East
Senior Seminar in Art History
History or Religious Studies Elective
Open Elective
Museum Internship
Directed Research Project

30 Credits

Faculty

  • Dr. Sean Roberts

    Interim Director of Art History

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  • Dr.Radha Dalal

    Assistant Director of Art History

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  • Aisha Al-Muftah

    Teaching Assistant & Academic Support Coordinator

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  • Dr. Debra Hanson

    Assistant Professor

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  • Dr. Holiday Powers

    Assistant Professor

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  • Dr. Jochen Sokoly

    Associate Professor

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  • Elena Athwal

    Instructor

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  • Kholoud Sakbani

    Instructor

Campus

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    Explore history by visiting Qatar's many museums and art galleries from the Museum of Islamic Art to Mathaf and Katara's many visiting exhibitions.

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    Uncover history through our extensive library offering books, magazines and DVDs.

Fieldtrips & Workshops




Opportunities

Visits to world-class Museums

The VCUarts Qatar Art History program offers students the unique opportunity to gain firsthand experience and explore the artworks at the world-class museums in Doha, under the auspices of the Qatar Museum Authority.   

These include :

The Museum of Islamic Art, The Orientalist Museum, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Sheikh Faisal Museum, as well as galleries at the Katara Cultural Village.

Internships and International fieldtrips

Art History students will have opportunities for museum and gallery internships, field study, as well as study-abroad programs to Europe, USA and Asia that are led by the program faculty. 

Sponsorship of the Islamic Art symposium

VCUarts Qatar also co-sponsors the Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art, a leading biennial international symposium on Islamic art and culture.

You can find out more about the Islamic Art Symposium here.