Institute of Graduate Studies

Art History

1- About Program

The scientific studies aim to research, review, evaluate, comment all movable and immovable cultural heritage with or without art anxiety which were produced in the past by the human and are known as material cultural assets and also aim to interpret the qualifications of individuals and societies based on this production. These scientific studies are among the duties of Art History.

The interests of Art History are architectural heritage like built castle, palace, cairn, tomb, dome, mosque, caravanserai, inn, madrasah, bridge, lodge, zawiya, residence, pavilion, chapel, church, emplacement, barracks, fountain, publlic fountain etc. for military, religious, commercial, education, health, residence etc. and arts  like thriving stone, marble, civet, fresco, mosaic, etc. depending on the architecture like cemetery, graveyard, balbal, tombstone, city infrastructure, etc. and materials like developing marbling, ornamentation, calligraphy, miniature, tile, ceramic, wood, stained glass, etc. in and around the palace;

The aim of the Art History Postgraduate Program of our university is to educate art historians expert who know our movable and immovable cultural assets belonging to our civilization with their periodic and basic features and understand and interpret their relations and effects and shoppings with other cultural environments and have research, review, documentation, evaluation, interpretation, presentation skills and methods the unknown of these civilizations. Also to teach academic research in analytical thinking environment and to enable students to integrate and analyze the information of interdisciplinary education while doing this. It is expected during the program that the students specialize in research, analysis, evaluation, interpretation, comparisons and transfer of especially Art History, Turkish and Islamic Art and Archeology, Byzantine Art and Archeology, Islamic Art and Archeology, Turkish World and Cultures Art and Archeology of other world civilizations.

As a result, Art History Department teaches to students who want to specialize in this department, the scientific thinking ability, revealing the cultural assets of our civilization, introducing, examining, interpreting, interrelating with other cultures and determining its place in human history. In addition, it is aimed that the students will be fully equipped in order to take an active role in the maintenance, repair and preservation of material cultural assets and transfer to future generations and thus it is contributed to Art History.

2- Admission requirements

Required Points for Application to Postgraduate Program

55 Point Foreign Language – (YÖKDİL-YDS)

65 ALES Verbal Point

The graduates of the following departments can apply:

Art History, Archeology, Architecture, Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage, Traditional Turkish Arts, History, Philosophy, Sociology, Arts and Crafts Teaching, Faculty of Theology and Islamic Sciences, Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage, Museology Undergraduate Programs

3- Program qualifications

The competencies of the graduate student;

Comprehends the basic research method of Art History and collaborates with other disciplines to conduct multidisciplinary studies.

Discusses, examines, evaluates, interprets and concludes with acquired Art History Scientific Research Method under an academic perspective.

Doing archives, libraries and field studies related to the research and search and combining the data obtained and preparing an academic study in accordance with the principles and rules of Art History Science.

Reaching to archives, travel books, literature and other research related to movable and immovable cultural properties under the main research and examination field, interpreting critically and obtaining the required information.

Learning to reveal, document, examine, interpret, introduce, make analogy, compare, determine the protection and exhibition methods of movable and immovable cultural assets in settlements, museums, collections and archaeological sites.

Protection, maintenance and repair of movable and immovable cultural properties; revealing the similarities and differences with cultural assets of other civilizations and contributing to their transfer to future generations.

Having knowledge about geography, society, culture, city, town, climate where cultural assets are examined by collaborating with other disciplines and experts in cooperation with art history.

Thanks to the gained information in theory, the student can conduct independent research and analysis, submit new interpretations and perspectives on the related subject and transfer the information to the society and develop the awareness about the preservation and keeping alive of cultural heritage.

4- Instructors:

Prof. Dr. Kadir PEKTAŞ

Prof. Dr. Mustafa ÖZER

Doç. Dr F. Evren DAŞDAĞ

5- Curriculum

                                                                                    Theoric Practice       ECTS Credit

STA501

Seminar (This course can only be taken in one semester.)

Z

2

0

0

4

STA 503

Ottoman Urbanism and Architecture

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3

0

3

6

STA 505

Effect of Palace, Bani and Architect on the Formation of Turkish Palace Architecture

S

3

0

3

6

STA 507

Traditional Turkish Handicrafts - I

S

3

0

3

6

STA 509

Turkish Tile and Ceramic Art - I

S

3

0

3

6

STA 511

Palace Tradition during the Early Islamic and Andalusian Umayyad Period

S

3

0

3

6

STA 513

Islamic Art in the Iberian Peninsula

S

3

0

3

6

STA 515

Anatolian Archeology during and after the Middle Age

S

3

0

3

6

STA 517

Resources and Problems of Art in Beyliks’ Period

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3

0

3

6

STA 502

Seminar (This course can only be taken in one semester.)

Z

2

0

0

4

STA 504

Ottoman Architecture and Urbanism in Istanbul

Z

3

0

3

6

STA506

Ottoman Urbanism and Architecture in the Balkans

S

3

0

3

6

STA 508

Traditional Turkish Handicrafts - II

S

3

0

3

6

STA 510

Turkish Tile and Ceramic Art -II

S

3

0

3

6

STA 512

From Andalusian Islamic Art to Mudejar Art -Spain, Portugal, America

S

3

0

3

6

STA 514

Islamic Works in European Collections

S

3

0

3

6

STA 516

Sources and Problems of Seljuk Art

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3

0

3

6

STA518

Interior Decoration and Revetment in Ottoman Architecture

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3

0

3

6

STA 520

scientific research methods

Z

3

0

3

6

6- Graduation Requirements

To complete the study with 28 credits and an grade average of 3.0 in six semesters and to defend the thesis project successfully.

7- Employment Opportunities

To participate in the academy in the department of Art History, working in museums, working in related departments in the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, working in galleries and exhibitions, working as a teacher in ministry of national education, working in Archaeological and Art History excavations, working in municipalities, especially KUDEB, to participate in restoration and conservation projects.

8-Contact

Prof. Dr. Kadir PEKTAŞ

Extension: 0216 2802675