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Art History

Overview

 The objective of Art History Graduate Programme is to establish a critical art history education in broad perspective with interdisciplinary approach. For this reason, the programme includes in its syllabus art history courses starting from the Ancient periods, continuing with Byzantine, Seljukian, Ottoman, Turkish Republican and modern arts. It is also aimed not only to provide the students with a historical background, but also to help them grasp theoretical approches.

Audience

The graduate programme accepts candidates who hold an undergraduate or graduate degree in art history, as well as other disciplines such as archaeology, sociology, philosophy, psychology, history, literature, journalism and communication, industrial design, law, architecture, visual and performing arts and others that can be related with art history.

Objective of the Programme

The objective of Art History Graduate Programme is to establish a critical art history education in broad perspective with interdisciplinary approach. For this reason, the programme includes in its syllabus art history courses starting from the Ancient periods, continuing with Byzantine, Seljukian, Ottoman, Turkish Republican and modern arts. It is also aimed not only to provide the students with a historical background, but also to help them grasp theoretical approches.

The graduate programme accepts candidates who hold an undergraduate or graduate degree in art history, as well as other disciplines such as archaeology, sociology, philosophy, psychology, history, literature, journalism and communication, industrial design, law, architecture, visual and performing arts and others that can be related with art history. The programme follows the interdisciplinary approach as an educational method and encourages students to develop an analytical and critical view in order to combine their undergraduate knowledge together with the language, concepts and methods of history of art into the production of an original PhD thesis.

Programme Outcomes

  • Grasping and interpreting the interaction between the area of Art History and different disciplines and forming new types of knowledge by combining knowledge from the area and from various other disciplines
  • Assessing and using theoretical and practical knowledge acquired in the Art History area with a critical view, directing one’s own learning process; developing and intensifying knowledge in Art History , and solving the problems faced in the area by making use of the research methods
  • The ability to carry out a specialistic study related to Art History independently; developing new strategic approaches to solve the unforeseen and complex problems arising in the practical processes of the area and coming up with solutions while taking responsibility and fulfilling the leader role in the area
  • Transmitting the latest developments and their own studies both to the area of Art History and other disciplines orally, written and visually
  • Developing capacity to communicate verbal and written forms in a foreign language and ability to use information and communication technologies required by the area of political studies
  • Conducting, interpreting, and applying data in the area of Art History by considering social, scientific, cultural and ethical values ; using the area knowledge, competency in problem solving and applying in interdisciplinary studies  
  • Preparing an independent and original doctorate thesis in the area of Art History and bring innovation to Art History. The ability to present one’ s own work within the national and international environments orally, visually and in written forms.

Application Requirements

For additional information please visit the Admission Requirements website.

Structure

* 21 credits and a completed PhD thesis are needed to graduate

* All courses have 3+0 credits.

* Students must enroll in at least 7 elective courses

* 30% of the courses must be in English.

* The program is operated according to ITU Graduate Education Directive.

Courses

Fall:

STR605 Sanat ve İktidar
STR609 Osmanlı Sarayları
STR610 Islamic Art and Architecture
STR611 Mimari Bezeme
STR613 Doğu – Batı Bağlamında Türk Mimarlığı

Spring:

STR606 Relationship Between Industry and Art
STR608 18. ve 19. Yüzyılda Osmanlı Mimari Bezemede Desen
STR612 Görsel Kültür

Academic Executive Committee

Prof. Dr. Zeynep KUBAN
Doç.Dr.Oğuz HAŞLAKOĞLU
Dr. Aslıhan ERKMEN BİRKANDAN

 

Academic Members

Name Surname Research Field
Prof. Dr. Zeynep KUBAN Ancient ArchitectureEarly 20th Century Art and Architecture
Prof. Dr. Turgut SANER Ancient Architecture / 19th Century Ottoman Architecture
Assoc. Prof. Çiğdem KAYA PAZARBAŞI Product Design / Design Culture, Art and Social Context
Assoc. Prof. Oğuz HAŞLAKOĞLU Philosophy of Art / Interdisciplinary art
Assoc. Prof. E. Belgin YETİŞKİN Sociology of art / The Sociology of Communication
Prof. Dr. Tuncay ZORLU The history of Ottoman Thought / History of Science and Technology in Ottoman / The History of Ottoman Education
Prof. Dr. Aygül AĞIR History of Architecture / Culturel Interactions Between East and West and Its Implications on Art and Architecture
Prof. Dr. Gülname TURAN Product Design / History of Design / History of Crafts
Assoc. Prof. Geoff BOVE Ancient Philosophy / Philosophy of Art / Social and Political Philosophy
Inst. Dr. Aslıhan ERKMEN BİRKANDAN Painting / History of Turkish-Islamic Arts
Assoc. Prof. V. Gül CEPHANECİGİL Late Ottoman Architecture / Early Republican Architecture  /Urban History
Inst. Dr. Deniz ÇALIŞIR PENÇE 19th and 20th centuries Visual Arts / Islamic Decoration
Assoc. Prof. Bülent ARIKAN
 Regional and Temporal Focus / Field Methods / Anthropological Theories

 

Contributors

Prof. Dr. Evangelia ŞARLAK (Işık University)
Prof. Dr. Ahu ANTMEN (Marmara University)
Assoc. Prof. Ayşe H. KÖKSAL (Özyeğin University)
Asst. Prof. Zerrin İREN BOYNUDELİK (Yıldız Teknik University)
Dr. Miyuki AOKI GIRARDELLI (Independent Researcher)
Ali ARTUN (Art Critic)
Dr. Enis Ali YURTSEVER (Independent Researcher)