Degree requirement descriptions, including general education requirements, collateral requirements, Major requirements and open electives can be found at this link:

Descriptions for the Minor in Islamic Art History can be found at this link:

Semester plans can be found at this link:

Course descriptions can be found at this link:




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      The Art History department hosted a symposium on April 8, 2018, titled, “Training Art Curators in the 21st Century”.

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      The study of art history develops skills in historical interpretation, visual literacy, and critical analysis of the visual arts and architecture.

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      Assistant Professor of Art History, Dr. Holiday Powers at Tasmeem Doha 2017, VCUarts Qatar's biennial art and design conference.

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      Art History activities during Zwara, a VCUarts Qatar Open House event

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

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      The author of "Printing a Mediterranean World" is our Interim Director of Art History Dr. Sean Roberts; and the co-author of "India East-West" is Associate professor of Art History, Dr. Jochen Sokoly. Both books can be found at our Library.

    Fieldtrips & Workshops


    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.

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