2-year master/full-time

The academic programme in Art History and Theory aims at training highly qualified art-critics in general and specialists in history of fine arts, fictional criticism, museum activities, tourism and other fields requiring high professionalism of fine arts. It is offered at BA, MA and researcher levels.  

The programme also offers courses in Armenian and world art history, history of Armenian and foreign architecture, ethnography, archaeology, history of Armenian and world theatre, history of music, museology, foreign language, etc.

A particular emphasis is attached to developing critical thinking and analytical skills of the students. At practical level, the programme offers internships in exhibition halls, galleries, museums, state archives, and publishing houses.


Professional courses

1st year

  • Aesthetics
  • Research Methods
  • Ongoing Archaeological Excavations in Armenia
  • The Problems of Cultural Heritage Preservation in Armenia
  • Medieval Iconography and Iconology
  • Diaspora Art Development
  • Trends in Modern Applied Arts
  • Issues of Modern Art
  • Theories of Modern Art
  • Source and Bibliography
  • Introduction to Armenian Studies
  • Arts Management
  • Sociology of Art
  • Old and Lithography/Professional Interpretation – elective
  • Old and Manuscripts/Professional Interpretation – elective
  • Research Project

2nd year

  • Archiving
  • Museum Studies
  • Research course
  • Online use of scientific resources
  • Research Project

Master’s degree final assessment is carried out in the form of master’s thesis defence. For the preparation of the Master’s thesis or compositional work, a supervisor and an opponent are assigned to a graduate. The topic, scope are approved by the relevant chair.


Necessary documents
  1. Curriculum of Art History and Theory academic programme
  2. Course Descriptions



Faculty of Fine Arts; Dean: Prof. E. Vardanyan

Tel. (+37410) 58 07 86


Chair of Art and Social Science

Head: Prof.  V. Ghazaryan

Tel. (+37410) 58 07 86