H─░STORY of ART
Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

D.1. General Information about Program

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The Department of History of Art was established in 1965-1966 Academic Year. In 1982 it was named as Department of Archeology-History of Art. In 1988, the department was divided into Art History and Protohistoric – Asia Minor Archeology. In 1997, Art History became a Department. The Department consists of three main fields of study under the names of Turkish and Islamic Art, Byzantium Art, Modern and Contemporary Art.

With well-established educational system, the department has been training both undergraduate and graduate students by providing them the ability to identify, interpret and evaluate the art objects, and movable or immovable cultural properties, that are found not also in Turkey but also elsewhere in the world. The department also creates awareness among the students to protect the works of art and gives them sense of responsibility to hand them down to the next generations. After completing their degrees, the graduates could use the information and skill, they have acquired during their education life, by taking charge in the universities which has the department of art history or in relevant public or private institutions. Additionally, they could also work in private museums, galleries, restoration area, architectural companies and culture and art centres. Thus, they make contribution to the durability and continuance of the art, works of art, history and cultural properties.

Department has its own visual collection holding over 33 000 slides of works of art and architecture. In addition to University's general library, there is a library in the department (1600 titles) which consists of the books of two late faculty members and donations from several institutions. Furthermore, 5 personal computers with their scanners and printers are placed in a computer room to serve to the use of department students. All classes are provided with computers and data projections which are available for the undergraduate and graduate courses.

In MA programme, the medium of instruction is Turkish. There isn't any course given in foreign language.

D.2 Qualification Awarded

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Master's Degree

D.3. Level of Qualification

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QF-EHEA: 2
EQF-LLL: 7

D.4. Provisions for Registration

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1. Applicants who apply to the program must have completed a four-year Bachelor's Degree with an average of at least 2.50 over 4.00 (four).

2. Applicants are required to score at least 55 standard points from either one of the quantitative or verbal or equal weight categories of the Academic Staff and Graduate Education Examination (Akademik Personel ve Lisans├╝st├╝ E─čitimine Giri┼č S─▒nav─▒, ALES) organized by Measurement, Selection and Placement Center (├ľl├žme, Se├žme ve Yerle┼čtirme Merkezi, ├ľSYM). Alternatively, applicants are required to submit an equivalent score, determined by the Hacettepe University Senate, in the internationally recognized GRE and GMAT examinations.

3. Applicants are required to score at least 50 in the Foreign Knowledge in Foreign Language Placement Examination (Yabanc─▒ Dil Seviye Tespit S─▒nav─▒, YDS). Alternatively, applicants are required to submit an equivalent score from other foreign language examinations, held at the national or international level, whose equivalence is approved by ├ľSYM.

4. International students' applications are accepted in line within “Hacettepe University Graduate Programme and Exam Regulation" in Official Gazette (29 November 2016, No:29900).

5. The students who are admitted to the program might be required to take relevant course/s from the Scientific Preparation Programme, in case deemed to be a necessary by the jury of the oral exam.

6. Those conditions, which are not included, are applied in accordance with the related provisions of the Hacettepe University Graduate Education, Instruction and Examination Regulations (Hacettepe ├ťniversitesi Lisans├╝st E─čitim, ├ľ─čretim ve S─▒nav Y├Ânetmeli─či).

7. Applicants must provide a portfolio including a full and detailed CV, an expression of interest, their project proposal, and enclosed reference letters. The complete portfolios are to be submitted to the departmental secretary during the application period.

8. Applicants must take two exams: one written and one oral. The oral exam is a prerequisite of the written exam. The accepted students of the oral exam could be required to take undergraduate courses that the academic jury determined for them and to be successful in the preparatory program of History of Art.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations

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MA programme of the department is comprised of ‘Special Topics' course that involves the scope of the future thesis studies and of the other courses that have 27 internal credits in total. According to the European Credit Transfer System, out of these 120 ECTS in total, 60 credits will be accomplished with the credits of the courses and the other 60 will be accomplished with the credits of ‘Special Topics' course. On the conditions of graduation, it is based on the related topics of Hacettepe University Graduate Studies Regulations.

http://www.sosyalbilimler.hacettepe.edu.tr/yonetmelik_02_12_2013.pdf

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

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The equivalency of the courses, taken by the students, who have studied in other higher education institutions in Turkey or abroad, and credit transfer request are evaluated by the university administrative committee and accepted according to the relevant regulations.

http://www.sosyalbilimler.hacettepe.edu.tr/yonetmelik_02_12_2013.pdf

D.7. Goals and Objectives

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MA programme in the department of Art History aims to create art historians who get a critical and questioning attitude by using the interdisciplinary approach, and invent original ideas and notions as a result. These art historians are equipped with artistic and cultural knowledge and values, and have acquired awareness for handing the works of art down to the next generations by protecting them.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

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The graduates of the Department of Art History may work at national or private museums, municipalities, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, at public institutions such as Directorate General of Foundations, , Ministry of Education, at research instituitions, libraries, and archives. In addition , they may also work as art consultancies in culture departments of banks and other private establishments, art galleries, architectural and restoration companies or participate in survey and archeological excavation. Graduates may continue their academic career in Turkey or abroad universities.

D.13. Access to Further Studies

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QF-EHEA: 3
EQF-LLL: 8

D.14. Profile of the Programme

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MA programme of the department is comprised of ‘Special Topics' course that involves the scope of the future thesis studies and of the other courses that have 27 internal credits in total. According to the European Credit Transfer System, out of these 120 ECTS in total, 60 credits will be accomplished with the credits of the courses and the other 60 will be accomplished with the credits of ‘Special Topics' course. On the conditions of graduation, it is based on the related topics of Hacettepe University Graduate Studies Regulations.

As a part of the Art History Master Program with thesis, the student is allowed to take maximum two (2) courses in total from other programs (of the same institution or of other institutons) in accordance with the student's demand or the requirement of the subject which is studied.

The application of the candidates, who have completed their bachelors' degree in different departments and faculties, (History, Sociology, Engineering, Administrative Sciences, Faculty of Communication, Faculty of Medicine) are also accepted. If those applicants have succeeded the oral exam, they must attend the “Scientific Preparation” program.

If the students pass 8 courses that might be compulsory or elective, (equal to at least 24 credits in total) determined by their advisers during the scientific preparation programme, they gain the right to continue MA programme. Students, who do not want to attend to these preparatory courses, should take a proficiency exam. For more info:

http://www.sosyalbilimler.hacettepe.edu.tr/yonetmelik_02_12_2013.pdf

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

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The method of assessment and evaluation, applied in every course, are defined in Instructional Methods and Techniques which are prepared by the relevant academic members, and can be found in the Information Package.

(http://www.sosyalbilimler.hacettepe.edu.tr/yonetmelik_02_12_2013.pdf)

D.16. Graduation Requirements

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To fulfil the programme requirements, according to the European Credit Transfer System, students are expected to have completed 120 ECTS in total, 60 credits of which will be accomplished with the credits of the courses and the other 60 will be accomplished with the credits of ‘Special Topics' course. Once the student completes the program with success, she/he has to have a thesis presentation exam in following two semestres.

For more info:

(http://www.sosyalbilimler.hacettepe.edu.tr/yonetmelik_02_12_2013.pdf)

Concerning the graduation requirements for the programme, the relevant items of Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Regulations for Examination are accepted.

(http://www.sosyalbilimler.hacettepe.edu.tr/yonetmelik_02_12_2013.pdf)

D.17. Education Type

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1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director

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Prof. Dr. M. Sacit PEKAK

Tel : +90 312 297 82 75

Fax : +90 312 299 20 05

E-mail : sacitpekak@gmail.com