Bachelor of Arts
Asian and Islamic Art History

Asian and Islamic Art History

In the dual-subject degree program Asian and Islamic Art History, students learn methodologies and theories that will enable them to scientifically reflect on and extract new insights from the broad spectrum of art and architecture, the ongoing globalization of the art market, and the transcultural influences affecting the visual arts. This is an object-related science that puts objects into their cultural, social, religious and political context. The program deals with objects that mostly originate from a religious context as well as with profane and religious architecture.

The core contents of the program include providing students with sound knowledge and understanding of the scientific foundations of Asian and Islamic Art History, the ability to write academically, an overview of the artworks, styles, and buildings of various geographic regions and their evolution, and sensibility for transcultural questions. In addition, students develop an understanding of the functions and meanings of artworks and architecture. They are also introduced to the topic of an extended concept of art, given an overview of the current debates in academia and society over art history and related disciplines, and they acquire the ability to exchange information, ideas, and solutions.

This subject must be combined with a second subject.


Possible lines of work:

Intercultural communication, intercultural management, international development cooperation, peace and conflict research, international educational work (adult education, language courses, etc.), politics (policy consulting), culture (conservation/maintenance/management of global cultural heritage, cultural institutions, culture management, museums, etc.), tourism (long-distance, educational and cultural tourism), journalism, academia (teaching/research at universities, research institutions, etc.)

Open admission
NC values ​​from previous semesters
2020/2021 Wintersemester
free admission
Bachelor of Arts
6 Semester
Winter semester

University entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur)

German language proficiency (CEFR level C1)

At the University of Bonn, multilingualism and cultural diversity are considered to be valuable resources that complement subject-specific qualifications. This is why, in addition to curricular language modules, students have access to a diverse range of language-learning offers, including the independent-study offers at the Center for Language Learning (Sprachlernzentrum, SLZ) in which they can autonomously learn a foreign language or enhance existing language skills. Furthermore, students can apply for the “Certificate of Intercultural Competence” free of charge, which promotes extra-curricular and interdisciplinary activities of international or intercultural nature.

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