The Baccalaureate Programme of Christian Art Theory and History

The title of the programme: Christian Art Theory and History

The academic degree/qualification: Bachelor of Orthodox Theological Science in Christian Art Theory and History

Supervisor of the Baccalaureate programme: Tea Bezhuashvili

The objective of the programme

The objective of the Baccalaureate programme of Chrsitian Art History and Theory is to prepare specialists of Christian art, by using the traditions and experience which already exists in Tbilisi Theological Academy and Seminary, interdisciplinary methods and theological knowledge and by focusing the process of teaching on Christian art. To achieve this goal, the foremost specialists of their fields are engaged in this process, multiple and practical components of teaching are combined which will provide the students with fundamental knowledge of theology and modern trends of ancient and contemporary art; the programme will prepare the proper basis of knowledge for the study of theology and of the fields of the history and theory of art; it will elucidate the significance of theological essence in the formation of the artistic “language” of art in the Middle Ages and will conspicuously delineate the path and traits of Georgian art against the background of the regional-chronological picture of world art; the programme will provide the teaching of specific fields on the basis of general cognizance of the subject. 
The graduates will be prepared to: 

Receive the basic knowledge as in Theology so also in the development and traits of the history of main specialties of Medieval Georgian and world art;

thoroughly study the theological essence of the artistic form of Medieval art and the specific “language” applied to its expression;

observe the resemblance and difference between Georgian artworks of iconography and those of the other Christian countries;

study an individual artwork and evaluate it in a broader cultural context;

obtain relevant material in the other fields of architecture and Christian art;

collect data around the issue of research;

by the cognizance of the contexts of art criticism, theology and history, analyze the data by applying relevant multiple methods and draw conclusions;

participate in public discussions and debates and defend their own positions in them;

take part in the formation and instillation of values, based on the Christian standpoint.