Art history studies are dedicated to those who want to truly learn and deeply understand that unique phenomenon in the history of humankind, that's been called "art"; to those, who are impressed by esthetic problems and intrigued by messages, riddles and symbols inclosed in art pieces. Eventually, to those, who are interested in artists themselves, in their lives and original personalities.
    Art history studies contain: history of polish and european art, in the perspective of universal history; monuments conservation; legal protection of cultural wealth; cultural institutions management; problems of artistic critics; function of art in a world of present-day media; history of art and beauty theories; history of museology; modern methods of images elaboration and elements of contemporary visual culture.
    Program of the studies includes "standard" classes (history of art across periods and artistic styles), as well as those classes, subject of which is far more wider than basic, typical range of art knowledge. These are for example: detailed christian iconography, art theory, art critics and it's history, history of literature on art, image theory. Also "standard" classes are rich in problems that make their contents wider and more interesting, reaching many other disciplines of science and cultural aspects, such as literature, music, anthropology, philosophy, study of culture, study of mythology, study of religion and others.
    Students gain practical skills by educational detours, stock-taking and museum practices, as well as the activity of three studies: Museum Collection Study, which has a valuable collection of paintings, sculpture and decorative arts; Photographical Documentation Study, which gives courses of traditional photography, concerned at monuments documentation; Comparative Christian Iconography Study, that offers visual techniques classes.
    Students can take one or both of two specializations: teaching, which prepares you for working with children and teenagers, and also includes classes on sign language;  monuments protection and museology, that prepares you for working in cultural institutions, such as public and church museums, art galleries, monuments documentation centers, conservation offices.
Students also have a possibility of undertaking an academic travel to foreign academic centers in Slovakia, Italy and France, and to other universities in Poland, where art history is taught. They can also freely improve their artistic and scientific interests and passions, by taking an active work in our Scientific Group, which organizes many tours to polish and foreign museums and participates in the renovation of monuments in Lublin. Students Gallery 1 cooperates with many artists, preparing exhibitions showing new trends in contemporary art.
    Candidates can choose between intramural studies (first grade - BA, and second grade - MA) and non-intramural studies. Those who are interested in art and it's history, and have studied other humanistic faculties, can choose postgraduate art history studies, offering teaching program as rich as the graduate studies.
The point of studying art history is not only to gain the comprehensive historical education, but also to form a profile of art researcher and explorer - a humanist, sensitive observer and participant of a world of artistic forms, an attentive and thoughtful interpreter of the relations between art and many fields of life.