Master Degree in Art History in Europe

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Art History

A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

The master in Art History encourages students and develops skills to understand the historical context of art works, to have a critical analysis, and be able to do interpretive reading of both works of art and academic texts.

There are more than four thousand higher education organizations in Europe, from leading research institutions to small, teaching-focused universities. Europe itself is not as much different than other continents, reaching from the Arctic Circle to the coast of Africa.

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Master Degree in Communication, Arts and Culture

University of Minho - Institute of Social Sciences
Campus Part time 4 semesters October 2016 Portugal Braga

The Master's degree in Communication, Arts and Culture offers a multidisciplinary training that integrates and merges the theoretical and methodological approaches of arts, communication and culture. [+]

Masters in Art History in Europe 2016/2017. Academic degree: Master ECTS: 120 Duration: 4 curricular semesters Regime: After Working Hours Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Communication Sciences & Sociology The Master's degree in Communication, Arts and Culture offers a multidisciplinary training that integrates and merges the theoretical and methodological approaches of arts, communication and culture. These areas, closely linked, not only summon consolidated technical and scientific specialties, but also involve economic and social activities booming. The degree presents a consistent program in the fields of culture, media and society, emphasizing the relationship between the media, politics and society, the uses and the economic potential, imagery and artistic production, the conceptualization of digital art, the relationship between the internet, art and culture, the formation of individual and social identities and intercultural relations. [-]

Master In Archaeology And History Of Art

University of Cagliari
Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Italy Cagliari

Graduates will be qualified to work at levels of high competence in museums, Superintendents, specialized libraries in Archaeology and Art History, local authorities and various institutes engaged in research and enhancement of archaeological, historical and artistic ... [+]

Graduates will be qualified to work at levels of high competence in museums, Superintendents, specialized libraries in Archaeology and Art History, local authorities and various institutes engaged in research and exploitation of the archaeological, historical and artistic heritage. final test characteristics The final examination for the award of the qualification in the exposition will consist of a written paper on a novel topic to be agreed with one of the teachers of the course. The report must have a contributory and non-compile-and will have to be longer than 2000 characters in 50 folders. Through discussion, the candidate will be able to demonstrate the specialized level of knowledge and skills acquired in the single discipline and within the subject area concerned, with attention to related areas. Skills required for access For access to the degree required a substantial initial preparation in possession of basic knowledge in the field of archeology, art history, history, laws of the Cultural Heritage and basic computer skills already acquired before the assessment of individual preparation, preferably through an undergraduate program in cultural heritage. In particular, students must have completed at least 12 credits in the field of historical disciplines; at least 12 credits in the field of ancient and medieval civilization; at least 60 credits within the disciplines relating to the historical archaeological and artistic heritage, archive and library, social anthropology and environmental; at least 6 credits in the context of the legislation and management of Cultural Heritage. For testing a multiple choice quiz testing is planned in a manner that will be appropriately defined in the academic regulations of the course of study. Title conferred degree in Archaeology and Art History Language / and official teaching, and assessment of the preparation ITALIAN Applying knowledge and understanding Graduates from the Master's degree course must have been formed in both new methods and techniques of archeology in both traditional and historical disciplines. Graduates will be able to apply their knowledge in the approach with unfamiliar issues included in wide-ranging contexts related to their field of study. They will know how to analyze and thoroughly reconstruct the historical and cultural dynamics in relation to production, tradition and promotion of sites and archaeological and historical artifacts, according to advanced methods from the point of view of scientific and technological innovation. Graduates in Archaeology will be able to use new and bibliographic data to interpret stratigraphic excavation, the living environments, worship and funeral, in relation to urban or rural settlements; classify artifacts from the typological point of view and chronological; categorize and file the archaeological material; survey the archaeological remains and to determine their membership in the different production areas and different artistic styles. The graduate in Art History will be able to use unpublished data and bibliographic data to interpret the different phases that contribute to the definition of art as a whole; classify artifacts from the technical and formal point of view, chronological and stylistic; categorize and file the art historical material; assess the impact and opportunities of the restoration work. Each may take action at the regional, national and international, and to take responsibility for management in person of a research project, or inclusion in a collective project, aimed not only to scientific knowledge, but also to the restoration and enhancement of masterpiece. As part of each course are planned seminars and workshop with the active participation of students and verifiable. Knowledge and understanding Graduates from the Master's degree course must have been formed in both new methods and techniques of archeology in both traditional and historical disciplines. Compared to the educational level of the three-year degree in Cultural Heritage, graduates will have acquired more in-depth knowledge and understanding related primarily to the definition of the historical context and material in relation to the archaeological, historical and artistic heritage, and the application of more advanced methods census, cataloging, analytical study, interpretation and comparison of the relevant contexts and artifacts. They will also be able to come up with original ideas in a research context and will give proof that those skills in the final exam graduation. Learning ability Learning skills will be estimated through intermediate, diversified checks according to the teaching type, which will allow to evaluate the correspondence between the estimated time and the actual time invested by students in relation to learning provided. The teaching will be set up to enhance the selective and comparative skills for the acquisition of a learning method. Verification of income will also be made through scheduled to run testing, comply with the procedures established by the academic regulations of the course. Graduates possess skills to specialist level and ability to learn useful not only at the entrance to the world of work but also to continue independently their training with a Master's Degree registration that relate to the cultural heritage, as well as to graduate schools in Archaeology or art History. You may also aspire to the continuation of the research process through participation in competitions for access to doctoral studies and for the awarding of contracts or university grants. The course provides the necessary skills, after passing the selection for entry to the active Internship Training (TFA) to a teaching degree in art history in high school. Making judgments Graduates will be aware of the peculiarities of the archaeological heritage and Mediterranean and European historical and artistic, with particular reference to Sardinia. Thanks to insights in the literature and in the field, may carry out comparisons between the Framework island and the wider national and international context. They will thus be able to integrate knowledge and formulate judgments, even on the basis of limited information, leading to innovative proposals for the specialist knowledge and the enhancement of cultural heritage, which also include a reflection on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of judgments and the knowledge acquired. communication skills Graduates will be able to clearly communicate with a popular and specialist level (for example, during debates and scientific meetings) in relation to the issues and problems of archeology and art history. It 'also able to chair the working groups and to use the specific conventions of scientific communication. Communication skills are also acquired through foreign language laboratories provided for law among the additional training activities. employment and career opportunities for graduates Officer of Museums, Superintendents, specialized libraries in Archaeology and Art History, local authorities and various institutions, engaged in research and exploitation of the archaeological, historical and artistic heritage. Career opportunities and professional activities provided by the degree programs are in areas in which it will operate, with high responsibility, such as: institutions responsible for the conservation and enhancement of the archaeological heritage, as Superintendents and museums; organizations and units of study and research of archaeological heritage preservation, artistic, documentary and monumental in agencies and institutions, public and private (such as municipalities, provinces, regions, foundations); companies, cooperatives and other private groups can cooperate in all activities, from the excavation for public use, with the entities responsible for the protection of the archaeological heritage; publishing activities, the publications and other specialized media in the archaeological field. Skills associated with the function Officer of Museums, Superintendents, specialized libraries in Archaeology and Art History, local authorities and various institutions, engaged in research and exploitation of the archaeological, historical and artistic heritage. Graduates from the Master's degree course must: - possess advanced skills both historical and methodological for the purposes of research and critical exegesis in the different areas and in different historical areas for the development of the arts (architecture, painting, sculpture, applied arts) from the Middle Ages to the present; - Theoretical knowledge and applied problems of conservation, management, promotion and enhancement of historical and artistic heritage and its institutions; - Having studied the particular issues relating to the history and preservation of a particular artistic sector; - To be able to fully use the main tools in the specific areas of competence and in particular with regard to the cataloging and documentation of historic and artistic heritage and their contexts; - Be able to be fluent in written and oral form, at least one European language besides Italian with reference to disciplinary vocabularies. Function in the context of work Officer of Museums, Superintendents, specialized libraries in Archaeology and Art History, local authorities and various institutions, engaged in research and exploitation of the archaeological, historical and artistic heritage. Graduates from the Master's degree course must have been formed in both new methods and techniques of archeology in both traditional and historical, philological and artistic. Graduates will then have: - advanced scientific skills, theoretical, methodological and operational related field of archeology and art history in the prehistoric and proto-historic, ancient and medieval, supported by knowledge of history and ancient written sources; - Expertise in the field of management, conservation and restoration of archaeological, artistic, documentary and monumental; - Skill in the use of IT tools and electronic communication in the specific areas of competence, with particular reference to significant transactions of monuments and archaeological sites, the classification of findings, image processing, computer management of scientific texts; - Ability to use fluently in written and oral form, at least one European language besides Italian with reference to disciplinary vocabularies. Description specific educational goals The individual learning activities of the course is assigned a number of credits based on the estimated time it takes an average student to perform the required tasks and achieve the expected learning outcomes. Graduates of the degree course in Archaeology interclass or Art History acquire specialist level knowledge falling into common areas or specific of the two Master's Degrees. In particular acquire skills in the restoration of cultural heritage and perfect knowledge previously acquired in archeology and history of Greek and Roman history, and archeology and medieval Christian. Compared to the specificity of the two courses, he graduates in Archaeology also perfect knowledge previously gained in paleontology, prehistoric archeology and proto, Phoenician archeology, language, literature and Greek philology, Latin epigraphy and Roman history, and acquire skills in ancient Christian literature. This knowledge will be acquired by attending the lectures, the excavations and laboratories relating to SSD L-ANT / 03, L-ANT / 01, L-ANT / 07, L-ANT / 08, BIO / 08, BIO / 01 , L-OR / 06, CHIM / 12, L-LIN / 02, M-STO / 08, M-STO / 09. The graduate in Art History perfects also previously acquired knowledge in the field of medieval art history, modern and contemporary, and palaeography and diplomatic, and acquire skills in aesthetics and medieval and humanistic Latin literature. This knowledge will be acquired by attending the lectures and workshops relating to SSD L-ART / 01, L-ART / 02, L-ART / 03, L-ART / 04, M-FIL / 04, L-FILTER LET / 08, M-STO / 09. Thanks to the in-depth level of knowledge of history, archeology and art history, from the point of view of the contents of both methods of study, graduates are able to use the acquired skills to plan and carry out research projects at the regional, national and international possibly thanks to the experience of studying abroad gained at EU universities under the Socrates-Erasmus program. To acquire these skills the graduate completes a training program which includes taking examinations and frequency (not mandatory) of lectures, supplemented by functional activities to practice in the archaeological field and / or art-historical (excavations, restoration workshops of the artifacts , cataloging, training, etc.). [-]

Master in Humanities: Critical Studies in Art & Culture (research)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Research Master’s in Critical Studies in Art & Culture is a two-year programme which will enable you to develop into a professional researcher. The programme deals with ... [+]

Master in Critical Studies in Art & Culture (Research)

This two-year programme is unique in the Netherlands. With special emphasis on methodological and theoretical issues, it interrelates perspectives from art history, media studies, design studies and architectural history. It fosters the acquisition of knowledge, analytical skills and a capacity to critically reflect on historical and contemporary developments in the cultural industries. It centers on the analysis of “visual objects” (from landscapes, cities and buildings to artworks in various media, film, television, design and games) in their social, institutional, economic and ideological contexts. The programme is taught in English.... [-]


MA in Art Research Collaboration

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology [IADT]
Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Ireland Dublin

The ARC MA programme is open to artists, writers and curators or those whose research focus identifies art thinking and practices as a significant component. [+]

MA in Art Research Collaboration (previously titled Visual Arts Practice) IADT is currently developing this two year taught Master of Arts Programme, titled MA Art Research Collaboration (ARC), for commencement in September 2014. This programme replaces the MA in Visual Arts Practices (2004-2014). Led by Dr. Maeve Connolly and Dr. Sinead Hogan, the new ARC MA is a research-focused taught masters programme delivered over two years, running from September to June, with a planned intake of approximately 10-12 students per year. The programme will incorporate research groups developed in collaboration with project partners such as the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) and the Irish Film Institute (IFI). The ARC MA programme is open to artists, writers and curators or those whose research focus identifies art thinking and practices as a significant component. The course intends to support a strongly interdisciplinary enquiry into areas that through research might be related and/or be applied to art, such as philosophy, psychology, media production, film, education, history, literature, archaeology, geography, publishing, design and architecture. Modules will be taught primarily off-campus but students will also have access to art production workshops and the extended facilities on the main IADT campus. Aims and Learning Objectives What modules will I study? In year one, students complete a series of taught modules, participating in tutorials and critiques designed to support the development of their chosen research projects, and also work in small groups toward the realization of public-oriented projects. In year two, they can either work independently, supported by regular meetings, or as part of the research groups developed in collaboration with IMMA and IFI. What are the entry requirements? The MA Art Research Collaboration is open to recent graduates from any discipline area whose current research focus has identified art thinking and practices as a significant component and those with an established track record of art research and/or practice. Applicants must demonstrate an informed engagement with art research, and identify a potential area for further study by submitting either: 1. A Project Proposal consisting of 4 x A4 pages comprising plans and images of a proposed project of practice-based work and explanatory text, if the research is envisaged as being delivered primarily through practice-led enquiry. If the project involves the production of artworks, applicants must also submit documentation of previous artwork (max. 10 images, on DVD or USB flash drive/memory stick). If the practice involves the production of written texts, applicants must also submit samples of previous writing. OR 2. A Project Proposal of 3000 words, if the project research is envisaged as being delivered primarily through theory and written textual enquiry. All Project Proposals should include the following elements: - Outline of the main concerns or questions to be explored in your proposed project (which could result in the production of artworks, publications and/or the organisation of screenings,exhibitions, discussions, research texts and/or events) - Discussion of any aspects of your previous experience of art practice and/or research relevant to your project. - Exploration of the context for your project, including strategies and approaches developed by other practitioners and/or researchers, within and/or beyond the art field. - Potential collaborators on your project, such as art practitioners (artists, writers, curators),researchers and/or organisations and institutions within or beyond the art field. - List of research sources (such as publications) most relevant to your project (max 10). [-]

Máster Universitario En Historia Del Arte Y Cultura Visual

Jaume I University (Universitat Jaume I)
Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 Spain Castellón

Los estudios tienen la ambición de transmitir a los graduados y graduadas en Historia del Arte y otras disciplines afines el legado de conocimiento y habilidades elaboradas [+]

Masters in Art History in Europe 2016/2017. Los estudios tienen la ambición de transmitir a los graduados y graduadas en Historia del Arte y otras disciplines afines el legado de conocimiento y habilidades elaboradas por la disciplina en su siglo y medio de institucionalización académica, cuya adquisición resulta imprescindible para comprender y evaluar críticamente tanto el objeto artístico como su proceso de creación. Dado que los estudios de licenciatura (y más aún los de grado) ofrecen una formación generalista, el postgrado es el marco idóneo para conseguir una formación especializada que se defina con criterios de excelencia académica e interés científico. Tipo de enseñanza Enseñanza presencial. Duración y calendario Duración: un curso académico  (octubre 2014 / junio de 2015). Docencia presencial (octubre 2014 / junio 2015). Créditos e importe 60 créditos ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). Según tasas oficiales pendientes de publicar. Precio en el curso 2013/14: 46,20 €/crédito. Becas propias y ayudas Existe la posibilidad de solicitar diferentes becas y ayudas para la realización del máster. Requisitos de acceso obligatorios Estudiantado proveniente de áreas de conocimiento de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales que hayan realizado estudios superiores de grado, licenciatura o master oficial; siendo de especial interés para los titulados/as superiores con los siguientes perfiles: Historia del arte, Historia, Bellas Artes, Comunicación Audiovisual, Humanidades, Filosofía, Filología, Antropología, Sociología, Ciencias de la Información y Arquitectura. Igualmente puede ser de interés para los diplomados en Conservación y Restauración, Turismo y Biblioteconomía y Documentación. [-]

Master of Arts in Visual Culture and Contemporary Art

Aalto University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Espoo

ViCCA (Visual Culture and Contemporary Art) is a two-year major, which connects the worlds of art and non-art. Central for the program are new and emergent professional practices, which are born and developed in this new space of cultural production. [+]

Goal of education (Learning outcomes) ViCCA (Visual Culture and Contemporary Art) is a two-year major, which connects the worlds of art and non-art. Central for the program are new and emergent professional practices, which are born and developed in this new space of cultural production. In the major, art is made and new professional agencies are explored within the broader field of visual culture. Aalto University offers a very good multi-scholarly context for this. The art of our times works increasingly in interaction with research, planning, activism and public debate. The goal of the ViCCA major is to explore and develop systematically these new territories and modes of artistic work. Art in supermarkets, art claiming parks and experiments of artistic research are, for example, central for many artists of today. This motivates having teachers in the program not just from the arts but also from e.g. philosophy, social sciences and urban research. Sensing, experientiality, and experimentality have a key role in the studies as methods of gaining knowledge and creating art. The strong theoretical base together with a multi-artistic framing of creative work gives concrete tools for working in many new professions in contemporary society in addition to those in the fields of art, production and culture. Students also learn literacy and skills in other arts than the one they originally were experts in. The program offers holistic views and skills on how to extract knowledge out of professional experience. The Major is tailored for artists and professionals of arts and scholarship who want to develop their own professional agency and broaden their way of looking at the world and its phenomena by using artistic tools. It offers a study path for students to reflect on their professional role in new ways through arts and visual culture. The Major offers great opportunities to develop research abilities and a sense and taste for artistic and critical thinking. For artists, the program offers an opportunity to broaden their professional identity and to create new ways of working, and new forms of professionalism. ViCCA Major learning outcomes: Content outcomes: Students learn to rethink and reshape their relation to the world and lived environment through artistic means Students have a wide understanding of contemporary and emerging artistic practices Students comprehend visual culture beyond the visible and theory beyond the academic Students have a creative understanding of the possibilities of art as a tool in social contexts and environments Skill outcomes: Students learn to enrich their competence in their own practice, media or field Students learn to reflect on their own practice in relation to those of other fields Students acquire an experimental attitude and tools for utilizing it Students have concrete experience of projects where theoretical thinking and artistic practice merge Academic skills: Students have comprehensive research skills, which prepare them also for doctoral studies Education content Studying in ViCCA consists of theory workshops, experimental laboratories, concrete projects and a thesis. In the Major here are four different modules for advanced special studies: Sites, Senses and Situations, Words and Spaces, Beings and Things, and Curating, Managing and Mediating Art (CuMMA), of which CuMMA is also a separate major. The student can build her/his package of studies quite freely, choosing from different modules, or just focusing on one. Advanced Special Studies Sites, Senses and Situations offers a framework for exploring and discussing our lived environment, focusing on sensory perception and issues related to space, site and social context. Spaces and environments are studied through artistic practices from both contextual and experiential points of view. We observe our environment on multiple levels and seek to actively engage with it. Interventions in public spaces and institutions, participatory projects and spatial experiments are among the methods used. Through our multidisciplinary approach we encourage students to explore new forms of artistic practice and collaboration. Words and Spaces views theory beyond the academic and as something embedded within artworks. How can philosophy, adventures in artistic research, and working hands on with words and images be newly relevant in the changing world we live in? We experiment with the materiality, transparency and metaphorics of language and explore especially its role and potentials in contemporary art and artistic research. Criticism, fiction, experimental writing and textual performance are among the methods we use in exploring the margins, boundaries and contexts of artistic work. Beings and Things provides a platform for discussion and investigations into how we might rethink and reshape our connections to the living world – as part of that world. We probe, for example, the intersections of objects, microbes, resonances, human and non-human life forms. We focus on inter-relational and sensorial levels of life and on phenomena that are not necessarily consciously observed or sensed. We might talk about “aesthetics of atmosphere” and “sense-sphere”. Beings and Things trains the students to become facilitators of new modes of creative/artistic practice ranging from building to breathing, from fermentation to fragmentation. Curating, Managing and Mediating Art, CuMMA, provides a structure for reflection and acting, learning and organizing in art institutions and the public sphere. We aim to explore possibilities to understand and shift the paradigms of contemporary art and the world around us. Thus we understand curating, educating and organizing as ways of being active, of creating relations and of being open for unexpected encounters, thoughts and knowledges. The Major offers its student a broad variety of minor studies, which are available in the School of Arts, Design and Architecture and other schools of Aalto University. This combination of design, media, economics and technology as a part of the visual culture and contemporary art The Major opens up new professional career paths. Career opportunities Students that graduate from the program can work in a variety of already existing professions in the field of arts and culture. Besides this, the program encourages students to build their own creative positions and professional agencies in the multi-faceted, constantly changing and multi-disciplinary world. The students who have a background outside of visual culture and contemporary art enrich their own fields of expertise with a new point of view – and a broad array of new methods of working with it. Titles Students graduating from the ViCCA programme may work as artists, producers, researchers, scholars, third sector activists and in think tanks – and in a range of new professions yet to be imagined. Internationalisation The Major is international and the main language of teaching is English. The Major is well connected to international networks, which are constantly built up and developed. Through these networks students have a possibility to do a training abroad or to study a part of their diploma in other countries with the help of exchange agreements. Admission procedure Applicants for the Master’s Degree Programme in Visual Culture and Contemporary Art; Visual Culture and Contemporary Art (ViCCA) apply in the Master’s level admissions in the field of Art and Design. The students are selected through a two-part examination, of which portfolios form part 1, and interviews/presentation part 2. Criteria for selection are skills and background knowledge, suitability for the program and the field of work the program is built for, and suitability for university studies. [-]

Master in Aesthetics and Art History

Braunschweig University of Art (HBK)
Campus Full time Part time October 2016 Germany Braunschweig

The university course Aesthetics and Art History at the HBK distinguishes itself by being fully integrated into the overall concept of an art university... [+]

Master in Aesthetics and Art History

You can study Aesthetics and Art History as a bachelor or master student or a doctoral candidate at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig (HBK) / Braunschweig University of Art:

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The university course Aesthetics and Art History at the HBK distinguishes itself by being fully integrated into the overall concept of an art university: Aesthetic phenomena and the theory of Art Science are critically reflected and viewed in relation to contemporary art and present design practice. The reference to contemporary art is always central to the course but is based on solid knowledge of art history and on the historic-systematic requirements for the subject.... [-]


Master Program in Restoration of Paintings

Accademia Riaci
Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 Italy Florence

The Master in Restoration of Paintings course structure of the curriculum provides students with simultaneous instruction in the department’s paintings, paper, and objects specialties as well as in their various subspecialties including ethnographic and archaeological materials. [+]

Master Program in Restoration of Paintings

Taught in Italian or English

 

Through lecture, studio, and laboratory classes, the students in Master Program at Accademia Riaci concentrate on: The identification of traditional and modern materials and fabrication techniques, the assessment and documentation of the physical condition and the nature and extent of deterioration of the artifact, the measures, which can be taken to prevent damage to the artifact during storage, display, and shipping, the wide variety of techniques and materials employed in the conservation of artifacts, the physical, aesthetic, and pragmatic factors that govern the selection of conservation treatment, the application of physical and chemical principles, as well as scientific methodology to conservation and preservation problems.... [-]