Masters Programs in Painting

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Painting

A masters program in painting prepares students for the professional market by helping them improve on their creativity and technicality regarding the expression of their emotions, inner visions and ideas. The students are able to express their ideas through the application of paints and other color substances on canvasses or other available materials. Some of the lessons in painting include: instructions on color mixing and color, watercolor media, surface preparations, painting techniques, personal style development and oil& acrylic media.

While taking a masters program in painting, one gains a deeper understanding of the theory and practice of painting. Students enrolled or wishing to enroll in the program are asked to approach program with an open mind, an inquisitive sense, and willingness to experiment across media and take creative risks while perfecting their art. The aim of the masters program is to help the student to achieve independence; this is possible through the understanding of the ever shifting balance between content, form, and the subject matter.

Classroom work, group critiques, field trips, and assigned reading are part of the program that students are expected to undergo. Students are also encouraged to think critically and to challenge the commonly held beliefs and use their creativity to advance new ideas to their communities. Current and past painting issues are discussed in the curriculum and a master in painting is expected to be able to integrate theory and practice while unifying their artistic vision with their professional goals.

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M.Cr.A. in Contemporary Art Practice

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2017 India Bangalore

The Contemporary Art Program at the Master’s level emphasizes meeting the public ¬– be it in the museum or public square, self-initiated or organized by curators – to create a framework for an individual history of practice. Dialogues with Srishti faculty, practitioners from around the world, architects, horticulturists, scientists, designers and more develop a platform for building life-long art practices and networks. Making and critical thinking are fundamental to the aims of the program. [+]

Masters in Painting. M.Cr.A. in Contemporary Art Practice Contemporary Art Practice is changing dramatically. The creative force of the artist to not only produce artifacts, but also to perform and activate, has broadened the opportunity for artists to enter diverse fields. Artists react to observations of the world we live in, translating experience into art production and interventions. Merging genres and media –for example drawing with sound recording, or land art with video – creates new contexts for the expanding field of art practice. The Contemporary Art Program at the Master’s level emphasizes meeting the public ¬– be it in the museum or public square, self-initiated or organized by curators – to create a framework for an individual history of practice. Dialogues with Srishti faculty, practitioners from around the world, architects, horticulturists, scientists, designers and more develop a platform for building life-long art practices and networks. Making and critical thinking are fundamental to the aims of the program. Nurturing the curiosity within the program into tangible projects and goals is accomplished through unique opportunities to engage with media and technological advances as well as traditional craft making practices. Students intersect with multiple perspectives, experiment in new knowledge domains, and gain insights into their potential to act and impact through art practice. Disciplines The program is informed by the following learning disciplines: Botanical Art Contemporary Art Practices Curatorial Studies Experimental Media Arts Film Game Art, Design and Development Mathematical and Physical Sciences Photography Visual Effects Research and Collaboration Students under this program will have an opportunity to work at the following labs at Srishti. The Kabir Project Art in transit Project ArtScienceBLR Blank noise project Shadow liberation project Impact Edge Srishti Films The Center for Public History (CPH) Centre for Education, Research, Training and Development (CERTAD) Design+Environment+Law Laboratory (DEL Laboratory) Srishti Labs Key Values in the Curriculum Developing a studio practice. Explorations with materials using a variety of methods. Understanding art through criticism and theory. Expansive, and Interdisciplinary dialogue. Play & Experiment. To explore 2D and 3D ‘form’. To share/foster knowledge. To engage in critical reflection. To develop collaborative strategies. To connect with communities. Course Structure Studios encourage active, contextual learning where students develop core disciplinary skills and knowledge. Studios facilitate collaborative and creative design solutions to complex, open-ended problems Workshops provide intense learning experiences in making and doing, across the different disciplines. Internship with an industry or a design studio is compulsory for students at the end of 1st year for M.Des. Self Initiated Project is an end of the semester challenge that allows the student to engage in research / enquiry or design based projects. Students begin by writing their project proposal and defining the scope of their project and they are mentored by faculty / design professionals. Electives are liberal arts courses aimed to cultivate intellectual and reflective abilities in students and motivate them to probe deeper and approach their design process in a holistic manner. Capstone Project is the culmination of the research, capabilities and knowledge gained over the last three semesters. Students are required to submit their design output and a mandated thesis document. Students are mentored during this final project and go through seminars to get feedback from faculty and peer groups Learning Approach This two-year program encourages students to develop a sustained enquiry, exploration, body of work and contextual argument to locate their practice with a contemporary artistic language and cutting edge positioning. It also looks at the sub-cultures of artistic production and management. It provides a framework to develop practical skills and critical analysis to challenge and rethink existing knowledge systems, usages and applications of art, society and creative economies. An interdisciplinary curriculum that includes exposure to ideas through, visuals, texts, artifacts and audio dealing with the history of media, arts and sciences, influences on visual culture and memory, perception, cognition and cultural production. Contextual learning for engagement and intervention through participatory approach and engagement with communities, sites and agendas. Building skills to enable creating installations, create public art, develop performances, build surreal objects, or design poetic experiences, be it with sound or image, through an object, artist book or a stitched fabric. As a space for creativity and rigorous analysis, students develop projects that may require intensive research, fieldwork, and collaborations through the following learning environments: Studios Labs Contextual site/specific studios Independent Research & Practice Capabilities Analyze and reflect on unique concepts socially, culturally, historically and environmentally Analyze and reflect on artistic practices through independent research and practice also with pratitioners from diverse fields. Use of various artistic practices to engage with different social spheres in art project. Work experimentally to explore materials, contexts and experience Develop innovative ideas of practice through making. Combine analysis and interpretation with making. Locate or create diverse opportunities for developing art projects either directed toward the art market or to alternative spaces and communities. Engage in continuous learning, new developments and practices. Opportunities An artist's studio practice oriented toward the international art market (galleries, fairs, museums, residencies). Working with creative industries such as but not limited to film production units, advertising, web designing, graphic designing. Public art and site-specific projects. Working for social change in collaboration with NGO’s or other organizations. Pursuit of higher academic degrees or further studies in art, art theory, art criticism, curatorial practice, cultural studies. Arts management, development of curatorial practice. Connection to the Srishti network of projects and professionals. Enquiries For further information, kindly email Meena Vari at meena@srishti.ac.in [-]

Master of Fine Arts

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Wayne

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree is designed as the professional degree for the fine artist, designer, and media artist. It is the mission of the program to provide the MFA candidate with a rigorous environment in which to focus on professional goals and artistic excellence. An important aspect of this environment is the creation of a community of peers and mentors all pursuing the enhancement of imagination through the creation and interpretation of meaningful work. Faculty members have substantial professional and educational backgrounds and are dedicated to the highest standards of artistic endeavor. [+]

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree is designed as the professional degree for the fine artist, designer, and media artist. It is the mission of the program to provide the MFA candidate with a rigorous environment in which to focus on professional goals and artistic excellence. An important aspect of this environment is the creation of a community of peers and mentors all pursuing the enhancement of imagination through the creation and interpretation of meaningful work. Faculty members have substantial professional and educational backgrounds and are dedicated to the highest standards of artistic endeavor. The MFA is offered as a three-year, full-time program, or as a five-year, part-time degree program for the working professional. Students choose from offerings that include computer art and animation, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and digital sculpture, ceramics, photography, graphic media, and furniture design. Fully equipped studios in all areas provide the resources necessary for the actualization of a wide range of two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and time-based work. Admission Requirements: In addition to the University’s admission requirements: Minimum of 60 credits in studio arts, 12 credits in art history or art criticism, including at least 3 credits in contemporary or twentieth-century art. Those applicants who do not have such experience may be required to take undergraduate courses in these areas before formally beginning the graduate degree. In certain cases where an applicant has a number of years of professional art activity, the committee, based on the qualitative evaluation of the work and the sponsorship of a faculty member, can grant admission. Cumulative grade point average of no less than 2.75 on 4.00 scale. Portfolio which demonstrates a level of artistic achievement that implies a developed ability for advanced study in visual art. This portfolio must be submitted directly to the visual arts graduate program director for committee review. The portfolio should consist of a folder of twenty images on a cross-platform CD or DVD. Images must be accompanied by a separate hardcopy list designating title of piece, date, medium, and size (when appropriate). 500-word statement of intent that must discuss aesthetic interests, cite historical and contemporary influences on the work, and indicate career goals. Resume documenting the chronology of all educational and work experience, including art experience, teaching experience, grants, honors, awards, exhibitions, and publications. Art Department information form. Two letters of recommendation Program Requirements: 60 credits of graduate study In addition to the completion of the MFA course requirements of 60 credits, each candidate must create and present a thesis project, which is a body of work created specifically for this thesis under the supervision of a thesis advisor and which is not a summary of earlier work. The thesis project is accompanied by a written corollary document. The choice of medium, the balance of written and creative work, and the manner of presentation must have the prior approval of the graduate review committee. The graduate review committee bases the final awarding of the MFA degree on the evaluation and acceptance of the final thesis project, the written corollary, the thesis presentation, and the required documentation of the project. The art department reserves the right to hold student works for the purpose of exhibitions for up to two years. Structure of the Program The MFA curriculum is comprised of nine required core courses: two semesters of Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum, two semesters of Studio Practice and Critique I and II, three semesters of Art History and Contemporary Studies (two required, one elective), and culminates with two semesters of the capstone Graduate Thesis I and II. At the heart of the program are the 33 credits of studio electives which are made up of media-specific studio courses, independent studies, and internships that provide study in and development of expertise in specific media. [-]

MA Fine Art

Iceland Academy of the Arts
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Iceland Reykjavik

The Master Programme in Fine Arts at the Iceland Academy of the Arts offers a platform for students to deepen their knowledge and increase their skills in the field of fine arts, strengthen their personal vision and relate their artistic practice to the discipline’s theoretical criteria. [+]

Masters in Painting. Profile and objectives of the study programme The Master Programme in Fine Arts at the Iceland Academy of the Arts offers a platform for students to deepen their knowledge and increase their skills in the field of fine arts, strengthen their personal vision and relate their artistic practice to the discipline’s theoretical criteria. The course makes great demands for independent working methods. There is an emphasis on the art practice and research involving a systematic building up of knowledge, that the students develop good command of both academic and practical parameters of fine art in preparation for work as independent artists in the contemporary art field. One of the unique features of the Iceland Academy of the Arts Master Programme is the students’ proximity to other disciplines in the arts at the Academy. Collaboration is offered in the field of fine arts, music, design and theatre through students´ independent work and development of their works. Master level programmes entail participation in the professional field of the arts. The Department of Fine Arts collaborates with all the main art institutions in this country, in addition to various collaborations with domestic and foreign academies, artists and curators and theorists in the international field of fine arts. Students are thereby exposed to countless opportunities for specialisation in connection with various areas of specific interests as well as projects related to nature and the country’s local characteristics. The main emphasis of the course is the promotion of the student’s independent and progressive visual creativity. Art practice and research is paramount and the course aims to enhance students’ competence in the methods of the discipline, train them to discuss their own work and to become active participants in the international field of fine arts. ADMISSION Applicants must have a Baccalaureate in Fine Arts or related disciplines within art and theory. Emphasis is placed on applicants possessing knowledge and competencies for independent art practice with initiative and ability to follow their ideas through. Study proposal In his study proposal, the applicant must submit a description of his artistic intention and personal aims within the Master Programme in Fine Arts at the Iceland Academy of the Arts. The proposal can be one to two pages long. The following needs to be addressed in the study proposal: Why the applicant is applying for the Master Programme in Fine Arts at the Iceland Academy of the Arts and what expectations he has in relation to the Master Programme. Methods and mediums which the applicant intends to use in his studies. Analysis of the context of his work; with regard to resources, issues and themes. What subject the applicant intends to explore in his studies. Porfolio Portfolio of the applicant´s artistic practice as a comprehensive overview of his own work. The portfolio should be A4 or A3 size. It should contain documentation of up to 20 of the applicant´s works; clear photographs, computer prints or other copies of works. It is important to specify if the project is a collaborative one. The works may not be older than five years. Accompanying each work must be a description with: title, size, material and year. Video works must be described with stills and short description of their content, in addition it is possible to submit as supplementary documentation video and/or sound works on DVD. The total running time of such work should not exceed ten minutes. If the work in question is longer then a part of the work should be submitted along with information on total running time. Information on background, previous studies, previous work and anything else related to the artistic background of the applicant. Written references of three individuals who know the applicant´s artistic work. A specially appointed admission committee assesses the applications on the basis of submitted material and interviews. Language requirements The Master Programme in Fine Arts is an international programme. English is the main language of instruction but tutoring may be in Icelandic or English. Students must be able to express themselves in spoken and written English. It may be required that the applicant pass a TOEFL test. Please send following documentation by post along with electronic application: Successfully submitted electronic form Signed print-out of the electronic form and motivation letter CV Recommendations Certified copy of degree certificates and school transcripts Portfolio of works Practical information 120 ECTS two-year full-time study Interviews with applicants take place in May Admissions will be announced end of May Programme begins August 25 Maximum number of students for MA Fine Arts is 8 students per year Teaching is in English Application fee ISK 5000 Fees are ISK 796.000 per academic year. CONTENT AND STRUCTURE The Master Programme in Fine Arts is a full-time two-year course, 120 ECTS. The structure of the course is divided into independent artistic practice, seminars, theoretical courses and a final project. The students must complete 30 ECTS each term. Teaching The main component of the course is the studio practice, resulting in a Master´s project. To this end, the student is supported by a main tutor that follows him throughout the course of study. Additional consultation and guidance is available from other tutors in the Department, specialists in workshops and guest artists and academics that come to teach at the Department of Fine Arts every year. Students furthermore have the choice of participation in international and domestic collaborative art projects and independent research projects. The theory part of the course is divided into seminars, theoretical courses, independent research projects and a thesis, which forms part of the final project for the Master Degree. In the Department of Fine Arts seminars, there is an emphasis on the integration of applied and theoretical work in the students‘ art practice. In addition to lectures on art theory, cultural studies, history of ideas and philosophy of art, to name a few, seminars are intended to increase students´ knowledge and competencies in using critical thinking in their artistic processes, in discussions and in presentation and critical analysis of their own work. Students also participate in communal Master Programme seminars at the Iceland Academy of the Arts where students from different artistic disciplines are encouraged to work together on communal projects. This is an open platform of lectures and discussions which revolves around, on the one hand, practical working methods, e.g. basic methods of artistic research, academic writing, dissemination and teaching and on the other hand, history of ideas in the arts and introduction to different views, ideas and methods of different art forms. Outside core mandatory courses, the student organises his own selection of academic courses linked to his area of interest and his independent work. Courses and seminars at Master level at other Departments at the Iceland Academy of the Arts and in art theory at the University of Iceland may be selected, in addition to courses at Baccalaureate level, on the grounds that they enhance the student‘s specialisation. Students can enter an exchange programme or project periods abroad for one semester and it is desirable that this take place during the second term of the course. The student has the opportunity to work on an independent research project in the field of fine arts studies in relation to his own area of interest and artistic pracice in order to deepen and widen his knowledge of a certain specialised area. The project is defined in consultation with the Master Programme Course Director and Head of Theory in the Department of Fine Arts. The student works on the research project under the guidance of a tutor. The progression of the student´s work each term forms the basis of the end of term assessment. Group presentation and reviewing of the student´s work takes place with tutors, guest artists and other specialists. The student then submits to his tutor a text and an updated portfolio that documents and reflects on the development of his work during the semester. Assessment is based on submitted projects and student´s active participation in seminars and courses. Final project The development of the student´s art practice and independent artistic research is crystallised in the final project of the Master Programme. Main emphasis is on the development of the student´s artistic practice but he must also submit a final thesis as a reflective supplement to the work. Furthermore, the student presents his final project at a Degree exhibition for the Master Programme. This can be in the form of an exhibition or other engagement with an audience at a public event. In the thesis, the student must analyse his artistic thought and work, demonstrate good understanding and knowledge of context, history and cultural references within contemporary art. The project is assessed by a panel with an external examiner and the assessment is based on the integration of artistic presentation and theoretical contextualisation. Context The Department of Fine Arts Open lectures Every year, a number of artists and academics give lectures and presentations on their work and ideas in open lunchtime lectures at the Department of Fine Arts. The lectures, under the headings the Studio, the Backroom and the Extension, are intended to introduce and encourage discussion about various matters of opinion from the world of art and contemporary culture as well as the connections between different disciplines and professions. The lectures are an important part of the Academy´s public relations as well as being an open platform for a connection between students and the world of ideas and experience of artists and academics. Hugarflug (Mind Flight) Hugarflug is a new lecture series at the Academy of the Arts intended to create a platform for critical discussion about research in the academic field of the arts. Emphasis is placed on the variety that exists in approach, dissemination and treatment. Practical value and professional environment A Master Degree in Fine Arts from the Iceland Academy of the Arts prepares students for work as independent visual artists at international level, to participate in exhibitions and discussions and attend art residencies and apply for grants. The course can be useful in various related professions, e.g. in art institutions, in teaching and in the media. In addition, it may be assumed that the creative and critical thinking with interdisciplinary connections taught in the Department of Fine Arts´ Master Programme can be of use in progressive projects and innovation in all areas of social and cultural life in Iceland. PROGRAMME SCHEDULE 1st Semester Artistic Practice (studio + seminar + theory) DEALING, 2 ECTS mandatory Studio work, 14 ECTS mandatory Fine Arts seminars, 4 ECTS mandatory Interdisciplinary Master’s seminars Interdisciplinary Master’s Seminar I: Artistic research and academic working methods, 4 ECTS mandatory MA theory Contemporary Art Theory, 4 ECTS mandatory BA theory Influence of cinema in contemporary art, 2 ECTS elective Colours, perception and interpretation, 2 ECTS elective Aesthetics in contemporary philosophy, 2 ECTS elective Total ECTS 28 ECTS mandatory 2 ECTS elective 2nd Semester Artistic Practice (studio + seminar + theory) Studio work, 18 ECTS mandatory Fine Arts seminars, 4 ECTS elective: Independent research project International / domestic collaborative projects Exchange studies Interdisciplinary Master’s seminars Interdisciplinary Master’s Seminar II: Artistic research and dissemination, 2 ECTS mandatory MA theory Perception and artistic creation, 4 ECTS elective BA theory Photography in contemporary art, 2 ECTS elective Landscape and nature in visual art, 2 ECTS elective Total ECTS 24 ECTS mandatory 6 ECTS elective [-]

Master in Painting

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus or Online Full time September 2017 USA Savannah Atlanta

At SCAD, you can turn your passion for painting into a rewarding career in fine art and new media. Our students and alumni have exhibited at world-renowned museums — from the Guggenheim to the Museum of Modern Art to the Smithsonian — and share their work at the world's most prestigious art fairs, including the Hong Kong International Art Fair and Art Basel Miami Beach. [+]

Paint outside the lines At SCAD, you can turn your passion for painting into a rewarding career in fine art and new media. Our students and alumni have exhibited at world-renowned museums — from the Guggenheim to the Museum of Modern Art to the Smithsonian — and share their work at the world's most prestigious art fairs, including the Hong Kong International Art Fair and Art Basel Miami Beach. Throughout your time at SCAD, you'll be supported by outstanding faculty, inspiring facilities and annual events that put SCAD at the heart of the fine art world...right where you belong. M.A. in painting Available at: - Atlanta - Savannah DRAW 502 Drawing Methods Studio* PNTG 502 Painting Methods and Form* PNTG 503 Painting Aesthetics and Concept* ARTH 701 Contemporary Art DRAW 708 Graduate Drawing PNTG 704 Formal Aspects of Painting PNTG 728 Studio I: Ideation PNTG 738 Studio II: Theory in Practice PNTG 749 Painting M.A. Final Project SFIN 716 Theory and Processes I: Critical Analysis SFIN 745 Fine Art M.A. Self-promotion — 500- to 700-level elective Total course of study: 45 hours* M.F.A. in painting Available at: - Atlanta - Savannah - eLearning DRAW 502 Drawing Methods Studio* PNTG 502 Painting Methods and Form* PNTG 503 Painting Aesthetics and Concept* ARTH 701 Contemporary Art ARTH 702 Art Criticism† ARTH 703 Modern and Contemporary Critical Theory† DRAW 708 Graduate Drawing PNTG 704 Formal Aspects of Painting PNTG 728 Studio I: Ideation PNTG 738 Studio II: Theory in Practice PNTG 758 Studio III: Vision and Aesthetics PNTG 768 Studio IV: Individual Exploration‡ PNTG 775 Advanced Painting Studio Analysis PNTG 779F Graduate Field Internship§ PNTG 779T Graduate Teaching Internship§ PNTG 779F Graduate Field Internship¶ PNTG 779T Graduate Teaching Internship¶ PNTG 790 Painting M.F.A. Thesis SFIN 716 Theory and Processes I: Critical Analysis SFIN 756 Theory and Processes II: Philosophical Interpretations‡ SFIN 770 Fine Art M.F.A. Self-promotion — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective Total course of study: 90 hours* Careers in painting Become a professional artist. Become a portrait painter. Become a mural artist. SCAD alumni have exhibited at world-renowned museums including the Guggenheim, the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, as well as at the world’s most prestigious art fairs, like the Hong Kong International Art Fair and Art Basel Miami Beach, the most important art show on the North American continent. New American Paintings magazine has featured SCAD painting students and alumni more than 50 times since 2000, helping them embark on rewarding careers as studio artists, educators and digital matte artists. Launch your career as a professional: Painter Exhibition designer Gallery owner or director Independent studio artist Museum preparator Art critic or writer Mural artist Museum education assistant Portrait painter And get recruited and hired by the best of the best: Adler & Co. Gallery American Craft Magazine Andy Warhol Museum Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts Early Childhood Center Exploration Summer Programs Mongolia International University New American Paintings Open Studio Press [-]

Master of Visual Arts

West Dean College
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom West Dean

During the successful completion of a Postgraduate Diploma students can extend their studies to a calendar year to gain an MA in Visual Arts. Through [+]

Masters in Painting. MA Degree (one calendar year) All Postgraduate Diplomas at West Dean can be transferred into the MA Degree programmes, subject to the negotiation of an appropriate project proposal. This involves additional MA units of study and an extension of study from one academic year to a full calendar year. Students on Postgraduate Diploma programmes start MA units mid-way through the academic year in February, in addition to the remainder of the Postgraduate Diploma. On successful completion of the full academic year in July, students will have finished their Postgraduate Diploma and completed a significant amount of MA introductory study. In July students start their major projects for the MA degree which involve a further 10-weeks of study with a final assessment towards the end of September. Entry requirements An Honours degree or equivalent qualification in Visual Arts or a related discipline. Relevant work experience in an arts-related field demonstrating your ability to study at postgraduate level Portfolio including evidence of current practical work, sketchbooks and evidence of critical writing. An appropriate level of engagement with current debates in contemporary arts and making. English language, CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) Level B2 or equivalent. [-]

Master Program in Painting and Drawing

Accademia Riaci
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Italy Florence

The Master Course in Painting and Drawing in Accademia Riaci is an intensive course of study. We seek advanced students who are highly motivated, self-directed, and committed to the disciplines of painting and drawing. [+]

Master Program in Painting and Drawing

Taught in Italian or English

 

The Master Course in Painting and Drawing in Accademia Riaci is an intensive course of study. We seek advanced students who are highly motivated, self-directed, and committed to the disciplines of painting and drawing. Our Master students work closely with a dedicated faculty of many professors who, in their own work, represent a broad range of contemporary painting and drawing.

 

We encourage the cultivation and examination of each student’s individual vision within the discipline. Instruction is conducted primarily by the tutorial method. Candidates work independently in their studios with oversight provided by faculties. At the end of a year, the faculties meet with each student to appraise progress towards the diploma. These tutorials are supplemented with graduate classes. A Seminar is also offered, which focuses on diverse issues and fosters interaction among Master students across studio disciplines. A comprehensive education in drawing and painting stresses both breadth and depth.... [-]