Masters Programs in Plastic Arts

Compare 5 Masters Programs in Plastic Arts

Plastic Arts

For students looking for an opportunity to create with their hands, a Master of Design in Plastic Arts is a very appealing program. It is a field with a great deal of variety and very many applications.

You might be wondering, “What is a Master in Plastic Arts?” At their most basic, programs in this field focus on the manipulation of plastic in the form of sculpture, molding, or modeling. The plastic arts actually include working with much more than plastic. You will become an expert with glass, ceramics, textiles, small-scale metalwork, and even jewelry. These skills are often employed in manufacturing, but there are opportunities for artistic development as well.

Many students take a Master in Plastic Arts because it is flexible and has so many applications. There are several different types of work you can do, so it serves many different aspirations well, from artists to contractors. Additionally, several programs allow students to do most of their work in a personal studio.

The costs associated with this degree varies greatly depending on which program you decide on, but it also fundamentally requires personal investment in materials, tools, and resources. Interested students should do thorough research about the degree to more clearly define a cost.

There are two major categories of work that can be found with a degree in plastic arts: artistic and functional. You could pursue a career crafting works of art, both three and two dimensional, and either sell them or have them displayed in galleries. Alternatively, the creation and mass production of plastic parts is an exciting option as well. Programs teach the craft, in addition to the consumerism involved with plastic arts.

There are many different programs for a Master of Design in Plastic Arts. Fully explore your options and find one that will provide the opportunity you are looking for. To get started, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master in Thermal Engineering and Ceramic Materials

Technical University of Ostrava
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Ostrava

Master's degree course in Thermal Engineering and Ceramics follows the bachelor's program of the same name. Qualification subjects, compared to a bachelor's field, put more emphasis on the theoretical basis of the issues discussed, and a thorough elucidation of mutual connections of acquired knowledge. [+]

Masters in Plastic Arts. Study Branch Metallurgical Engineering Branch Profile Master's degree course in Thermal Engineering and Ceramics follows the bachelor's program of the same name. Qualification subjects, compared to a bachelor's field, put more emphasis on the theoretical basis of the issues discussed, and a thorough elucidation of mutual connections of acquired knowledge. A part of the field, besides components in the field of thermal technology and ceramic materials, are courses in metallurgy of steel and non-ferrous metals, steel materials, foundry, material engineering, economics and quality management. The aim of the study is education of experts, who are capable of dealing with the acquisition, use and management of energy, mostly thermal ones, even from non-traditional sources. In parallel, the aim of the study programme is the specialization of experts in the field of ceramic materials that are able to innovate the preparation technology, and decide about the application of materials in different conditions. Graduates are prepared to propose heat-technical equipment, especially in terms of energy savings and material composition with regard to environmental and economic aspects. Key Learning Outcomes Knowledge Graduates can characterize the technology of iron and steel foundry technology and forming technology of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Control the principles of the technology of iron and the steel foundry technology, and the technology of forming materials. Graduates is acquainted with the nature of combustion processes, thermal processes modeling and equipment balances and optimization of thermal plants by using waste energy, determination of heat loss and the possibilities to minimize them. Graduates have knowledge of the raw material base, manufacturing processes, application, testing and evaluation of refractory and thermal insulating ceramic materials. They know the procedures for the design and implementation structures of refractory ceramics. They are familiar with progressive technology and applications of traditional glass and ceramic materials. Skills Graduates can solve complex tasks in areas related to energy or ceramic materials, including the assessment of the environmental and economic risks arising from those activities. Graduates will be able to Propose progressive thermal units including the choice of heating method, type of heat and linings. Use modern methods of theoretical and experimental research in the field of thermal processes or in the determination of the properties and structure of ceramic systems. Use statistical analysis and numerical simulations and basic principles of managerial economics, when solving a problem. General Competencies Graduates are able to use soft skills, are able to acquire, process and evaluate knowledge gained from the information sources. They are able to create their own views on the problems addressed and then present them, and able to work in a team-oriented environment. Occupational Profiles of Graduates The degree course creates conditions for training specialists in thermal engineering and ceramic materials. Students are acquainted with progressive technologies in the energy, heating, gas and optimization of thermal equipment, construction and refractory ceramics, insulation and composite materials. Modern designed teaching is supported by high-tech laboratory equipment including sophisticated software. Students can develop their skills through participation in research projects and internships at foreign universities. Graduates have the ability of independent decision making, creative and innovative skills and apply the technical and management positions, such as power engineers, technologists, designers of thermal equipment, experts in government, or as employees of scientific research teams. Employability of graduates is given lasting demand from employers throughout the Czech Republic and abroad. Admission Requirements Determined by Dean, may include entrance examination, other formal documents. Graduation Requirement 120 ECTS Credits, Final state examination, Diploma thesis Course Structure Diagram with ECTS Credits List of courses is available at the detailed branch description page 30 ECTS credit per semester. [-]

Master in Design: Ceramics

Bath Spa University
Campus or Online Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Bath

The course is distinctive in offering youMA Design: Ceramics the opportunity to specialise in ceramics as a medium allied to a breadth of possibilities, and establishing negotiated individual [+]

Master in Design: Ceramics

Ceramics aims to develop individual abilities within the subject, whether through practice or historical or theoretical study. Approaches range from sculpture and installation through to studio ceramics and design for products.

The course is distinctive in offering you the opportunity to specialise in ceramics as a medium allied to a breadth of possibilities, and establishing negotiated individual modes of practice.

Course Structure and Content

The course is offered in both full and part-time modes. It is normally one year (3 trimesters) in duration in full-time mode or 6 trimesters in part-time mode. The first two trimesters comprise taught sessions and assessed projects, while the Master’s Project in the final part of the course is by negotiated project only. Completion of the first 2 modules on the course lead to the award of the Postgraduate Certificate, and completion of the first 4 modules leads to the award of the Postgraduate Diploma. Subsequent completion of the MA double module leads to the award of MA Design: Ceramics.... [-]


Master of Visual Arts

Australian National University - College of Arts & Social Sciences
Campus Full time Australia Canberra

A Master of Visual Arts is the opportunity you have dreamed of to focus on developing your skills as an artist or professional in the arts sector. [+]

Masters in Plastic Arts. A Master of Visual Arts is the opportunity you have dreamed of to focus on developing your skills as an artist or professional in the arts sector. Through individual studio practice, core theory, master classes, field studies, research projects, and courses across ANU, you will extend your creative, technical and analytical skills under the supervision of our expert staff. Study is available in a variety of workshops including art theory, ceramics, furniture, glass, gold and silversmithing, printmedia and drawing, painting, photography and media arts, sculpture, and textiles. As a visual arts student at ANU, you will find the nation’s premier cultural institutions as well as the thriving local art scene at your doorstep. Admissions Requirements Domestic Bachelor degree with an average mark of at least 65% and successful assessment of a portfolio of works. Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (1 semester) of credit.Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (1 year) of credit. Entry to the Master of Visual Arts requires a successful assessment of a portfolio of works. Applicants are advised to contact the ANU School of Art to arrange for assessment as soon as possible. All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students International Bachelor degree with an average mark of at least 65% and successful assessment of a portfolio of works. Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (1 semester) of credit.Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (1 year) of credit. Entry to the Master of Visual Arts requires a successful assessment of a portfolio of works. Applicants are advised to contact the ANU School of Art to arrange for assessment as soon as possible. All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students. Further studies: Master of Visual Arts (Advanced) In this advanced option you complete a thesis instead of a semester of electives, which allows you to have a stronger research focus to your master’s qualification. Admissions requirements By transfer from the Master of Visual Arts, with a weighted average mark of at least 70% in the first 72 units of course work attempted as well as the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis. If the total number of units attempted exceeds 72 in the same teaching period in which the 72nd unit is attempted, exactly 72 units will be used in the calculation of the weighted average mark with units from the course with the highest mark applied first followed by further units from courses in descending order of marks.Students will be awarded up to 72 units of course credit for completed courses listed in this Masters (Advanced) degree. Flexible Double Masters The Flexible Double Master Degree provides enormous flexibility through being able to combine any two degrees available in the program for which the entry requirements are met and, by cross counting of electives, completing two degrees in one year less than completing the degrees separately. For students who are eligible for credit for previous degrees or work experience, the double degree may require as little as two years. CRICOS code: 088510F [-]

Master in Sculpture

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

For SCAD sculpture students, inspiration is never far. Master your craft in one of the finest studios in American higher education, designed by architect Renzo Piano and located adjacent to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. You can partner with leading brands and big names, creating memorable work in the public sphere, like the recent large-scale artwork SCAD students created for the Hyatt Atlanta Midtown. [+]

Shape fine art into your creative career For SCAD sculpture students, inspiration is never far. Master your craft in one of the finest studios in American higher education, designed by architect Renzo Piano and located adjacent to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. You can partner with leading brands and big names, creating memorable work in the public sphere, like the recent large-scale artwork SCAD students created for the Hyatt Atlanta Midtown. That work and more has been featured in prestigious media outlets including CNN and Wired — and now they're waiting to see what you'll do next. M.A. in sculpture Available at: - Atlanta ARTH 701 Contemporary Art SCPT 704 Sculptural Studio Processes SCPT 713 Sculpture Studio I: Influences and Sources SCPT 717 Sculpture Studio: Concept and Content SCPT 723 Sculpture Studio II: Research and Discourse SCPT 743 Sculpture Studio III: Production and Critique SCPT 749 Sculpture M.A. Final Project SFIN 716 Theory and Processes I: Critical Analysis — 500- to 700-level elective Total course of study: 45 hours M.F.A. in sculpture Available at: - Atlanta ARTH 701 Contemporary Art ARTH 702 Art Criticism CLC 580 Collaboration* SCPT 704 Sculptural Studio Processes SCPT 713 Sculpture Studio I: Influences and Sources SCPT 717 Sculpture Studio: Concept and Content SCPT 723 Sculpture Studio II: Research and Discourse SCPT 743 Sculpture Studio III: Production and Critique SCPT 773 Sculpture Studio IV: Defining a Personal Style SCPT 775 Sculpture Studio V: Developing Thesis and Exhibition SCPT 779F Graduate Field Internship† SCPT 779T Graduate Teaching Internship† SCPT 779F Graduate Field Internship‡ SCPT 779T Graduate Teaching Internship‡ SCPT 790 Sculpture M.F.A. Thesis SFIN 716 Theory and Processes I: Critical Analysis SFIN 770 Fine Art M.F.A. Self-promotion — 700-level PHOT, PNTG, PRMK or SCPT elective* — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective Total course of study: 90 hours Careers in sculpture Become a professional sculptor. Become an art consultant. Become an art studio manager. SCAD sculpture alumni work has been featured in prestigious media outlets including CNN and Wired. Students become fluent in every aspect of the profession, from working in an arts administration capacity on large public art projects to fine art casting, from serving on an architectural team to installation and props production. Launch your career as a professional: Art consultant Art director Art studio manager Exhibition preparer Foundry supervisor Gallery owner or assistant Motion picture sculptor/modeler Museum services specialist Studio sculptor And get recruited and hired by the best of the best: CNN Corning Museum of Glass Creative Loafing High Museum of Art Lamar Dodd School of Art Main Street Stone Mountain Sonic Generator University of Georgia Vermont Studio Center [-]

MA Glass

University of Sunderland
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 United Kingdom Sunderland

This course is for people who want to develop a specialism in glass, making use of the outstanding facilities at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland. We don’t require previous [+]

Masters in Plastic Arts. This course is for people who want to develop a specialism in glass, making use of the outstanding facilities at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland. We don’t require previous study of glass, but most students have experience in a subject related to art and design. This course will help you develop a synergy of creative ideas and technical skills. You might focus on one of the three main areas: hot glass, kiln glass, or architectural glass - or combine approaches, and in doing so establish yourself as a professional glass artist. You will be using world-class facilities, and have access to 26 glass kilns, a state-of-the-art water-jet cutter, a hot glass workshop, two cold working studios, a glass mould-making workshop, architectural glass studio and glass and ceramics print studio. We do not have a ‘house style’; instead you will be encouraged and supported to develop your own focus. You will be encouraged to develop your independent creativity, improve your technical skills through expert support, and develop academic skills in research and communication. During the course we encourage you to develop your personal practice through studio work, critical studies, professional practice, research, critiques, analysis and questioning. You’ll be joining the largest glass and ceramics department in Europe, made up of an international team of creative and experienced educators and practitioners. All academic staff on this course are engaged in professional practice or research, and tutors’ specialisms include glassblowing, print for glass, kilnforming, and digital fabrication methods. Sunderland also hosts the Institute for International Research in Glass (IIRG), which promotes and facilitates glass research, develops new working methods and informs teaching. The IIRG has a lively visiting speaker programme of invited professional artists and curators, and also organises conferences, master classes, exhibitions and specialist training. [-]