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One of the most diverse aspects of human culture is the creativity that is displayed through the various arts. The literature, fashion, visual, and conceptual design studied in master-level programs around the globe help modern academics progress by learning from the past. Although the question “What is an MA in Art Studies?” seems simple enough, the answer is more complex than many pe… Read more

One of the most diverse aspects of human culture is the creativity that is displayed through the various arts. The literature, fashion, visual, and conceptual design studied in master-level programs around the globe help modern academics progress by learning from the past.

Although the question “What is an MA in Art Studies?” seems simple enough, the answer is more complex than many people realize. There are dozens of different Master’s degrees that are filed under the arts, and each has a proud history. While the sciences are based in quantifiable fact and reasoning, the arts are based in creativity and historical comparisons. Just like Master’s degrees in science, graduate-level study in the arts can be course-based or research-based. Many arts degrees require the completion of a subject-specific portfolio.

Many positions that require degrees in the arts are accessible with a Bachelor’s degree; however, progressing within these same fields typically requires further education. By studying the arts further, additional career opportunities open up.

The cost of a MA degree in an arts field varies widely depending on the degree in question as well as in which institution a student chooses to enroll. Because cost is a deciding factor in choosing a school, it is wise to speak with each university or academy individually to get an estimated price. Some employers will pay for the cost of graduate education to increase their employees’ functional knowledge.

Many Master’s degrees are specifically tailored to certain industries, meaning that pursuing jobs in the visual arts, architecture, and design may be easier with an MA in the desired field. 

In order to see the benefits of an MA in Art Studies first-hand, begin searching for prospective school online. There are hundreds of different programs and schools around the world that offer online learning opportunities, making it easier than ever to pursue advanced education. Do not delay getting the Master’s degree that will give you an edge in the workplace. 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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Winthrop University Online
Rock Hill, USA

Winthrop University's Master of Arts in Arts Administration combines current theory, academic research and applied practice to develop effective leaders who can work with skil ... +

Winthrop University's Master of Arts in Arts Administration combines current theory, academic research and applied practice to develop effective leaders who can work with skill, creative initiative and integrity in nonprofit arts environments. Learn best practices in governance, community engagement, audience development, financial management and law pertaining to nonprofit arts. -
MA
Part-time
English
Online
 
Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs
Washington, USA

The Johns Hopkins MA in Museum Studies offers a perspective on the theory and practice of museums in a changing technological, social and political environment. Geared for cur ... +

The Johns Hopkins MA in Museum Studies offers a perspective on the theory and practice of museums in a changing technological, social and political environment. Geared for current and future museum professionals, it emphasizes technology's critical role in today's museum. It also examines new models of education, exhibition, and business strategies while exploring the role of the museum as an agent of social change. -
MA
Part-time
English
Online
 
University of Europe for Applied Sciences
Berlin, Germany

Technological developments mean that a photographer’s role within the arts and creative industries is constantly evolving. Your commitment to exploring new ideas and finding y ... +

Technological developments mean that a photographer’s role within the arts and creative industries is constantly evolving. Your commitment to exploring new ideas and finding your own style is a key criterion for success in your photography studies. Our curriculum encourages you to explore the significance of the photographic medium within a cultural, political, and social context, and to create your own images while interacting with current trends in art and design. -
MA
Full-time
3 semesters
English
Campus
 

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Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Delivered in partnership with Hearst Magazines UK (publishers of Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Esquire magazines and more), we offer an exciting and industry-connected Master ... +

Delivered in partnership with Hearst Magazines UK (publishers of Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Esquire magazines and more), we offer an exciting and industry-connected Master’s course to support and enhance the skills of art and design practitioners who want to develop their ambitions within the cultural and creative industries. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University of Malta
Valletta, Malta

Digitalisation has profoundly changed the way we create and interact with images and has posed a variety of technical, philosophic, organisational, practice-related and other ... +

Digitalisation has profoundly changed the way we create and interact with images and has posed a variety of technical, philosophic, organisational, practice-related and other challenges that constantly impinge on users and producers of culture. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
3 semesters
English
Campus
 
Norwich University of the Arts
Norwich, United Kingdom

Hands-on curatorial experience and individual, practice-based projects form the foundation of our MA Curation Masters degree.

Hands-on curatorial experience and individual, practice-based projects form the foundation of our MA Curation Masters degree. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

In the two-year Research Master's degree in Arts and Culture, you can choose between two tracks. The track in Literary and Cultural Studies offers you an advanced study of the ... +

In the two-year Research Master's degree in Arts and Culture, you can choose between two tracks. The track in Literary and Cultural Studies offers you an advanced study of the arts. You will focus specifically on the role the arts play in processes of cultural change. Also, you will specialize in one of the involved art forms: literature, film, theatre, music or multimedia forms. -
MA
Full-time
24 months
English, Dutch
01 Sep 2021
01 May 2021
Campus
 
Bath Spa University
Bath, United Kingdom

This flexible course adapts to the ever-changing world of culture and the arts. It will expand your theoretical understanding and professional knowledge of arts and cultural m ... +

This flexible course adapts to the ever-changing world of culture and the arts. It will expand your theoretical understanding and professional knowledge of arts and cultural management, through hands-on experience and work-based learning. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Rome Business School
Italy Online, Italy

Rome Business School’s Online Master in Arts & Culture Management was designed and developed keeping in mind the needs of the ones approaching for the first time to the bu ... +

Rome Business School’s Online Master in Arts & Culture Management was designed and developed keeping in mind the needs of the ones approaching for the first time to the business of Arts & Culture as well as of the professional figures which already have the first wealth of experience in this field; this exclusive program features the multicultural environment typical of Rome Business School, providing the attendee with a thorough knowledge and crucial skills to start and consolidate a career in the Arts & Culture industry. In addition, being this master in an online version, you can have quality learning anywhere! We have more than 10 years in online learning education and we are a member of Grupo Planeta de Agostini, the leader in providing programs in online mode, our “distance” courses offer all the contents of classroom learning, in order to use a complete and professionalizing experience. -
MA
Part-time
12 months
English
Apr 2021
Online
 
The New School

The Master of Arts in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship at The New School’s College of Performing Arts is one of the first graduate programs designed specifically to help p ... +

The Master of Arts in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship at The New School’s College of Performing Arts is one of the first graduate programs designed specifically to help performers gain the critical skill set they need to become recognized artistic leaders—onstage and beyond. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Leiden University
Leiden, Netherlands +9 More

The Master programme in Arts and Culture at Leiden University is unique in the Netherlands for the interdisciplinary range of subjects offered and the diversity of optional tr ... +

The Master programme in Arts and Culture at Leiden University is unique in the Netherlands for the interdisciplinary range of subjects offered and the diversity of optional tracks. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 18 months
English
Campus
 
Plymouth College of Art
Plymouth, United Kingdom

MA by Research is an exciting opportunity for you to study at Masters level in the dynamic and transdisciplinary arts environment of the college, whilst following an area of y ... +

MA by Research is an exciting opportunity for you to study at Masters level in the dynamic and transdisciplinary arts environment of the college, whilst following an area of your own creative interest under the supervision of specialist academic staff. MA by Research runs for two years (part-time) and enables students to explore aspects of knowledge at the forefront of an academic or professional discipline, with research areas negotiated with you on application. Your final submission will be by written thesis and is differentiated from our other practice-led MA courses, with a stronger focus on written outcomes. Core specialisms include all academic areas currently offered through the Schools of Art + Media; Design + Communication; and Cultural + Critical Studies. -
MA
2 years
English
Oct 2021
Campus
 
Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield, United Kingdom

Gain the key skills to work in the cultural sector, a thorough grounding in cultural policy and theory with practical management skills and work experience. Who is it for: our ... +

Gain the key skills to work in the cultural sector, a thorough grounding in cultural policy and theory with practical management skills and work experience. Who is it for: our students range from those who come straight from an undergraduate degree to those already working in the cultural sector; full-time or part-time options enable you to study alongside work and other commitments. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
English
Campus
 
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Our MA Visual Communication: Illustration & Animation course is a broad-based studio programme that offers the freedom to develop your own visual language a strong creativ ... +

Our MA Visual Communication: Illustration & Animation course is a broad-based studio programme that offers the freedom to develop your own visual language a strong creative voice. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Norwich University of the Arts
Norwich, United Kingdom

A supportive environment that encourages artistic innovation, exploration and debate await you on our MA Fine Art Masters degree course.

A supportive environment that encourages artistic innovation, exploration and debate await you on our MA Fine Art Masters degree course. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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