Master of Art Programs in Arts

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Almost everyone encounters building and design elements on a daily basis. The continued study of architecture is required for people who want to take their design abilities to the next level.

As an ancient profession, architects were revered as visionaries and builders of nations. Today, architects are still some of the most important participants in designing city centers, buildings, and communities. Urban landscaping and building design are the focuses of both four-year and graduate study programs in the field of architecture. Graduate studies delve further into the philosophy, history, and future of architecture as an art and science.

While you may know the answer to “What is an MA in Architecture?” you might still wonder what the benefits are for pursing this advanced degree. There are quite a few areas of work that require additional knowledge in architecture, including urban development, regional planning, and landscape architecture. A master’s degree in this area can make a candidate more marketable for a coveted position.

The cost of obtaining an MA in Architecture is different depending on where you take your graduate-level classes. To get an accurate estimate of the total and by-semester costs, speak with the admissions office of the schools you are interested in. Online programs allow more diversity in pricing and choice when pursing advanced degrees, including architectural Master’s degrees.

While a Bachelor’s degree in architecture will open many employment doors, a Master’s will avail even more opportunities to the degree holders. Some of the possible careers include managing an architecture firm, designing municipal gardens, and applying principles of historical design to bold new buildings.

In order to become enrolled in a Master’s study course, one must first find a school that is a good match to personal requirements. You may look online for relevant schools that teach the concepts that will add to your base of architectural knowledge and that will help increase your employability as a professional.  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 of Arts in Art History

John Cabot University
Campus Full time 15 months October 2017 Italy Rome

John Cabot University’s Master of Arts (MA) in Art History guides students toward professional mastery of the materials and methods of art history with emphasis on first-hand research in the museums, monuments, and archaeological sites of Rome. The degree can be completed in approximately fifteen months of full-time study. [+]

MA Degrees in Arts. John Cabot University’s Master of Arts (MA) in Art History guides students toward professional mastery of the materials and methods of art history with emphasis on first-hand research in the museums, monuments, and archaeological sites of Rome. The degree can be completed in approximately fifteen months of full-time study. The program has a dual focus: the visual cultures of Rome and the Mediterranean across time, from antiquity to the present; and the acquisition of technical skills for primary research. It also stimulates critical perspectives on the impact of Roman art worldwide. Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the MA will welcome its inaugural class in Fall semester 2017. It is the first US-accredited graduate degree program in art history based entirely in Rome. DEGREE PROGRAM Taught by John Cabot University’s international faculty, the degree program can be completed in three semesters of full-time study (Fall-Spring-Fall) and an intervening summer. It unfolds in three phases: a structured Foundation Year (Fall-Spring); a Master’s Exam (Summer); and a Thesis Semester (Fall). Seminars and courses take place at John Cabot University’s campuses in the centrally-located Trastevere district of Rome and in nearby Roman museums, churches, palaces, monuments, archaeological parks, archives, rare book libraries, restoration labs, study collections, artists’ workshops, public installations, and contemporary art galleries. These venues of visual culture and documentation constitute the laboratory of the degree. Some courses involve travel to other parts of Italy—for example, to Naples, Florence, or Assisi. ADMISSIONS The MA seeks... [-]

Master of Arts in Arts Management

The American University of Rome
Campus Full time 15 months September 2018 Italy Rome

As public sector funding for the arts has become restricted, there is an increasing need for well qualified arts administrators, who are able to work at the interface between artistic creativity and sound business practice. The growth of the arts and the creative industries has created a need for well qualified arts administrators. This MA has the potential to shape a new breed of professionals in the arts management field by offering Liberal Arts, Humanities, Fine Arts, Film, Media and Communication graduates the opportunity to acquire the appropriate management and business skills, thus enabling them to capitalize upon their previous grounding within the arts. [+]

As public sector funding for the arts has become restricted, there is an increasing need for well qualified arts administrators, who are able to work at the interface between artistic creativity and sound business practice. The growth of the arts and the creative industries has created a need for well qualified arts administrators. This MA has the potential to shape a new breed of professionals in the arts management field by offering Liberal Arts, Humanities, Fine Arts, Film, Media and Communication graduates the opportunity to acquire the appropriate management and business skills, thus enabling them to capitalize upon their previous grounding within the arts. Thanks to AUR’s connections and collaborations with numerous artistic and cultural institutions both in Rome and in Italy, this MA also offers the opportunity to gain invaluable professional experience. Rome and Italy are especially attractive for the study of arts, in general, and arts management in particular, given enormous recourses that are available to scholars, art world professionals and students. Italy has a long and rich tradition of collecting, sponsoring and exhibiting visual arts. A special advantage available to students of Arts Management in Italy is a possibility to study some of the world’s oldest private collections and a specific system of patronage in the arts. Students will have an opportunity to conduct their research and internship in Roman and Italian arts institutions, some of which exist for centuries and manage the world’s most prestigious collections. This creates a unique academic experience and study environment, in... [-]

Master of Arts in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 Italy Milan

NABA’s two-year MA in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies is the only program in Europe that combines a solid education in visual arts production with highly specialized curatorial training. [+]

MA Degrees in Arts. 5 SCHOLARSHIPS UP FOR GRABS SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION VISUAL ARTS AND CURATORIAL STUDIES. DEadline: 12 May NABA’s two-year MA in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies is the only program in Europe that combines a solid education in visual arts production with highly specialized curatorial training. You’ll explore visual culture, visual arts and performance, exhibition design, contemporary art management, curatorial studies, and art criticism, as well as arts writing and communication. You’ll participate in a wide range of laboratory projects that allow you to engage directly with artists and curators of international standing. You’ll have the opportunity to: Learn a visual and aesthetic vocabulary for working with images Deepen your knowledge of research and theoretical methodologies relevant to contemporary art Advance your knowledge of art history, the art economy, and the contemporary art system Develop advanced techniques in painting, drawing, graphic design, video, photography, sound design, and other media Produce and display professional artistic works and curatorial projects Develop professional-level skills in organizing and curating exhibitions and cultural activities Learn to write about art from a place of deep understanding The MA in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) as a Master of Arts degree (120 CFs). First Year Visual Arts I, Curatorial Studies I, Exhibition Design I, Publishing I, Photography I, Phenomenology of Contemporary Art, Theory and Methodology of Mass Media, and History of Exhibition econd Year Visual Arts II, Curatorial Studies II, History of Contemporary... [-]

MA in Art History

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Milton Keynes + 1 more

This MA degree will build on your existing knowledge of art history to equip you with the critical skills necessary for independent research in the field. You begin your studies by exploring core concepts and current concerns of art history. You will then examine critical debates both within the academic discipline of art history and in the 'real world' contexts of heritage, curating and museums. The taught component of the degree provides you with research training which will enable... [+]

MA in Art History This MA degree will build on your existing knowledge of art history to equip you with the critical skills necessary for independent research in the field. You begin your studies by exploring core concepts and current concerns of art history. You will then examine critical debates both within the academic discipline of art history and in the 'real world' contexts of heritage, curating and museums. The taught component of the degree provides you with research training which will enable you to carry out a more substantial piece of independent research on a topic of your choice for the final dissertation module. You need a substantial background in art history at undergraduate level to succeed in obtaining this qualification. Educational aims This taught postgraduate programme in art history (which comprises the postgraduate foundation module (A840), the subject module (A841) and the dissertation module (A847)) will: encourage you to develop your undergraduate knowledge and understanding of art history in higher level and more focused work introduce you to a range of significant scholarly debates among historians of art and architecture provide you with an advanced academic training in research methods, with regard to different media and periods, using both traditional methods and those employing new technologies enable you to make effective use of primary sources, both artistic and archival, in developing and completing a research project. Teaching, learning and assessment methods Knowledge and understanding are gained and developed through the study of published study materials in the postgraduate... [-]

MA Conservation

City & Guilds of London Art School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

After many successful years running a Postgraduate Diploma in Conservation, the City & Guilds of London Art School is proud to announce our new MA Conservation that will run alongside our existing BA (Hons) Conservation Studies course from Autumn 2017. All of our Conservation courses will then be validated by our long-standing partner Birmingham City University. [+]

MA Degrees in Arts. After many successful years running a Postgraduate Diploma in Conservation, the City & Guilds of London Art School is proud to announce our new MA Conservation that will run alongside our existing BA (Hons) Conservation Studies course from Autumn 2017. All of our Conservation courses will then be validated by our long-standing partner Birmingham City University. The course will run from Autumn 2017 focusing on practical conservation and research that particularly explores conservation of 3 dimensional cultural objects in wood, stone and related materials including decorative surfaces. Closely related to the BA, this course tackles more complex projects and higher level research. Content and Structure As with our BA (Hons) Conservation Studies course, the MA focuses on the conservation of three dimensional objects made of stone and wood and related materials such as ceramics and plaster, along with decorative surfaces. The MA involves high level conservation projects, advanced conservation science, research, ethics and professional practice. The course culminates in the completion of an ambitious practical conservation project accompanied by an extended research and treatment report. Entry Requirements Applicants for MA Conservation are normally expected to have achieved, or be expected to achieve a BA (Hons) Degree in Conservation or a related subject Applicants who can demonstrate equivalent prior professional experience will also be considered. Applicants who do not speak English as a first language will be required to provide evidence of achieving the equivalent of the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) score of 6.5 or... [-]

MFA/MA in Art & Ecology

Burren College of Art
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Ireland Galway

The MFA in Art & Ecology provides an immersive education in the development of a professional practice as an ecologically oriented artist. [+]

The MFA in Art & Ecology provides an immersive education in the development of a professional practice as an ecologically oriented artist. As an MFA graduate you will produce a final exhibition of both personal and collaborative work, which will demonstrate that you have acquired the skills necessary to survive and thrive as a practicing artist. You will demonstrate capabilities for critical enquiry through fine art, with the ability to evaluate your work through an informed grasp of the social, cultural and theoretical concerns shaping discourse on contemporary art and ecological issues. You will also propose and implement an achievable, interdisciplinary collaborative project that engages with ecological / environmental concerns in the Burren or on a global scale. The MA provides you with a master-level education in ecologically oriented art that is appropriate to a diverse range of applications. As an MA graduate you will produce a final exhibition, the quality of which will demonstrate that you have acquired a masters level in artistic practice. Studio research provides for the development of artistic practice alongside students of the MFA / MA in Studio Art. These modules provide for studio-based experimentation and innovation leading to the production of a substantial body of work. Studio methodologies are a series of taught studio courses examining the methodology of Art & Ecology with reference to historical examples. Theory and Art & Ecology consists of seminars contextualising the theoretical framework of Art & Ecology. In addition, Environmental Studies draws on expertise from within the College... [-]

MA in Arts Management

Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 New Zealand Auckland

Whitecliffe Arts Management graduates are fully equipped to manage a broad spectrum of arts enterprises. As well as an in-depth understanding of contemporary best business practice, our graduates understand those special needs of artists and their art forms. [+]

MA Degrees in Arts. MA in Arts Management Whitecliffe Arts Management graduates are fully equipped to manage a broad spectrum of arts enterprises. As well as an in-depth understanding of contemporary best business practice, our graduates understand those special needs of artists and their art forms. Artist, entrepreneur, intellectual, manager, educator, social worker, politician; an arts manager must wear many hats and so requires multiple skills. The enormous growth in arts companies and organisations with paid management teams in New Zealand over the last 20 years has developed an ever-increasing need for qualified arts managers. Traditionally arts managers tend to fall into two categories; those with a business background and those who are, or have been artists and wish to develop their business skills. The Whitecliffe Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip) and Master of Arts in Arts Management (MAAM) degrees provide a much needed bridge between art and commerce. The one or two year programmes develop theoretical knowledge and professional skills from the perspective of the arts and is directed towards people with interests in areas such as theatre, film, visual arts, dance, music, design, galleries, community arts, and council or government arts organisations and arts management. Master of Arts in Arts Management Year Two (NQF) Level 9 Students accepted for the MAAM in the second year undertake a research preparation course taught over the first two seminar weekends of the year. With the successful completion of this course students will have developed applied understanding of research design, data gathering and... [-]

Master, PhD or Graduate Diploma in Education or Arts by Research & Thesis

Mary Immaculate College
Campus Full time September 2018 Ireland Limerick

Mary Immaculate College faculty offer academic leadership and postgraduate supervision within the traditional range of Arts research fields. While indicative... [+]

Postgraduate Studies in Education by Research and Thesis

 

In keeping with the mission of the College, and its core area of expertise in teaching and research, postgraduate studies are a central priority in the Education Department. Prospective postgraduates are encouraged to explore the research interests of the relevant department and to discuss their own ideas for research proposals with the respective heads of department or other faculty members.

 

Staff & Contact Personnel

Indicative specialist areas for postgraduate students by research and thesis in the field of Education include:

Learning, Society & Religious Education Dr. Carol O'Sullivan, Acting Head of Department Language, Literacy & Mathematics Education Uas. Seán de Brún, Head    Arts Education & Physical Education Dr. Déirdre Ní Chróinín, Acting Head of Department    Reflective Pedagogy & Early Childhood Studies Dr. Emer Ring , Head    Department Special Education Dr. Patricia Daly, Head ... [-]

MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise

University of the Arts London
Campus Part time 2 - 5 years August 2018 United Kingdom London

MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise acknowledges the need for multi-skilled individuals who can both generate the ideas for original arts and cultural events, and provide leadership for the teams that realise them. The course enables responses to new forms of creative practice, and changing global conditions. [+]

MA Degrees in Arts. MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise acknowledges the need for multi-skilled individuals who can both generate the ideas for original arts and cultural events, and provide leadership for the teams that realise them. The course is aimed at graduates with some work experience who wish to challenge themselves by developing innovative approaches to arts management and cultural production. Two study routes are available, a two year part-time option, and a Flexible Learning option which is a unit-by-unit approach that allows candidates up to five years to complete. Both routes are low-residency and combine online learning and intensive face-to-face sessions. Reasons to Apply Employability and enterprise are embedded in the course. You'll learn how to manage creativity, but also how to bring creativity to management. Alongside critical and creative thinking, you'll acquire business skills which are highly attractive to potential employers. You don't need to live in London, or give up work or care duties to enrol on the course. MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise is a low-residency degree which you can take part-time over two-years, or in a flexible mode with registration up to five years. The course involves several face-to-face intensive weekends in London, and self-initiated online learning. The course is not bound by the walls of a classroom. During intensive learning weekends in London, we will draw upon our location in the heart of the city to attend arts and cultural events, and meet professionals working in the arts. Equally, you are encouraged to apply... [-]

Master in Arts Management (MA)

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom London UK Online + 2 more

With elements of business, finance, marketing and IT, Arts Management is a complex and exciting discipline to master. From theatre to film, literature and music, it can be applied to many forms of art and reach audiences in evermore innovative ways. [+]

Why study MA Arts Management at Middlesex? At Middlesex, we recognise that there are a wide range of arts organisations and industries with a diverse number of career paths and further study options for those with an interest in Arts Management. That’s why we developed our course to be flexible and interdisciplinary, with options to tailor your entire MA to suit your individual interests and needs, whether that’s digital media, events, marketing, communications, entrepreneurship or further study beyond this programme. Based in our £80 million state-of-the-art Grove Building, the creative heart of our University, you’ll be taught by leading practitioners and academics from our Business, Law, Media and Performing Arts Schools, with opportunities to collaborate with students across a range of disciplines and tasks. Through a combination of theoretical and practical learning you’ll develop a critical understanding of arts management operations and the impact of research on audiences and industries worldwide. Course highlights: - Our focus on developing key management skills will enhance your employability in a competitive industry - Internationally oriented and designed to accommodate different specialisms, enabling you to develop a wider analytical and global perspective on the issues affecting your work - Field trips, major industry links and access to key arts organisations and performance providers across London and the UK, such as Kings Place, the Roundhouse and the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) - Academics who are actively engaged in industries and research, ensuring that you have access to original findings, emerging theories and contemporary debates... [-]

M.A. in Art & Museum Studies

Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 12 months August 2018 USA Washington DC

Georgetown University’s M.A. degree program in Art and Museum Studies brings the academic study of art museums together with museum practice, and emphasizes the international contexts of museums in the modern world. Through courses, individual research, and internships, students work closely with Georgetown art history faculty, curators, and other museum professionals in Washington DC, and with faculty specialists at Sotheby's Institute of Art in London or New York. [+]

Georgetown University’s M.A. degree program in Art and Museum Studies brings the academic study of art museums together with museum practice, and emphasizes the international contexts of museums in the modern world. Through courses, individual research, and internships, students work closely with Georgetown art history faculty, curators, and other museum professionals in Washington DC, and with faculty specialists at Sotheby's Institute of Art in London or New York.

The twelve-month course of study combines courses in museology and art history with internships at some of Washington’s premier art institutions. We examine the changing relationships between academic study of art and new configurations of museum display and interpretation. Such topics as the roles of museums in modern cultures, museum education programs and audiences, new technologies, collection management, curatorial work and the ethics of acquisition and display are discussed in classes and individual research projects. Our students take part in critical debates about art exhibition and interpretation.... [-]


MA in Graphic Design and Art Direction

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

This course is concerned with the advanced exploration and application of principles of graphic design within the contexts of research and professional development. Engagement with digital and making technologies is central to discovering and harnessing new thinking in design. [+]

This course is concerned with the advanced exploration and application of principles of graphic design within the contexts of research and professional development. Engagement with digital and making technologies is central to discovering and harnessing new thinking in design. This course is of particular relevance to those interested in effective visual communication and developing innovative concepts and approaches in publication design, illustration, motion graphics, corporate identity, photography, design for digital media and graphic design for advertising. Features and benefits of the course Design Network Based in the heart of the School of Art, MA/MFA Design: Graphic Design and Art Direction is part of an innovative design network — a community of staff and students exploring design ideas in a discursive, cross-disciplinary studio environment. Critically informed practical designers, the group works experimentally, inspired by new insights and possibilities. While studying towards a particular qualification at MA/MFA level, students experience their subject in the broader context of contemporary design practice. Specialist Environment Dedicated spaces for the postgraduate community have been developed to enable the postgraduate community to flourish. These spaces, for thinking and practice, are located centrally within the School of Art, allowing easy access to an extensive range of workshops where the combination of traditional and state of the art equipment opens up a world of exciting possibilities. ABOUT THE COURSE The MA Design: Graphic Design and Art Direction is made up of four units totalling 180 credits. The programme is designed to help you acclimatise to the challenges of MA... [-]

Master of Arts - Art Direction

Sup de Pub
Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom London USA Chicago France Paris + 3 more

The goal of this English language Master is to help students perfect their knowledge and skills in the various creative areas of Art Direction. This programme takes place is London and [+]

Master of Arts - Art Direction

The goal of this English language Master is to help students perfect their knowledge and skills in the various creative areas of Art Direction. This programme takes place is London and Chicago which for many years has been two of the world’s most an emblematic cities for advertising creativity.

Those students wishing to complete the SP4/SP5 programme return to Paris after their foreign experience

WHO CAN APPLY?

 Enrolment for Master 1 program is only possible if the student has passed Sup de Pub Bachelor program.

DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WITH YOUR APPLICATION FORM... [-]


MA Art, Literature and Society

Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Maastricht

The MA in Art, Literature and Society addresses contemporary debates in literature, art, religion, philosophy, and culture. The direction you take depends on your prior studies and your passions. [+]

The MA in Art, Literature and Society addresses contemporary debates in literature, art, religion, philosophy, and culture. The direction you take depends on your prior studies and your passions. The critique of nationalism in recent German literature? The humanities in academia? Architecture and politics? Fascism and modernism? Darwinian aesthetics? Are we our brain? The role of art in the future of democracy? The key term here is interdisciplinarity: you learn to approach debates not as a philosopher, a political scientist or columnist, a journalist, or as a historian, but rather from a broad spectrum of viewpoints in a programme that remains unique in the Netherlands. Graduates of this programme will have gained:... [-]


Master in Arts and Society

Utrecht University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Utrecht + 1 more

Our Master’s programme was designed to meet the urgent need for arts professionals who possess rigorous theoretical and research skills coupled with practical abilities and an acute awareness of the current state of the sector at the local and global levels. [+]

MA Degrees in Arts. WHAT DOES THIS MASTER ENTAIL? Preparing arts professionals for the cultural sector of the future The cultural world is in a state of rapid transformation due to technological innovation, urbanisation, economic globalisation, and an increasingly unpredictable sociopolitical landscape. All facets of the arts – practice, organisation, leadership, societal relevance, and internationalisation (in Europe and beyond) – are affected by this transformation. Utrecht’s Master of Arts and Society will prepare you to operate as a leading figure in the global arts, media, and cultural sectors of the future. Our Master’s programme was designed to meet the urgent need for arts professionals who possess rigorous theoretical and research skills coupled with practical abilities and an acute awareness of the current state of the sector at the local and global levels. As a student in this programme you will explore, for example, the dynamics and dilemmas within existing mainstream culture and its relationship with a growing number of “alternative” cultural practices, new models of creative production and industry, and the ever-increasing role of the arts in social justice. WHY CHOOSE THIS PROGRAMME AT UTRECHT UNIVERSITY? Our Master’s programme is unique in many ways: You will benefit from interdisciplinary programme content that places a special emphasis on participatory arts in social contexts. You will learn from staff with international expertise and benefit from a curriculum with a global orientation. You will have immediate access to your chosen professional field through our close partnerships with creative producers, cultural institutions and enterprises... [-]