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Masters degrees are more versatile than doctoral qualifications and have a broad range of professional and academic applications. According to the U.S. Department of Education, three types of masters programs exist research, professional, and terminal. The most popular masters degree types are Master of Arts (M.A.) and Master of Science (M.S.) in a mixture of subject fields.

Arts studies incorporates a variety of art forms, including film, visual art, music, and theater. Some art programs will focus on one specific area while others will give students an overall education of the arts.

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Morehead State University

MSU's Master of Arts (MA) in Art will expose you to a variety of artistic media, disciplines, techniques, and technology as you pursue your interests. This 30-hour degree ... [+]

MSU's Master of Arts (MA) in Art will expose you to a variety of artistic media, disciplines, techniques, and technology as you pursue your interests. This 30-hour degree enables you to choose from three concentrations: art education, graphic design, and studio art.

Location

This program is available on the Morehead campus.

Options

You may choose one of the following three concentrations:

Art Education Graphic Design Studio Art Art Education

A concentration in art education offers you a customized program designed to further develop your studio, intellectual and professional background enabling you to grow as an artist, a teacher, and a leader. Courses address the historical and contemporary issues in art theory, studio art, and art education, bridging the connection between the individual artistic process and the creative development of your students through enhanced teaching practices.... [-]

USA Morehead
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Full-time
Campus
Sup de Pub

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 ... [+]

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 in 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 programme is only possible if the student has passed Sup de Pub Bachelor programme.

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September 2020
Full-time
Campus
Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University

A program for students with a strong background in the arts or humanities who want to combine management, policy, and decision-making training with advanced study in the ... [+]

The Master of Arts and Cultural Management ( MAACM ) is a joint program between the Drucker School and the School of the Arts and Humanities. It is an applied program, designed for students with a strong background in the arts or humanities who want to combine management, policy, and decision-making training with advanced study in the humanities.At Claremont Graduate University, you will be part of the dynamic culture of Los Angeles and its surrounding communities. Issues that most concern the global community of arts and cultural policy, now and for the future, are part of the unique cultural landscape of the greater Los Angeles area. As an art and cultural manager, you must be able to function as a community leader, planner, educator, facilitator, and fund-raiser. You must know how to interpret, influence, and formulate art and cultural policies and advocate the value and missions of an organization to diverse constituencies including artists, business people, government officers, and members of local communities.Our program in arts and cultural management strives to achieve the optimal balance of advanced study in arts and cultural theory, policy, management, and hands-on experience. Internships, practical research on life issues, and a faculty engaged in the community-at-large provide a unique opportunity to master the skills and knowledge required of leaders in arts and cultural management.... [-]

USA Claremont
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University

The SMU joint graduate degree program in Business and Arts Administration has based upon the philosophy that a successful career in arts management requires a thorough kn ... [+]

The MA/MBA Program is offered jointly by the Meadows School of Arts and the Cox School of Business. This program offers you the opportunity to develop contemporary general management skills with an in-depth study of today's professional art world. This philosophy is based on the premise that a successful career in arts management is founded on a thorough knowledge of modern business skills coupled with an understanding and appreciation of the arts. The course of the program is 24 months, including an internship in the second year. An Innovative Approach to Arts and BusinessThe SMU joint graduate degree program in Business and Arts Administration has based upon the philosophy that a successful career in arts management requires a thorough knowledge of contemporary business practices coupled with a deep appreciation for the arts. Today, more than ever, there is both a need and a demand for skilled and resourceful administrators and managers in leadership roles in the arts. As arts organizations face increased financial and competitive pressures, it is important for them to have savvy business professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the arts at the helm. Our innovative combination of courses in both business and the arts, as well as internships and intensive experience with arts organizations and their particular challenges, creates graduates who are well-prepared to hold leadership positions in arts, entertainment, education and non-profit organizations around the world.Customize Your Learning ExperienceMA/MBA Credit Hour SummaryCox Business 48 credit hoursMeadows Arts 27 credit hours TOTAL 75 credit hours The Cox... [-]

USA Dallas
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Lethbridge

The Master of Arts in Cultural Resource Management (CRM) program provides students with training in the skills, methods, and theoretical backgrounds necessary for work as ... [+]

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The Master of Arts in Cultural Resource Management (CRM) program provides students with training in the skills, methods, and theoretical backgrounds necessary for work as professional archaeologists within the cultural resource management industry in Alberta and elsewhere. Graduates of this major will also be prepared to run their own companies and projects.

The program consists of 9.0 to 18.0 credit hours of graduate semester courses, a co-op program semester, and a thesis. It is based on a co-operative education model that integrates real-world work experience with classroom and research-driven learning.

The archaeological training received during the program prepares students not only for local careers but also international opportunities. Students gain transferable academic and occupational background, which can be applied in any archaeological context.... [-]

Canada Lethbridge
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
24 - 48 months
Campus
Winthrop University Online

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 ... [+]

Winthrop University's online Master of Arts in Arts Administration (M.A.A.A.) program gives you a solid toolkit for advancement in the arts. It 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.

Supportive: Receive one-on-one support from a dedicated faculty mentor throughout the program. Professional: Guided by your mentor, create a professional development plan focused on leveraging what you've learned to expand and enrich your career advancement opportunities upon graduation. Career-Focused: Receive job placement assistance from the program director and faculty and explore job opportunities through networking. Practical: Complete a culminating capstone project with support from faculty mentors and capstone committee members. Current: Learn from faculty who currently work in arts administration with specialized expertise in marketing, law, grant-writing, advocacy, and leadership. Convenient: Have the option to complete your two required fieldwork courses at your current nonprofit employer or volunteer organization. Learning Outcomes ... [-]
USA Rock Hill
January 2020
Part-time
Online
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

This master's program integrates the theoretical study of art history with practical concerns of displaying, managing, and interpreting art objects in a variety of museum ... [+]

he master's program in art history and museum studies, offered by the Department of Art and Art History, gives students advanced qualifications in art history and a broad introduction to museum work. The program is offered for those hoping to work in art collection-related fields.

Students take courses in art history and museum studies simultaneously. Graduates of this program typically pursue careers as curators, collections managers, educators or administrators in museums and galleries.

Learning Objectives Demonstrate an understanding of key debates, concepts, and methods in Art History. Advance their skills in visual literacy and analysis of artworks. Gain familiarity with a broad temporal and geographic scope of art across media. Demonstrate the ability to contextualize the cultural and historical significance of a broad range of artworks. Develop and carry out original research in at least one subfield, using primary sources. Refine their public presentation skills. Produce publishable or near-publishable written work and understand field-specific publishing standards. Build basic teaching skills. Learn about a range of professional opportunities in Art History. Practice responsible and ethical conduct of the profession, especially as outlined by the practices and standards of the College Art Association. Gain command of key issues facing art museums today. Learn current museum practices from practitioners in the field. Gain valuable hands-on experience through a structured internship at an institution of their choice. Learn about professional opportunities and establish a contact network in the museum world. Develop an understanding of the histories of museums and art institutions. Why choose Tufts... [-]
USA Medford
August 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The master’s program in Art History is designed to provide a broad historical and theoretical understanding of the visual arts, in addition to developing critical thinkin ... [+]

The master's program in art history, offered by the Department of Art and Art History, is designed to provide a broad historical and theoretical understanding of the visual arts, in addition to developing critical thinking and methodological skills. Students engage these issues through course work, seminars, independent research, and teaching experience.

Students complete their degree either by writing a thesis or by submitting two qualifying papers; either option involves an independent research topic designed by the student in consultation with a faculty advisor. M.A. students from our program are successful in applying to and completing Ph.D. programs.

Learning Objectives Demonstrate an understanding of key debates, concepts, and methods in Art History. Advance skills in visual literacy and analysis of artworks. Gain familiarity with a broad temporal and geographic scope of art across media. Demonstrate the ability to contextualize the cultural and historical significance of a broad range of artworks. Develop and carry out original research in at least one subfield, using primary sources. Refine public presentation skills. Produce publishable or near-publishable written work and understand field-specific publishing standards. Build basic teaching skills. Learn about a range of professional opportunities in Art History. Practice responsible and ethical conduct of the profession, especially as outlined by the practices and standards of the College Art Association. Why Tufts? ... [-]
USA Medford
August 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

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 internatio ... [+]

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 the 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.... [-]

USA Washington
August 2020
Full-time
12 months
Campus
The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences

The Master of Arts degree in Art History offers students a curriculum that covers a range of historical, theoretical, geographic, and transcultural topics. For some stude ... [+]

The Master of Arts degree in Art History offers students a curriculum that covers a range of historical, theoretical, geographic, and transcultural topics. For some students, the Master of Arts degree is a terminal degree in preparation for curatorial or education careers in galleries and museums; for others, it is the preparation to enter a Ph.D. program elsewhere. All students receive training that hones their critical analysis, research, and writing skills. They additionally have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the study of diverse creative practices and visual material.

Students have the option to concentrate in museum training and can take advantage of the many opportunities to experience and study works of art first-hand at the various museums and galleries in the Washington, D.C. area. Students also have the chance to meet and interact with a number of leading art professionals in seminars taught by local curators and the department’s robust visiting artist and scholars lecture series.... [-]

USA Washington
September 2020
Full-time
Campus
NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

Prepare for leadership positions with arts institutions – both non-profit and for-profit. Learn new approaches for encouraging art access and participation, acquire busin ... [+]

Program

Established in 1971, the MA program in Visual Arts Administration was the first in the nation to focus specifically on management careers in the visual arts, in both traditional and alternative contexts. Taking into account the cultural and economic impact of the visual arts, nationally and internationally, as well as the challenges facing the arts today, the program prepares students to become leaders in a broad range of arts organizations.The Visual Arts Administration MA program addresses the whole art ecology, including the cultural environment in which art and arts organizations operate; the role of the artist in society; how artwork is documented, presented and interpreted; the structure and management of organizations that display artwork – both non-profit and for-profit; and the role of art theorists, critics, curators, and collectors. The program curriculum also considers how education in arts organizations expands knowledge and builds audiences, the increasing role of art in urban development and public spaces, and new approaches and tools for encouraging access and participation. A strong emphasis is placed on acquiring the theoretical and practical tools for fundraising, financial management, marketing, and knowledge of new media and technology in the visual arts. While the program is primarily oriented toward the non-profit segment of the field, it also offers a strong for-profit concentration.Emphasis is placed on collaboration across the visual arts administration field. The program takes advantage of its position in New York City to utilize the variety of arts organizations and professionals available through case studies, focus groups,... [-]

USA New York
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 6 years
Campus
Emerson College

Media Design is an applied research MA program housed in Emerson’s Engagement Lab. In contrast to traditional coursework, you’ll connect with potential community stakehol ... [+]

Program Details

The Media Design program is an applied research MA program housed in Emerson’s Engagement Lab. In contrast to traditional coursework, you’ll connect with community organizations from the outset and work with those organizations as you formulate your thesis project.The Media Design program responds to the burgeoning landscape of media and technology with a program that is applied, embedded in communities, and represents a deviation from the traditional way a graduate higher education program works. The program is design-oriented and requires the building of process, prototypes, and platforms, the ambitions of the cohort.How we approach Media Design in our program:

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USA Boston
September 2020
1 - 2 years
Campus
NYU | Tisch

Our MA offers an intimate and intensive one-year experience that expands the possibilities of cultural production. We rigorously explore the interplay between critical th ... [+]

Our MA offers an intimate and intensive one-year experience that expands the possibilities of cultural production. We rigorously explore the interplay between critical theory and creative practice. We provide a one of a kind encounter with activists, artists, cultural policymakers, and theorists from diverse disciplines and interests.

Core faculty members include Ella Shohat, Hentyle Yapp, Karen Finley, Kathy Engel, Laura Harris, Pato Hebert and Sheril Antonio. Recent visiting and adjunct faculty include Anna Deavere Smith, Alfredo Jaar, Oskar Eustis, Nathalie Handal, Marta Moreno Vega, Grace Aneiza Ali and Adonis Volanakis.

Students take four core courses inside the Department of Art & Public Policy plus multiple electives throughout a major research university located in the heart of New York City. Our flexible curriculum allows MA students to develop highly individualized paths of research and professional development.... [-]

USA New York
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1 year
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