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The Master of Arts degree is an advanced degree that students may seek after completing their bachelor’s coursework. This advanced degree, also referred to as an MA, is usually pursued by students who hope to gain access to better jobs, who seek to become educators, and who want to enhance their existing set of talents and skills. Students who earn an MA in Visual Arts can benefit in many ways.

What is an MA in Visual Arts? As students work toward the completion of their degree, they will find that visual arts encompass any type of art that is visual in nature. This means that the course of study might include painting, sculpture, photography, or fashion design. Students typically focus on just one or two disciplines within their degree program, so they might focus more on architecture or choose to study photography and video. Other disciplines might include interior design, decorative art, industrial design, printmaking, drawing, or filmmaking.

There are many benefits to participating in an MA in Visual Arts program. These include the opportunity to fine-tune existing talents and to build a personal portfolio. Graduates enjoy the credibility that an advanced degree gives them. Many graduates enjoy access to better jobs and a sure step onto their chosen career path.

The cost of attending courses through an MA in Visual Arts program will vary between schools. Many schools are located around the world, further broadening the range of costs. Prospective students can get more information by contacting the schools directly.

Upon completion of this advanced degree, graduates often find comfortable and challenging positions as architects, graphic designers, fashion designers, filmmakers, interior decorators, and photographers. These positions may be for large firms or for small production companies. Graduates often enjoy access to those jobs that would be difficult to get without the associations that were developed during the course of the program.

 

Interested students can review their opportunities as they read through the program listings. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school or your choice by filling in the lead form. 

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16 Results in Computer Arts

Zurich University of the Arts

The focus of the master's program is the qualification of students for a complex work environment, be it in the field of practice / company, placement / communication or ... [+]

In the Master of Arts in Design, designers and personalities from design-related areas develop their mastery and achieve professional excellence. The focus of the master's program is the research-oriented working and thinking along the own design project. The combination of high individual responsibility, reflexive and interdisciplinary thinking, an own design attitude as well as entrepreneurial action play as crucial a role in the qualification for the further career steps as the ability to connect to international practice or higher education.

The study is based on a research-oriented model in which the students focus on developing their individual master project to maturity over a period of three semesters. Results are future-oriented design solutions as well as communicable knowledge and new methods.... [-]

Switzerland Zürich
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German
Full-time
3 semesters
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Bournemouth University

This Master’s in 3D computer animation is the perfect launch-pad for a career in a wide range of disciplines, including concept design, character and creature animation, ... [+]

This Master’s in 3D computer animation is the perfect launch-pad for a career in a wide range of disciplines, including concept design, character and creature animation, modeling, lighting, rigging, texturing, compositing and simulation. This course will help you acquire the skills needed to work in a number of areas where computer animation is applied, including films, animated features, computer games, television production, commercials, illustration, scientific visualization, flight simulation, virtual environments, architectural visualizations and interactive media.

We enjoy very strong links with industry, due largely to the ubiquity of NCCA graduates in the film, game and television industries. We host regular visiting practitioners lecture series where you'll be able to learn about the 2D and 3D industry from practicing artists and companies, as well as attend regular Masterclasses from professionals. Over the past five years we have attracted some of the best Visual Effects, Animation and Games studios from around the world to present to our students, find out more here.... [-]

United Kingdom Poole
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
GOBELINS - L'école de l'image

You wish to join the third year of the main Animation program of GOBELINS: you can either choose the French Track CONCEPTEUR REALISATEUR DE FILM D’ANIMATION or the Englis ... [+]

You wish to join the third year of the main Animation program of GOBELINS: you can either choose the French Track CONCEPTEUR REALISATEUR DE FILM D’ANIMATION or the English Track CHARACTER ANIMATION AND ANIMATED FILMMAKING.

This cycle of two years, entirely in English, allows for the integration of the GOBELINS curriculum so as to reach a professional level, particularly in terms of character design and character animation, directing and storytelling. After exercises in writing, design, storyboard and sophisticated animation (mixed techniques, interacting characters), students participate in an open-themed end of studies film in conditions close to those practiced in the professional workplace. They will work in project teams and will gain an excellent level of versatility recognized by professionals, in France and internationally.... [-]

France Paris
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Kingston University London

This course, one of a suite of digital media courses, enables you to study professional digital media practice in a micro-studio environment with a focus on the design sk ... [+]

Choose Kingston's Game Development (Design) MA

This course, one of a suite of digital media courses, enables you to study professional digital media practice in a micro-studio environment with a focus on the design skills necessary for the field of games development. Through a student-centred project-based curriculum, you work as a games designer to develop your specialist skills while working as part of an interdisciplinary team with students from across the full programme.

This course has been developed in consultation with our industry panel, which includes representatives from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, DreamWorks and Samsung Design Europe. We are also an active member of TIGA, the games industry's representative body, and the British Interactive Media Association (BIMA). This course has been designed to utilise the best digital media expertise and resources from across the University and will prepare you for employment in the digital media industry, where teams of specialists work together to develop and author innovative digital media projects. What will you study? ... [-]
United Kingdom Kingston upon Thames
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Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Kingston University London

This course will enable students with some experience of 3D computer graphics to develop and enhance their abilities in the skills required by the computer animation and ... [+]

Choose Kingston's Computer Animation MA

This course will enable students with some experience of 3D computer graphics to develop and enhance their abilities in the skills required by the computer animation and visual effects industries. It is one of a suite of digital media courses that enable you to study professional digital media practice in a studio environment and work as part of an interdisciplinary team with students from across the full programme. Through a student-centred project-based curriculum, you work to develop specialist skills such as character animation, character rigging, effects animation, modelling, texturing and lighting.

Key features

This course has been developed in consultation with our industry panel, which includes representatives from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, DreamWorks and Samsung Design Europe. We are also an active member of TIGA, the games industry's representative body, and the British Interactive Media Association (BIMA). The courses have a project-based curriculum where collaborative interdisciplinary teamwork is encouraged. The industry-focused learning experience enables you to hone your specialist skills in a professional context. Work placements, real projects, internships and an industry mentoring scheme will also prepare you for entry into the fast-growing and highly competitive digital media arena. What will you study? ... [-]
United Kingdom Kingston upon Thames
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Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Greenwich

This programme takes graduates from many disciplines and provides them with the skills to plan, design, build and promote effective websites. It is designed for people wh ... [+]

The technical aspects of the teaching provide an understanding of the tools, technologies and principles used for the design and development of contemporary websites. This includes the creation of semantically correct markup, the separation of presentation from content (HTML and CSS) and compliance with web standards (W3C).

The functional aspects focus on the creation of websites with good information architecture that are accessible, usable and findable as a result of effective search engine marketing and optimisation (SEM/SEO). Students learn how people use the web, how they navigate web content and how they search for information. The aesthetic aspects of web design are considered in relation to graphic, artistic, typographic and business objectives, including corporate identity and branding.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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1 - 2 find your juris doctor
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Middlesex University London

The programme is designed for visual effects (VFX) professionals with significant experience in their field who want to gain a master's degree that focuses on their curre ... [+]

We have developed an innovative approach that includes the development of leadership and management within the VFX sector, delivered as a part-time programme of study for working professionals.

Course highlights Enables established VFX practitioners to gain a master's degree in between one and two years Centres on real-life projects undertaken in the workplace, allowing employers and individual practitioners to negotiate the specific focus of professional learning Focuses on the development and enhancement of advanced professional practice both of the individuals undertaking the programmes and in the sector more widely to promote collaborative working Facilitates the accreditation of (in-house or externally provided) advanced professional training previously or concurrently undertaken so that this learning can count towards the degree Provides added value to employers in the form of enhanced and innovative outcomes for the work projects being undertaken by their employees both during and after the programme.... [-]

United Kingdom London UK Online
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
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University of Nicosia

The course provides a specialist, professionally focused study giving to students the opportunity to explore the dynamic interdisciplinary field of digital art and design ... [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Digital Art and Design - Concentrations: 1. Graphic Design, 2. Interactive Multimedia Design (MA, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle (Master) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full time/part time Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme

The course provides a specialist, professionally focused area of study- giving students the opportunity to explore the dynamic interdisciplinary field of digital art and design. It has a strong studio aspect integrated with studies in history, theory and technology. Students may engage in a range of art and design electives including curatorial and educational studies, interdisciplinary studios, and placements associated with art and design research projects. Students will develop skills in creative digital art and design practice to a professional standard, and extend their learning and deepen their understanding of visual language concepts and systems. The programme enables one to develop the ability to handle complex issues and to collect, analyse and interpret data. You will collaborate effectively in multidisciplinary teams, and experiment and adapt innovative and creative new art and design approaches demonstrating a critical understanding of contemporary theory and practice in digital art and design. Students will also acquire the professional skills necessary to compete in the global marketplace for art and design. They will gain an understanding of ethical responsibility and of the impact of their work in a social, cultural and environmental context.... [-]

Cyprus Nicosia
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3 semesters
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Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

Srishti offers Game Design and Development specialization at its main campus in Bangalore. Students can choose to work with passionate academics and industry experts to d ... [+]

Vision

Game Design and Development specialization at Srishti provides a holistic approach to game design and development. The Game Industry is diverse and rapidly growing and attracts technologists as well as artists to its hold. It offers exciting creative and technological challenges and rewarding careers to motivated graduates in an industrial sector as well as in the independent game design sector. Our curriculum is focused towards developing, both your artistic sensibilities and technical skills.

Srishti offers Game Design and Development specialization at its main campus in Bangalore. Students can choose to work with passionate academics and industry experts to develop their abilities as game designers, gameplay programmers, and narrative designers. The curriculum includes fundamental inputs in game design, game programming, game art and aesthetics, user experience design, narrative design, storytelling, level design, the business of games, image-making processes and skill enhancement. We also offer opportunities for experimentation, innovation, and creative collaborations.... [-]

India Bengaluru
July 2020
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Aalto University

Game Design and Production is a Major Subject within the Master’s Programme in New Media focusing on game design for interactive digital media. The education is project-o ... [+]

Are you interested in learning game design and production with leading professionals in an international atmosphere? Game Design and Production is a Major Subject within the Master’s Programme in New Media focusing on game design for interactive digital media. The education is project-oriented and provides a unique possibility for developing game design skills while also building conceptual understanding of games. You will deepen your skills based on a personal study plan. Multidisciplinarity is emphasized by the highly diverse backgrounds of students – one can apply with any Bachelor’s degree, and the students include programmers, 3D artists, animators, creative writers, architects, and even psychologists. The teacher network includes top game industry professionals and game scholars. The programme is taught in English, and students can write their thesis in Finnish, Swedish or English.... [-]

Finland Espoo
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Full-time
2 years
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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Bring your stories to life as you explore the depths of the film industry. ... [+]

Overview

In the MFA program in film and animation, students create live-action production, scripts, 2D, 3D, or stop motion animation that is unique. The School of Film and Animation houses state-of-the-art facilities, including full production facilities. The program is also supported by highly specialized faculty from RIT's photography, imaging science, computer science, information technology, and design programs.

Goals

The program provides students with the opportunity to use animation, filmmaking, and other imaging arts as a means to:

pursue a career and earn a livelihood. enrich their personal lives and society as a whole. encourage a sense of community, creativity, scholarship, and purpose. Plan of study ... [-]
USA Rochester
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Full-time
3 years
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Royal College of Art

The Animation programme is a world leader in practice and research, with a commitment to broadening the understanding of our complex discipline. Established over 30 years ... [+]

Study at the World's number one ranked art and design university for five consecutive years (2015-2019) in the QS World University Subject Rankings.

About the Programme

The Animation programme is a world leader in practice and research, with a commitment to broadening the understanding of our complex discipline. Established over 30 years ago, the programme has an international reputation that places it at the forefront of the discipline. Within the programme, there are three distinct pathways: Documentary Animation, Experimental Animation and Narrative Animation, one of which students select as part of their application.

The programme’s location within a visually sophisticated, multidisciplinary art and design school, rather than a film school, is crucial in the development of creative and critical thinking, research skills and expanded discipline expertise that’s applied to ideas, styles, genres and technological approaches. Both the MA and research degrees attract artists and makers from a broad background of disciplines: science, maths, architecture, literature, art history, computing and fine art, as well as communication.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
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National Film and Television School

A ground-breaking MA in Games Design and Development. The course combines input and tuition from leading games industry experts in design, art, production, and audio with ... [+]

Overview

A ground-breaking MA in Games Design and Development. The course combines input and tuition from leading games industry experts in design, art, production, and audio with NFTS expertise in disciplines including screenwriting, animation, sound design and composition, to pioneer unique and innovative games.

The MA in Games Design and Development is a world-leading postgraduate games programme taught by leading games professionals with a reputation, accreditation, and alumni unlike any other. Students work alongside film, television and animation practitioners, developing creative and technical skills in games design, code, art, animation, production, audio, and interface. The NFTS is a uniquely creative environment, enabling MA Games students to benefit from numerous collaborative opportunities across our production studios.... [-]

United Kingdom Beaconsfield
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2 years
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Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA)

You will be able to establish yourself as computer animation and Visual effects designer in the worlds of film, television, audio effects and web productions, training to ... [+]

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You will be able to establish yourself as computer animation and Visual effects designer in the worlds of film, television, audio effects and web productions, training towards gaining mastery of digital techniques and optimizing your manual skill, cultural awareness, and creative abilities.

Creativity and technology to create computer animation and Visual Effects.

The MA Degree Program in Computer Animation and Visual Effects at RUFA is an artistic specialization course designed to train designers in digital animation and visual effects for film, television, audiovisual productions and the web to blend digital technology, manual reproduction, cultural know-how, and creative capacity.... [-]

Italy Rome
October 2019
2 years
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AAS College

MA Design that focuses in Animation allows practitioners in animation to explore opportunities that cross established boundaries or develop in-depth aspects of practice b ... [+]

MA Degrees in Computer Arts.

MA Design that focuses in Animation allows practitioners in animation to explore opportunities that cross established boundaries or develop in-depth aspects of practice beyond usual levels. This postgraduate course aims to develop the student's personal philosophies on design with a view to developing a personal area of specialism.

Our Postgraduate Animation programme is an exciting course, which offers students a chance to fine-tune their animation skills under the supervision of industry professionals. This can range from creating brilliant character animation to creating an award winning animated film or developing amazing sound design skills. A 'statement of intent' is drawn up during the beginning of your studies, which forms the backbone of the postgraduate activity and provides a term of reference for assessable outcomes.... [-]

Greece Thessaloniki
January 2020
Full-time
13 months
Campus