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14 MA Programs in Creative Arts

A Master of Arts is an advanced degree that usually provides specialized instruction in a topic of interest. It can prepare students for positions of greater responsibility within an organization and is often required for teaching positions. What is an MA in Creative Arts? Typically, in an MA program a student chooses an area of concentration. Some examples include printmaking, ceramics, drawing,… Read more

A Master of Arts is an advanced degree that usually provides specialized instruction in a topic of interest. It can prepare students for positions of greater responsibility within an organization and is often required for teaching positions.

What is an MA in Creative Arts? Typically, in an MA program a student chooses an area of concentration. Some examples include printmaking, ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, and graphic design. There are even some highly specialized programs such as glasswork. Coursework may include classes in art history, art criticism, and the business of art. Most programs require studio class, which is where students create their art pieces, and a final thesis that showcases the student’s work.

There are many life skills students can learn through studying for a master’s in creative arts, such as critical thinking and organizational skills, that can help advance any career. They usually also acquire hard skills, including technical design and materials manipulation.

There are so many program options for an MA degree in creative arts that expenses vary widely. Length of program, institution granting the degree, and the area of concentration all affect the cost. Careful consideration and comparison of programs is key to finding the right school.

Many exciting career paths await the newly minted MA in Creative Arts graduate. Possible career paths in the private sector include art consultant, gallery owner or supervisor, motion picture animator or sculptor, art teacher, foundry supervisor, and exhibition preparer. There are also potential careers in graphic arts, illustration, and commercial arts. Some artists become successful exhibition artists and put their work in shows where it is purchased by galleries or museums.

There are many wonderful options around the world for taking Master of Arts in Creative Arts classes, including full-time, part-time, and online. For further information, 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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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Rochester , USA

Enhance your artistic expression through the study of aesthetic and theory.

Enhance your artistic expression through the study of aesthetic and theory. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Pécs
Pécs , Hungary

The University of Pécs, Faculty of Music and Visual Art’s Ceramic department has a close partnership and is located at the same site as the world-famous Zsolnay Porcelain Fact ... +

The University of Pécs, Faculty of Music and Visual Art’s Ceramic department has a close partnership and is located at the same site as the world-famous Zsolnay Porcelain Factory in Pécs. Various types of forming methods from handcrafting to design and spacious studio places together with academic level personal tutoring provide the students the opportunity of finding their own artistic way. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University Of Cumbria
Carlisle , United Kingdom

The Creative Practice master brings together students and professionals from a variety of disciplines including film, graphic design, illustration, photography, wildlife and a ... +

The Creative Practice master brings together students and professionals from a variety of disciplines including film, graphic design, illustration, photography, wildlife and adventure media, games design and digital art. So, you will be part of a dynamic and supportive creative community. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA)
Rome , Italy

You will learn to master matter and movement, building your own path towards artistic expression, creating a unique language of communication which will grant you full access ... +

You will learn to master matter and movement, building your own path towards artistic expression, creating a unique language of communication which will grant you full access to the contemporary art scene. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Estonian Academy of Arts
Tallinn , Estonia

EKA offers a well-rounded and multifaceted approach to learning. Contemporary art, criticism and theory, author-based architecture, innovative and skill-based design, animatio ... +

EKA offers a well-rounded and multifaceted approach to learning. Contemporary art, criticism and theory, author-based architecture, innovative and skill-based design, animation and stage art, curatorial practices are combined for thorough interdisciplinary studies. Here, you can be part of making something that really matters. Your artistic impact would be noticed and would make an impact. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
30 Aug 2021
01 Mar 2021
Campus
 
Sunway University
Shah Alam , Malaysia

The Master of Arts in Creative Arts and Media at Sunway University is a program that provides students an opportunity to carry out research and contribute new understanding an ... +

The Master of Arts in Creative Arts and Media at Sunway University is a program that provides students an opportunity to carry out research and contribute new understanding and insight into the discipline. By carrying out independent scholarly work within a specialist area of the creative arts and media, graduates will contribute to the advancement of their discipline. The list is not exhaustive; topics may combine, overlap, be interdisciplinary, and combine theory with practice. Potential candidates should contact the Program Leader to discuss prospective research topics of interest in the area of creative arts and media. Acceptance of the research proposal is subject to a panel review, interview session, and the supervisor’s approval. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Jan 2021
Campus
 
Burren College of Art
Galway , Ireland

The MFA provides an immersive education in the development of professional practice as an artist. As an MFA graduate, you will produce a final exhibition, the quality of which ... +

The MFA provides an immersive education in the development of professional practice as an artist. As an MFA graduate, you will produce a final exhibition, the quality of which will demonstrate that you have developed the knowledge and skills necessary to survive and thrive as a practising artist. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Royal College of Art
London , United Kingdom

The spirit of Ceramics & Glass at the RCA springs from a belief in the transformative power of material thinking, research and making to enrich our world in imaginative an ... +

The spirit of Ceramics & Glass at the RCA springs from a belief in the transformative power of material thinking, research and making to enrich our world in imaginative and meaningful ways. We embrace the diversity of contemporary practice in this hyper-material age. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Tilburg , Netherlands

Located in the heart of Tilburg, the Netherlands, Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts is dedicated to the study and investigation of cultural developments of all kin ... +

Located in the heart of Tilburg, the Netherlands, Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts is dedicated to the study and investigation of cultural developments of all kinds, and to understanding how they can produce meaningful change within our shared spaces. -
MA
Full-time
12 months
English
Sep 2021
28 Feb 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University for the Creative Arts
Farnham , United Kingdom

Our MA Ceramics course is a project led and studio-based programme with tutorial guidance, where you'll produce high-quality work through rigorous academic research and creati ... +

Our MA Ceramics course is a project led and studio-based programme with tutorial guidance, where you'll produce high-quality work through rigorous academic research and creative studio practice. You'll have the opportunity to create a range of objects, experiment with different materials and processes, and develop your individual style and creativity. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Cardiff , United Kingdom

The MA Ceramics & Maker course aims to enable each student to identify their true interests and concerns as artists, designers or makers and to develop appropriate methods ... +

The MA Ceramics & Maker course aims to enable each student to identify their true interests and concerns as artists, designers or makers and to develop appropriate methods to explore their ideas and articulate or express them effectively in imaginative or innovative ways, through the medium of ceramics. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University of Arts in Poznan
Poznań , Poland

In addition to conventional, “old-school” sculpting techniques, the Academy offers alternative syllabuses. Parallel with real space sculpture we propose a new concept of sculp ... +

In addition to conventional, “old-school” sculpting techniques, the Academy offers alternative syllabuses. Parallel with real space sculpture we propose a new concept of sculpture and its environment employing new technologies -
MA
Full-time
Campus
 
Royal College of Art
London , United Kingdom

A critical environment in which to discuss contemporary issues for making sculpture.

A critical environment in which to discuss contemporary issues for making sculpture. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University for the Creative Arts
Farnham , United Kingdom

Our MA Glass course is a project led and studio-based course with tutorial guidance where you'll create individual excellence through rigorous research, including practical an ... +

Our MA Glass course is a project led and studio-based course with tutorial guidance where you'll create individual excellence through rigorous research, including practical and theoretical investigation. We encourage a wide range of approaches, from the traditional specialist trades to the contemporary influences of art, craft, design and technology. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 

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