MAs in Drawing

Compare 8 Master of Art Programs in Drawing

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There is a common misconception that drawing is only a hobby. In fact, drawing can be made into a successful career, especially if the individual pursuing this career path decides to further his or her education with a Master of Arts (MA) program. The courses in this program are aimed at students with a desire to explore the practice of drawing and enhance his or her skills in the craft.

What is an MA in Drawing? This program focuses on the ideas, process and cross-disciplinary communication of ideas to a client, audience or user. Essentially, the classes are designed to promote drawing for a purpose and to make a career within the illustration industry. Students will explore strategies and ways to define a drawing methodology and discover a process to articulate an idea or personal view. The courses may also stimulate connections between divergent practices and subjects through drawing, including cartography, writing, design, architecture, art and performance.

The program can boast many benefits to graduates, including knowledge in artistic communication, creative problem solving and the ability to actively explore the boundaries of illustrations. Students can also gain the ability to discuss a drawing’s purpose and its currency potential.

Each MA will vary in registration costs depending on the institution and where the school is located. For specific fees, prospective students should contact the school directly to learn more information about the program and to find out if it is best suited to his or her career goals.

In today's world, earning a higher education is almost essential to finding and keeping a successful and well-paying career. Graduates who earn their master's can find themselves in high demand for several positions within the art sector, particularly as illustrators. They can gain the sufficient understanding and skills to go on to practice drawing as a means of thinking, communication and reflective enquiry.

With courses offered on both a part-time and full-time basis, as well as online classes offered at most institutions, students have plenty of flexibility in earning a higher education. 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 Character Animation and Animated Filmmaking

GOBELINS - L'école de l'image
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 France Paris

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 [+]

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.... [-]


Master of Arts - Master of Animation

Avans University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Breda

The Master of Animation is made for emerging professionals committed to broadening their palette and responding to the demands of an expanding field. The program relies upon and thereby cultivates, an innovative attitude. [+]

The Master of Animation is a one-year, full-time program. It offers ambitious animators the opportunity to broaden their expertise and lay the foundation for a long-term, sustainable career in the creative sector.

A field brimming with possibility

Animation professionals work within an increasingly wide range of contexts. The program helps students navigate animation’s expanding field, which includes the essential role it has long played in the cinema, but also exciting new applications in design, games and interactive media. Students are challenged to find novel ways to enter these areas and to establish their own position within them.

Curriculum

The student’s self-directed research and studio practice are at the center of the program. We work with you to create substantial professional growth, based on your background, research path and ambitions. The program is geared towards animators and designers who have experience with the moving image.... [-]


MA in Children's Book Illustration and Graphic Novels

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2019 United Kingdom London UK Online + 2 more

This practice and the research-based programme will enable you to explore and develop your interest and skill in all forms of narrative and sequential illustration. The programme provides a lively and creative atmosphere in which you may produce your own children's book, graphic novel or illustrated text using our extensive facilities, supported by a variety of highly experienced staff and professionals including publishers, editors and successful practitioners in the field. [+]

This is a highly practical course that aims to give students the very best opportunity to publish in these fields. The course is staffed by practicing illustrators with rich and varied experience in these fields and invaluable insight into all aspects of publishing. The course will draw on the advice and expertise of visiting publishers, writers, editors, designers and art directors offering the best possible opportunity into the seemingly impenetrable world of publishing, narratives and children's books.

Middlesex University offers superb facilities, including our exceptional printmaking rooms offering silkscreen, litho, monoprint, wood and lino cutting, etching and drypoint options. Students will have access to our state-of-the-art reprographic department, where dummy books and sample illustrations may be printed to the highest professional quality. In addition, we offer practical bookbinding expertise and instruction, enabling students to produce illustrated material to the highest presentation standard.... [-]


MA Animation (Documentary Animation, Experimental Animation or Narrative Animation)

Royal College of Art
Campus Full time 2 years October 2019 United Kingdom London

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master of Fine Arts in Film & Animation

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 USA Rochester

The MFA in Animation program enjoys state-of-the-art facilities in which students can create in imaging arts computer animation is unique in that it is the only such program housed in a School of Film and Animation with full production facilities, as well as the additional support of highly specialized faculty in photography, imaging science, computer science and information technology, and printing. [+]

Master of Fine Arts in AnimationThe MFA program enjoys state-of-the-art facilities in which students can create in imaging arts computer animation is unique in that it is the only such program housed in a School of Film and Animation with full production facilities, as well as the additional support of highly specialized faculty in photography, imaging science, computer science and information technology, and printing.

Program goals

The program’s goals provide 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. ... [-]

MA in Directing Animation

National Film and Television School
Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 United Kingdom Beaconsfield

This unique two-year course is designed to equip you with the skills to write, direct and animate award-winning films. [+]

Overview This unique two-year course is designed to equip you with the skills to write, direct and animate award-winning films. The first year is packed full of inspiring workshops led by talented filmmakers and industry professionals. These include improving your animation skills, writing better narratives and developing fresh approaches to design and techniques. In the second year, you will direct a full production team to bring your vision to life, using the school's state-of-the-art production facilities. We encourage all forms of visual storytelling; including drawn and stop-motion animation, life-size pixelation, and even puppeteering. Students are inspired to push the boundaries; to find interesting new animated techniques and fresh approaches to storytelling. Learning to work with a team is central to the course. Collaborative workshops with other filmmaking disciplines, help animation directors understand the role of each crew member and the skills they bring to the filmmaking process. All production costs covered by the school, making NFTS Animation one of the best value courses in the country. Being the only animation course situated in a film studio, we can cater for big ideas. Students have their own workspaces and equipment to make their graduation film. Films are finished in professional sound stages and post-production facilities. Production team members become invaluable colleagues when you leave and work on future projects. A Creative Skillset-Accredited Directing Animation MA course. ... [-]

Master of Arts/Master of Fine Arts in Drawing

Paris College Of Art
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2019 France Paris

Designed for students whose creative practice is predominately rooted in drawing. Candidates for the program will be seeking new contexts and experiences for developing established/existing practices. Drawing is understood as more than a support or preparation for other disciplines: it is considered the work. [+]

Designed for students whose creative practice is predominately rooted in drawing. Candidates for the program will be seeking new contexts and experiences for developing established/existing practices. Drawing is understood as more than a support or preparation for other disciplines: it is considered the work. Each core workshop draws upon the individual investigations and questions arising and evolving in the studio as a starting point and provides the students with new contexts to rethink their work – to test out methods, materials, and ideas.The aim is to explore contemporary and emerging approaches to drawing alongside the continued acquisition and practice of academic skills. There is an expectation that students will explore a convergence rather than the opposition of the two. At PCA Students may choose either the 1-year MA Degree Track or the 2-year MFA (Terminal) Degree Track. The first year is common to both degree tracks with the exception of a spring semester Degree Project for MA candidates. MA students who choose to continue into the MFA would be required to complete the 3rd and 4th semesters and the MFA Thesis Project.The program is designed with an emphasis on professional practice and research, and, for the MFA program, with a focus on the teaching of drawing, providing students with possibilities to further their work outside the context of the school. Students are taught how to apply ‘drawing’ in its many forms to unfamiliar and diverse situations and are encouraged to invent projects that will continue beyond the scope of the... [-]


MA Visual Communication: Illustration & Animation

Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts
Campus 3 semesters September 2019 United Kingdom Cambridge

MA Visual Communication: Illustration & Animation is a broad-based studio programme that offers the freedom to develop your own visual language and strong creative voice. With unique opportunities including internships with our industry partner Hearst Magazines UK, you will develop professional confidence alongside the creative, technical and digital skills essential for careers in the expanding fields of illustration and animation worldwide. [+]

Overview

MA Visual Communication: Illustration & Animation is a broad-based studio programme that offers the freedom to develop your own visual language and strong creative voice. With unique opportunities including internships with our industry partner Hearst Magazines UK, you will develop professional confidence alongside the creative, technical and digital skills essential for careers in the expanding fields of illustration and animation worldwide.

Based in our central Cambridge studios, over the intensive 12-month programme you will develop a strong grounding in research and inquiry as you advance your specialist knowledge. You will be encouraged to experiment with new techniques, media, and technologies, and respond to the new applications, platforms, and spaces in which contemporary illustration and animation are produced and experienced today. Regular workshops will support you to embrace current industry-standard software, giving you the practical and digital tools you need for the creative workplace today - and tomorrow.... [-]