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A Master of Fine Arts (or MFA) is a degree awarded for completion of the graduate program in a creative field such as visual arts, crafts, performing arts, creative writing, photography, ceramics, dance, textiles, graphic design, theater or filmmaking. MFA degree programs emphasize practical application of the discipline or craft being studied. Normally, Master of Fine Arts degrees culminate in a thesis project, which could take the form of an exhibition, performance, publication or presentation. Master of Fine Arts programs open a multitude of professional doors for graduates and, as a terminal degree, it qualifies graduates to teach the subject on a university level.

It takes most students two to three years to successfully finish a Master of Fine Arts degree, which is longer than the average Master of Arts program, due in part to the applied nature of the MFA. Throughout the course of the MFA program, students create many works within their art or craft. Graduate MFA students work to develop and improve their work in the context of constructive critical feedback from their professors and peers. Feedback is often provided in a group critique, where other students enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts, and the professor are involved.

The costs of taking a Master of Fine Arts degree vary from university to university, and depending on the country. Some prospective MFA students may be eligible to apply for financial assistance or a stipend from a public or private organization, or from the university. Specific information can be sought by contacting the university admissions department directly using the web-form on the program information page.

Some Master of Fine Arts degrees are available part-time or online for students who are working or have other commitments, which prohibit them from enrolling in a full-time masters program. Master of Fine Arts students who are taking classes part time or online may be required to submit their examples of their work for workshops by either sending in pieces or by travelling to campus for short periods throughout the year.

Graduates from Master of Fine Arts programs find that their career opportunities are significantly increased, and their starting salary may also be higher. After graduation, MFA graduates become professors, artists, entrepreneurs, musicians, actors, craftspeople, producers, managers, writers, photographers, directors and more. Learn more about Master of Fine Arts degree programs by reading about featured programs, today!

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MA In Curriculum And Instruction

Grand Canyon University
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City South Phoenix Scottsdale + 4 more

Learn to build and implement curricula at the classroom, school, district and state level with the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction degree. [+]

M.A. 2017. Advanced Program For Continuing Professional Education Offered By: College of Education Overview Earn Your Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction Learn to build and implement curricula at the classroom, school, district and state level with the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction degree. Licensed K-12 educators can gain the skills to become instructional leaders through a combination of coursework, research and classroom field experiences. Offered by Grand Canyon University's College of Education, this program emphasizes a scholar-practitioner approach to curriculum development, teaching and assessment. In the masters in curriculum and instruction degree program, develop your abilities in academic planning and differentiated instruction using current theories, designs and research-based data. Opportunities for observation and practical application in real classrooms provide the experience to support your professional development into an instructional coach, leader and outstanding educator. You must submit a copy of your current teaching license or provide evidence of a minimum of one year of teaching experience to apply for this program. In addition, it is essential to have access to a K-12 classroom to complete the program assignments. Degree Outcomes Study Advanced Instructional Strategies In the masters degree in curriculum and instruction program, you examine the process for planning, composing and delivering an engaging, culturally responsive curriculum. In addition, you also learn to identify, evaluate and assess instructional strategies using data and student achievement. What You Will Learn Learn Coaching Techniques for School Settings In this masters in curriculum and instruction program, teacher candidates examine: Curriculum... [-]

MA Law

The University of Law
Campus Full time 9 months September 2017 United Kingdom London Manchester + 1 more

Our MA Law is designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Masters Level. An MA Law* is an internationally recognised qualification which maintains its merit both in and outside of the legal sector. [+]

MA Law Our MA Law is designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Masters Level. An MA Law* is an internationally recognised qualification which maintains its merit both in and outside of the legal sector. This qualification gives you the opportunity to progress with vocational training to become a qualified solicitor or barrister within England and Wales, but also provides a standalone internationally recognised Master’s award, which is highly attractive to employers in a variety of disciplines. This makes it the perfect choice if you want to keep your career options open. Studying a Master’s degree will develop academic key skills such as evaluation, critical thinking and problem-solving while preparing you for further academic study in law and other related areas. You’ll be using the same research tools available to practitioners to enhance skills in legal research, including a wide range of written and oral communication skills. Our dedicated employability service has an outstanding track record of finding students the right career path to suit them, whether in the legal sector or the wider business world. *Subject to approval. Course Requirements To be eligible to take up your place on our MA Law* you must possess an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) at 2:1 or above in any discipline. Overseas graduates and mature non-graduates: - Please send your qualifications through to the Admissions team who can advise on your eligibility for the course - If you decide you wish to proceed onto the BPTC, please apply... [-]

Master of Management (MAM) in Sustainable Luxury

Sustainability Management School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years Switzerland Gland

The aim of the Master of Arts in Sustainable Luxury Management is to offer a hands-on education that addresses sustainability challenges in the luxury industry. This Master program provides a cutting-edge curriculum that integrates sustainability with the luxury management. [+]

M.A. 2017. The aim of the of the full time (one year) or part-time (two years) Master in Management with an emphasis in Sustainable Luxury Management is to offer to offer a hands-on education that addresses sustainability challenges in the luxury industry. This Master Program provides a cutting-edge curriculum that integrates sustainability with the luxury management. The program is designed for you to advance in your career and to develop new skills. Cutting-edge cases are presented with strong emphasis on the role of responsible leaders in branding luxury goods. Program Organization: Length: 3 terms (full-time program) or 6 terms (part-time program). Content: 9 core modules, 5 major courses including a project in collaboration with our local and international partners and a final capstone course. Small classes. Upon request, individual lectures. Starting Dates: January, April and September. Requirements for the Master’s Programs: Official certified transcripts and diplomas of Bachelor or Master Studies, with certified translation if not originally in English. TOEFL (minimum score of 550 PBT or 80 IBT), or IELTS (minimum score of 5.5), or other Standardized English Placement Exams. Motivation Letter indicating why you want to study in Switzerland at Sustainability Management School. Copy of Passport or ID. Graduate Program Costs Non-refundable application fee - 200 CHF for EU/500 CHF for Non-European. 1-year program costs: 35,950 CHF (OPTIONAL second year with internship, an additional 7,600 CHF) Expenses & Materials - 450 CHF SUMAS does not currently offer any scholarship programs or grants. Career Opportunities This program will prepare students... [-]

Master of Arts in Early Childhood

University of Roehampton Online
Online Full time Part time United Kingdom London

During this online Master of Arts in Early Childhood, you’ll explore current research and fascinating insights related to the development of the whole child—body, mind, and spirit. [+]

The early years of a child’s life are probably the most crucial for establishing a solid foundation for health, well-being and lifelong learning. As awareness increases of the critical importance of healthy development and learning in the early years, so too does the need for early childhood professionals who have the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary for guiding and supporting young children and families. During this online Master of Arts in Early Childhood, you’ll explore current research and gain fascinating insights related to the development of the whole child—body, mind, and spirit. You’ll examine current thinking on the strengths and challenges of young children, as you actively engage in theoretical discussions on child development and learn to apply these theories in culturally responsive ways. Through critical reflection, self-assessment, goal setting and other practical tools, this programme will help you grow as an early childhood professional and make a difference at a local, regional or global level. You’ll develop the confidence and skills to have a positive impact on the development and learning of young children, their families, and on the field as a whole, while helping advance your career potential with a deeper understanding of early childhood theory and practice. Advance your career with a Roehampton Online masters programme Because we believe that learning can only be life-changing when we apply what we learn, we develop masters programmes designed to reflect the most contemporary thinking in the area of study, meaning you’ll learn skills that will be relevant to your... [-]

M.A. Advertising and Marketing Communications

Webster University
Campus Full time 18 - 24 months October 2017 USA Saint Louis

The master of arts (MA) degree in advertising and marketing communications is intended for students interested in advertising and marketing communications, with or without academic or professional experience in the field. [+]

M.A. 2017. M.A. Advertising and Marketing Communications The master of arts (MA) degree in advertising and marketing communications is intended for students interested in advertising and marketing communications, with or without academic or professional experience in the field. This degree prepares inexperienced students for a successful career in advertising and marketing communications and provides experienced students with the additional theory and application necessary to advance in their careers. Students entering this program with a strong educational background or a minimum of three years of relevant professional experience in this area may be eligible to waive one of the required core courses and should consult with a School of Communications academic advisor prior to registration to discuss their qualifications. Our degrees are theory and application based and are not intended to be production-oriented. Students interested in developing a creative portfolio or acquiring tactical production skills may wish to consider undergraduate course work in advertising. Learning Outcomes Successful graduates of this program will be able to: - Utilize essential industry terminology, theories and principles to analyze an organization's situation from a marketing communications perspective. - Determine appropriate advertising and marketing communications objectives, strategies, and tactics that anticipate consumer trends and utilize traditional and new technologies in order to accomplish an organization's marketing communications goals. - Develop strategic, multi-platform marketing communication programs that challenge conventional thinking and foster breakthrough advertising and marketing communication strategies. - Evaluate the effectiveness of a marketing communications plan to accomplish an organization's goals. - Distinguish the influences of... [-]

Master in International Management - Hospitality (for EU students)

IUBH School of Business and Management (for EU students)
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Bad Honnef

Always international, the hotel industry is shaped by the dynamic development of the markets and swift changes in organisational structures. International hotel managers are looking for a modern professional profile. Fitting this profile is at the heart of the international hotel management specialisation... [+]

Always international, the hotel industry is shaped by the dynamic development of the markets and swift changes in organisational structures. International hotel managers are looking for a modern professional profile. Fitting this profile is at the heart of the international hotel management specialisation. Focus on International Management - Hospitality You will examine the strategic management of hotel chains and hospitality organisations, and look at the dynamics of the the hotel industry. When you graduate, you will have the skills to manage hotels, resorts, and individual establishments. You will also be ready for roles at headquarters and in hotel consulting. The practical aspects of the programme will give you the knowledge to make decisions in branding, finance and operations. Programme information Education Instruction in small, international groups, in English Specialisation in international hospitality management Courses to develop the social, professional and intercultural skills needed for this dynamic industry Outstanding Teaching and Individual Attention Faculty with international hospitality experience Professors and staff are approachable and helpful Intensive work in small groups (around 20 students) with an international profile Practice-Oriented Through and Through Academic knowledge is put to work in case studies, projects and hands-on research Learn about hospitality first hand through guest lecturers, company presentations, company projects and excursions Excellent Campus Infrastructure Student dorms, campus WLAN and a good range of food options Career Services, International Office and alumni network advise and support you in your studies and your career planning Facts & Figures Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.) Duration of study:... [-]

MA, Educational Administration

Concordia University Chicago
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years October 2017 USA Chicago

This program will provide you with the skills and knowledge that you need for a successful career in education administration, including prioritizing student success, collaborating with key stakeholders (such as boards and families), and organizational skills. [+]

M.A. 2017. MA, Educational Administration This program will provide you with the skills and knowledge that you need for a successful career in education administration, including prioritizing student success, collaborating with key stakeholders (such as boards and families), and organizational skills. After taking this course, you will be prepared for managerial roles in education administration. You will develop skills in leadership and supervision, with a curriculum focused on translating theory into effective practical application to ensure that you understand how the concepts work in practice. Typical career paths for graduates include: Community education directors School system superintendents Curriculum coordinators Administrators at post-secondary schools School principal Director of admissions Course Requirements Academic Entry Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from a U.S. equivalent, regionally accredited institution GPA earned 2.85 or above English Language Proficiency: IELTS: minimum 6.0 or TOEFL: minimum 72 (internet-based)* or IELTS: minimum 5.5 plus CUC Pathway Program* or TOEFL: minimum 60 (internet-based) plus CUC Pathway Program** or equivalent. *For further clarification, please contact your dedicated educational consultant. **Upon successful completion of the CUC Pathway Program, students are fully admitted to their academic program. For further clarification, please contact your dedicated educational consultant. [-]

Master of Fine Arts in Fine Arts Studio

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus September 2017 USA Rochester

The MFA studio program offers intensive study in painting, printmaking, sculpture, new forms, and related media, leading to mastery in the fine arts field on a professional level. Students will explore advanced techniques in painting, sculpture, new forms, and nontoxic printmaking. [+]

The MFA studio program offers intensive study in painting, printmaking, sculpture, new forms, and related media, leading to mastery in the fine arts field on a professional level. Students will explore advanced techniques in painting, sculpture, new forms, and nontoxic printmaking. These may be pursued singly and combined, or brought together with nontraditional media to create new forms. Faculty guidance focuses upon research strategies that support sequential studio production, leading to individual solutions.

Critical discussion is developed from the traditions of fine art and contemporary directions in our culture. These contemporary and historical concepts stimulate and provoke the development of an individual approach to expression. Along with engaging in critical dialogues, students progress toward the production of a body of work and a report for the master’s thesis.... [-]


M.A. in International Studies

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 USA San Francisco

The world in which we live is indelibly shaped by global processes – from the interconnectedness of business and finance to ethnic violence to the struggles for self-determination. [+]

M.A. in International StudiesThe world in which we live is indelibly shaped by global processes – from the interconnectedness of business and finance to ethnic violence to the struggles for self-determination. The University of San Francisco offers a unique Master's Degree in International Studies - an innovative and rigorous program that provides students with in-depth knowledge about the changes that now face the global community.Courses in the Master of Arts in International Studies (MAIS) focus on development and the environment, political and economic aspects of globalization, human rights, peace and conflict, and international law and organizations. As an interdisciplinary program, students integrate and apply knowledge across disciplines in order to analyze global issues and problems.MAIS students acquire the skills needed for a wide variety of professions and fields, including international affairs, foreign service, intelligence and international organizations. Our graduates are also prepared to pursue further studies in a Ph.D. program.... [-]


Master of Arts in Food Studies

The American University of Rome
Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 Italy Rome

The M.A. in Food Studies is an interdisciplinary program that aims to provide knowledge and skills on the current situation and developments surrounding sustainable food production and consumption, more generally on how we affect the Earth’s resources with our food choices. It will focus on the international dimensions but also on how the associated policy and regulatory frameworks are framed and implemented at regional, national and sub-national levels by the public and non-profit sectors as well as by the food industry. [+]

The M.A. in Food Studies is an interdisciplinary program that aims to provide knowledge and skills on the current situation and developments surrounding sustainable food production and consumption, more generally on how we affect the Earth’s resources with our food choices. It will focus on the international dimensions but also on how the associated policy and regulatory frameworks are framed and implemented at regional, national and sub-national levels by the public and non-profit sectors as well as by the food industry. The Program offers students the option to focus on a more professional-based path, according to their career aspirations, or a research-based path if they wish to pursue research at the Ph.D. level. It is a flexible program that allows students to acquire research methods and techniques and also to choose courses to enhance their business or multimedia communication skills. Students with entrepreneurial ambitions can follow a course of study whereby they will gain both conceptual grounding and hands-on skills in relation to the business of food, including accounting and finance, marketing, strategy and other functional business areas in both large and small corporate entities. Students may also choose multimedia communication and learn concepts and theories of visual communication related to food in an ever evolving digital environment, along with technical skills for a variety of multimedia products. Students will also have the opportunity to hone their writing skills in relation to food in its various professional forms, including technical writing for the scientific community, policy-makers and consumers. Potential career... [-]

Master in Fashion and Textiles

University of Derby
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Derby + 1 more

You will study at our Markeaton Street site which has both traditional and industrial equipment, and advanced new technology in our fashion and textiles' studios and other specialised workshops. Students benefit from our excellent links with industry in the fashion and textiles sectors [+]

M.A. 2017. You will study at our Markeaton Street site which has both traditional and industrial equipment, and advanced new technology in our fashion and textiles' studios and other specialised workshops. Students benefit from our excellent links with industry in the fashion and textiles sectors You will be surrounded by like-minded creative individuals in our Department of Art and Design. You will have the chance to gain appropriate industrial experience working on high level, multidisciplinary projects. Derbyshire has a strong heritage in the fashion and textiles industries, with world-renowned companies such as Paul Smith, John Smedley and Aristoc on our doorstep. This inspirational backdrop will underpin your studies on this postgraduate course, which is one of only a few programmes in England with the option of combined study across fashion and textiles. The course will build on your skills, and will develop your potential to position yourself within the professional spectrum of design for fashion, textiles or related product areas such as knitwear, performance sportswear, or smart textiles for apparel and other uses. You'll be studying in a vibrant learning environment where you'll have the opportunity to work alongside designers from a wide range of disciplines throughout the department. Not only will you acquire professional design skills, but you'll also develop your enterprise and creativity, and you will feel empowered with the ability to challenge industry with production-ready innovation. Employable Graduates – we’re ranked 15th highest amongst all UK universities and 12th for English institutions with 96% of graduates in... [-]

Master of Arts in Information Operations

The Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS)
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington DC

Information Operations (IO) represents a key instrument of current and anticipated national security policy. IO provides a means of supporting, through information and education, allies and political elements abroad who share US interests in many parts of the world. [+]

Program Objectives Information Operations (IO) represents a key instrument of current and anticipated national security policy. IO provides a means of supporting, through information and education, allies and political elements abroad who share US interests in many parts of the world. IO also provides a means of deterring and prevailing against state and nonstate adversaries and other competitors seeking to undermine US security interests, ideals, and quality of life. This instrument offers a wide range of digital and human influence capabilities. It ensures that the US is more able to safeguard its information infrastructure to make and implement policy, to be able to deter, and if necessary to use its information capabilities to prevail against attempts by others to weaken, manipulate or cripple US information programs, and to counter the deception and influence capabilities of competitors. IO also can be used help prevent conflict and to influence the outcomes of political and military conflict. The DMGS program is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge, concepts and theories to understand the critical role that IO plays in supporting and enhancing US national security policy. That role is now recognized as nationally important in the DoD’s Joint Publication 3-13, which has been used to educate and deploy increasing number of IO specialists. (Other agencies have not yet publically identified their IO doctrine and/or related major practices.) The DMGS program will focus on the strategic aims, skill sets, and historical and innovative techniques coming online that will continue to provide opportunities... [-]

MA in Garden and Landscape History

University of London, School of Advanced Study
Campus Full time Part time 12 months October 2017 United Kingdom City of London + 1 more

The MA in Garden and Landscape History at the Institute of Historical Research will provide an academically rigorous environment in which students will develop their academic research and writing skills, and gain a profound understanding of gardens and landscapes spanning the globe and the centuries. [+]

M.A. 2017. The MA in Garden and Landscape History at the Institute of Historical Research will provide an academically rigorous environment in which students will develop their academic research and writing skills, and gain a profound understanding of gardens and landscapes spanning the globe and the centuries. This course will be particularly useful for graduates who have completed a first degree in a related subject, as well as for architects and landscape gardeners looking to deepen their subject knowledge or add an edge to their curriculum vitae. Teaching will occur at the Institute of Historical Research, with a strong emphasis on tutor-student interaction in class. There will also be an emphasis on practical training, with sessions at museums and libraries, and visits to gardens in London. The course includes an optional field trip to Rome and Tivoli in the spring, with visits to the Vatican, Villa Borghese and Villa Adriana, amongst a number of other magnificent historic cultural sites. Course structure The course will be run on a full-time basis over one year. Teaching will take place on Thursdays from 10:00 to 17:00 and will be divided between two terms. The third term will be dedicated to dissertation preparation and writing. Students must complete core module 1, core module 2 (selecting three options from the seven provided), and core module 3 – a 15,000 word dissertation in order to be awarded the full MA. However, there are a range of options available for flexible study: Those wishing to pursue this... [-]

Master (MA/MSc) Wearable Futures

Ravensbourne
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Wearable Futures is a cross-disciplinary umbrella programme for designers who are interested in the cluster of technologies and experiences that have the human body and its covering as their centre of focus. [+]

Wearable Futures is a cross-disciplinary umbrella programme for designers who are interested in the cluster of technologies and experiences that have the human body and its covering as their centre of focus. The course offers a holistic environment based on the integration of creative computing, digital craftsmanship and material cultures, while also incorporating the technologies and advances in hardware that are impacting on manufacturing techniques and associated applications. Wearable futures has come about as part of Ravensbourne’s current commitment to become creative leader in the field of wearable applications and body-centric design. Ravensbourne's digital research culture is contributing significantly in this context. The main conceptual framework for the course will be provided by theories of digital craftsmanship, body-centric technologies and phenomenological readings and speculative philosophy. These will form an important research foundation for building Ravensbourne’s critical reach and will assist in helping you to sift and prioritise the current trends and thought relating to fashion and discussion around the body within data informed spaces. An interdisciplinary field of study will include interaction and experience design (UX), “making” and open source culture, design innovation and applied philosophy. You will be introduced to philosophical trends and these will tie in with your practice and help you to develop a critical view incorporating design fiction and other emerging theories. You will engage with research methods such as participatory, user study and user-centered design. The course is a platform for investigation, dissemination and analysis around contemporary theory and practice in the wearable industries. The... [-]

MA in Psychology

University of Limerick
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Limerick

The Master of Art in Psychology (MA Psychology) is a new full-time 1-year conversion course that integrates existing undergraduate modules and postgraduate modules. [+]

MA in Psychology

The Master of Art in Psychology (MA Psychology) is a new full-time 1-year conversion course that integrates existing undergraduate modules and postgraduate modules.

The course has been accredited by the PSI and is designed for students with prior experiences in psychology and research methods (e.g., BA Joint Honours). This prior experience should be comparable to 1 year of study (10 modules; 60 ECTS).

The MA Psychology provides students with a menu of modules that reflect the breadth of psychological research and its applications and is therefore partly a conversion course. The undergraduate modules will be provided by the Department of Psychology (Education and Health Science); the postgraduate modules will be provided by the Department of Psychology, the Department of Design and Technology (Faculty and Science and Engineering), the Department of Personnel and Employment Relations (Kemmy Business School), and the Physical Education and Sport Sciences Department (Faculty of Education and Health Sciences).... [-]