Masters Programs in Art History

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Art History

A masters degree in Art history is a university program that seeks to impart knowledge to students who wish to obtain a higher understanding of the history of art, and the historical periods that bear great significance to the creativity of art. In this masters program, students have an opportunity to examine the different historical periods in art as well as their social contexts. Apart from the history of art, one gains critical visual skills that should help them widen their perspectives in their practice of art and appreciating art in general.

Most universities offering a masters program in art history also do offer a bachelors program of art history. While some universities may insist on one having a bachelor in art history before pursuing a masters degree, most universities do allow enrollment for students whose first degrees are not of art history origin. However, for these cases, a special exam to examine some proficiency in the art programs may be required.

This masters program is wide and has a variety of possible areas where a student enrolling for the masters program may decide to venture towards. African art, East Asian art, architecture and photography are some of the examples of fields that a masters degree student in Art history may opt to take. A student’s career goals and personal intellectual interests should be the guiding factor in making a choice of the field to pursue.

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Master of Letters in Art History: Inventing Modern Art

University of Glasgow
Campus Full time 2 semesters August 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow

Inventing Modern Art enables you to understand how painting, design and architecture took new forms and meanings in an age of radical social, scientific and technological change. Working with leading experts, you will learn to interpret these from theoretical as well as object-based approaches. [+]

Masters in Art History. Art History: Inventing Modern Art, 1768-1918 MLitt Inventing Modern Art enables you to understand how painting, design and architecture took new forms and meanings in an age of radical social, scientific and technological change. Working with leading experts, you will learn to interpret these from theoretical as well as object-based approaches. Why this programme World-leading resources, from Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s School of Art to the Burrell Collection and The Hunterian, home to the world’s largest public Whistler display. State-of-the-art collections access at the new Kelvin Hall Study Centre, and tuition by specialists including the Mackintosh and European Modernism Academic Curator. Programme Structure The programme offers a wide-ranging mix of taught and research components, and is taught by a team including the Academic Curator in Mackintosh studies and European Modernism, and experts in the Enlightenment, Whistler, Impressionism, the Vienna Secession, and dress history.  The 20-credit core course on 'Research Methods in Practice' is taken by all students in Semester 1, and provides an introduction to the key techniques and principles of advanced art-historical study and research. This provides a foundation for the programme's other components, which consist of: A compulsory dissertation (60 credits; 15-20,000 words, including footnotes and bibliography). This is submitted in August and written under the guidance of a specialist tutor. It provides opportunity for self-directed research on a topic chosen by the student in consultation with the programme convener and the tutor. Five individual option courses, each worth 20 credits. These enable you to... [-]

Master In Archaeology And History Of Art

University of Cagliari
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Cagliari

Graduates will be qualified to work at levels of high competence in museums, Superintendents, specialized libraries in Archaeology and Art History, local authorities and various institutes engaged in research and enhancement of archaeological, historical and artistic ... [+]

Graduates will be qualified to work at levels of high competence in museums, Superintendents, specialized libraries in Archaeology and Art History, local authorities and various institutes engaged in research and exploitation of the archaeological, historical and artistic heritage. final test characteristics The final examination for the award of the qualification in the exposition will consist of a written paper on a novel topic to be agreed with one of the teachers of the course. The report must have a contributory and non-compile-and will have to be longer than 2000 characters in 50 folders. Through discussion, the candidate will be able to demonstrate the specialized level of knowledge and skills acquired in the single discipline and within the subject area concerned, with attention to related areas. Skills required for access For access to the degree required a substantial initial preparation in possession of basic knowledge in the field of archeology, art history, history, laws of the Cultural Heritage and basic computer skills already acquired before the assessment of individual preparation, preferably through an undergraduate program in cultural heritage. In particular, students must have completed at least 12 credits in the field of historical disciplines; at least 12 credits in the field of ancient and medieval civilization; at least 60 credits within the disciplines relating to the historical archaeological and artistic heritage, archive and library, social anthropology and environmental; at least 6 credits in the context of the legislation and management of Cultural Heritage. For testing a multiple choice quiz testing is... [-]

Master in Contemporary Art Conservation - Master di I Livello

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Como
Campus Full time 1 year March 2018 Italy Como

The issue of Contemporary Art Conservation is at the center of debates and disagreements. The diversity and originality of used materials, the ephemerality and perishability of some art works, the use of new media and, last but not least, the immateriality of some performances and happenings make this field a continuously and rapidly evolving ground where well prepared specialists ready to deal with this wide and inestimable patrimony are definitely missing. [+]

Masters in Art History. The issue of Contemporary Art Conservation is at the center of debates and disagreements. The diversity and originality of used materials, the ephemerality and perishability of some art works, the use of new media and, last but not least, the immateriality of some performances and happenings make this field a continuously and rapidly evolving ground where well prepared specialists ready to deal with this wide and inestimable patrimony are definitely missing. Starting from here and from the individual peculiarities of each Campus, Accademia di Belle Arti Aldo Galli signed a partnership which proposes an ambitious Higher Education project. Career opportunities - The Specialist in Contemporary Art Conservation can work either in conservation or in restoration, boasting a theoretical and practical knowledge specifically connected to the contemporary times. The employment sectors include galleries, public and private museums, public institutions for conservation and land-use planning, exhibition setup and art transportation businesses, studio and analysis labs, university departments of Art History, restoration and conservation companies. Target - This Master is opened to graduates who want to acquire theoretical and practical skills in the field of contemporary art conservation, interested and operate in a dynamic and evolving sector. Previous studies in fine arts academies and schools of restoration could be considered as an asset, but not a prerequisite to access the course. Methodology and strcture - The course is divided into two modules, characterized by a specific course of study, strictly related to the peculiarity of the venue: Venice and... [-]

Master - The History And Methodology Of Art History / Modern Research And Design Technology In Art

Far Eastern Federal University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Vladivostok

The program is aimed at training of masters in the field of Byzantine art, intercultural communication, folk art and creativity, the arts of the Far East and the Pacific Rim countries, artistic innovation in the art of XX century. [+]

Program Overview The program is aimed at training of masters in the field of Byzantine art, intercultural communication, folk art and creativity, the arts of the Far East and the Pacific Rim countries, artistic innovation in the art of XX century. acquired competence conducting cultural studies; creation of independent creative projects, from business planning rationale developed by start-up, a leader in the field of culture and art. Competitive advantages practice-oriented training on the basis of museums, theaters, libraries, art galleries, exhibition centers; flexible combination of research approaches in the theoretical, historical, education and training on the organization of the project of art in modern conditions; opportunity to continue their education in graduate school on the basis of Far Eastern Federal University on the subject "Theory and History of Art"; dissertation council on art and culture. The area of ​​professional activity and employment public authorities protection of historical and cultural heritage; museums; art galleries; art colleges and schools; research and design departments of arts organizations and tourism; research centers; mass media. Approximate curriculum Actual problems of the Art History Methodology (Actual problems of the methodology of the history of art) Interdisciplinary approaches in contemporary art history and theory Problems of studying the art of the Far East Organization of art-project activities Organization of congress and exhibition activities Methodology of scientific research (research methodology) Trends and schools of foreign art history (historiography) Trends and schools of Russian art history (historiography) Methodological problems of Early-Christian and Byzantine Art research (Methodological problems in the... [-]

Master In Theory And History Of Art And Cultural Management

Universidad de La Laguna
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife + 1 more

The Master in Theory and History of Art and Cultural Management is proposed in order to provide training for professionalizing character and research in Theory and History of Art and Cultural Management graduates and graduates in arts and humanities-oriented cultural management. [+]

Masters in Art History. The Master in Theory and History of Art and Cultural Management is proposed in order to provide training for professionalizing character and research in Theory and History of Art and Cultural Management graduates and graduates in arts and humanities-oriented cultural management. Specials / Itineraries: Research Itinerary: Theory and History of Art: research methodologies. Professional Route: Cultural Management. Admission profile. The income profile of the Master in Theory and History of Art and Cultural Management will preferably aimed at graduates / graduates in art history, music Sciences, Philosophy, Philology and Fine Arts. also offer other graduates in related areas, such as social science graduates or graduates in Journalism, Education, Economics, and Information Sciences. Also for related degrees as Architecture. Consequently, the income profiles will be: 1 st. Graduates or graduates in History of Art, Humanities, Fine Arts, Architecture, Superior Degree of Conservatory, Degree or Degree in History and Music Sciences and Musical Teaching. Higher degrees in Dramatic Art. Also, degrees related to pedagogy and communication. 2º. Graduates from foreign universities with degrees that are considered equivalent to those indicated in the previous point. 3º. Future graduates of training equivalent to any of the aforementioned degrees. Students from the EU or other countries of the EHEA, as well as from other places in the world, must provide an equivalent degree of the indicated qualifications, homologated or homologable, complying with the regulations in force in the ULL in this regard. The professional specialty in History of Art and Cultural... [-]

Master in Humanities: Critical Studies in Art & Culture (research)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Research Master’s in Critical Studies in Art & Culture is a two-year programme which will enable you to develop into a professional researcher. The programme deals with ... [+]

Master in Critical Studies in Art & Culture (Research)

This two-year programme is unique in the Netherlands. With special emphasis on methodological and theoretical issues, it interrelates perspectives from art history, media studies, design studies and architectural history. It fosters the acquisition of knowledge, analytical skills and a capacity to critically reflect on historical and contemporary developments in the cultural industries. It centers on the analysis of “visual objects” (from landscapes, cities and buildings to artworks in various media, film, television, design and games) in their social, institutional, economic and ideological contexts. The programme is taught in English.... [-]


Master's Degree In Art History And Visual Culture

Jaume I University (Universitat Jaume I)
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Spain Castellón

Studies have ambition to transmit to the graduates in art history and related disciplines legacy of knowledge and skills developed by the discipline in his century of academic institutionalization, whose acquisition is essential to understand and critically evaluate both the artistic object as its creation process. [+]

Masters in Art History. Studies have ambition to transmit to the graduates in art history and related disciplines legacy of knowledge and skills developed by the discipline in his century of academic institutionalization, whose acquisition is essential to understand and critically evaluate both the artistic object as its creation process. Since undergraduate (and further grade) offer general training, the graduate is the ideal framework for a specialized formation defined criteria of academic excellence and scientific interest. Coordination: Victor Mínguez Cornelles. Department of History, Geography and Art. UJI. Coordinating university: U. of Valencia-Estudi General Interuniversity with: Universitat Jaume I Number of credits: 60 ECTS credits Duration: one academic year (October 2017 / June 2018) Mode: (October 2017 / June 2018) Language of teaching: Spanish Price: pending publication (2016: € 46.20 / credit) [-]

Master in History of Art and Museum Studies

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

Paris-Sorbonne University (Paris IV) and the Ecole du Louvre offer a professional Master degree in the «History of art and museum studies », at the new Paris Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi campus on Al Reem Island. The collaboration between these two prestigious French institutions is unprecedented. [+]

Paris-Sorbonne University (Paris IV) and the Ecole du Louvre offer a professional Master degree in the «History of art and museum studies », at the new Paris Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi campus on Al Reem Island. The collaboration between these two prestigious French institutions is unprecedented. The city of Abu Dhabi alone is preparing to open not less than seven new museums, including the Louvre. In the coming years, qualified staff, trained in the fields of history of arts and in the various professions related to museum management, will be necessary to uphold the scientific and intellectual quality of these institutions. It is in this specific context and with a view to respond to these requirements, that this professional Master programme was designed. It is part of the development of PSUAD, the sole higher education institution offering an undergraduate programme in the history of art and archaeology in the Gulf region since 2006. To offer a first class education, PSUAD has decided to enlarge the scope of its know-how through a partnership with the scientific teams of the Ecole du Louvre and the future Louvre Abu Dhabi. A high level comprehensive education The theoretical part of the “history of art and museum studies” professional Master curriculum, as is the case today for the BA programme, will be ensured by visiting professors from the department of History of Art and Archaeology at the Paris Sorbonne University, while curators, restorers and specialised professors from the Ecole du Louvre will be in charge... [-]

MA in Art Research Collaboration

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology [IADT]
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Ireland Dublin

The ARC MA programme is open to artists, writers and curators or those whose research focus identifies art thinking and practices as a significant component. [+]

Masters in Art History. MA in Art Research Collaboration (previously titled Visual Arts Practice) IADT is currently developing this two year taught Master of Arts Programme, titled MA Art Research Collaboration (ARC), for commencement in September 2014. This programme replaces the MA in Visual Arts Practices (2004-2014). Led by Dr. Maeve Connolly and Dr. Sinead Hogan, the new ARC MA is a research-focused taught masters programme delivered over two years, running from September to June, with a planned intake of approximately 10-12 students per year. The programme will incorporate research groups developed in collaboration with project partners such as the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) and the Irish Film Institute (IFI). The ARC MA programme is open to artists, writers and curators or those whose research focus identifies art thinking and practices as a significant component. The course intends to support a strongly interdisciplinary enquiry into areas that through research might be related and/or be applied to art, such as philosophy, psychology, media production, film, education, history, literature, archaeology, geography, publishing, design and architecture. Modules will be taught primarily off-campus but students will also have access to art production workshops and the extended facilities on the main IADT campus. Aims and Learning Objectives What modules will I study? In year one, students complete a series of taught modules, participating in tutorials and critiques designed to support the development of their chosen research projects, and also work in small groups toward the realization of public-oriented projects. In year two, they... [-]