Masters Programs in Art Studies

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Art Studies

For many people, a Master in Arts is an excellent type of educational opportunity. The arts tend to be focused on opportunities in areas such as Painting, Photography, Music, Performing Arts, Fashion, Culinary Arts and Design. There are many career paths for individuals pursuing this advanced level of education.

What Is Arts as a Discipline?

In many ways, the Arts programs focus on intellectual programs designed to teach more abstract areas. Unlike Science degree programs, which are very specific to formulas and facts, the Arts programs require more creative thinking and intellectually-focused programs. Nevertheless, these degrees are critical to people who want to work in a variety of key positions that provide important services to the community. 

What Are the Benefits of Taking a Degree in Arts?

The benefits of Arts programs are clear. Without these programs, there would be a lack of culture, social information, and politics. In many ways, whether you are discussing the Fine Arts or if you are discussing Fashion and Design, each of these programs help to further the intellectual aspects of humans. In many ways, this type of program helps to encourage the development of human thought, feelings, and beliefs.

What Are the Types of Arts Disciplines?

A Master of Arts degree allows individuals to study in an incredibly large number of topic areas. This may include things like dance, theatre, and classical music. It also includes film studies, design, ceramics, museology, and architecture. Other areas of study include applied arts, arts studies, computer arts, television studies, and fine arts. These are all programs that lead to very successful career paths in many instances.

Why Take an Art Degree Online?

Obtaining a Masters in Arts degree online is an ideal option. Most students who complete their Bachelor in Arts enter work at that point. By taking a graduate level course in any of these arts programs online, the student can continue to focus on building their career, managing their life, and complete their education. These programs also tend to provide more opportunities for learning specializations, including in-depth studies that may not be available in all locations. Students who study online do need to have more discipline to complete coursework, but the flexibility, affordability, and versatility are all ideal.

What Are the Career Opportunities for an Arts Degree?

Depending on the type of Arts degree that the student enrolls in, there are many career paths in this field. For example, those who focus on animation and design may develop software or television programs. Those who focus on arts studies  may end up working in a museum or an art gallery.

A Master in Arts is an opportunity to expand skills and enter into more advanced career paths. Online education in this area provides the perfect path to accomplishing this.

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M.A. in Museum Studies

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time August 2018 USA San Francisco

In an era of increased globalization, digitization and collaboration, museums have evolved into important and vital sites for community engagement and public dialogue. [+]

Master in Museum StudiesIn an era of increased globalization, digitization and collaboration, museums have evolved into important and vital sites for community engagement and public dialogue. The University of San Francisco offers a unique Master’s Degree in Museum Studies that prepares its graduates for positions of leadership in artistic, cultural and heritage organizations operating within this constantly changing social dynamic.The USF M.A. in Museum Studies Program focuses on design and curatorial practice; education and new technologies; conservation and heritage preservation; and arts and cultural management, financial management and project management. Students integrate and apply knowledge and disciplines in order to analyze global issues – from equality and diversity, to social justice and human rights. The San Francisco ExperienceMuseum Studies students enjoy the rich experiences available in San Francisco, one of the world’s most vibrant, cosmopolitan and beautiful cities. Walking distance to the major museum complexes of Golden Gate Park – including the de Young Museum and the California Academy of Sciences – USF also lies near the museums and cultural institutions in downtown San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, Palo Alto, and San Jose. As the financial, cultural and technological center of the West Coast of the U.S., the San Francisco Bay Area is one of the most economically and culturally vital regions of the world.... [-]


Master in Curatorial Practice

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Venice
Campus Full time 12 months January 2018 Italy Venice

The Master course in Curatorial Practice promoted by IED Venezia is a programme that deals with the exhibition design direction and management related to the art field and beyond, training professionals ready to enter with full rights the art industry. Strong point is the prestige and uniqueness of Venice, main player of the current debate on curatorial issues, generator of professional excellence. [+]

The global scenario of the art system includes today a growing number of physical and virtual venues representing a wide range of curatorial projects opportunities: museums, exhibition areas, public and private galleries, biennals, fairs, platforms, websites, etc. The Master course in Curatorial Practice promoted by IED Venezia is a programme that deals with the exhibition design direction and management related to the art field and beyond, training professionals ready to enter with full rights the art industry. Strong point is the prestige and uniqueness of Venice, main player of the current debate on curatorial issues, generator of professional excellence. The international faculty is coordinated by Jonathan Watkins and includes leading curators, scholars in the humanities, artists, and art professionals, coming from many prominent institutions such as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Fondation Pinault, Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia, Ruya Foundation, Beirut Art Center, and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid. Career opportunities - At the end of the Master course, participants may pursue careers in museums and not-for-profit galleries as well as in commercial galleries, fairs, and auction houses. They also consider roles in emerging areas such as criticism, education, consultancy, and artist studio management. Target - The course is designed for postgraduate students who want to specialise in the curatorial sector, including museums, galleries, fairs or for auction houses. Previous study in the field of Arts and Management are desirable, but not essential. Methodology and structure - The curriculum of the course investigates modern and international... [-]

Master Degree in Arts and Culture Management

Rome Business School
Campus or Online Part time 12 months March 2018 Italy Rome

Join the most international business school in Europe! - Designed for motivated international participants aiming at getting world-class competencies and at developing a successful global career in the fields of arts and culture. Starting date: each year, in March and October [+]

EARLY BIRD: 10% DISCOUNT IF YOU ENROL BEFORE DECEMBER THE 11th!

Training of excellence, paid internships, career service, international networking and many others benefits for your professional and personal development. Teaching formulas for every demand. Starting date: each year, in March and October

Rome Business School's Master in Arts and Cultural Management is aimed at providing students with excellent skills and competencies to understand and manage cultural programs, departments and events including the ability to develop successful marketing and communications strategies for this very specific field of arts and culture in the global industry.

Contents Managing Arts and Culture in the Global Era Being a cultural manager Events Production and Organization as a promotion of the cultural heritage Marketing, Communications and Fundraising for Arts and Culture Creation of cultural companies Project Management for cultural organizations Business Planning Human Resource Management Art Galleries and Museums Management Publishing industry management Audio-visual industry management Performing arts management Music Production & Artist Management Theatre and show business management Web Series Management Cultural Event Management Learning options and tuition fees ... [-]

Master in Contemporary Art Markets

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Italy Milan

The Master in Contemporary Art Markets is an intensive study path that will give you the artistic vocabulary and expertise to interpret the dynamics and economics of today’s art market. You’ll have the opportunity to network with established industry professionals and to collaborate with internationally acclaimed art galleries, auction houses, art fairs, institutions, collections, and art centers. [+]

MASTER IN CONTEMPORARY ART MARKETS

Our ‘Learning by Doing’ approach combines traditional visual disciplines with new digital technologies and synthesizes individual study with group project work. We establish numerous collaborations and projects with Italian and international companies and institutions to give students hands-on workplace opportunities to develop their critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and practical artistic and design skills.

WHY NABA To study in Milan, recognized as the world’s capital of fashion, arts and design To collaborate with over 1,000 companies, working on real-world projects and complementing your studies with unique internship opportunities To obtain a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural learning experience, with a focus on direct experimentation To learn from an outstanding faculty of inspiring industry professionals and mentors To attend cutting-edge programs held both in Italian and English, that will give you an internationally recognized degree To study in an award-winning academy, selected by leading publications such as Frame Publishers, Domus Magazine and Business of Fashion as one of the world's top schools for art and design ... [-]

Master of Professional Studies in Interior Lighting Design

New York School of Interior Design
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Upper East Side

The MPS in Interior Lighting Design (MPS-L) is a one-year, post-professional degree that provides rigorous professional education in the area of natural and artificial illumination for the interior environment. [+]

Masters in Art Studies. NYSID is ranked #2 graduate program in the US by Design Intelligence The MPS in Interior Lighting Design (MPS-L) is a one-year, post-professional degree that provides rigorous professional education in the area of natural and artificial illumination for the interior environment. As any interior designer or architect can tell you, imaginative and cost-effective interior illumination is critical to the success of any interior space. Changing technologies, new laws that mandate energy efficiency and the demand for inspired, innovative solutions have created a strong need for specialists in interior lighting design. NYSID has responded to this need with a program that exposes students to a range of knowledge and skills that provides graduates with a balance of conceptual and practical techniques for successful design execution. The course work addresses the history and theory of lighting design, principles of sustainability as they relate to the discipline, natural and artificial lighting and control systems, integrated systems design, as well as financial analysis, code compliance, and project maintenance. The program includes lighting design studio courses that integrate acquired knowledge and research, while exploring residential, commercial, and institutional environments. Graduates are prepared to sit for the certification exam given by the NCQLP (National Council on Qualifications for Lighting Professionals). The program requires full-time study All classes are in the evenings and on weekends Applicants must have a degree in interior design, architecture, engineering, or a closely related field and an advanced portfolio [-]

Master of Computer Graphic Design

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

The Master of Computer Graphic Design (MCGD) is an advanced degree focusing on graphic design theory, technology and original research. It builds on the unique combination of design and coding skills developed during the Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (BCGD). [+]

Master of Computer Graphic Design The Master of Computer Graphic Design (MCGD) is an advanced degree focusing on graphic design theory, technology and original research. It builds on the unique combination of design and coding skills developed during the Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (BCGD). The MCGD provides an opportunity for you to plan, develop and carry out a large scale design research project. This will enable you to collaborate with other students and academics, and to work with members of the professional design industry. The MCGD research is represented by both a written thesis and an exhibited design realisation. Research topics are tailored to suit your interests, providing an opportunity for you to hone a particular aspect of graphic design further, which could be a pathway to your chosen career. You will also have the full support, guidance and expertise of your supervisor during your research project. Computing facilities at Waikato The University of Waikato offers students 24-hour computer lab access with all the latest computer software, and several labs fully equipped with Mac computers, commonly used in professional design environments. Graduate students have a dedicated lab space and access to all undergraduate facilities. Career opportunities Advertising Designer Computer Games Designer Interactive Designer Motion Graphics Designer TV Graphics Designer Web Designer Admission and enrolment To enrol in the MCGD you should have completed a Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (BCGD) (or equivalent) and have achieved a B average over the course of your study. If you are applying with... [-]

Master in Political Arts (SPEAP)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 France Paris

The Experimental Programme in Political Arts (SPEAP) is a one-year Master's programme at the School of Public Affairs for mid-career professionals with at least 4 years of professional experience. [+]

What is SPEAP?

The Experimental Programme in Political Arts (SPEAP) is a one-year Master's programme at the School of Public Affairs for mid-career professionals with at least 4 years of professional experience.  This full-time programme brings together architects, designers, academics, public servants, managers, researchers, administrators, activists and curators who wish to enhance their skills, develop inventive tools and give a new momentum to their career. 

This multidisciplinary programme is driven by key notions of experimentation, inquiry and innovation that explore the points of articulation and connection between scientific, artistic, and political fields. Young professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds will confront concrete societal and political issues through a range of classes and pedagogical formats that combine scientific and artistic methods.... [-]


Master in Museum Studies

Across the Pond
Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom Aberdeen Belfast Brighton Canterbury Cardiff Chester Cirencester Colchester Edinburgh Epsom Exeter Falmouth Farnham Glasgow Guildford Huddersfield Leeds Leicester Lincoln Liverpool London Loughborough Manchester Newcastle Norwich Nottingham Oxford Reading Rochester Sheffield + 28 more

Museum Studies is not something you may grow up wanting to study, however it is a fantastic way to learn about art, aesthetics, archaeological objects, business, and history all in one subject. Even better, to be able to study it in a country that is rich with artifacts and culture. Each of our partners that offers Museum Studies, brings something different to their respective programs. [+]

Museum Studies is not something you may grow up wanting to study, however it is a fantastic way to learn about art, aesthetics, archaeological objects, business, and history all in one subject. Even better, to be able to study it in a country that is rich with artifacts and culture. Each of our partners that offers Museum Studies, brings something different to their respective programs. It is important to know what you would like to focus on (art museums, business aspects of running a museum, classics, etc.) in order to make the right decision for yourself. As an undergraduate student, you can expect more of a comprehensive program that focuses broadly on museums and another closely related subject. This could be History of Art with Museum Studies at University of East Anglia or University of Leeds, or Museum and Classical Studies at University of Reading. Interested in learning about and creating the exhibits that objects are displayed in? Then University of Lincoln’s Design for Exhibition and Museums may be the choice for you. This is a really great course for those of you who are interested in a certain historical/art subject, but would like to broaden the scope to master something else as well. It also opens the door to many different master’s programs in the humanities subjects. As a postgraduate student you can expect more of a focus on museum’s and galleries. This can range from exhibit design, curation and management, classical objects, modern art, and many more. Your... [-]

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Drama Therapy

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA San Francisco

The CIIS Drama Therapy program is one of only three master's programs in the United States both regionally accredited and approved by the North American Drama Therapy Association, and is one of only a handful of such programs in the world. [+]

Masters in Art Studies. MA in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Drama Therapy Freedom and possibility are two key words that begin to describe the essence of drama therapy. Life is finite; there are only so many experiences we can have. But in drama, the opportunities and options are endless, enabling us to dive more deeply into the richness of life. And when the dramas are authentic and "real," they have the power to affect, and even alter, our real lives profoundly. For the past thirty years, we have been investigating how therapeutically adapted dramatic processes work over time to heal wounds, facilitate lasting change, and help people reach their highest potential. -Renée Emunah, Program Founder/Director The program allowed me to tap into the limitless storehouse of compassion, imagination, play, and resiliency inside of me and helped me channel all that into my fullest potential as a therapist and human being. It was an all-encompassing and transformative experience. As a storyteller, scholar, and now clinician, the impacts of the Drama Therapy program at CIIS will continue to serve me professionally and reverberate through me and those with whom I come into contact. -Aileen Cho, Program Alumna, MA (2012) One of my most life changing experiences! The Drama Therapy program at CIIS gave me the personal and clinical resources I needed to become a skilled therapist, while remaining in touch with my artist self. -Dorothy Lemoult, Program Alumna, MA (2011) The CIIS Drama Therapy program is one of only three... [-]

Master of Fine Arts in Digital Arts

DigiPen Institute of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2018 USA Redmond + 1 more

Geared toward professional artists and candidates with a bachelor's degree in art or a related field, this program blends fine arts principles, including a strong emphasis on figure drawing, sculpture [+]

Geared toward professional artists and candidates with a bachelor's degree in art or a related field, this program blends fine arts principles, including a strong emphasis on figure drawing, sculpture, and art history, with a practical approach to studio art production that helps students develop both their personal skill and artistic voice. Full-Time and Part-Time Options Students have the option of enrolling in this program full-time for two years, or enrolling part-time and spreading their course load over four years. Admissions Information Applicants to the Master of Fine Arts in Digital Arts program should have experience in the following areas: drawing, figure drawing, art history, composition, 3D modeling, animation, sculpture, color theory, and digital painting. Candidates must also provide an art portfolio of 15 to 20 samples of artwork to be considered for admission. Topics Covered By the time they graduate, students in the MFA program will possess the following qualifications: - Extensive 3D production experience, including the ability to use the most current 2D and 3D graphics applications in the industry, as well as traditional fine arts skills such as drawing, sculpting, and painting. - A deep understanding of the creative process and the 3D graphics production pipeline, including the ability to manage projects from brainstorming to completion. - Strong research skills, especially as they relate to art history, character design references, and anatomy. - A specialization in modeling, sculpting, or character art, as well as a unique and highly developed personal voice as demonstrated by their thesis. Career... [-]

Master Scientific Illustration

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2018 Netherlands Maastricht + 1 more

In this international study programme you will learn to make accurate visualisations of topics from the clinical, medical and biological domain. [+]

Masters in Art Studies. Master Scientific Illustration In this international study programme you will learn to make accurate visualisations of topics from the clinical, medical and biological domain. You will get the skills to use a wide range of traditional and digital visualisation techniques. Unique in Europe! Unique in Europe! One image tells more than a thousand words It is not surprising that in biomedical sciences traditionally illustrations are created to enable communication between scientist and author, teacher and student, or physician and patient. Art and science come together in scientific illustration. Your future expertise When you graduate, you are a specialist who makes accurate visualisations of topics from the clinical, medical and biological domain. You have the skills to use a wide range of traditional and digital visualisation techniques. Best of two top universities The Master Scientific Illustration is an international study programme in which you will meet students from European countries and beyond. Unique in Europe. It is cooperation between the Faculty of Arts at Zuyd University of Applied Science in Maastricht and the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences at Maastricht University. Language English/Dutch. The lecturers also speak German. Study load Normally you will study and work at the university for about 20 hours a week. In addition you will have to study at home for about 20 hours a week. Credits The programme comprises 120 European Credits in total. Duration Full-time for the duration of two academic years, or part-time for the duration of four... [-]

Mastère Spécialisé ® Manager In Energy Transition Of Urban Systems

University of Technology Troyes - UTT
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 France Troyes

During this Master Spécialisé® Manager of the Energy Transition of Urban Systems, the student will acquire the knowledge of standards and regulations, decisions will include mechanisms that take place in communities, among planners and energy suppliers and learn to implement diagnostics and analyze energy issues. [+]

LEARN TO DEFINE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY POLICY AND BUILD THE SMART-CITIES OF TOMORROW In 2050, an estimated 66% of the world population will be urban. An evolution impacting particularly emerging countries. Increasing urbanization is associated with energy needs rising sharply. How do we manage to reconcile the two? During this Master Spécialisé® Manager of the Energy Transition of Urban Systems, the student will acquire the knowledge standards and regulations in effect, will include decisions mechanisms that take place in communities, among planners and energy suppliers, and learn to implement diagnostics and analyzing energy issues. Finally, it will be able to manage and seeking support to implement energy policies medium and long terms. Real manager the post-carbon cityHe can organize, lead and arbitrate the critical choices facing the urbanizing areas. This program is jointly developed by the University of Technology of Troyes and EPF, which bring the expertise of their researchers, In the domains : sustainable development, environment, territorial approach and digital technologies to UTT urban planning, green building, smart cities and energy for EPF They trust us [...] This type of training seems to us perfectly relevant to the needs of the labor market and in particular with the need to offer potential well-trained professionals to network technologies, energy transition and urban systems. [...] [...] Students who complete this course will have a comprehensive approach to issues of the energy transition, especially in the field of housing, and a deepening of the levers, actions and tools actors mobilize to meet this... [-]

Master of Urban and Regional Planning

CEPT University
Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 India Ahmedabad

India’s urbanisation is an epochal transformation that will have a significant impact on the living conditions and quality of life of its people. The manner, in which this urbanization is planned and managed, holds the key to ensuring liveability, equity and sustainability for the people. Typically, urban planners play a vital role in such urban transformations. The Faculty of Planning CEPT University prepares thoughtful planning professionals to meet this challenge. [+]

Masters in Art Studies. Master of Urban and Regional Planning Faculty of Planning – CEPT University India’s urbanisation is an epochal transformation that will have a significant impact on the living conditions and quality of life of its people. The manner, in which this urbanization is planned and managed, holds the key to ensuring liveability, equity and sustainability for the people. Typically, urban planners play a vital role in such urban transformations. The Faculty of Planning CEPT University prepares thoughtful planning professionals to meet this challenge. This choice-based Master’s program in Urban and Regional Planning prepares young professionals for a career in planning and equips them to: (i) prepare plans and projects for the cities and their regions, (ii) undertake research on policies and processes of urbanization and urban development, (iii) advise on governance of cities and their regions, and (iv) advocate for specific issues like sustainability, climate change resilience, uplifting marginalized communities etc. We train professionals through hands-on studio exercises, theory courses, individual capstone project and field visits within India and abroad. Faculty members belong to diverse disciplines like architecture, engineering, planning, natural and social sciences. They are proficient academicians and competent professionals with national and global exposure and linkages. MURP alumni are considered thought leaders in their field, and are well placed in leading global & national organizations and in city & regional governments. This highly recognized programme is more than 40 years old. Its alumni are very well placed in government, international agencies, consulting firms, and, reputed... [-]

Master in Fashion Photography

Ferrari Fashion School
Campus Full time 8 months January 2018 Italy Milan

The Fashion Photography Master is aimed to those who have the passion for Photography and Fashion, and its goal is to illustrate in detail the processes and the work methods to realize a professional fashion photo shooting and the production of a highly professional portfolio. [+]

The Fashion Photography Master is aimed to those who have the passion for Photography and Fashion, and its goal is to illustrate in detail the processes and the work methods to realize a professional fashion photo shooting and the production of a highly professional portfolio. From the choice of the portfolio location, the website and social networks. The plan includes technical classes, that cover the several photography subjects (History of the photography, the study of great names of Fashion Photography, Woman and Man – Portrait – Beauty – Accessories – Beachwear and Wedding Fashion photo shootings, Still life), as well as practice laboratories in studio or external, with the support of professional photographers, with the realization of actual photo shootings, with the possibility to use highly professional equipment to create a personal Portfolio. The Course aims to forge a creative professional, who has, at the same time, knowledge and technical skills that satisfy the requests of the customers and fashion world’s market, through a very professional approach and method. Admission Requirements Minimum age of 18 Previous educational or professional experience about photography Personal professional Camera Laptop equipped with Adobe pack (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign) Course Details Theory and techniques of fashion photography History of the Fashion Photography Great authors of Fashion Moodboards and storyboard Creation and development Photography studio and professional equipment The light: natural and artificial one The studio: Flash and continuous light The organization and the creative team Meetings with the professionals The styling: Concept Style analysis and identification... [-]

Master in Global Design

Groupe ESC Troyes in Champagne
Campus Full time 2 - 2 years September 2018 France Troyes

Groupe ESC Troyes in Champagne was created in 1992, is therefore the youngest French Business School. It enjoys all national accreditations (full recognition by the National Ministry of Higher Education and Research, accredited by the “Conférence des Grandes Ecoles” of France, etc.) and has just started application for international accreditation (EFMD + AACSB). It runs presently 4 major schools: - School of International Business & Management (undergraduate : 4 Year Bachelor’s Degree with Honors, 34 double degrees all over the world, benefits of a specific label from the French and the German Government ) - Graduate School of Management (2 Year Master’s Degree with majors in Marketing & Strategy, HRM, Finance, Innovation & Entrepreneurship). - School of Tourism, Leisure & Events Management (3 Year Bachelor’s Degree + MBA) - School of Design (3 Year Bachelor’s Degree + 2 Year Master’s Degree) The student population is now 1700 students (440 in 2004) + 380 international exchange students. Its (really living) international network (student and teacher/research exchange) is comprised of 196 partner universities. Groupe ESC Troyes School of Design trains students for design careers. Thanks to the many internships and pedagogical projects with companies we train our students for general design careers in creative and design careers. The training is based on simple, solid principles of creative openness and the mastery of technical tools connected with the business world. Teaching is based on the acquisition of essential basics and new materials in design in order to develop students’ creativity and its concrete application. [+]

Master in Global Design

The ancient abbey «Abbaye Saint-Martin-Es-Aires» dating from the XVI century, hoststhe School of Design (Ecole Supérieure de Design). From this location full of history in the business world, students improve their learning skills dealing with companies on real cases. To allow students to experience their creative passion to the full, and to create some good prospects for the future, the pedagogical approach is based on listening to the expectations of professionals through the management of projects and the competitions. On top of that, students carry out an internship of six months minimum in order to gain a real approach of the business world that will make all the difference at the end of their studies.... [-]