Master's Degree in Art Studies in North America

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A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

Programs in the Arts range from philosophy to English, vocal performance to instrumental performance, and even culinary arts or fashion. The thread that connects arts programs is that they all have to do with creative learning.

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Mastery In Art

Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes
Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 Mexico Aguascalientes

The Master in Art is aimed at professionals from various disciplines who seek to deepen and expand their knowledge regarding the phenomenon of art, its analysis, promotion and dissemination. [+]

The Master in Art is aimed at professionals from various disciplines who seek to deepen and expand their knowledge regarding the phenomenon of art, its analysis, promotion and dissemination.

Likewise, the postgraduate program seeks to update and stimulate the generation of reflections on the state of the art and its implications in current life forms. It is an important option for those interested in giving meaning, from the academic point of view, to the artistic activity assumed as one of the cultural manifestations of greater complexity, which will allow to generate novel explanations, to enrich the debates and eventually to contribute to the understanding of ourselves as subjects and as a social group.... [-]


Master of Fine Arts in Studio and Digital Arts

Liberty University Online
Online Full time September 2018 USA Lynchburg

The Master of Fine Arts in Studio and Digital Arts will allow you to polish your work through attention to industry trends, professional composure, and technical precision. This degree is designed to challenge you in many disciplines and equip you for success teaching at the collegiate level or pursuing a career as an artist. [+]

The Master of Fine Arts in Studio and Digital Arts will allow you to polish your work through attention to industry trends, professional composure, and technical precision. This degree is designed to challenge you in many disciplines and equip you for success teaching at the collegiate level or pursuing a career as an artist.

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Master in Animation & Visual Effects

Academy of Art University
Online Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA San Francisco + 1 more

The MFA in Animation & Visual Effects program focuses on developing skills in any one of the many areas of expertise within the animation and visual effects industry. The program educates students in all aspects of animation and visual effects, from ideation to post-production. [+]

The MFA in Animation & Visual Effects program focuses on developing skills in any one of the many areas of expertise within the animation and visual effects industry. The program educates students in all aspects of animation and visual effects, from ideation to post-production. Communication, collaboration, and time management skills are emphasized throughout the program to ensure graduates are acclimated to the intense professional culture that awaits them.

MFA Animation & Visual Effects Unit Requirements Major 27 units Directed Study 18 units Graduate Liberal Arts 12 units Electives* 6 units

TOTAL 63 units

*Per director approval

MFA Animation & Visual Effects Degree Requirements Successful completion of Final Thesis Project. Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. A minimum grade of C in all required 63 units. MFA Program Learning Outcomes ... [-]

Master (MFA) Photography

Academy of Art University
Online Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA San Francisco + 1 more

Turn your passion into a career. At the Academy of Art University’s School of Photography, you have every opportunity and resource to advance your passion into a finished body of work. Learn from a faculty of working professionals and begin your new adventure today. [+]

Turn your passion into a career. At the Academy of Art University’s School of Photography, you have every opportunity and resource to advance your passion into a finished body of work. Learn from a faculty of working professionals and begin your new adventure today.

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Degree

The MFA program provides advanced practice and intensive study of the photographic medium. Core curriculum covers historical perspective, advanced theoretical and conceptual development in traditional, experimental and digital photography capture, post-production and output. The program culminates with a formal thesis project and complete body of work that supports the thesis and showcases each student's unique vision and talent.... [-]


Master in Visual Effects

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Atlanta Savannah Hong Kong Sham Shui Po France Lacoste + 4 more

Join the leagues of SCAD visual effects alumni, who have shared Academy Awards for their work 
on such phenomenal films as “Gravity,” “Life of Pi,” “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “The Great Gatsby.” At SCAD, we set you up for success with access to high-end, professional digital tools and top-of-the-line studios and equipment. [+]

Change the way we see the world

Join the leagues of SCAD visual effects alumni, who have shared Academy Awards for their work 
on such phenomenal films as “Gravity,” “Life of Pi,” “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “The Great Gatsby.” At SCAD, we set you up for success with access to high-end, professional digital tools and top-of-the-line studios and equipment. Our faculty include an impressive roster of professionals who have worked for the giants of the industry, and who are the visual effects masterminds behind the most iconic animated films of our era. Now it’s your turn to follow suit.

M.A. in visual effects

Available at: - Savannah

VSFX 501 Digital 3-D Effects* VSFX 502 Programming 3-D Models and Shaders* VSFX 503 Cinematography for Visual Effects* CLC 580 Collaboration† VSFX 705 Programming Concepts for Visual Effects VSFX 709 Visual Effects Theory and Application VSFX 748 Visual Effects M.A. Studio VSFX 749 Visual Effects Portfolio ... [-]

Master in Sculpture

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Atlanta Hong Kong Sham Shui Po France Lacoste Savannah + 4 more

For SCAD sculpture students, inspiration is never far. Master your craft in one of the finest studios in American higher education, designed by architect Renzo Piano and located adjacent to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. You can partner with leading brands and big names, creating memorable work in the public sphere, like the recent large-scale artwork SCAD students created for the Hyatt Atlanta Midtown. [+]

Shape fine art into your creative career

For SCAD sculpture students, inspiration is never far. Master your craft in one of the finest studios in American higher education, designed by architect Renzo Piano and located adjacent to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. You can partner with leading brands and big names, creating memorable work in the public sphere, like the recent large-scale artwork SCAD students created for the Hyatt Atlanta Midtown. That work and more have been featured in prestigious media outlets including CNN and Wired — and now they're waiting to see what you'll do next.

M.A. in sculpture

Available at: - Atlanta

ARTH 701 Contemporary Art SCPT 704 Sculptural Studio Processes SCPT 713 Sculpture Studio I: Influences and Sources SCPT 717 Sculpture Studio: Concept and Content SCPT 723 Sculpture Studio II: Research and Discourse SCPT 743 Sculpture Studio III: Production and Critique SCPT 749 Sculpture M.A. Final Project SFIN 716 Theory and Processes I: Critical Analysis ... [-]

M.F.A. in Printmaking

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Atlanta Hong Kong Sham Shui Po France Lacoste Savannah + 4 more

At SCAD, you can get your hands dirty and play at the intersection of fine art and design technology. Printmaking is a 21st-century discipline that merges historical and contemporary theories, so we give you exclusive access to all of the tools you need to master every application of the art. [+]

The art of printmaking

At SCAD, you can get your hands dirty and play at the intersection of fine art and design technology. Printmaking is a 21st-century discipline that merges historical and contemporary theories, so we give you exclusive access to all of the tools you need to master every application of the art. From photogravure, to photolithography, to photopolymer, you can do it all in advanced printmaking studios designed expressly for you. Learn from outstanding faculty, distinguished guest artisans and real-world experience with future employers ... then take the industry by storm.

M.F.A. in printmaking

Available at: - Atlanta

ARTH 701 Contemporary Art ARTH 702 Art Criticism PRMK 704 Technical Approaches in Printmaking PRMK 713 Studio I: Imagery and Concept PRMK 716 Studio II: Personal Vision PRMK 722 Digital and Photographic Applications in Printmaking PRMK 740 Single Edition Portfolio PRMK 745 Alternative Processes in Printmaking PRMK 764 Graduate Seminar in Printmaking PRMK 779F Graduate Field Internship* PRMK 779T Graduate Teaching Internship* PRMK 779F Graduate Field Internship† PRMK 779T Graduate Teaching Internship† PRMK 790 Printmaking M.F.A. Thesis SFIN 716 Theory and Processes I: Critical Analysis SFIN 770 Fine Art M.F.A. Self-promotion ... [-]

Master in Photography

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Online Campus Full time September 2018 USA Atlanta Hong Kong Sham Shui Po Savannah France Lacoste + 5 more

At the heart of photography is a personal vision and distinct point of view. It is a way of seeing, a perspective. SCAD teaches talented students to look within and develop their own insights before embarking on an exciting career as a professional photographer. [+]

The art of photography

At the heart of photography is a personal vision and distinct point of view. It is a way of seeing, a perspective. SCAD teaches talented students to look within and develop their own insights before embarking on an exciting career as a professional photographer. Here, you'll gain a broad understanding of traditional techniques while developing your own personal style. You'll also have the chance to bolster your photography skills by exploring related creative fields like graphic design or advertising. The takeaway? A deeper awareness of composition that helps professional photographers get noticed.

M.A. in photography

Available at: - Hong Kong - Savannah - eLearning... [-]


Master in Painting

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Online Campus Full time September 2018 USA Atlanta Savannah Hong Kong Sham Shui Po France Lacoste + 5 more

At SCAD, you can turn your passion for painting into a rewarding career in fine art and new media. Our students and alumni have exhibited at world-renowned museums — from the Guggenheim to the Museum of Modern Art to the Smithsonian — and share their work at the world's most prestigious art fairs, including the Hong Kong International Art Fair and Art Basel Miami Beach. [+]

Paint outside the lines

At SCAD, you can turn your passion for painting into a rewarding career in fine art and new media. Our students and alumni have exhibited at world-renowned museums — from the Guggenheim to the Museum of Modern Art to the Smithsonian — and share their work at the world's most prestigious art fairs, including the Hong Kong International Art Fair and Art Basel Miami Beach. Throughout your time at SCAD, you'll be supported by outstanding faculty, inspiring facilities and annual events that put SCAD at the heart of the fine art world - right where you belong.

M.A. in painting

Available at: - Atlanta - Savannah

DRAW 502 Drawing Methods Studio* PNTG 502 Painting Methods and Form* PNTG 503 Painting Aesthetics and Concept* ARTH 701 Contemporary Art DRAW 708 Graduate Drawing PNTG 704 Formal Aspects of Painting PNTG 728 Studio I: Ideation PNTG 738 Studio II: Theory in Practice PNTG 749 Painting M.A. Final Project SFIN 716 Theory and Processes I: Critical Analysis SFIN 745 Fine Art M.A. Self-promotion ... [-]

Master in Interactive Design and Game Development

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Online Campus Full time September 2018 Hong Kong Sham Shui Po USA Savannah Atlanta France Lacoste + 5 more

At SCAD, we take games seriously. Our interactive design and game development program has won the top prize in the E3 College Game Competition for two years running, along with receiving praise from The Princeton Review and Animation Career Review. [+]

It's not just a game — it's a career

At SCAD, we take games seriously. Our interactive design and game development program has won the top prize in the E3 College Game Competition for two years running, along with receiving praise from The Princeton Review and Animation Career Review. From participation in professional conferences to opportunities to collaborate with industry giants, our students have every chance to capitalize on their passion for interactive design. We'll provide the top-of-the-line tools, the outstanding faculty and the advanced curriculum you need — you just bring your A-game.

M.A. in interactive design and game development

Available at: - Hong Kong - Savannah - eLearning... [-]


Master in Illustration

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Online Campus Full time September 2018 USA Atlanta Savannah Hong Kong Sham Shui Po France Lacoste + 5 more

SCAD’s illustration program trains students to create fine-art drawings, bringing ideas, characters, and personalities to life using both traditional and digital techniques. As a student here, you'll learn to work in a professional environment through a program structured like a working studio. You'll develop a personal style and technique, learning to express your own unique vision while forming a well-rounded perspective on design. [+]

Drawing the future through illustration

SCAD’s illustration program trains students to create fine-art drawings, bringing ideas, characters, and personalities to life using both traditional and digital techniques. As a student here, you'll learn to work in a professional environment through a program structured like a working studio. You'll develop a personal style and technique, learning to express your own unique vision while forming a well-rounded perspective on design.

M.A. in illustration

Available at: - Atlanta - Savannah - eLearning

ILLU 503 Illustration Strategies* ILLU 504 Drawing Strategies for Illustration* ILLU 505 Influences in Illustration* ARTH 701 Contemporary Art ILLU 701 Media and Techniques ILLU 714 Drawing for Illustrators ILLU 727 Illustration Concepts and Composition ILLU 730 Digital Solutions for Illustration ILLU 735 Illustration Markets ILLU 742 Directed Projects in Illustration ILLU 749 Illustration M.A. Final Project ... [-]

Master in Film and Television

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Atlanta Savannah Hong Kong Sham Shui Po France Lacoste + 4 more

As a student of film and television at SCAD, you'll acquire diverse technical skills, center yourself as a solid creative and step seamlessly into your professional film career. Our students benefit from an immersive experience in the full spectrum of production roles and responsibilities, focusing on advanced study and practice in both the technical and conceptual aspects of filmmaking. [+]

Film, television and the art of entertainment

As a student of film and television at SCAD, you'll acquire diverse technical skills, center yourself as a solid creative and step seamlessly into your professional film career. Our students benefit from an immersive experience in the full spectrum of production roles and responsibilities, focusing on advanced study and practice in both the technical and conceptual aspects of filmmaking. Become a visual storyteller, a multimedia artist and a creative communicator who is fully prepared to step into the professional studio — even before you graduate.

M.A. in film and television

Available at: - Atlanta - Savannah

FILM 501 Technical Elements of Film Production* FILM 502 Conceptual Elements of Film Production* FILM 503 Practical Elements of Film Production* CINE 705 Cinema in Context: From the Fairground to the French New Wave FILM 710 Film and Digital Media Production Technology FILM 717 Postproduction FILM 747 Graduate Seminar in Film and Television FILM 748 Film and Television M.A. Final Project SNDS 701 Sound Design for Film and Video ... [-]

Master in Animation

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Online Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Atlanta Savannah Hong Kong Sham Shui Po France Lacoste + 6 more

We give you the opportunity to collaborate with and take electives in other majors, such as visual effects, motion media, interactive design and game development, sound design, film and television, and sequential art. [+]

The art of animation

2-D. 3-D. Stop-motion. Digital Modeling. Rigging. Lighting. Look development. As an animation student at SCAD, you will master it all. We give you the opportunity to collaborate with and take electives in other majors, such as visual effects, motion media, interactive design and game development, sound design, film and television, and sequential art. The result? You graduate as a dynamic, multifaceted animator, extremely marketable and ready to take the industry by storm.

M.A. in Animation

Available at: - Savannah - eLearning

ANIM 501 Animation Context and History* ANIM 504 Character Animation Basics* ANIM 505 Animation Character Set-up* VSFX 501 Digital 3-D Effects* ANIM 705 Animation Aesthetics and Practice ANIM 709 Computer-generated Modeling and Design ANIM 713 Drawing in Motion ANIM 714 3-D Cartoon Character Animation† ANIM 715 Character Look Development† ANIM 724 3-D Naturalistic Character Animation‡ ANIM 725 Environment Look Development‡ ANIM 737 Collaborative Project ANIM 748 Animation M.A. Final Project ARTH 702 Art Criticism CLC 580 Collaboration§ ... [-]

Art Therapy & Counseling Master's Program

Eastern Virginia Medical School
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Norfolk

The EVMS Graduate Art Therapy and Counseling Program is a rigorous academic program based in the growth-oriented and reflective classroom, studio, community and clinical experiences. [+]

The EVMS Graduate Art Therapy and Counseling Program is a rigorous academic program based in the growth-oriented and reflective classroom, studio, community and clinical experiences.

EVMS' program is unique in that it is part of a thriving medical and health professions campus, offering students opportunities for interpersonal collaboration that builds skills needed to be part of a multifaceted team of providers. We have been preparing world-class art therapists who are culturally responsive, community-involved, ethical professionals with successful careers for over 40 years.

Goals and Objectives Provide an innovative rigorous art therapy education which includes requisite education as needed for counseling licensure. Emphasize the understanding of various individual, group, and family theoretical approaches. Encourage students to develop an innovative, professional, ethical, and culturally responsive approach to art therapy. Promote clinical competence in assessment and treatment. Challenge students to speak and write professionally about art therapy. Develop competency in planning, conducting, and evaluating art therapy research. Enhance student self-awareness through personal art making and self-reflection. Foster skills in the therapeutic use of a broad range of art processes and materials. ... [-]

Master in Illustration

Fashion Institute of Technology
Campus Full time September 2018 USA New York

In our increasingly visual world, the illustrator plays a critical role in communicating ideas and information. The convergence of art and technology is creating opportunities and challenges that require new skills and new perspectives on the field. [+]

Master in Illustration

In our increasingly visual world, the illustrator plays a critical role in communicating ideas and information. The convergence of art and technology is creating opportunities and challenges that require new skills and new perspectives on the field. FIT’s Master of Fine Arts in Illustration prepares you to be an innovative visual communicator and fosters the entrepreneurial approach that professional illustrators need.

This program is for self-motivated illustrators who want to further develop their personal vision and for experienced illustrators seeking to reinvigorate their careers. Studio practice in drawing, painting, and digital media—and the integration of all three—provides a platform for you to find your own voice. Through a focus on studio practice along with classes on creative writing and research, you’ll gain a broad perspective on the illustrator’s role across different media. A faculty of noted illustrators offers rigorous assignments designed to elicit high-quality, competitive work. You’ll hear distinguished guest lecturers and take advantage of FIT’s New York City location with frequent field trips to museums and galleries.... [-]