Master's Degree in Art Studies in Switzerland

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Art Studies

Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

The Arts refers to programs that focus on intellectual type topics that are not always as straightforward as science and math. Those wishing to play a creative role in contributing to the community would be interested in the arts.

Switzerland (German: Schweiz, French: Suisse, Italian: Svizzera, Romansch: Svizra. Switzerland has some of the world renown universites like ETH in Zurich, EPFL in Lausanne, IHEID in Geneva, University of Lausanne or the University of St. Gallen. Keep in mind, it's much better to speak the local language, so if you can't speak either French, German or Italian, better go for a language course first.

Top Master Programs in Art Studies in Switzerland 2018

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Master in Fine Arts - CCC

HEAD - Geneva
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Research-Based Master Program CCC provides a bilingual (English/French) and trans-disciplinary environment for future researchers from any academic background committed to art-led thinking processes. It addresses students interested in developing new vocabularies for articulating the political and social implications of a changing world. Research methodologies, artistic thinking and public display strategies operate today in profoundly shifting geospatial and techno-political constellations. [+]

The Research-Based Master Program CCC provides a bilingual (English/French) and trans-disciplinary environment for future researchers from any academic background committed to art-led thinking processes. It addresses students interested in developing new vocabularies for articulating the political and social implications of a changing world. Research methodologies, artistic thinking and public display strategies operate today in profoundly shifting geospatial and techno-political constellations. Globalisation, migration, computation and climate are a few of the keywords that point to reordering processes on a planetary scale within contemporary societies. Art-led research processes develop and take place through both practice-led theory and theory-active practice. Accordingly, the Program addresses issues in critical visual cultural production, while also stretching into fields of geospatial politics, visual economics, science and technology. Research materials from political theory, cultural studies, postcolonial theory, politics of memory, contemporary art, architecture, design, filmmaking, journalism and philosophy are given the same standing as critical resources from field trips, militant investigations, conceptual experimentation, decolonizing processes, queer projects, and social struggles. The public appearances of the research-based and art-led work may extend beyond the art institution or the curated exhibition to also engage social and political organizations, self-organized and activist environments, computational platforms and hubs, second lives, non-governmental infrastructures and extra-state agencies.... [-]


Master in Fine Arts - TRANS - Art, Education, Engagement

HEAD - Geneva
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Switzerland Geneva

TRANS—, a Master's program in Visual Arts at HEAD—Genève, welcomes students who are willing to engage their own art practice in collaborative processes with social and/or educational partners (schools, community houses, health institutions, associations supporting migrant people…), as well as gallery education practices (involve different groups in a critical relationship with art institutions). [+]

TRANS—, a Master's program in Visual Arts at HEAD—Genève, welcomes students who are willing to engage their own art practice in collaborative processes with social and/or educational partners (schools, community houses, health institutions, associations supporting migrant people…), as well as gallery education practices (involve different groups in a critical relationship with art institutions).

The teaching team – coordinated by the artists collective microsillons – and the guest artists, curators and educators, accompany the students in a reflection on collaborative art production, on the questions of address and reception and on art as a possible tool for institutional or social transformation.... [-]


Master in Urban and Regional Development

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Urban and Regional Development offers in-depth training in the areas of town and country landuse planning, urban development and landscape planning, in the North and in the South. The programme puts a strong emphasis on practical experience (through project-based workshops or internships, for example), allowing students to develop the expertise necessary to make territorial diagnoses and to design and implement urban planning projects or coordinate the processes and stakeholders involved in urban and regional development. Students also acquire in-depth knowledge of the technical, legal, and practical tools used by professionals on a daily basis. [+]

Master in Urban and Regional Development

The Master in Urban and Regional Development offers in-depth training in the areas of town and country landuse planning, urban development and landscape planning, in the North and in the South. The programme puts a strong emphasis on practical experience (through project-based workshops or internships, for example), allowing students to develop the expertise necessary to make territorial diagnoses and to design and implement urban planning projects or coordinate the processes and stakeholders involved in urban and regional development. Students also acquire in-depth knowledge of the technical, legal, and practical tools used by professionals on a daily basis.... [-]


Master in Ethnomusicology

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in ethnomusicology is offered jointly by the University of Geneva (Musicology Unit), the University of Neuchâtel (Institute of Ethnology) and the Geneva School (Haute école) of Music. Led by a team of specialists working in close collaboration with the professional sector, the programme also boasts an extensive network of international contacts. Ethnomusicology is the study of music and the practices related to it, in the Western world and beyond. In addition, ethnomusicology focuses on the transmission of music, with particular emphasis on its social and cultural aspects and the rituals associated with it. The programme trains students in methodological approaches in ethnomusicology and includes a segment on reflective musical practice, as well as an internship/work placement or a thesis. [+]

Master en ethnomusicologie

Master en ethnomusicologie est proposé conjointement par l’Université de Genève (Unité de musicologie), l’Université de Neuchâtel (Institut d’ethnologie) et la Haute école de musique de Genève. Conduit par une équipe de spécialistes en étroite collaboration avec les milieux professionnels, le programme bénéficie également d’un large réseau de contacts internationaux. L’ethnomusicologie traite de la musique, de ses pratiques et de sa transmission, en Occident et au-delà, en mettant l’accent en particulier sur ses dimensions culturelles, sociales et rituelles. Le programme permet d’acquérir les compétences en approche méthodologique de l’ethnomusicologie et comporte un volet de pratique musicale réflexive, ainsi qu’un stage ou un travail de recherche.... [-]