Masters Programs in Arts Studies

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A master’s degree is an advanced academic degree granted to individuals who effectively complete a rigorous course of study in a particular industry or field. Most master’s degree programs take about two full years to complete and build upon the knowledge gained in a related bachelor’s degree program.

Just what is a Master in Arts Studies? This comprehensive course of study is intended for those looking to expand their knowledge of art history, cultural criticism, humanities, media theory and an assortment of related topics. Participants in Master in Arts Studies programs will practice art-making in an assortment of forms and mediums, and will take part in an array of hands-on activities related to museum practices and art’s place in modern and historic society. Additional areas of study in a Master in Arts Studies program generally include common museum practices, curatorial studies and a review of critical and creative writing tips and techniques.

Successful graduates of Master in Arts Studies programs are equipped to take on a variety of roles across a broad assortment of art-related areas, and are often hired over, and are able to command more money, than their peers without advanced art studies degrees.

The cost of obtaining an MA in Arts Studies varies based on a number of factors, among them the length of the program, the geographic region through which it is taken and the overall prestige of the program and school offering it.

Students who successfully complete a Master in Arts Studies program frequently find work as art dealers, museum curators and curatorial specialists, photographers, graphic designers, art teachers or in an array of varying digital and multimedia positions. 

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M.A. in Museum Studies

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time August 2017 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.... [-]


International Master Of Photography, Art And Contemporary Thought

Seeway - Barcelona
Campus Part time 9 months October 2017 Spain Barcelona

The International Master of Photography, Art and Contemporary Thought - current, ambitious and career - it is designed for artists, researchers and cultural agents who see their activity as a fundamental element of social development and wish to register their thinking and practice in a production framework and exchange of critical knowledge and postdisciplinario. [+]

The International Master of Photography, Art and Contemporary Thought - Current, ambitious and career - is designed for artists, researchers and cultural agents who see their activity as a fundamental element of social development and wish to register their reflection and practice in a framework of production and exchange of critical knowledge and postdisciplinario. At the core of the program is the belief that photography, as well as being characterized by its interdependence with infinite fields of knowledge, is unique among the visual arts for their ability to bind and catalyze refreshingly unexpected and theoretical reflection and action; reality and representation; speeches and technologies; imagination and experience; forms and functions; knowledge and behaviors. Summary Qualification: Master Degree Credits: 40 ECTS Hours: Check Mode: Barcelona Language: Castilian and English Semester: October to June. GOALS The objective of the Master, designed around the concept of transpedagogía, is to offer its participants - from the perspective of making art, specifically fotográfico- a personal and collective keys to understand and manage innovatively active and social, cultural and political issues today . By mastering the whole process of creating meaning, dialogue with a global community of artists and thinkers, and exploring new possibilities arising from the tension between new and old ideals and problems, students in the Master will develop as artists socially and politically aware, as protagonists of contemporary culture, as spokesmen evolved a way of thinking and acting. CURRICULUM The master's program shuns classical structures and is structured around themes and areas of... [-]

Master Degree in Arts and Culture Management

Rome Business School
Campus or Online Part time 12 months October 2017 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. [+]

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Training of excellence, paid internships, career service, international networking and many others benefits for your professional and personal development. Teaching formulas for every demand. The Rome Business School’s Master’s Degree in Arts and Culture Management is an exclusive programme 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.

Attendees will receive advanced managerial expertise, anchored in the international context, thus becoming ready to excel as modern cultural managers and innovative leaders in the field of the creative industries. This programme’s quality teaching, its international internship opportunities and its career and networking services all contribute to make this Master’s Degree the perfect fit for anyone who is looking to rise to the top in the world of arts and culture management.... [-]


Master in Museum Studies

Across the Pond
Campus Full time August 2017 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 Fine Arts Programs (MFA)

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

As artists, writers and performers in the heart of San Francisco, our work is influenced by technological innovation, cultural transformation, and urban redesign. Our curriculum gives students a chance to focus on their own practice in an interdisciplinary setting. [+]

Masters in Arts Studies. Master of Fine Arts Programs (MFA) Welcome to the MFA Programs at CIIS! As artists, writers and performers in the heart of San Francisco, our work is influenced by technological innovation, cultural transformation, and urban redesign. Our curriculum gives students a chance to focus on their own practice in an interdisciplinary setting. In our two year, 48-unit intensives you will complete one or more of the following: a book-length manuscript or chapbook an evening-length dance, theatrical, or musical performance a visual arts exhibition in our street level main gallery a social justice/community arts project We offer: Intimate class sizes Mentoring with outstanding, committed faculty A weekend intensive format that is ideal for working adults Diverse perspectives and transdisciplinary approaches to art-making Direct and constant access to the rich Bay Area art scene Art-making can be a pioneering, transformative act that changes-and sometimes revolutionizes-culture. Students in this program become more self-reflective and skillful in their practice. Through intensive and transdisciplinary dialogue, they see their work in a broader artistic, philosophical, and cultural dialogue, and develop innovative, experimental, and meaningful work that challenges personal and cultural narratives and perceptions. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Applicants must meet the general admissions requirements of the Institute. Students must complete their bachelor's degree before beginning the programs; there is no requirement as to the field of study of the undergraduate degree. Students can demonstrate appropriate levels of accomplishment and commitment to their art by means of work samples and personal statements. We welcome students... [-]

Master's Degree in Arts and Cultural Management

International University of Catalonia
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Barcelona

Begin your training as a cultural manager and position yourself in an emerging industry that is creating jobs. The UIC Barcelona Master's Degree Programme in Arts and Cultural Management takes a practical, international approach to the field. [+]

Academic year 2016-2017: 8th edition Begin your training as a cultural manager and position yourself in an emerging industry that is creating jobs. The UIC Barcelona Master's Degree Programme in Arts and Cultural Management takes a practical, international approach to the field. You'll acquire in-depth knowledge from an entrepreneurial perspective about the work processes involved in cultural products and services. Besides subjects in key areas, the programme also includes subjects that promote leadership and the use of new technologies. Students also learn about the work dynamics of the two specialization pathways: the visual arts and cultural heritage, and creative cultural industries. The aim is to ensure you acquire a multi-purpose, multidisciplinary profile so you can work in the area of cultural policies, institutions and projects. This master's programme is closely linked to the city of Barcelona, which boasts a first-class cultural panorama and numerous international projects. The classroom sessions are combined with study visits where you will have the opportunity to visit cultural facilities and institutions and learn from their managers. You will also have Master Classes and workshops given by national and international experts. * This master's degree programme is an official postgraduate programme adapted to the regulations of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) with quality assessment by the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency (AQU Catalunya) and the Spanish Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA). Objectives The UIC Barcelona gives you the tools you need to become a cultural manager. The objectives of the master's degree programme... [-]

Master in Contemporary Art Markets

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 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. [+]

Masters in Arts Studies. 5 SCHOLARSHIPS UP FOR GRABS SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION CONTEMPORARY ART MARKETS. Deadline: 12 May 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. The educational path comprises two cycles. The first cycle is dedicated to theoretical lectures and thematic workshops on the humanistic, economic, and legal aspects of the art market. The humanistic theme addresses modern and contemporary art languages, the history of private and public collections, and valuing historic and contemporary works of art. The economic and legal theme focuses on the operational structures and economic processes of the art market, while analyzing managerial, technical, and administrative elements. This first phase also includes class visits to galleries, fairs, foundations, and museums. During the second cycle, you’ll complete your internship, attend a series of conferences held by professionals, and prepare your final project. Your internship is a valuable opportunity to put your knowledge to practical use and gain direct insight into various dimensions of the art market. You’ll also have the chance to participate in an exciting three-day field trip to Art Basel in Switzerland. The Master in Contemporary Art Markets program is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) as an Academic Master’s degree... [-]

Master In Education Sciences - Arts In Education

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 2 more

The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Education Sciences: Arts and Education (MEd, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd cycle (Masters Degree) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full and part-time Minimum Credits: 30 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: 7.1 Purpose The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. In general, the overall aim of the program is to help the student to become an independent thinker and scientist educator. 7.2 Objectives 1. Preparing the education system managers with a deeper knowledge in the Arts and in their teaching. 2. To monitor the progress of modern research into the teaching of Arts and familiarize themselves with the necessary research and methodological tools. 3. To acquire specialized knowledge, methods and approaches that will help them innovate in the field of the arts and their teaching. 4. Acquire skills to manage practical aspects of the teaching of the arts. 5. Select and produce teaching materials based on current teaching trends of Music and... [-]

Master in Art & Design

Dalian Polytechnic University
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2017 China Dalian

Master in Art & Design [+]

Masters in Arts Studies. Master in Art & Design Admission Requirements Holding a bachelor’s degree Two Recommendation Letters from Associate Professors Passing DPU Admission Examination Being aged at 18 to 45 Minimum Requirement of HSK 6 Level Application Procedures "“Application Form For International Students To Study In DPU” 1 Copy of Bachelor degree certificate Transcripts Recommendations of two professors or associate professors 6 photos (3cmX4cm) 1 copy of passport" Scholarships Types Amount(RMB) Chinese Government Scholarship: According to《Measures of Chinese Government Scholarship Status》 Liaoning Government Scholarship: According to《Measures of Liaoning Government Scholarship Status》 Dalian Municipal Government Scholarship: 15,000RMB/year DPU First-class Scholarship: 3,000RMB/year DPU Second-class Scholarship: 2,000RMB/year DPU Third-class Scholarship: 1,000RMB/year Individual Scholarship for Activities: 500RMB/year [-]

Patrimonio Mundial y Proyectos Culturales para el Desarrollo

Turin School of Development (International Training Centre of the ILO)
Online & Campus Combined Full time 28/10/2015 - 30/09/2016 - 11 months October 2017 Spain Barcelona

El Master en “Patrimonio Mundial y Proyectos Culturales para el Desarrollo” es un programa organizado por la Universidad de Turín, la Universidad de Barcelona y el Centro Internacional de Formación de la OIT, en colaboración con el Centro del Patrimonio Mundial de la UNESCO. [+]

El programa está organizado por la Universidad de Barcelona, la Universidad de Turín y el Centro Internacional de Formación de la OIT en colaboración con el Centro del Patrimonio Mundial de la UNESCO. La fase presencial del Master tiene lugar en la Universidad de Barcelona Las actividades culturales pueden contribuir de manera significativa al desarrollo nacional, a la creación de empleo y a la cohesión social. El Master en “Patrimonio Mundial y Proyectos Culturales para el Desarrollo” pretende contribuir a la mejora de la gestión de los recursos culturales preparando a los gestores y a los profesionales para que se conviertan en activos emprendedores culturales y promuevan el desarrollo local, la generación de ingresos y la creación de empleo, enriqueciendo de este modo el enfoque tradicional de la conservación del patrimonio cultural. El programa proporciona una sólida formación en economía cultural, explorando en detalle las dimensiones económica, social, institucional y legal que constituyen la base de la gestión del patrimonio. Al finalizar el Master los participantes conocerán las bases teóricas y aplicadas de la gestión del patrimonio y serán capaces de diseñar planes de gestión del patrimonio en sus distintas vertientes (patrimonio histórico, artesanía, museos, patrimonio inmaterial, patrimonio musical, actividades culturales, etc.) que contribuyan al desarrollo económico y social y a la creación de empleo. Perfil de los Participantes El programa está dirigido a: Funcionarios y profesionales del sector público y privado, organismos de las Naciones Unidas, fundaciones y ONG. Universitarios recién graduados. Profesionales implicados en diseñar y gestionar proyectos... [-]

Master (MFA) Photography

Academy of Art University
Campus or Online Full time 3 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

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. [+]

Masters in Arts Studies. 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. MFA Photography Unit Requirements Major 27 units Directed Study 18 units Graduate Liberal Arts 12 units Electives* 6 units TOTAL 63 units *Per director approval MFA Photography Degree Requirements Successful completion of Final Thesis Project Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA Minimum grade of C in all required 63 units MFA Program Learning Outcomes Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria: MFA Thesis Project Produce an advanced-level thesis project within a digital or traditional specialization, demonstrating mastery and synthesis of the skills taught in the program. Thesis Project Development Propose a solid concept suitable for refinement and development. Select an appropriately challenging and feasible project. Present a cohesive body of work Successfully articulate the end result of the project. Demonstrate sufficient preparation for their project (research, problem solving) Conceptual and Design Skills Make creative decisions that optimize conceptual... [-]

Master of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting

Royal University for Women
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Bahrain Riffa

The Painting & Drawing program is committed to engaging the cultural diversity found on the university campus by working with students to define their approach to artistic and cultural production through course offerings in drawing and painting that range from the beginning through graduate levels. [+]

Programme Objectives The Painting & Drawing program is committed to engaging the cultural diversity found on the university campus by working with students to define their approach to artistic and cultural production through course offerings in drawing and painting that range from the beginning through graduate levels. The MDP is eighteen months / two year full time professional degree providing undergraduate degree holders with the incremental skill base necessary to secure mid- level or higher position in the field of Drawing & Painting. Stakeholders Among the beneficiaries of the Master of Fine Art in Drawing & Painting Program are: Bachelor degree holders in the areas of Fine Arts, Applied Arts, Design and other related fields. Local and regional academic institutions; artistic, free lance designers, people dealing with communication business, illustrators. Programme Goals Among the main objectives of this program: Fill the job vacancies and cover the current shortage in the professional, academic artists with high degrees, to build the basis of modern artistic evolution based on knowledge awareness and deep consciousness. Bridge the gap between the domestic and regional art and the global art, as this study provide the student with great opportunity to learn, know and communicate with the global culture and art. To become a centre for strategic studies of total art in the region, filling a great deal of the current shortage in the qualified staff locally, regionally and globally. The increasing need for more specialists is one of the main characteristics of this era, not only... [-]

Master in Arts and Culture Studies with a specialisation in Arts, Culture and Society

Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

In the Master’s programme Arts, Culture and Society we teach you the skills to advise and become part of cultural organisations. After graduation, you will be the expert to turn to for knowledge about cultural marketing, or for a better understanding of the audience’s tastes and motivations. [+]

Masters in Arts Studies. Master in Arts and Culture Studies with a specialisation in Arts, Culture and Society Why choose Arts, Culture and Society in Rotterdam? In the Master’s programme Arts, Culture and Society we teach you the skills to advise and become part of cultural organisations. After graduation, you will be the expert to turn to for knowledge about cultural marketing, or for a better understanding of the audience’s tastes and motivations. Arts, Culture and Society offers a unique approach that integrates present-day modes of production, distribution and consumption of arts and culture beyond and across national cultural boundaries. You are trained to envision new possibilities and establish new models for the organisation of arts and culture, using cutting-edge insights onto policy, marketing, audiences and education. Careers This Master’s programme is ideally suited to true culture lovers who wish to turn their passion into a career. We prepare you for management, policy or communication positions with companies and cultural institutions such as museums, theatre companies and orchestras, broadcasters and publishers. But also if your ambition is a policy or management position with the government or a role in academic education and research, this programme is an excellent choice. About the specialisation: Arts, Culture & Society In this specialisation of the Master Arts and Culture Studies, you will gain knowledge and get a better understanding of development, establishment and strategies of the international art world. You will study these aspects in relation to developments in society as a whole. After... [-]

M.Cr.A. in Digital Media Arts

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2017 India Bangalore

Srishti offers a 2-year Masters program in Animation at its main campus in Bangalore. Students can choose to work with diverse techniques (2D and/or 3D, traditional, experimental, stop motion) to develop their abilities as storytellers, visual artists and directors. The curriculum includes fundamental inputs in animation techniques, film language, storytelling, image-making processes and skill enhancement. We also offer opportunities for experimentation, innovation and creative collaborations. [+]

M.Cr.A. in Digital Media Arts Animation at Srishti at the Masters level nurtures creative and personal expression. It provides a framework for practitioners from diverse fields to enter the world of animation and expanding its boundaries through their unique perspectives and experiences. We encourage students to explore and develop personal styles, artistic visions and voices through their filmmaking practices. It also seeks to provide a broad understanding of animation filmmaking reflecting on independent practice, industry and experimentation in the Indian context. Srishti offers a 2-year Masters program in Animation at its main campus in Bangalore. Students can choose to work with diverse techniques (2D and/or 3D, traditional, experimental, stop motion) to develop their abilities as storytellers, visual artists and directors. The curriculum includes fundamental inputs in animation techniques, film language, storytelling, image-making processes and skill enhancement. We also offer opportunities for experimentation, innovation and creative collaborations. Disciplines The program is informed by the following learning disciplines: Animation Game Art, Design and Development Visual Effects Literature/Writing Performance Screen Studies Key Values in the Curriculum Unhindered Imagination Personal expression Cultural Innovation Experiment/Explore/Invent Course Structure Studios encourage active, contextual learning where students develop core disciplinary skills and knowledge. Studios facilitate collaborative and creative design solutions to complex, open-ended problems Workshops provide intense learning experiences in making and doing, across the different disciplines. Internship with an industry or a design studio is compulsory for students at the end of 1st year for M.Des. Self Initiated Project is an end of the semester challenge that... [-]

Master in Creative Direction

Macromedia University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 3 - 4 semesters March 2018 Germany Munich

This study programme can prepare students to take on leadership roles by giving them knowledge in design disciplines as well as an in­depth understanding of management and communication. [+]

Masters in Arts Studies. Do you want to play an active role at the interface between the product and development process? A creative director works in the design and entertainment industry, e.g. in advertising, communications design, live communication or the games, film, music, fashion or event industries, and plays an important role at the interface between the product and its development process. Other job titles include art director or lead designer. He or she is responsible for leading the communication and interaction design process as well as for other conceptual tasks. A creative director is also a team leader with expertise in graphic or general design, motion graphics and other related fields. This role requires a complex set of skills which cannot only be acquired through a study programme but also needs to be developed through professional work experience in relevant industries. Nevertheless, this study programme can prepare students to take on leadership roles by giving them knowledge in design disciplines as well as an in­depth understanding of management and communication. Gaining experience in large teams and projects is important, as a creative director has to oversee and manage projects, make decisions and take on responsibilities so deadlines and budgets can be met. Creative directors need to enable the teams they lead to come up with the best, most creative ideas. In order to do this, he or she needs to learn fast and incorporate team members’ ideas and strategies into project solutions.   Macromedia is the only university in Germany... [-]