Masters Programs in Arts Studies

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Arts Studies

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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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. [+]

Masters in Arts Studies. 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... [-]

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. [+]

LAST SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE, APPLY NOW! 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. Target recipients The Master’s Degree in Arts and Culture Management is designed both for those who are seeking their first exposure to the world of arts, culture, media and entertainment management, and for those who are already working in these environments, but intend to
expand and update their knowledge.
Participants are typically: Graduates interested in leading and managing creative organizations operating in the performing arts (theatre, dance), heritage sector (museums, historic sites), and  ommunication and entertainment (film, music, publishing, radio and television) industries; Marketing and communication professionals who want to improve their knowledge in the arts and culture environment; Managers working in a variety of professional environments who want... [-]

M.A. in Museum Studies

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time August 2017 USA San Francisco Mexico Mexico City + 1 more

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 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. [+]

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 from all backgrounds; however,... [-]

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 Curatorial Practice

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Bath

The course takes a broad view of curatorial practice and the programme includes consideration of activities in the private domain of the domestic interior, and in virtual reality, as well as [+]

Master in Curatorial Practice

This innovative course benefits from collaborative relationships with museums and galleries of national and international significance, notably the Holburne Museum, Arnolfini, Bristol and Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery. It covers a wide range of curatorial approaches, from management of the historical collection to creative curating of cutting edge contemporary art, craft and design.

The course takes a broad view of curatorial practice and the programme includes consideration of activities in the private domain of the domestic interior, and in virtual reality, as well as commercial treatments, such as shop window display.

The course is offered in both full and part-time modes. It is normally one year, (3 trimesters) in duration in full time mode or 6 trimesters in part-time mode. The first two trimesters comprise taught sessions and assessed projects, while the Master's Project in the final part of the course is by negotiated project only. Completion of the first 2 modules on the course lead to the award of the Postgraduate Certificate, and completion of the first 4 modules leads to the award of the Postgraduate Diploma. Subsequent completion of the MA double module leads to the award of MA Curatorial Practice.... [-]


Master in Artistic & Cultural Activities Management

INSEEC Paris
Campus Full time September 2017 France Paris

This Master trains managers able to work in public or private cultural institutions, in cultural coordination institutions or in communication department of large companies [+]

Master in Artistic & Cultural Activities Management

This Master trains managers able to work in public or private cultural institutions, in cultural coordination institutions or in communication department of large companies.

Students will learn the financial, economic and strategic issues of the artistic and cultural market. They will know the characteristics of the cultural environement, offer and products; the specificities of the management within institutions, cultural organizations and major cultural industries (publishing, records, movies); and the impact of new technologies in their development.

They will also benefit from the cultural wealth of Paris, London and Monaco.... [-]


Master In Education Sciences - Arts In Education

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia Austria Vienna + 4 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... [-]

MA in Historical, Literary & Cultural Studies (Research)

Radboud University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

The Research Master's programme prepares you for an international academic career, whether it is the history of Europe, the development of modern European literature or the art of Rome that fascinates you. [+]

Whether it is the history of Europe, the development of modern European literature or the art of Rome that fascinates you, the Research Master's specialisations are an excellent choice for talented students who want to prepare themselves for an international academic career.

Specialisations

You can choose from the following English-taught specialisations: Historical Studies Literary Studies Art and Visual Culture

Course programme

All three Master's degree specialisations have a similar structure which contains the following elements: Theory of scientific research in Humanities 5.0 EC Methods and Techniques in Humanities 5.0 EC Contemporary Debates in Humanities 5.0 EC Academic Writing. 5.0 EC Key Texts for Humanites 5.0 EC Research seminar 5.0 EC Research paper and proposal 5.0 EC Master's thesis and colloquium 30.0 EC Plus disciplinary courses and research stay/internship abroad 55.0 EC ... [-]

MASTER IN FINE ART - THEATRE DIRECTING

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

This programme is tailored to provide talented individuals with the necessary skills to pursue a career in the professional theatre and related industries. [+]

This programme is tailored to provide talented individuals with the necessary skills to pursue a career in the professional theatre and related industries. In addition to the core classes and workshops, individual and group tuition from The Lir’s Head of Directing will be a key feature of the training. In addition, master classes by visiting practitioners will supplement the student experience. Professional placements are a key feature of the programme and all students will showcase their work in public performances at the culmination of the course. Students can opt to take this course either part-time (24 months) or full-time (12 months). Full-time and part-time students will take three concurrent modules in the first two terms. The final module (Module 5) will be taught in the third term and subsequent summer months (for full-time students) or in the second year of the course (for part-time students) and will culminate with a professional production staged in one of The Lir’s performance studios. Term Three will be supplemented by an ongoing series of master classes from professional directors and theatre makers. On completion of this postgraduate degree, you will qualify and graduate from Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin Application Details THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR ENTRY IN 2017 HAS NOW OPENED. In addition to the information required on the online form, you are also required to upload a copy of each of the following: a) a letter that outlines the applicant’s theatre education and highlights the applicant’s theatre directing experience to date.... [-]

Master of Fine Arts

Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 New Zealand Auckland

Whitecliffe Master of Fine Arts students are enrolled in Auckland's only low residency postgraduate visual arts programme. They experience intelligent debate, rigorous critique, and high quality encounters with exceptional artists from New Zealand and overseas, graduating with the skills to become leaders in their chosen field. [+]

Masters in Arts Studies. Master of Fine Arts Whitecliffe Master of Fine Arts students are enrolled in Auckland's only low residency postgraduate visual arts programme. They experience intelligent debate, rigorous critique, and high quality encounters with exceptional artists from New Zealand and overseas, graduating with the skills to become leaders in their chosen field.

The Master of Fine Arts degree programme at Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design is a full time, two-year low-residency programme, structured around four week-long seminars per year. Studio-based supervisors support individual students to engage critically with their practice and to successfully negotiate the requirements of the MFA research degree. Philosophy The Master of Fine Arts programme prepares artists for a professional career working within a diverse field of contemporary art practices across both local and international contexts. The MFA is interdisciplinary and assists students to develop their individual approach to practice and research through the provision of regular critique, supervisory guidance, seminar participation and a focus on exhibition and publication practice. The MFA programme's interdisciplinary structure and philosophy supports artists to form a greater understanding of how art and artworks operate in the world and assists students to deepen their knowledge of the contexts that shape the breadth and specificities of contemporary art practice. Low-residency structure The low-residency structure of the MFA programme facilitates the ability of artists enrolled in the programme to live and work anywhere within New Zealand. Each MFA student selects and/or is assigned two supervisors who directly support individuals to... [-]

Master in Museology New Media and Museum Communication

International University of Languages and Media
Online & Campus Combined Part time 1 semester January 2018 Italy Milan United Kingdom Leeds Lithuania Vilnius Netherlands Groningen + 6 more

Our Master Course has a unique approach to museology in its most innovative trends especially at the European level. It is carried on under the auspices of the European Museum Academy Foundation (NL) which contributes with its experts and with didactic resources. Online modules offer the chance to take part into this Course also to students abroad under an attentive Tutorship. [+]

Master Objective Our Master Course has a unique approach to museology in its most innovative trends especially at the European level. It is carried on under the auspices of the European Museum Academy Foundation (NL) which contributes with its experts and with didactic resources. Online modules offer the chance to take part into this Course also to students abroad under an attentive Tutorship. The Summer School will be held in the IULM Campus in Milan, a worldwide capital of design and fashion and the most vibrant Italian town. Seminars are planned in Milan as well as in other European venues. This Master Course is designed for those interested in acquiring expertise in contemporary museology and the interlinkages between museum and heritage as well in new media and museum communication. Graduates from the course will be ready to pursue careers in museums and heritage institutions, cultural organizations, educational agencies dealing with heritage issues. Master programme The study programme consists of: One Seminar of 5 days in Milan at the opening of the Course; 4 on-line Modules with the participation of experts and practitioners with a documented international experience; 6 days of Summer School and diplomas giving ceremony in Milan including one day excursion to Venice; Free attendance at optional international meetings co-organized by the European Museum Academy during the semester. This programme is subject to minor changes due to organizational circumstances. Topics Milan Seminar The Evolution of the Museum Definition Museums Management Total Quality Management in Museums Exhibition Planning Museums and... [-]

University Masters In Use And Management Of Cultural Heritage

Universidad de La Laguna
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Today it is more than evident that the field of cultural property, tourism and cultural entertainment, is becoming one of the largest and strongest economic assets of our immediate future. [+]

Masters in Arts Studies. Today it is more than evident that the field of cultural property, tourism and cultural entertainment, is becoming one of the largest and strongest economic assets of our immediate future. The Cultural Heritage, management and safeguarding is presented as well as an innovative and constantly evolving area, repeatedly demanded by society and its government, claiming specialized studies that would clog the gaps between the protection of heritage resources and proper management , use and value. It is these reasons that lead to the University of La Laguna to create the Master in Use and Management of Cultural Heritage, to give a full response to the training of professionals in one of the emerging areas most promising and requires the best training who have to manage the structures, contents and tasks in the entities, organizations and institutions, public and private, whose purpose is the care, defense and dissemination of heritage, cultural goods and services. The curriculum is characterized by a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach, with a clear professional orientation, which converge seminars, workshops, assignments and projects conducted by a varied cast of professors from a proven level and experience, and with a period intended to external practices in organizations and institutions of the sector. GOALS Understanding the Cultural Heritage as complete, harmonious and comprehensive system. Holistically analyze and asset management tasks, as well as related interdisciplinary work with him. Apply the methods, techniques and appropriate to each case, relating to the completion, operation and instrumentalization of cultural heritage... [-]

Master in Fashion Brand Management

Polimoda, International Institute Fashion Design & Marketing
Campus Full time 9 months April 2017 Italy Florence

Fashion Brand Management is the most up-to-date and complete program at Polimoda, for the visionary and active, creative and relational, for someone with a charismatic personality; the Brand Manager. This is a master in creating, preserving, and reshaping the identity of a brand, one who speaks to the subconscious and wins the battle in the consumers’ minds. [+]

Fashion Brand Management is the most up-to-date and complete program at Polimoda, for the visionary and active, creative and relational, for someone with a charismatic personality; the Brand Manager. This is a master in creating, preserving, and reshaping the identity of a brand, one who speaks to the subconscious and wins the battle in the consumers’ minds. This master’s course features three main areas. Vision: the tuning between human, society and industry that makes the brand relevant. Management: the strategic marketing of a business model in real case scenarios. Communications: the creation and delivery of a sense-based message to seduce and aggregate. Fashion Brand Management is run by teachers from the industry and international guest lecturers. Field trips to trade fairs, fashion shows, companies and corporate museums are included, as well as internship opportunities. The course’s two main projects, rebranding a major label and launching an emerging brand, are tutored by Polimoda’s Director, and are of a quality to present as a personal portfolio. The 9 month academic year goes from October to June or April to December, totals 700 teaching hours, and is valuable for 80 credits. English language proficiency and attendance are required. Candidates will be selected after a enrolment questionnaire and an interview with the course’s leading teacher. Study Plan The areas of Vision, Management and Communications take concrete form in the following modules: Contemporary Fashion Fashion systems; designers, products and brands by concept. Art Direction Sociology of the imaginary; art & fashion; brand ID architecture; mid-term... [-]

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 Italy Turin + 2 more

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. [+]

Masters in Arts Studies. 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... [-]