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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Master Degree in Arts and Culture Management

Rome Business School
Campus or Online Part time 9 months March 2017 Italy Rome

LAST SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE, APPLY NOW! - 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 18 months 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.... [-]


Master in Heritage Management

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

This course poses challenging questions about our thinking and practice, and offers students the opportunity to explore this through a series of practical projects, working in partnership with a [+]

Master in Heritage Management

 

The ways in which we understand and manage ‘heritage’ are changing rapidly, while the physical remains of our past – buildings, landscapes, city streets, archives, artefacts and archaeological sites – and the intangible associations of tradition, language and memory continue to shape the ways in which we live our lives.

 

This course poses challenging questions about our thinking and practice, and offers students the opportunity to explore this through a series of practical projects, working in partnership with a wide range of heritage organisations across Bath, the region, and beyond. We will help you set heritage in its social, political and economic context, and support you in a series of placements so that you can see how this plays out on the ground, for real.... [-]


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 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.... [-]


M.Des. in Industrial Arts and Design Practices

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

We facilitate design and art professionals of the future, who can work in multiple contexts, make complex connections, lead and manage change. We facilitate and inculcate working with autonomy towards a clear self-position, be it as an entrepreneur, a design lead or as an independent creative practitioner. [+]

Masters in Arts Studies. M.Des. in Industrial Arts and Design Practices The future of ‘how, why and where things are made’ is rapidly changing with new technologies and possibilities emerging every day. What does this mean for the designer of the future? How can we use the power of new technologies along with the unique tradition of making we have in India to create a new language in design and art? We facilitate design and art professionals of the future, who can work in multiple contexts, make complex connections, lead and manage change. We facilitate and inculcate working with autonomy towards a clear self-position, be it as an entrepreneur, a design lead or as an independent creative practitioner. The course combines best practices from art and design methodologies, which then allows the student a complex navigation between exploring, conceptualizing and translation. The common values of art and design lie in rigorous understanding and embracing of thinking and making practices using tools like mapping, systems understanding, making informed choices about materials and processes and translating the abstract into tangible form etc. The artistic practice allows one to develop sensibilities exploring multiple materials, techniques and technologies, craft and mass manufacturing industries leading to a rigorous search for form and content. The program opens up possibilities to establish a dialogue between multiple media, materiality and conceptual rigor. The course allows you to build a creative practice based on the previous education and experiences, without abandoning the same. The overall learning experience helps you... [-]

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 In Education Sciences - Arts In Education

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

Masters in Arts Studies. 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... [-]

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. [+]

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 graduation, you are a... [-]

Master in Political Arts (SPEAP)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 France Paris

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

Masters in Arts Studies. Experimental Programme in Political Arts (SPEAP) What is SPEAP? The Experimental Programme in Political Arts (SPEAP) is a one-year Master's programme at the School of Public Affairs for mid-career professionals with at least 4 years of professional experience. This full-time programme brings together architects, designers, academics, public servants, managers, researchers, administrators, activists and curators who wish to enhance their skills, develop inventive tools and give a new momentum to their career. This multidisciplinary programme is driven by key notions of experimentation, inquiry and innovation that explore the points of articulation and connection between scientific, artistic, and political fields. Young professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds will confront concrete societal and political issues through a range of classes and pedagogical formats that combine scientific and artistic methods. The programme's conceptual framework is based on the fields of social sciences and humanities (including philosophy, sociology, history and science). The programme combines theoretical teaching with pragmatic tools and concepts, through group work and workshops that are comprised of exercises in which participants co-develop and test practical solutions to real-world issues. The Sciences Po Medialab, a leading-edge research hub, offers participants access to a variety of professionalizing tools, including controversy mapping, visual network analysis and design methods. This digital toolkit is used to explore and analyse social science methods and political arts questions, allowing participants to share their knowledge and skills, and also incorporate the use of films, performances, and digital media. Students will also benefit from the core... [-]

Master in Arts Management

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Florence
Campus Full time 11 months January 2018 Italy Florence

The Master in Arts Management is a 11-month full-immersion interdisciplinary course, that is truly unique due to its itinerant formula. The study plan is divided in the two prestigious locations of Florence and Rome, with the addition of Venice, with a one week workshop, to engage students in a grand tour of contemporary art and education, with a focus on the jobs of the future. The Arts Manager operates with a highly interdisciplinary method and is intended to be a fundamental figure in the activities of public and private institutions, with many areas of professional application. With this Master, IED will form a central figure for the life of cultural institutions, engaged in art project management, capable of identifying innovative content, of structuring a comprehensive event schedule, of planning and developing fundraising events and resource management. The partnership with major cultural institutions, including Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, MIBAC, Federculture and Peggy Guggenheim Collection, ensures that students will have the most renowned teachers and a unique experience in the field. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH This study path is opened to graduates in humanities and artistic fields coming from all over the world who want to develop their artistic knowledge through a study-tour that touches the main Italian artistic cities. Participants will complete their educational pathway studying subjects and institutions related to the management of the artistic and cultural world. The Master in Arts Management is divided into two operational modules, characterised by a distinct course of study in relation to the city in which it takes place, each involving an examination and a final project. Some of the subjects of the course cut across the modules, while others are specific and unique to each location. The Master is held in partnership with the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, the MIBAC (Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities) in Rome and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice. At the end of the course, students will be ready to work in arts and cultural companies and institutions (e.g. museums, foundations, galleries, festivals, auction houses), in the so-called cultural sectors (national and international cultural institutions, profit and nonprofit), in areas related to contemporary art and with large enterprises investing in the cultural market (banks, insurance companies, banking institutions, event management companies, trade fair organisations, art foundations, exhibition production companies, or companies operating in the communication world). FLORENCE - Design of exhibitions and events The Florence module focuses on developing specific skills to manage the different organisational phases of a Cultural event:... [-]

Master Degree in Communication, Arts and Culture

University of Minho - Institute of Social Sciences
Campus Part time 4 semesters October 2017 Portugal Braga

The Master's degree in Communication, Arts and Culture offers a multidisciplinary training that integrates and merges the theoretical and methodological approaches of arts, communication and culture. [+]

Masters in Arts Studies. Academic degree: Master ECTS: 120 Duration: 4 curricular semesters Regime: After Working Hours Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Communication Sciences & Sociology The Master's degree in Communication, Arts and Culture offers a multidisciplinary training that integrates and merges the theoretical and methodological approaches of arts, communication and culture. These areas, closely linked, not only summon consolidated technical and scientific specialties, but also involve economic and social activities booming. The degree presents a consistent program in the fields of culture, media and society, emphasizing the relationship between the media, politics and society, the uses and the economic potential, imagery and artistic production, the conceptualization of digital art, the relationship between the internet, art and culture, the formation of individual and social identities and intercultural relations. [-]

Master of Philosophy in Visual Cultural Studies

UIT The Arctic University of Norway
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Norway Tromsø

Are you interested in human culture and how to use the video camera in social scientific research? At Visual Cultural Studies you are given the opportunity to study ethnographic research methods, anthropological theory, and ethnographic film making in an international environment, culminating with the production of your very own film and written thesis. [+]

Are you interested in human culture and how to use the video camera in social scientific research? At Visual Cultural Studies you are given the opportunity to study ethnographic research methods, anthropological theory, and ethnographic film making in an international environment, culminating with the production of your very own film and written thesis. The Department of Archaeology and Social Anthropology offers a two-year full-time Master's programme in Visual Cultural Studies (VCS). The aim of this programme is to teach students how to produce knowledge about people's lives and cultures through an exploration of their everyday lives based on the use of qualitative social science research methods and ethnographic film. The programme combines lectures in academic theory and method, filmmaking and practical instruction in camerawork, sound recording and editing. The students at the Master's programme follow a set of courses the first two semesters before they travel on fieldwork. Based on this fieldwork, the students write a Master's Thesis and make an ethnographic film. For a complete setup of the programme, please refer to the Programme structure below. The films produced at VCS are well known for their quality. Every year several films are selected for international documentary and ethnographic film festivals. The originality of the program has led to a special educational prize from UiT, the Arctic University of Norway and a further award for educational quality from the Ministry of Education. Learning outcomes After completing successfully the programme, students are expected to have acquired the following learning outcomes. Knowledge... [-]

MPhil in Visual Studies

Lingnan University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

Visual Studies at Lingnan is a stand-alone department focusing on the following core sub-disciplines: art history, cognitive film studies, and philosophical aesthetics. [+]

Masters in Arts Studies. MPhil in Visual Studies Duration: 2 years (Full-time) Place: Hong Kong Visual Studies at Lingnan is a stand-alone department focusing on the following core sub-disciplines: art history, cognitive film studies, and philosophical aesthetics. The emphasis on philosophical aesthetics gives Visual Studies at Lingnan a unique profile, as does the emphasis on cognitive approaches to film, museum studies, art and well-being and Chinese art. For more information about our department, please visit http://www.ln.edu.hk/visual/. Application for Admission Applicants who are interested in seeking admission to the MPhil programme should apply to the University directly. Successful applicants will normally be provided with a Postgraduate Studentship with a monthly stipend of HK$15,540* (US$1 = HK$7.8). *rate subject to review Application Period The University invites applications from 1 November 2016 to 27 January 2017. Late applications will be considered on an individual basis, subject to the availability of places. General Admission Requirements An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of MPhil should normally: a. hold a relevant bachelor's degree with first or second class honours or at an equivalent standard awarded by a tertiary education institution recognised for this purpose by the University; or b. have obtained an equivalent qualification; or c. have provided satisfactory evidence of academic and professional attainment. In addition to the above, an applicant whose degree is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based... [-]