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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Masters In Design And Art Direction

Escuela Superior de Diseño de Barcelona
Online Full time 12 months November 2017 Spain Barcelona

With this program you will learn to visualize creative and convincing ideas, as well as understand who you are addressing, the medium in which you communicate the message, and the emotional load that this message must guarantee. [+]

Masters in Arts Studies. With this program you will learn to visualize creative and convincing ideas, as well as understand who you are addressing, the medium in which you communicate the message, and the emotional load that this message must guarantee. The Art Direction, as an essential part of any commercial communication action, is in constant transformation. The evolution of the media, technology and social networks make it increasingly complex to determine the limits of this discipline. This new environment can confuse the priorities when it comes to becoming a good Director of Art. It is not so much about being the latest in trends or technology, but rather the opposite. From this Master we want to claim why it is so important to know how to tell an idea at a visual level. Why it is basic to understand that behind any communication action there is an intention to influence, excite or convince someone concrete. Why an Art Director can become overshadowed by the superfluous and completely ignore the ultimate purpose of all his work. Art Directors are visualizers of ideas. But for these ideas to be not only creative but convincing, we must understand who we are speaking to, the medium in which we communicate the message and the emotional load that we must guarantee in our messages. The work of the Art Director must respond to this vision. An online Master like the one you are analyzing is the perfect environment to develop such learning. The possibility... [-]

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... [-]

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.... [-]


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. [+]

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 (60 CFs). Curriculum Subjects:... [-]

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 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. [+]

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 Art & Design

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

Master in Art & Design [+]

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 [-]

M.Cr.A. in Experimental Media Art Practices

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

The Master in Creative Arts in Experimental Media Art (EMA) is a field of artistic practice, dialogue and inquiry that integrates the arts, sciences and technology. It embeds theoretical and practical experimentation to foster experimental uses of technologies, media and modalities. The transdiciplinarity of the course encourages collaboration, innovation and sustainable approaches to express and create experiences. [+]

Masters in Arts Studies. M.Cr.A. in Experimental Media Art Practices The Master in Creative Arts in Experimental Media Art (EMA) is a field of artistic practice, dialogue and inquiry that integrates the arts, sciences and technology. It embeds theoretical and practical experimentation to foster experimental uses of technologies, media and modalities. The transdiciplinarity of the course encourages collaboration, innovation and sustainable approaches to express and create experiences. The program is aimed at creative art practitioners interested in a variety of media and modalities. Specifically, the program invites students and practitioners interested in exploring the cognitive, visual, experimental, scientific, interactive, and narrative aspects of the sciences and technology. Students from a variety of backgrounds, such as the arts, computer engineering, humanities, the sciences, and social sciences are encouraged to pursue this interdisciplinary masters program. The two-year M.Cr.A. incorporates research and studio exploration of a topic of the students’ choice, with the goal of producing a refined body of work that culminates in a M.Cr. A. exhibition. The principal areas of artistic practice and research include: electronic arts’ history and practice, sound art, human and machine interface, complex and adaptive natural and biological systems, creative cartography, citizen science, smart materials, and bio-arts. Through a combination of studio, theory and projects, students develop the formal, intellectual, and conceptual aspects of their art practice and process. There are also opportunities for artists to develop their artistic practice through long and short-term artist-in-residence programs. In the first year of the program, students are immersed in... [-]

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. [+]

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 to offer such a... [-]

Master in Fashion Brand Management

Polimoda, International Institute Fashion Design & Marketing
Campus Full time 9 months October 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. [+]

Masters in Arts Studies. 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;... [-]

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... [-]

MPhil Renaissance Studies

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months August 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The MPhil Renaissance Studies is aimed at those who are interested in the literary and broader cultural aspects of the Renaissance and who wish to acquire a more specialised knowledge of this field. [+]

Masters in Arts Studies. The MPhil Renaissance Studies is aimed at those who are interested in the literary and broader cultural aspects of the Renaissance and who wish to acquire a more specialised knowledge of this field. A primary objective is to investigate factors that contribute to the distinctiveness of the cultural productions of Northern Europe, including Scotland. As a bespoke research degree, students on the MPhil will work on a research topic of their own choice under expert supervision. Course objectives The research-based MPhil course aims to: Introduce you to key areas of critical debate in Renaissance Studies by comparing different canonical accounts of the period Explore the distinctiveness of northern Renaissance culture, including Scotland. Develop a critical understanding of the variety of genres, media and signifying practices employed by Renaissance writers and visual artists Equip you with the technical skills necessary for conducting research in this field, presenting information and constructing scholarly arguments Structure and content The core of this MPhil course is a sustained period of independent study, assessed by a 20,000-25,000 final dissertation. This involves a course of directed reading and research, to be agreed by each individual student with his/her supervisor, and tailored to his/her interests. Each student will work on this dissertation across the whole academic year. In addition, students will pursue a ‘bespoke’ training courses in the autumn and spring semesters. In the autumn, students will follow two courses: (i) an introduction to the variety of historiographical and critical approaches to the Northern... [-]

Master in Design and Visual Culture

IADE
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 Portugal Lisbon + 1 more

In the Master program in Design and Visual Culture students learn to effectively transform content into impactful visual objects, in a professional approach to clearly present to contemporary audiences. Students discover and practice elements of the visual design process, from conception to research to the development of dynamic visual content. The program is based on the facilities of IADE: Print Lab, Media Lab and Photo Lab. [+]

In the Master program in Design and Visual Culture students learn to effectively transform content into impactful visual objects, in a professional approach to clearly present to contemporary audiences. Students discover and practice elements of the visual design process, from conception to research to the development of dynamic visual content. The program is based on the facilities of IADE: Print Lab, Media Lab and Photo Lab. We have professors with businesses’ expertise and professors with a PhD in design leading this program. The master is divided mostly in Visual Culture projects and Graphic Design projects and we also have a 4 weeks’ unit in Identity Design taught by Domus Academy. International Experience In addition to the partnership with Domus Academy, by being a part of the largest global group of Higher Education - Laureate International Universities, IADE brings to its students global insight with a local perspective, creating a truly multicultural career-oriented learning experience. The preparation of IADE students aims at making them the Global Professionals of the future, equipping them with all the tools they need to achieve professional success anywhere in the world. Real-World Business Experience During the Master’s course, students will have constant contact with the professional world, both through seminars with renowned leaders and professionals, workshops, projects with companies and immersion in the School Agency. Syllabus 1st Year 1st Semester ... [-]

Master's Degree In Art History And Visual Culture

Jaume I University (Universitat Jaume I)
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Castellón

Studies have ambition to transmit to the graduates in art history and related disciplines legacy of knowledge and skills developed by the discipline in his century of academic institutionalization, whose acquisition is essential to understand and critically evaluate both the artistic object as its creation process. [+]

Masters in Arts Studies. Studies have ambition to transmit to the graduates in art history and related disciplines legacy of knowledge and skills developed by the discipline in his century of academic institutionalization, whose acquisition is essential to understand and critically evaluate both the artistic object as its creation process. Since undergraduate (and further grade) offer general training, the graduate is the ideal framework for a specialized formation defined criteria of academic excellence and scientific interest. Coordination: Victor Mínguez Cornelles. Department of History, Geography and Art. UJI. Coordinating university: U. of Valencia-Estudi General Interuniversity with: Universitat Jaume I Number of credits: 60 ECTS credits Duration: one academic year (October 2017 / June 2018) Mode: (October 2017 / June 2018) Language of teaching: Spanish Price: pending publication (2016: € 46.20 / credit) [-]