Masters Programs in Art History

Compare 18 Masters Programs in Art History

Art History

A masters degree in Art history is a university program that seeks to impart knowledge to students who wish to obtain a higher understanding of the history of art, and the historical periods that bear great significance to the creativity of art. In this masters program, students have an opportunity to examine the different historical periods in art as well as their social contexts. Apart from the history of art, one gains critical visual skills that should help them widen their perspectives in their practice of art and appreciating art in general.

Most universities offering a masters program in art history also do offer a bachelors program of art history. While some universities may insist on one having a bachelor in art history before pursuing a masters degree, most universities do allow enrollment for students whose first degrees are not of art history origin. However, for these cases, a special exam to examine some proficiency in the art programs may be required.

This masters program is wide and has a variety of possible areas where a student enrolling for the masters program may decide to venture towards. African art, East Asian art, architecture and photography are some of the examples of fields that a masters degree student in Art history may opt to take. A student’s career goals and personal intellectual interests should be the guiding factor in making a choice of the field to pursue.

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Master of Letters in Art History: Inventing Modern Art

University of Glasgow
Campus Full time 2 semesters August 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

Inventing Modern Art enables you to understand how painting, design and architecture took new forms and meanings in an age of radical social, scientific and technological change. Working with leading experts, you will learn to interpret these from theoretical as well as object-based approaches. [+]

Masters in Art History. Art History: Inventing Modern Art, 1768-1918 MLitt Inventing Modern Art enables you to understand how painting, design and architecture took new forms and meanings in an age of radical social, scientific and technological change. Working with leading experts, you will learn to interpret these from theoretical as well as object-based approaches. Why this programme World-leading resources, from Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s School of Art to the Burrell Collection and The Hunterian, home to the world’s largest public Whistler display. State-of-the-art collections access at the new Kelvin Hall Study Centre, and tuition by specialists including the Mackintosh and European Modernism Academic Curator. Programme Structure The programme offers a wide-ranging mix of taught and research components, and is taught by a team including the Academic Curator in Mackintosh studies and European Modernism, and experts in the Enlightenment, Whistler, Impressionism, the Vienna Secession, and dress history.  The 20-credit core course on 'Research Methods in Practice' is taken by all students in Semester 1, and provides an introduction to the key techniques and principles of advanced art-historical study and research. This provides a foundation for the programme's other components, which consist of: A compulsory dissertation (60 credits; 15-20,000 words, including footnotes and bibliography). This is submitted in August and written under the guidance of a specialist tutor. It provides opportunity for self-directed research on a topic chosen by the student in consultation with the programme convener and the tutor. Five individual option courses, each worth 20 credits. These enable you to... [-]

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. [+]

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 test) in the Test... [-]

Master In Theory And History Of Art And Cultural Management

Universidad de La Laguna
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife + 1 more

The Master in Theory and History of Art and Cultural Management is proposed in order to provide training for professionalizing character and research in Theory and History of Art and Cultural Management graduates and graduates in arts and humanities-oriented cultural management. [+]

Masters in Art History. The Master in Theory and History of Art and Cultural Management is proposed in order to provide training for professionalizing character and research in Theory and History of Art and Cultural Management graduates and graduates in arts and humanities-oriented cultural management. Specials / Itineraries: Research Itinerary: Theory and History of Art: research methodologies. Professional Route: Cultural Management. Admission profile. The income profile of the Master in Theory and History of Art and Cultural Management will preferably aimed at graduates / graduates in art history, music Sciences, Philosophy, Philology and Fine Arts. also offer other graduates in related areas, such as social science graduates or graduates in Journalism, Education, Economics, and Information Sciences. Also for related degrees as Architecture. Consequently, the income profiles will be: 1 st. Graduates or graduates in History of Art, Humanities, Fine Arts, Architecture, Superior Degree of Conservatory, Degree or Degree in History and Music Sciences and Musical Teaching. Higher degrees in Dramatic Art. Also, degrees related to pedagogy and communication. 2º. Graduates from foreign universities with degrees that are considered equivalent to those indicated in the previous point. 3º. Future graduates of training equivalent to any of the aforementioned degrees. Students from the EU or other countries of the EHEA, as well as from other places in the world, must provide an equivalent degree of the indicated qualifications, homologated or homologable, complying with the regulations in force in the ULL in this regard. The professional specialty in History of Art and Cultural... [-]

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'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 Art History. 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) [-]

International Master Of Photography, Art And Contemporary Thought

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

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

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

Master 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 Art History. 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... [-]

Masters in Historical Studies

Nalanda University
Campus Full time 4 semesters August 2017 India Delhi

The School of Historical Studies (SHS) is a dynamic community of faculty members and graduate students, engaged in a systematic and rigorous enquiry into some of the fundamental questions that concern historical experiences within and beyond Asia. The five thrusts of the School, Archaeology, Asian Interconnections, Art History, Global History and Economic History, are built on the foundation of ancient Nalanda, chiefly its role as a conduit of India's vibrant intellectual, religious and economic linkages with the world, and the aim of the School Of Historical Studies is to open new frontiers of knowledge on interconnections between history, memory and time in Asian and non-Asian cultural, historical and philosophical contexts is also inspired and sustained by the glorious scholastic legacy of ancient Nalanda. [+]

The School of Historical studies The School of Historical Studies (SHS) is a dynamic community of faculty members and graduate students, engaged in a systematic and rigorous enquiry into some of the fundamental questions that concern historical experiences within and beyond Asia. The five thrusts of the School, Archaeology, Asian Interconnections, Art History, Global History and Economic History, are built on the foundation of ancient Nalanda, chiefly its role as a conduit of India's vibrant intellectual, religious and economic linkages with the world, and the aim of the School Of Historical Studies is to open new frontiers of knowledge on interconnections between history, memory and time in Asian and non-Asian cultural, historical and philosophical contexts is also inspired and sustained by the glorious scholastic legacy of ancient Nalanda. Students in the School of Historical Studies will gain an incisive knowledge of comparative and trans-regional history as well as global history, and develop a thorough understanding of methodological and theoretical issues, critical for multidisciplinary historical research. The overriding aim of SHS is to equip students with the required skill and capability to carry out original and innovative research based on archaeological findings, archival sources in classical and modern languages and field research. The School of Historical Studies encourages collaborative research with students and faculty from affiliated universities and institutions, study abroad experience, and training in an Indian and/or a foreign language. Students are expected to pursue interdisciplinary research, choose courses relevant to their research interests in other disciplines/schools and study a... [-]

Master - The History And Methodology Of Art History / Modern Research And Design Technology In Art

Far Eastern Federal University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Vladivostok

The program is aimed at training of masters in the field of Byzantine art, intercultural communication, folk art and creativity, the arts of the Far East and the Pacific Rim countries, artistic innovation in the art of XX century. [+]

Masters in Art History. Program Overview The program is aimed at training of masters in the field of Byzantine art, intercultural communication, folk art and creativity, the arts of the Far East and the Pacific Rim countries, artistic innovation in the art of XX century. acquired competence conducting cultural studies; creation of independent creative projects, from business planning rationale developed by start-up, a leader in the field of culture and art. Competitive advantages practice-oriented training on the basis of museums, theaters, libraries, art galleries, exhibition centers; flexible combination of research approaches in the theoretical, historical, education and training on the organization of the project of art in modern conditions; opportunity to continue their education in graduate school on the basis of Far Eastern Federal University on the subject "Theory and History of Art"; dissertation council on art and culture. The area of ​​professional activity and employment public authorities protection of historical and cultural heritage; museums; art galleries; art colleges and schools; research and design departments of arts organizations and tourism; research centers; mass media. Approximate curriculum Actual problems of the Art History Methodology (Actual problems of the methodology of the history of art) Interdisciplinary approaches in contemporary art history and theory Problems of studying the art of the Far East Organization of art-project activities Organization of congress and exhibition activities Methodology of scientific research (research methodology) Trends and schools of foreign art history (historiography) Trends and schools of Russian art history (historiography) Methodological problems of Early-Christian and Byzantine Art research... [-]

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. [+]

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 Renaissance, and to some... [-]

Master in Digital Art Curatorship

ESDi - Design School
Campus Full time 1 year Open Enrollment Spain Barcelona

The Master in Digital Art Curatorship serves the needs of professional and academic training in curating exhibitions, art theory and design, criticism or cultural management, with the particularity of being specialized in the creation and use of new technologies. [+]

Masters in Art History. The Master in Digital Art Curatorship serves the needs of professional and academic training in curating exhibitions, art theory and design, criticism or cultural management, with the particularity of being specialized in the creation and use of new technologies. The commissioner in digital art can be considered one of the most successful activities at the same time, one of the most innovative, for their particular purpose to act in the present context. His role is shared by a number of cultural practices related to new technologies, including: The organization of artistic, recreational, educational or disseminating activities. The development of multimedia presentations and forms of exposure at conferences, lectures, etc.. The development of original projects of confluence of art and new media. Organizing events, festivals, shows, etc.. The new media critics. Theoretical research on latest trends in art and design. These studies are part of Arts and Humanities branch of knowledge. This master offers 20 places. Objectives Master’s degree main objectives are the following: To train in exhibitions commission and cultural events field, cultural management, art theory and criticism, especially in creation areas using new media (electronic or media art, multimedia creation, Internet, et). To provide very latest knowledge about conceptual, formal, technical and specialized instruments for creation, planning, management, design and productions development, research, critical thought formation and aesthetic sensibility for the most contemporary trends in art. To contribute to the access to contemporary art circuit aimed at new media, through knowledge of its most important... [-]

Master In Archaeology And History Of Art

University of Cagliari
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Cagliari

Graduates will be qualified to work at levels of high competence in museums, Superintendents, specialized libraries in Archaeology and Art History, local authorities and various institutes engaged in research and enhancement of archaeological, historical and artistic ... [+]

Graduates will be qualified to work at levels of high competence in museums, Superintendents, specialized libraries in Archaeology and Art History, local authorities and various institutes engaged in research and exploitation of the archaeological, historical and artistic heritage. final test characteristics The final examination for the award of the qualification in the exposition will consist of a written paper on a novel topic to be agreed with one of the teachers of the course. The report must have a contributory and non-compile-and will have to be longer than 2000 characters in 50 folders. Through discussion, the candidate will be able to demonstrate the specialized level of knowledge and skills acquired in the single discipline and within the subject area concerned, with attention to related areas. Skills required for access For access to the degree required a substantial initial preparation in possession of basic knowledge in the field of archeology, art history, history, laws of the Cultural Heritage and basic computer skills already acquired before the assessment of individual preparation, preferably through an undergraduate program in cultural heritage. In particular, students must have completed at least 12 credits in the field of historical disciplines; at least 12 credits in the field of ancient and medieval civilization; at least 60 credits within the disciplines relating to the historical archaeological and artistic heritage, archive and library, social anthropology and environmental; at least 6 credits in the context of the legislation and management of Cultural Heritage. For testing a multiple choice quiz testing is... [-]

Master in Humanities: Critical Studies in Art & Culture (research)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam Rotterdam + 1 more

The Research Master’s in Critical Studies in Art & Culture is a two-year programme which will enable you to develop into a professional researcher. The programme deals with ... [+]

Master in Critical Studies in Art & Culture (Research)

This two-year programme is unique in the Netherlands. With special emphasis on methodological and theoretical issues, it interrelates perspectives from art history, media studies, design studies and architectural history. It fosters the acquisition of knowledge, analytical skills and a capacity to critically reflect on historical and contemporary developments in the cultural industries. It centers on the analysis of “visual objects” (from landscapes, cities and buildings to artworks in various media, film, television, design and games) in their social, institutional, economic and ideological contexts. The programme is taught in English.... [-]


MA in Art Research Collaboration

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology [IADT]
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Ireland Dublin

The ARC MA programme is open to artists, writers and curators or those whose research focus identifies art thinking and practices as a significant component. [+]

MA in Art Research Collaboration (previously titled Visual Arts Practice) IADT is currently developing this two year taught Master of Arts Programme, titled MA Art Research Collaboration (ARC), for commencement in September 2014. This programme replaces the MA in Visual Arts Practices (2004-2014). Led by Dr. Maeve Connolly and Dr. Sinead Hogan, the new ARC MA is a research-focused taught masters programme delivered over two years, running from September to June, with a planned intake of approximately 10-12 students per year. The programme will incorporate research groups developed in collaboration with project partners such as the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) and the Irish Film Institute (IFI). The ARC MA programme is open to artists, writers and curators or those whose research focus identifies art thinking and practices as a significant component. The course intends to support a strongly interdisciplinary enquiry into areas that through research might be related and/or be applied to art, such as philosophy, psychology, media production, film, education, history, literature, archaeology, geography, publishing, design and architecture. Modules will be taught primarily off-campus but students will also have access to art production workshops and the extended facilities on the main IADT campus. Aims and Learning Objectives What modules will I study? In year one, students complete a series of taught modules, participating in tutorials and critiques designed to support the development of their chosen research projects, and also work in small groups toward the realization of public-oriented projects. In year two, they can either work independently,... [-]

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in English Language Arts

Alabama State University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Montgomery

It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. [+]

Masters in Art History. It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. Candidates should apply to the College of Education for acceptance to a teacher education program no later than the fourth semester of their enrollment at Alabama State University. Upon acceptance to a program, an adviser in Secondary Education will be assigned to assist in designing an acceptable program. The adviser in the College of Education will coordinate the advisement process with the adviser in the teaching fields. Candidates seeking certification in other states should seek advisement from the Certification Officer in the College of Education. Curriculum Curriculum in the Secondary School Inst. Stat for Teachers Computer-Based Instr Tech Statistical, Tech, Research, & Evaluation Modern Issues in Education Contrasting Philosophies of EDU Adv. Educational Psychology Human Development & Behavior The Exceptional Student [-]