Masters Programs in Art History

Compare 20 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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International Master Of Photography, Art And Contemporary Thought

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

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

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

Master 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 Art History. 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... [-]

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... [-]

Contemporary Art Conservation - First Level Master

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Venice
Campus Full time 12 months March 2018 Italy Venice

The theme of the Contemporary Art Conservation is a crucial issue, now at the center of ongoing debates and controversies. The variety and originality of materials used, the ephemeral and the perishable nature of some works, the use of new media and to end the immateriality of some performances and happenings mean that it is a field in constant and rapid development in which specialists are lacking professionals who can deal with this enormous and priceless heritage. From this starting point and individual specificities of the two sites, Academy of Fine Arts Aldo Galli - IED Como and the European Institute of Design in Venice have formed a partnership that offers an ambitious project of Higher Education: Masters in Contemporary Art Conservation, a program centered on the theme of conservation of contemporary works of art and restoration of the materials used in its production. [+]

Masters in Art History. THIS PROGRAM 'TAUGHT IN ENGLISH Who is The course is aimed at those who wish to acquire a theoretical and practical specific part of the contemporary conservation, both at work preserving level of work on it. While representing an asset, previous studies in fine arts academies and schools of restoration are not a prerequisite to be able to access the course. Structure and Methodology The goal of the Master in Contemporary Art Conservation is to outline a methodologically address to critically address the existing problems in the conservation field, including whether, how and when to intervene on the work. Organized in modules, the course is divided into two parts, held at the premises of Venice and Como, which will offer a unique opportunity to study and investigation by the intervention of professionals-teachers working in the field and the opportunity to visit and get to know museums and institutions of the most important in the world. Will be held at Venice IED courses related to the field of conservation, analyzing, after a historic-artistic introductory session, the critical issues and issues related to equipment, handling and preventive conservation of contemporary works of art. They will also address issues related to them, in order to develop specific skills related to the production of economic value, as an assistant to the cultural and symbolic typical of works of art. At the Academy of Fine Arts Aldo Galli - IED Como, it will be carried out the study related to the... [-]

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. [+]

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 study particular themes or... [-]

Master of Arts in Visual Culture and Contemporary Art - Visual Culture and Contemporary Art (ViCCA)

Aalto University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

Visual Culture and Contemporary Art focuses on tutoring students to develop and contextualize their own artistic, curatorial or theoretical work. It is open to artists and practitioners with different backgrounds. [+]

Masters in Art History. Visual Culture and Contemporary Art focuses on tutoring students to develop and contextualize their own artistic, curatorial or theoretical work. It is open to artists and practitioners with different backgrounds. The program explores new forms of artistic production and professional agency within the broader field of contemporary art and visual culture. Theory and practice are tightly interwoven, and emphasis is put on developing each student’s artistic, curatorial and theoretical thinking. The program has two majors: Visual Culture and Contemporary Art (ViCCA) and Curating, Managing and Mediating Art (CuMMA). The ViCCA major works through four focus areas: Sites, Senses and Situations; Words and Spaces; Beings and Things, and CuMMA, of which CuMMA is also a separate major. The CuMMA major focuses on the professional skills needed for curating and mediating art. In both majors some of the courses are also available for the students of the other major. Goal of education (Learning outcomes) ViCCA (Visual Culture and Contemporary Art) is a two-year major, which connects the worlds of art and non-art. Central for the program are new and emergent professional practices, which are born and developed in this new space of cultural production. In the major, art is made and new professional agencies are explored within the broader field of visual culture. Aalto University offers a very good multi-scholarly context for this. The art of our times works increasingly in interaction with research, planning, activism and public debate. The goal of the ViCCA major is to explore... [-]

Master's Degree In Theory And Art History 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. [+]

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. Specialities / Itineraries - Research Mode: Theory and History of Art: research methodologies. - Professionalizing Itinerary: Cultural Management. GOALS - Knowledge and understanding that provide a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and / or applying ideas, often in a research context. - That the students can apply their knowledge and their ability to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study. - That students are able to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments based on information that was incomplete or limited, includes reflections on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. - That students can communicate their conclusions (the knowledge and rationale underpinning) to specialists and non-specialists in a clear and unambiguous manner. - Students must possess the learning skills that enable them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous. - Ability for the collection and selection of documentary sources of various kinds (manuscripts, prints, iconography, interviews, field survey) relevant to a topic or research management. - Adaptation to the use of various resource centers (archives, places of preservation of books and documents, museums, film libraries, cultural services). - Development of a specific... [-]

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) [-]

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's Degree In History Of Contemporary Art And Visual Culture

UAM Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Campus Full time Part time 2 semesters September 2017 Spain Madrid + 1 more

Its basic objective is to train specialists in the historical and critical analysis of the works of art and visual culture of the XX and XXI centuries, as well as the application of these capabilities in research, production and cultural management. [+]

Masters in Art History. Its basic objective is to train specialists in the historical and critical analysis of the works of art and visual culture of the XX and XXI centuries, as well as the application of these capabilities in research, production and cultural management. On finishing the master is expected that students are able to operate in both the scientific and university level, and professionally. The master is necessary for those who wish to opt for the realization of a, essential for the development of university teaching career and research dissertation. In addition students are trained in the domain of methods and Techniques of history and art criticism and contemporary visual culture, in order to study, classify and analyze the artistic and industrial creation in all media and and its conservation, management, dissemination and outreach. The Master enables to perform the following professions: art critic, curator, curator, coordinator of exhibitions and public programs of museums and foundations. Recommended profile The most common profile of income is the source of a degree or related degree master studies, like degrees in Art History, Fine Arts, Architecture, Humanities or other related degrees. However, they can access the master students coming from other degrees or degrees, different from those that have a direct relationship with him. Access and admission IT IS IMPORTANT make application for admission to the first deadline (March 1st to May 31, 2017), although they have not completed studies of access, because if demand is high, there will be 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. [+]

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 (Methodological problems in the... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Art History. 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... [-]

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... [-]

MA in Historical, Literary & Cultural Studies (Research)

Radboud University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

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

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

Specialisations

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

Course programme

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