Masters Programs in Arts

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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. 

If a Master in Arts Studies sounds right up your alley, access Masterstudies’ extensive directory of programs and use the lead form to find one that best fits your needs. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

 

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Master in Contemporary Art Markets

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 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. [+]

MASTER IN CONTEMPORARY ART MARKETS

Our ‘Learning by Doing’ approach combines traditional visual disciplines with new digital technologies and synthesizes individual study with group project work. We establish numerous collaborations and projects with Italian and international companies and institutions to give students hands-on work opportunities to develop their critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and practical artistic and design skills.

WHY NABA To study in Milan, recognized as the world’s capital of fashion, arts, and design. To collaborate with over 1,000 companies, working on real-world projects and complementing your studies with unique internship opportunities. To obtain a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural learning experience, with a focus on direct experimentation. To learn from an outstanding faculty of inspiring industry professionals and mentors. To attend cutting-edge programs held both in Italian and English, that will give you an internationally recognized degree. To study in an award-winning academy, selected by leading publications such as Frame Publishers, Domus Magazine, and Business of Fashion, as one of the world's top schools for art and design. ... [-]

Master's Degree in Arts and Cultural Management

International University of Catalonia
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 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 2017-2018: 9th 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.... [-]


Master in Visual Arts

Florence Classical Arts Academy
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Florence

This program is available for Russian professional artist practicing in the field, aiming to improve their technical level further and broaden their expertise. There are partial and full scholarships distributed according to the yearly competition. [+]

Master-Stage in Painting and Drawing

This program is available for Russian professional artist practicing in the field, aiming to improve their technical level further and broaden their expertise. There are partial and full scholarships distributed according to the yearly competition.

Master-Stage in Art Teaching

This program is available for Russian professional artist practicing in the field, aiming to enrich their CV and practice teaching art subject and assist to professors while tutoring the group of international students. This program allows the young professional receive an experience of educational study process in the field of visual arts. There are partial and full scholarships distributed according to the yearly competition.... [-]


Master in Business for Arts and Culture

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Venice
Campus Full time 6 months January 2019 Italy Venice

The Master course in Business for Arts and Culture is an internationally oriented course linked to real-life professional experiences. It provides participants with a strong theoretical and practical background in relation to culture and creativity, combined with a managerial-based vision. [+]

The Master course in Business for Arts and Culture is an internationally oriented course linked to real-life professional experiences. It provides participants with a strong theoretical and practical background in relation to culture and creativity, combined with a managerial-based vision.

The institutions involved range from museums to media, including companies that invest in arts. Starting from the consideration that the cultural world is moving towards a new model based on entrepreneurship and specific projects, this programme trains professionals able to create and manage cross-disciplinary projects that are economically sustainable and innovative.

The course presents a strong professional approach, through dedicated session it foster contacts and meetings with important companies and institutions active in the development of cultural policies and project, such as the ones members of Museimpresa, the Italian Association of museums and business archives, Guggenheim Intrapresae, and E.N.C.A.C.T. - European Network on Cultural Management and Policy.... [-]


Master in Arts Management

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Florence
Campus Full time 11 months February 2019 Italy Florence

The Master course in Arts Management is an 11-month full-immersion interdisciplinary course, that is truly featured by a unique itinerant formula. The study plan takes place in three different prestigious locations, Florence, Rome and Venice, to engage students in a grand tour of contemporary art, with a focus on the jobs of the future. [+]

The Master course in Arts Management is an 11-month full-immersion interdisciplinary course, that is truly featured by a unique itinerant formula. The study plan takes place in three different prestigious locations, Florence, Rome and Venice, to engage students in a grand tour of contemporary art, with a focus on the jobs of the future.

The Master course builds a central figure for the life of cultural institutions who deal with art project management. This professional is capable of identifying innovative content, structuring a comprehensive event schedule, planning and developing fundraising events and resource management.

Career Opportunities - At the end of the course, students could work in arts and cultural companies and foundations, in national and international cultural institutions and profit or non-profit cultural organisations. They can also work in the areas related to contemporary art and with enterprises investing in the cultural market as banks, insurance companies, event management companies, trade fair organisations, art foundations, exhibition production companies, or in companies operating in the communication world.... [-]


Master Degree in Arts and Culture Management

Rome Business School
Online Campus Part time 12 months Open Enrollment Italy Rome + 1 more

Join the most international business school in Europe! - Designed for motivated international participants aiming at getting world-class competencies and at developing a successful global career in the fields of arts and culture. Starting date: each year, in March and October. [+]

Training of excellence, guaranteed internships in USA, Dubai or Europe, career service, international networking and many others benefits for your professional and personal development. Teaching formulas for every demand.

Starting date: each year, in March and October

Rome Business School's Master in Arts and Cultural Management is aimed at providing students with excellent skills and competencies to understand and manage cultural programs, departments, and events including the ability to develop successful marketing and communications strategies for this very specific field of arts and culture in the global industry.

Contents Managing Arts and Culture in the Global Era Being a cultural manager Events Production and Organization as a promotion of the cultural heritage Marketing, Communications, and Fundraising for Arts and Culture Creation of cultural companies Project Management for cultural organizations Business Planning Human Resource Management Art Galleries and Museums Management Publishing industry management Audio-visual industry management Performing arts management Music Production & Artist Management Theatre and show business management Web Series Management Cultural Event Management Learning options and tuition fees ... [-]

Master of Education in Arts

Piet Zwart Institute
Campus Part time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

The Master of Education in Arts program explicitly connects theory and practice, focusing on contemporary issues, which span different practices and discourses (education, pedagogy, politics, art, design, cultural theory, digital didactics, philosophy, museum education and ‘community arts’). [+]

The Master of Education in Arts program explicitly connects theory and practice, focusing on contemporary issues, which span different practices and discourses (education, pedagogy, politics, art, design, cultural theory, digital didactics, philosophy, museum education and ‘community arts’). Students are encouraged to reflect upon their position and teaching methodologies within social, cultural and political contexts, and subsidized a close insight into the newest developments in art education, contemporary art, and design. Through an intensive study process, they strengthen their professional and personal position in the field. Although the general focus is interdisciplinary, the program specializes in art and design education.... [-]


Master in Artistic & Cultural Activities Management

INSEEC Paris
Campus Full time September 2018 France Paris

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

Master in Artistic & Cultural Activities Management

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

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

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


Master of Letters in Art History: Inventing Modern Art

University of Glasgow
Campus Full time 2 semesters August 2018 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, 1768-1918MLitt

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 ... [-]

Master's Degree In Art Direction In Communication

LaBasad - Barcelona School of Arts & Design
Online Full time 12 months Open Enrollment Spain Barcelona Spain Online + 1 more

The Online Master's Degree in Art Direction in Communication is designed on a perspective of project execution in which you must understand, conceptualize and project original and attractive visual solutions that enhance the message to be communicated. From the most spectacular audiovisual production to the simplest web page, the contribution of the art director is fundamental. [+]

Online Master's Degree taught in SpanishObjectives of the Master

The Online University Master's Degree in Art Direction in Communication is designed on a perspective of project execution in which you must understand, conceptualize and project original and attractive visual solutions that enhance the message to be communicated. From the most spectacular audiovisual production to the simplest web page, the contribution of the art director is fundamental. The final objective of the master is that the students who study it are able to generate relevant ideas that connect brands with people and can give them shape in any communication channel.

Highlight the role of strategic communication as a factor of analysis, differentiation and positioning.Learn the competences and functions of the art director and its realization with other creative profiles.Conceptualize and execute multichannel communication actions from the reflection and analysis of the message to be transmitted and its audience.Enhance the efficiency of the persuasive message visually.Supervise and direct the production phases.Increase creative and executive capacity through the development of practical projects.LABASAD.jpg" alt="68892_Master_online_direccion_de_arte_en_comunicacion_LABASAD.jpg" />Access requirements... [-]

Masters Degree In Advertising Photography, Fashion And Art Direction

Seeway - Barcelona
Campus Part time 9 months October 2018 Spain Barcelona

The Master in Professional Photography and Advertising specialization in Fashion and Lifestyle presents an ideal for producing professional references and capable of generating trends from their own creative personality environment. [+]

The Master in Professional Photography and Advertising in their specialization in Fashion and Lifestyle presents an ideal for producing professional references and capable of generating trends from their own creative personality environment. The spirit of the Master, which transcends pure photography and covers a wide range of competences of other areas and disciplines the world of fashion design and communication arises from the desire to combine the demands of a labor market in constant redefinition with individual aspirations and visions of each participant. Its axis of specialization is Photography Fashion and Lifestyle at its confluence and intersection with the Art Direction.

The program, oriented to creativity and innovation, covering all essential aspects needed to handle the conceptualization, development and implementation of visual projects commercial, advertising and complete personal, professional quality and a strong stamp author.... [-]


Specialised Master in Management of Cultural and Artistic Activities

ESCP Europe Business School
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 France Paris

A trailblazer in the arts and culture management arena, this Specialised Master® in Management of cultural and artistic activities offers the additional advantage of a double-degree: the Specialized Master® degree from ESCP Europe and the Master di II livello of the Università Ca’Foscari Venezia. The programme, therefore, takes place from September to December in Venice and from January to March on our Paris Campus. [+]

A trailblazer in the arts and culture management arena, this Specialised Master® in Management of cultural and artistic activities offers the additional advantage of a double-degree: the Specialized Master® degree from ESCP Europe and the Master di II livello of the Università Ca’Foscari Venezia. The programme, therefore, takes place from September to December in Venice and from January to March on our Paris Campus.

Key Features

The ESCP Europe Masters are professional-oriented programmes in specific management areas designed for postgraduates with a clear career goal and lead to a specialisation or double skill in response to corporate demand for highly qualified managers.

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Master's Degree in Conservation Science and Technology for Cultural Heritage

Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Campus Full time October 2018 Italy Venice

The Master’s degree Programme prepares experts (conservation scientists) in the diagnostic and conservation of cultural heritage, providing solid interdisciplinary scientific training that combines chemistry, physics, biology, computer science and geology with innovative technologies for storage of artefacts. [+]

Masters in Conservation Science and Technology for Cultural Heritage

The Master’s degree Programme prepares experts (conservation scientists) in the diagnostic and conservation of cultural heritage, providing solid interdisciplinary scientific training that combines chemistry, physics, biology, computer science and geology with innovative technologies for storage of artefacts. The training course is designed to prepare a professional figure able to interact with experts in other disciplines involved in the process of the protection and conservation of cultural assets, acting as a technical and scientific reference.

The graduate will be able to design and test new technologies for restoration work, to develop projects for prevention of damage and maintenance of cultural heritage and to run diagnostic tests for the characterization of artefacts.... [-]


Master In Art Direction

ESCAC - Escuela superior de Cinema y Audivisuales de catalunya
Campus 1 semester January 2019 Spain Barcelona

This master poses as a fundamental pedagogical objective the training of the student in the achievement of an artistic proposal based on a cinematographic script through all its phases of development. [+]

About the Master

This master poses as a fundamental pedagogical objective the training of the student in the achievement of an artistic proposal based on a cinematographic script through all its phases of development.

For this purpose, the necessary tools are put at their disposal to deal rigorously with the necessary procedures in the definition of the visual narrative of a film, as well as the technical particularities of the craft of art direction and its execution.

Who is it for?

Graduates in Fine Arts, Architecture, Audiovisual Communication, Art, Design, Art History, Set Design. Professionals from the film or videographic sector who want to deepen their knowledge of cinematographic art direction.... [-]


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 Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam + 1 more

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 offer 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 into policy, marketing, audiences and education.... [-]