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's Degree in Arts and Cultural Management

International University of Catalonia
Campus Full time 1 year October 2019 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 Contemporary Art Markets

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti
Campus Full time 1 year October 2019 Italy Milan Rome + 1 more

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 in Business for Arts and Culture

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Venice
Campus Full time 6 months January 2020 Italy Venice

7th edition - Recent developments in the world of art and culture, on one hand, saw Artists and other professionals involved in the field dealing with both the creative and the business part of their work. On the other, the idea and function of culture evolved towards a more conscious and structured public good and service, in need of professionals with an entrepreneurial approach and a focus on social awareness and sustainability. The Master course in Business for Arts and Culture provides students with a strong theoretical and practical background that allows them to start from an idea and define an effective business plan that would make the idea work and generate valuable innovation. Thanks to specific tailor-made teachings that support classes with dedicated mentorships, participants learn how to plan and manage an artistic or cultural project in its entirety. At the end of the Master, it is possible to start a career within private and public cultural institutions, to launch a business or to plan projects for no-profits. [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

7th edition - Recent developments in the world of art and culture, on one hand, saw Artists and other professionals involved in the field dealing with both the creative and the business part of their work. On the other, the idea and function of culture evolved towards a more conscious and structured public good and service, in need of professionals with an entrepreneurial approach and a focus on social awareness and sustainability.

The Master course in Business for Arts and Culture provides students with a strong theoretical and practical background that allows them to start from an idea and define an effective business plan that would make the idea work and generate valuable innovation. Thanks to specific tailor-made teachings that support classes with dedicated mentorships, participants learn how to plan and manage an artistic or cultural project in its entirety. At the end of the Master, it is possible to start a career within private and public cultural institutions, to launch a business or to plan projects for no-profits.... [-]


Master in Arts Management

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

8th edition - The Master course in Arts Management is a 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 deals 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. The Partnerships with Cultural institutions as Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, MIBAC, Federculture e Peggy Guggenheim Collection ensure a unique experience in the art field. [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

8th edition - The Master course in Arts Management is a 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 deals 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.... [-]


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.Access requirements... [-]

Master in Artistic & Cultural Activities Management

INSEEC Paris
Campus Full time September 2019 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 Design and Crafts

Estonian Academy of Arts
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Estonia Tallinn

The Estonian Academy of Arts offers a Master's programme in Design and Crafts, delivered in English. The students enter a common programme but also select a discipline: ceramics, glass art and design, jewellery and blacksmithing, textile design, leather art and accessory design, or fashion design. [+]

The two-year Design & Crafts MA programme prepares students for professional practice and helps them identify their own positions as artists — within their communities, society, design field, global economy, natural environment and other contexts. The programme provides students with as many real-world, hands-on situations as possible by giving them access to practising professionals and diverse opportunities. The programme also develops and changes with the students. With each new group, we start with roundtable discussions to find out what our students actually want. What experiences do they value? What is the focus of their interests? What are their professional dreams?

The students enter a common programme but also select a specialisation. Students who study in the Design & Crafts programme remain closely connected with their chosen discipline. Regardless of the specialisation, the MA programme focuses on collaboration. This includes group tasks that cross disciplines so that students with different backgrounds and study experience work together. A significant part of the coursework takes place in the form of workshops (supervised by international lecturers), which aim to break the routine and provide inspiration.... [-]


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 & Culture Management

Rome Business School
Campus Part time 12 months March 2019 Italy Rome Italy Online + 1 more

The Master in Arts & Culture Management is designed for motivated international participants who want to develop a successful global career in the fields of arts and culture. [+]

Training of excellence, internships, career service, international networking and many others benefits for your professional and personal development. Teaching formulas for every demand.

The Master in Arts & Culture Management is designed for motivated international participants who want to develop a successful global career in the fields of arts and culture.

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.... [-]


Specialised Master in Management of Cultural and Artistic Activities

ESCP Europe Business School
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 France Paris Italy Venice + 2 more

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.... [-]


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 2019 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.... [-]


Masters degree in advertising photography, fashion and art direction

Seeway - Barcelona
Campus Part time 9 months October 2019 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.... [-]


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

Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Campus Full time October 2019 Italy Venice

This Master’s degree programme trains experts in cultural heritage conservation with a strong interdisciplinary scientific knowledge (chemistry, physics, biology, computer science, geology) and hands-on experience with innovative conservation technologies. Once you will graduate you will become a conservation scientist, a technical and scientific expert in the conservation of cultural heritage. You will know how to design and use new restoration and conservation technologies, develop and design prevention and manutention projects and carry out investigations of artefacts to in the conservation context. [+]

The Master’s degree Programme trains conservation scientists working in the conservation of historic-artistic heritage, with a strong scientific interdisciplinary education including chemistry, physics, biology, computer science and geology as well as innovative technologies for the conservation of artefacts, who will be able to interact with experts from other fields involved in the conservation process.

The graduate will be able to design and use new technologies for restoration, to develop prevention projects and to carry out investigations on artefacts.

About the Degree Programme Requirements and Application Level of qualification

Master’s degree programme... [-]


M.A. in Art Practices: Specialisation - Curatorial Practices - Film, Media and Visual Arts

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2019 India Bengaluru

The Pathway in Curatorial Practices: Film, Media & Visual Arts is a two-year, full-time Masters programme designed to develop professional and academic excellence in the field of curating and to encourage students to curate projects and create a national and international network of peers and collaborators for their work. This specialisation is founded on the premise that there is no separation between practice and theory in curatorial work and that curators operate across a vast ecology of contexts and spaces, from the museum, to the commercial gallery, to the artist-led space, to the festival, to a lab, to new creative ventures. In today’s art world, the role of the curator often blends in with that of the artist, the publisher, the researcher, the archivist, and the creative entrepreneur. This programme responds to such interdisciplinarity by offering practice-led learning that combines the study of art history, aesthetics and exhibition histories with developing skills in critical writing and thinking, as well as project development and management. The students will explore the ethical, philosophical and political dimensions of current debates in contemporary art and culture, and will be encouraged to respond to the historical, political and cultural contexts of South Asia. [+]

Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology offers a pathway in Curatorial Practices: Film, Media & Visual Arts. This is a two-year, full-time Masters programme designed to develop professional and academic excellence in the field of curating and to encourage students to curate projects and create a national and international network of peers and collaborators for their work.This specialisation is founded on the premise that there is no separation between practice and theory in curatorial work and that curators operate across a vast ecology of contexts and spaces, from the museum, to the commercial gallery, to the artist-led space, to the festival, to a lab, to new creative ventures. In today’s art world, the role of the curator often blends in with that of the artist, the publisher, the researcher, the archivist, and the creative entrepreneur. This programme responds to such interdisciplinarity by offering practice-led learning that combines the study of art history, aesthetics and exhibition histories with developing skills in critical writing and thinking, as well as project development and management. The students will explore the ethical, philosophical and political dimensions of current debates in contemporary art and culture, and will be encouraged to respond to the historical, political and cultural contexts of South Asia.The programme adopts the methodology of fine art practice and supports the development of an independent practice and research. It will offer a combination of taught seminars and workshops, along with the production of curatorial projects developed individually or in groups. The workshops will cover... [-]


Master in Innovation and Organization of Culture and the Arts

University of Bologna
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Italy Bologna

This Innovation and Organization of Culture and the Arts (GIOCA) programme at the University of Bologna is designed to create a precise professional figure: an administrator with a solid grounding in management positioned to interact effectively with the artistic-cultural dimension of different types of organizations, understanding their requirements, and with the ability to act as an interface with the demands of the surrounding economic and social world, for a range of profiles that: directly participate in Arts and cultural organizations, participate as consultants, interact as an interface with public and private institutions supporting the work of specific organizations (local authorities, sponsors, foundations, etc.). [+]

This Innovation and Organization of Culture and the Arts (GIOCA) programme at the University of Bologna is designed to create a precise professional figure: an administrator with a solid grounding in management positioned to interact effectively with the artistic-cultural dimension of different types of organizations, understanding their requirements, and with the ability to act as an interface with the demands of the surrounding economic and social world, for a range of profiles that: directly participate in Arts and cultural organizations, participate as consultants, interact as an interface with public and private institutions supporting the work of specific organizations (local authorities, sponsors, foundations, etc.).... [-]