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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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48 Results in Arts

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design 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 a ... [+]

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.... [-]

Italy Venice
January 2020
Full-time
6 months
Campus
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design 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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

Italy Florence
February 2019
Full-time
11 months
Campus
International University of Catalonia

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 Cul ... [+]

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.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
LaBasad - Barcelona School of Arts & Design

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 ori ... [+]

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... [-]
Spain Barcelona Spain Online
Open Enrollment
Full-time
12 months
Online
Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication - Erasmus University 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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

Netherlands Rotterdam
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
INSEEC Paris

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

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.... [-]

France Paris
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Ca' Foscari University of Venice

This Master’s degree programme trains experts in cultural heritage conservation with a strong interdisciplinary scientific knowledge (chemistry, physics, biology, compute ... [+]

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... [-]

Italy Venice
October 2019
Full-time
Campus
Sapienza University of Rome

The Masters Program in Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage trains experts in Archaeometry and Conservation Science. ... [+]

The Masters Program in Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage trains experts in Archaeometry and Conservation Science. The program provides students with specialist skills in the multi-analytical characterization of a wide range of materials related to archaeology and cultural heritage, scientific methods and advanced technologies in the study of conservation.

In particular, graduates will acquire the:

ability to work in a research area with a strong multidisciplinary nature ranging from sciences to humanities; expertise in analytical techniques, scientific methods of investigation and data interpretation for the recovery and conservation of cultural heritage; advanced skills in the analysis of the interaction between cultural heritage and the chemical-physical environment; advanced knowledge of archaeometric applications in a range of fields. ... [-]
Italy Rome
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
ESCAC - Escuela superior de Cinema y Audivisuales de catalunya

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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
January 2020
1 semester
Campus
Seeway - Barcelona

The Master in Professional Photography and Advertising specialization in Fashion and Lifestyle presents an ideal for producing professional references and capable of gene ... [+]

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.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
October 2019
Part-time
9 months
Campus
Rome Business School

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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

Italy Rome Italy Online
March 2019
Part-time
12 months
Campus
ESCP Europe Business School

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 do ... [+]

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.... [-]

France Paris Italy Venice
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

The Contemporary Art Program at the Master’s level emphasizes meeting the public ¬– be it in the museum or public square, self-initiated or organized by curators – to cre ... [+]

Vision

Contemporary Art Practice is changing dramatically.

The creative force of the artist to not only produce artifacts but also to perform and activate has broadened the opportunity for artists to enter diverse fields. Artists react to observations of the world we live in, translating experience into art production and interventions. Merging genres and media –for example drawing with sound recording, or land art with video – creates new contexts for the expanding field of art practice.

The Contemporary Art Program at the Master’s level emphasizes meeting the public ¬– be it in the museum or public square, self-initiated or organized by curators – to create a framework for an individual history of practice. Dialogues with Srishti faculty, practitioners from around the world, architects, horticulturists, scientists, designers and more develop a platform for building life-long art practices and networks. Making and critical thinking are fundamental to the aims of the program.... [-]

India Bengaluru
July 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Estonian Academy of Arts

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: c ... [+]

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.... [-]

Estonia Tallinn
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of 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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

Italy Cagliari
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus