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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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55 Results in Arts

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
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
Bath Spa University

MRes Art and Design is a natural first step towards a PhD, and can also be your route to creating a new product or body of work for the marketplace. ... [+]

Develop the skills you'll need to create and maintain a successful career with our research Master in Art and Design.

Construct your own unique curriculum using the Art and Design Master's modules on offer.

Benefit from the expertise of our research-active staff, plus specialist tools, workshops, and spaces.

Innovate, reflect and take risks - become a resilient, autonomous, lifelong practitioner and learner.

MRes Art and Design is a natural first step towards a PhD, and can also be your route to creating a new product or body of work for the marketplace.

You'll have the opportunity to develop your bold ideas - from commercial products to fine art exhibitions - while earning a postgraduate degree.... [-]

United Kingdom Bath
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Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Manchester Metropolitan University

This course is concerned with the advanced exploration and application of principles of graphic design within the contexts of research and professional development. Engag ... [+]

Overview

This course is concerned with the advanced exploration and application of principles of graphic design within the contexts of research and professional development. Engagement with digital and making technologies is central to discovering and harnessing new thinking in design.

This course is of particular relevance to those interested in effective visual communication and developing innovative concepts and approaches in publication design, illustration, motion graphics, corporate identity, photography, design for digital media and graphic design for advertising.

Length 2 year: full-time 4 years: part-time Features and Benefits Design Network

Based in the heart of the School of Art, MFA Design: Graphic Design and Art Direction is part of an innovative design network — a community of staff and students exploring design ideas in a discursive, cross-disciplinary studio environment. Critically informed practical designers, the group works experimentally, inspired by new insights and possibilities.... [-]

United Kingdom Manchester
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
Campus
Australian Institute of Music

Strengthen your thinking with robust entrepreneurial strategies. ... [+]

Strengthen your thinking with robust entrepreneurial strategies.

Your Master of Arts and Entertainment Management will speak volumes:

Explore, develop and express your creativity through advanced critical thinking, entrepreneurship, and innovation that allows you to better navigate the dynamics and ever-changing facets of the arts and entertainment industry. Develop your high level professional, leadership, collaboration and global skills with a program that balance robust business strategies with blue sky entrepreneurial thinking; recognizing that innovation is key to developing new markets and ways how art and entertainment are consumed. Develop your research, analytical and writing skills, as well as critical and creative thinking Explore more through electives that amplify and extend your experience in other fields Be guided and mentored by industry experts who are determined to help you grow as a performer and will support you through your academic research Open the door to new career opportunities ... [-]
Australia Sydney Melbourne
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Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
Campus
Ca' Foscari University of Venice

This programme is taught entirely in English and trains experts in cultural heritage conservation with a strong interdisciplinary approach (chemistry, physics, biology, c ... [+]

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates can find employment with public and private organizations as well as businesses and laboratories specializing in restoration and conservation. They can also carry on with their studies at the doctoral level in chemical science. Possible career opportunities include:

• Museum technician

• Restorer

• Cultural consultant

• Restoration technology development

ADMISSION

• Candidates must be assessed to confirm their possession of the minimum curricular and experiential requirements.

• A certified B2-level knowledge of English is required.

COURSES INCLUDE:

Competency Lab Analytical Methods And Applications With Lab Computer Science Applications To Cultural Heritage Geology Applied For Cultural Heritage Innovative Materials For The Conservation Chemical Methods And Technologies For Cultural Heritage Materials ... [-]
Full-time
2 - 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
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Spanish
1 semester
Campus
Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication - Erasmus University Rotterdam

The two-year Research Master’s Program in the Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts is offered by the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication and the Facu ... [+]

Research Master in Sociology of Culture, Media, and the Arts

Challenge yourself in this interdisciplinary Research Master’s program! Combine social-scientific training and hands-on research experience. Develop your own research interests. And prepare yourself for a Ph.D., or a research-oriented career outside of academia.

The two-year Research Master’s Program in the Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts is offered by the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication and the Faculty of Social Sciences. This Master’s of Science (MSc) Program is designed for talented and motivated students, who are interested in research on culture, media and the arts.

You will be trained to independently carry out high-quality research, whilst simultaneously getting the chance to more clearly outline your own research interests — with the help of top scholars in the field. The curriculum consists of theoretical courses, as well as quantitative and qualitative methodological training. You will put this knowledge into practice in a research traineeship, in which you get the opportunity to collaborate with an experienced scholar and work on a real-life research project. Through a study exchange in your second year, you get the opportunity to further broaden your knowledge and expand your international network.... [-]

Netherlands Rotterdam
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Seeway - Barcelona

The Master's Degree in Fashion and Advertising Photography presents an ideal environment for the generation of relevant professionals capable of generating trends based o ... [+]

The Master's Degree in Fashion and Advertising Photography presents an ideal environment for the generation of relevant professionals capable of generating trends based on their own creative personality. The spirit of this Master, which transcends pure photography and covers a wide range of competences from other areas and disciplines of the world of styling and communication, arises from the desire to combine the demands of a labor market in constant redefinition with individual aspirations and the visions of each participant. Its axis of specialization is the Photography of Fashion and Lifestyle, in its confluence and intersection with the Art Direction.

The program, oriented to creativity and innovation, covers all the essential aspects necessary to handle the conceptualization, development and realization of visual projects of a commercial, advertising and personal nature, of professional quality and with a strong author stamp.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
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Spanish
Part-time
9 months
Campus
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.

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
Rome Business School

Rome Business School's Master in Arts & Culture Management provides the attendee with a thorough knowledge and crucial skills to start and consolidate a career in the ... [+]

Overview

Rome Business School’s Master in Arts & Culture Management was designed and developed keeping in mind the needs of the ones approaching for the first time to the business of Arts & Culture as well as of the professional figures which already have the first wealth of experience in this field; this exclusive program features the multicultural environment typical of Rome Business School, providing the attendee with a thorough knowledge and crucial skills to start and consolidate a career in the Arts & Culture industry. All within one of the capitals with the richest and most differentiated artistic and cultural heritage: Rome.

Why studying in Rome The ultimate education experience in the eternal city ... [-]
Italy Rome Italy Online
Open Enrollment
Part-time
12 months
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
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 ... [+]

Applications for the 2019 Intake are closed. Applications for the 2020 intake will open starting in October 2019.

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 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Università LUM Jean Monnet School of Management

The Master in Arts & Design Management is proposed as a path of high education aimed at training professionals who know how to govern the dynamics of cultural enterpr ... [+]

The cultural and creative sector will play an increasingly important role in the economic and employment landscape. For this reason, it is necessary to train professionals who are able to manage and develop the companies that operate in the cultural and creative industry in a sustainable and innovative way.

In this perspective, the Master in Arts & Design Management is proposed as a path of high education aimed at training professionals who know how to govern the dynamics of cultural enterprises, who know how to apply the principles and tools of design, and are able to build partnership relations between the world of art and design and traditional industrial fields.

Starting Date – February 2020Tuition Fee – € 8.000,00... [-]

Italy Milan
February 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rome

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 pla ... [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ITALIAN LANGUAGE.

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.... [-]

Italy Rome
February 2020
Full-time
11 months
Campus
Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

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 ... [+]

View of artist Tania Candiani installation for the Srishti Outpost group exhibition at the Kochi-Muziris biennale (2017).

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... [-]

India Bengaluru
July 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus