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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 in… Read more

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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Winthrop University Online
Rock Hill, USA

Winthrop University's Master of Arts in Arts Administration combines current theory, academic research and applied practice to develop effective leaders who can work with skil ... +

Winthrop University's Master of Arts in Arts Administration combines current theory, academic research and applied practice to develop effective leaders who can work with skill, creative initiative and integrity in nonprofit arts environments. Learn best practices in governance, community engagement, audience development, financial management and law pertaining to nonprofit arts. -
MA
Part-time
2 years
English
Online
 
Franklin University Switzerland
Sorengo, Switzerland

Created in partnership with SDA Bocconi School of Management, this MA in Responsible Arts Management and Cultural Heritage is designed to provide both a practical and theoreti ... +

Created in partnership with SDA Bocconi School of Management, this MA in Responsible Arts Management and Cultural Heritage is designed to provide both a practical and theoretical preparation for change-makers, future leaders and the next generation of art professionals. Through a rigorous curriculum and multicultural experience, the program strives towards preparing leaders for today’s international arts and heritage environment. -
MA
Full-time
12 months
English
17 Aug 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Malta
Valletta, Malta

Digitalisation has profoundly changed the way we create and interact with images and has posed a variety of technical, philosophic, organisational, practice-related and other ... +

Digitalisation has profoundly changed the way we create and interact with images and has posed a variety of technical, philosophic, organisational, practice-related and other challenges that constantly impinge on users and producers of culture. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
3 semesters
English
Campus
 

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Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Rotterdam, Netherlands

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 tu ... +

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
Full-time
Part-time
English
06 Sep 2021
15 May 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Rome Business School
Rome, Italy

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 ... +

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. -
Master
Part-time
12 months
English
Oct 2021
Campus
 
Università LUM - School of Management
Milan, Italy

The Master in Arts & Design Management is an advanced training course aimed at training professionals who know how to govern the growth dynamics of creative and cultural e ... +

The Master in Arts & Design Management is an advanced training course aimed at training professionals who know how to govern the growth dynamics of creative and cultural enterprises, who know how to apply the principles of the design thinking, and build innovative partnerships between the world of the art and design and traditional industrial sectors. -
Master
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Venice, Italy

This Conservation Science and Technology for Cultural Heritage program at Ca' Foscari University of Venice offers a unique opportunity to acquire scientific training both in s ... +

This Conservation Science and Technology for Cultural Heritage program at Ca' Foscari University of Venice offers a unique opportunity to acquire scientific training both in state-of-the-art laboratories and in the field while gaining hands-on experience with the artistic and cultural patrimony of Venice, a UNESCO heritage site. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

In the two-year Research Master's degree in Arts and Culture, you can choose between two tracks. The track in Literary and Cultural Studies offers you an advanced study of the ... +

In the two-year Research Master's degree in Arts and Culture, you can choose between two tracks. The track in Literary and Cultural Studies offers you an advanced study of the arts. You will focus specifically on the role the arts play in processes of cultural change. Also, you will specialize in one of the involved art forms: literature, film, theatre, music or multimedia forms. -
MA
Full-time
24 months
English, Dutch
01 Sep 2021
Campus
 
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Delivered in partnership with Hearst Magazines UK (publishers of Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Esquire magazines and more), we offer an exciting and industry-connected Master ... +

Delivered in partnership with Hearst Magazines UK (publishers of Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Esquire magazines and more), we offer an exciting and industry-connected Master’s course to support and enhance the skills of art and design practitioners who want to develop their ambitions within the cultural and creative industries. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

Our Master’s programme was designed to meet the urgent need for art professionals who possess rigorous theoretical and research skills coupled with practical abilities and an ... +

Our Master’s programme was designed to meet the urgent need for art professionals who possess rigorous theoretical and research skills coupled with practical abilities and an acute awareness of the current state of the sector at the local and global levels. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
01 Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, Canada

The Master of Arts in Cultural Resource Management (CRM) program provides students with training in the skills, methods, and theoretical backgrounds necessary for work as prof ... +

The Master of Arts in Cultural Resource Management (CRM) program provides students with training in the skills, methods, and theoretical backgrounds necessary for work as professional archaeologists within the cultural resource management industry in Alberta and elsewhere. Graduates of this major will also​ be prepared to run their own companies and projects. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
24 - 48 months
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Bath Spa University
Bath, United Kingdom

This flexible course adapts to the ever-changing world of culture and the arts. It will expand your theoretical understanding and professional knowledge of arts and cultural m ... +

This flexible course adapts to the ever-changing world of culture and the arts. It will expand your theoretical understanding and professional knowledge of arts and cultural management, through hands-on experience and work-based learning. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
The New School

The Master of Arts in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship at The New School’s College of Performing Arts is one of the first graduate programs designed specifically to help p ... +

The Master of Arts in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship at The New School’s College of Performing Arts is one of the first graduate programs designed specifically to help performers gain the critical skill set they need to become recognized artistic leaders—onstage and beyond. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

During your studies in the Comparative Arts and Media Studies program, you will develop a sharp eye (and ear) for a wide range of media and art objects and processes. You will ... +

During your studies in the Comparative Arts and Media Studies program, you will develop a sharp eye (and ear) for a wide range of media and art objects and processes. You will also learn to analyze and place them in their various contexts. You will attain academic skills such as critical thinking, presentation, and writing skills. -
Master
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Plymouth College of Art
Plymouth, United Kingdom

MA by Research is an exciting opportunity for you to study at Masters level in the dynamic and transdisciplinary arts environment of the college, whilst following an area of y ... +

MA by Research is an exciting opportunity for you to study at Masters level in the dynamic and transdisciplinary arts environment of the college, whilst following an area of your own creative interest under the supervision of specialist academic staff. MA by Research runs for two years (part-time) and enables students to explore aspects of knowledge at the forefront of an academic or professional discipline, with research areas negotiated with you on application. Your final submission will be by written thesis and is differentiated from our other practice-led MA courses, with a stronger focus on written outcomes. Core specialisms include all academic areas currently offered through the Schools of Art + Media; Design + Communication; and Cultural + Critical Studies. -
MA
2 years
English
Oct 2021
Campus
 

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