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A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. One must already have an undergraduate degree to apply for a master's program. Most master's degree program would require students to complete a master's thesis or research paper.

The Arts refers to programs that focus on intellectual type topics that are not always as straightforward as science and math. Those wishing to play a creative role in contributing to the community would be interested in the arts.

Education in the United States is mainly provided by the public sector, with control and funding coming from three levels: state, local, and federal, in that order. The common requirements to study at a higher education level in United States will include your admissions essay (also known as the statement of purpose or personal statement), transcript of records, recommendation/reference letters, language tests

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Master in Fashion Design

Domus Academy
Campus Full time 12 months

The Master in Fashion Design program brings students into direct contact with the fashion design industry in Italy and abroad. You’ll have the rare and exciting opportunity to develop your own original, compelling fashion collection under the guidance of industry professionals. [+]

Best Masters in Arts in USA 2017. Dream. Express. Make. The Master in Fashion Design program brings students into direct contact with the fashion design industry in Italy and abroad. You’ll have the rare and exciting opportunity to develop your own original, compelling fashion collection under the guidance of industry professionals. Through both theoretical studies and project experiences, you will develop an individual mode of expression, explore the cultural factors that influence fashion trends, learn the ins and outs of production, and create innovative solutions. Besides honing the “problem solving” skills that every fashion designer needs, you will also develop a “problem defining” approach: the ability to determine the true parameters of each challenge. As you learn to follow your intuition and promote your aesthetic vision within those parameters, you will cultivate more awareness of the reasons behind your own fashion design choices, and those of others. Audience The program is designed for candidates with a first-level degree in fashion design, accessories design, or other related disciplines, who wish to develop their professional skills and make connections within the fashion industry. Outcome During this degree program, students will: Complete a self-driven research project on fashion design, using professional-level methods and communication techniques Develop innovative designs for garments and create a fashion collection, built on their knowledge of techniques and materials Program The program is workshop-based, supported by seminars, lectures, tutorials, and fieldwork. Industry professionals, the course leader, and project leaders guide students via individual coaching and project mentorship. The program consists of four main modules, each of which includes a two-week course and six-week workshop. The modules are followed by a two-month internship period and a final portfolio presentation. The modular structure is customizable, allowing flexibility and variety to better serve each student’s needs and goals. Courses Coursework focuses on: Exploring the historical, contemporary, psychological, anthropological, and sociological aspects of the fashion phenomenon Learning management and marketing strategies for fashion and luxury goods companies Discovering new 3D tools for modeling garments Investigating methods and tools for fashion research and design Exploring the factors that determine the economic performance of a brand or company Branding your own work and developing your professional identity Workshops Guided by industry professionals and faculty project leaders, you will work in cooperation with leading companies on practical projects relating to fashion design. Some possible workshop topics include the following: Contribute to building an innovative, consistent fashion collection from research to realization. Explore your own fashion design identity and define a language of expression and aesthetics. Investigate new options in structure and materials as you generate ideas for a contemporary fashion collection for the international market. Research and develop appropriate materials and create original structures for a bag and leather goods collection. Produce either a real fashion editorial for a print or online magazine or a proposal for an advertising campaign. Portfolio The final element of the program is the portfolio review. You will present your portfolio of work completed during the year in front of an exam board for evaluation. Internship There is no better way for you to gain experience in your field than actually working in it. The internship is a chance for you to work onsite for a company or design studio in your field of interest—while applying all the strategies you learned in the classroom and in workshops. Alternatively, you can complete an intensive project in collaboration with a company on the Domus Academy campus. Either way, you’ll get an inside perspective on how your industry really works, and you can make important connections that will further your career. The internship lasts two months and comes at the end of your year of studies. 100% of our students participate in the internship, including non-EU students, who may extend their visas for up to one year to complete this portion of their studies. Companies Several prestigious companies and design studios collaborate with the Master in Fashion Design program, actively participating in courses, workshops, internships, and international competitions organized by the department. Students have the opportunity to work directly with companies in their workshop projects and internships. This direct collaboration facilitates mentorship and gives students access to a wide network of professional connections. Companies and organizations involved in this program include: Trussardi, MUUSE, 7 For All Mankind, Alessandro Dell’Acqua, Antonio Berardi, Costume National, Eastpak, Fay, Fiorucci Love Therapy, Fondazione Gianfranco Ferré, Frankie Morello, Havaianas, Hogan, Maurizio Galante and Tal Lancman (Interware), Meltin’ Pot, Napapijri, Neil Barrett, Nike, SAOBC (South African Ostrich Business Chamber), Stefanel, Ter et Bantine, Versace, Veuve Clicquot, Ermenegildo Zegna. Accreditation Upon graduation from Domus Academy, you’ll earn a degree that’s recognized around Europe and the world—an Academic Master’s Degree (60 ECTS credits) accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR)*. You’ll also earn a second valuable qualification: the Domus Academy Master’s Diploma. Our accreditation has helped Domus Academy build relationships with prestigious companies, so you have the chance to gain practical work experience during your course of study. An accredited degree, plus the practical experience you gain through an internship, shows employers that you received a top-quality education and that you bring industry-relevant knowledge and skills to the table when you join their team. Our accreditation also means that the relevant academic credits you earn at Domus Academy will transfer to other institutions if you choose to work toward another master’s or a doctoral-level degree. Career Opportunities Graduates of the Master in Fashion Design program may launch their career as a fashion designer, art director, textile designer, product manager, trend researcher, cool hunter, or fashion editor. They could also take on a role in marketing/communication or distribution. They may work for fashion brands, design agencies, or magazines, or they may choose to be self-employed. [-]

Master of Science in Strategic Design and Management (Global Executive)

Parsons School of Design at The New School
Online & Campus Combined Part time 18 months July 2017 USA Greenwich Village

The New School's Parsons School of Design, one of the world’s leading design institutes, has created an alternative management program for emerging leaders seeking to be at the forefront of innovation in their organizations. This program provides an accessible, rigorous pathway for working professionals to lead change and apply real-world, 21st-century best business practices that have immediate and future impact on today's global economy. [+]

The New School's Parsons School of Design, one of the world’s leading design institutes, has created an alternative management program for emerging leaders seeking to be at the forefront of innovation in their organizations. This program provides an accessible, rigorous pathway for working professionals to lead change and apply real-world, 21st-century best business practices that have immediate and future impact on today's global economy. In a complex global economy characterized by rapidly evolving standards for the production and management of information, services, and experiences, leaders must exhibit flexibility and a capacity for innovation. Academically rigorous and industry focused, the Global Executive M.S. is specially designed for working professionals, preparing them to confidently create, manage, and lead design process–driven organizations. As one of our fellows, over the course of about 18 months you will join a select group of approximately 25 peers in a series of three-day seminars held at Parsons Paris, combined with online learning, hands-on studios, and global experiences in New York and Shanghai. Through this program, requiring only about 18 days away from the office, you will gain in-depth practical knowledge of Design thinking and its power to create positive change globally Sustainable business models Key principles of the evolving global economy Design innovation and leadership Management skills for creative projects and teams Governance, regulations, and how both are transforming today’s global economy In addition, you will build lifelong professional and personal relationships with your classmates, program faculty, and industry leaders. Program Details The Evolving New Global Creative Economy The Global Executive Master of Science in Strategic Design and Management responds to the major restructuring of developed and emerging economies worldwide. Unlike traditional master's degrees in design and management, this program incorporates design thinking, service design, and sustainability frameworks. As a Strategic Design and Management graduate student, you focus on the evolving global economy and are exposed to sophisticated real-world perspectives on business, operations, sustainability, management, leadership, entrepreneurship, design innovation, and design research. Design and Management Online and on the Global Campus A 36-credit program, the Global Executive Master of Science in Strategic Design and Management combines business, management, and leadership coursework with design-centered studio work. The program is a uniquely global and modern experience, combining weekend intensives at our Parsons Paris campus and convenient, flexible online learning modules that continue for seven weeks after each intensive. Classes are taken one at a time — allowing you to easily balance school, work, and life. Coursework is complemented by weeklong studio intensives based in Paris, New York City, and Shanghai, giving you firsthand access to today’s accelerating global economy in some of its premier hubs. New Business Models Coursework incorporates cutting-edge analyses of the digital information-based economy, which help students develop new business models and organizational designs for the creative industries. Many classes are structured to replicate real-world industry scenarios. These classes provide hands-on experience in designing, managing, and improving design-intensive and creative firms — and help students develop their capacity to inspire and lead creative teams. Industry Focus The Global Executive Master of Science in Strategic Design and Management program seeks students who will be the game changers of the new economy and its new actors — digital firms, social information networks, and co-producing individuals. It is well suited for early- to mid-career professionals interested in advancing in their chosen fields and companies, positioning themselves as leaders of sustainable industry. This program is custom designed for today’s high-potential emerging leaders and career changers seeking to complement their design and business skills with professional application. Students are exposed to new industry contexts and practices, both within and outside of design-intensive industries. Designed for Working Professionals This program is specially crafted to suit the needs of working professionals by working from a “cohort model,” in which all students start the program at the same time, take the same courses in the same order — one course at a time — and graduate together. In addition, the blended format of online and on-campus intensive learning is specially designed to allow for maximum flexibility in balancing class, work, and life. Connection to The New School The program's connections with industry are matched by its place in the intellectual communities of Parsons, Parsons Paris, and The New School. Modeled on the highly successful MS-SDM program at Parsons, the Global Executive Master's draws on The New School’s strengths as a leader in global and online education, offering weeklong integrated studio sections in Paris, New York, and Shanghai, paired with six three-day intensives that kick off each course and continue online from the convenience of your own home — on your own schedule. Scholarships are not available. U.S. citizens may qualify for federal financial aid. [-]

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Drama Therapy

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

The CIIS Drama Therapy program is one of only three master's programs in the United States both regionally accredited and approved by the North American Drama Therapy Association, and is one of only a handful of such programs in the world. [+]

Best Masters in Arts in USA 2017. MA in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Drama Therapy Freedom and possibility are two key words that begin to describe the essence of drama therapy. Life is finite; there are only so many experiences we can have. But in drama, the opportunities and options are endless, enabling us to dive more deeply into the richness of life. And when the dramas are authentic and "real," they have the power to affect, and even alter, our real lives profoundly. For the past thirty years, we have been investigating how therapeutically adapted dramatic processes work over time to heal wounds, facilitate lasting change, and help people reach their highest potential. -Renée Emunah, Program Founder/Director The program allowed me to tap into the limitless storehouse of compassion, imagination, play, and resiliency inside of me and helped me channel all that into my fullest potential as a therapist and human being. It was an all-encompassing and transformative experience. As a storyteller, scholar, and now clinician, the impacts of the Drama Therapy program at CIIS will continue to serve me professionally and reverberate through me and those with whom I come into contact. -Aileen Cho, Program Alumna, MA (2012) One of my most life changing experiences! The Drama Therapy program at CIIS gave me the personal and clinical resources I needed to become a skilled therapist, while remaining in touch with my artist self. -Dorothy Lemoult, Program Alumna, MA (2011) The CIIS Drama Therapy program is one of only three master's programs in the United States both regionally accredited and approved by the North American Drama Therapy Association, and is one of only a handful of such programs in the world. CIIS is internationally recognized as housing one of the world's most highly developed and rigorous training programs for drama therapists. FOR FALL 2016 ADMISSION THE APPLICATION DEADLINE WILL BE IN JANUARY 15, 2016 Admission opens November 15th, 2015. All application materials need to be submitted by January 15th, 2016. Interviews will take place in late February and early March, 2016. About the Program The Drama Therapy Program at CIIS is one of the only master 's level programs accredited in the field nationwide. Our aim is to take students on a challenging and compelling personal and intellectual journey toward deeper levels of understanding and developing competence in drama therapy. Our commitment is to provide a serious, multilayered training in using this potent medium ethically, respectfully, and skillfully. Faculty and students delve into the complexities, subtleties, and possibilities of drama therapy. Coursework is sequenced and progressive. Theoretical, practical/clinical, and experiential formats are incorporated. Small, action-oriented classes within a cohort model support students' personal development and a sense of community. While many people come to our program already personally familiar with the transformative power of drama, even the first semester of the program reveals new dimensions to the field and gives a glimpse of the vast range of exploration ahead. An integral part of the program is on-site clinical training and supervision at a wide range of possible placement sites. Interns receive individual weekly supervision on-site by a licensed clinician, as well as small-group supervision at CIIS with a Registered Drama Therapist (RDT). In their final semester of the program, students take an Integrative Seminar which supports the development of a capstone project. This final project may be a theoretical article, a live, self-revelatory (therapeutic) theater performance, or a DVD documenting a drama therapy treatment process. All formats are presented publicly to a community of peers, family, and friends, leading to a sense of culminating achievement in the program. CIIS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The program follows the academic guidelines set forth by the North American Drama Therapy Association and meets academic requirements for registry as a drama therapist (RDT). The program also fulfills academic requirements for Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT*) licensure in the state of California. Coursework preparing for licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) is also available. *Please note that in order to become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, you must also complete 3,000 hours of internship in addition to your educational requirements. You will graduate from our program with between 700 and 1,000 hours that will count toward licensure. Apply to the Drama Therapy Program We seek (and seem to attract!) creative, motivated, mature students who have already demonstrated a strong interest in the integration of theater and therapy. Integrity, introspection, and dedication are all essential attributes. Our students come to the program from around the world. Applicants must have a background in drama/theater and a minimum of two undergraduate psychology courses. Volunteer or paid work experience in human services is strongly recommended. Diversity We encourage and embrace diversity in our program, and place a high value on having students from a variety of racial and cultural backgrounds; other representations of diversity (including age range) are also important to us. We look at each applicant holistically, and if you feel passionate about this field, we welcome your application. Admission Requirements THE DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR THE FALL SEMESTER IS JANUARY 15. Admission is for the Fall semester only. Those applicants who are selected to interview will be invited to San Francisco for interviews that are held in late February to early March. Admissions Application Non-refundable $65 Application Fee Degree Requirement: An undergraduate degree (BA, BS, or BFA) from an accredited college or university. Transcripts: Official transcripts from all accredited academic institutions attended within the United States. Transcripts must arrive in their official, sealed envelopes. Autobiographical Statement: A five to seven page (12 pt font, double-spaced) introspective essay in which you reflect on significant childhood and adult life experiences that have affected your personal development. Goal Statement: A one page (12 pt font, double-spaced) statement of your educational and professional interests, goals or passions. Two Letters of Recommendation: From academic advisors, professors or professional supervisors. Recommenders should use standard business format and include full contact information-name, email, phone number, and mailing address. Resume/Outline: A one to two page outline listing your background/experience (if any) in: (1) theater (2) psychology (3) human services work, and (4) creative arts therapy. Academic Prerequisites: Two undergraduate psychology courses from an accredited college or university are required. They may be in progress during the application process. Interview: Individual and group interviews by invitation from the admissions committee. International students and individuals who have studied at institutions outside the US and Canada may have additional requirements. [-]

Online Master of Construction Management

NewSchool of Architecture and Design
Online Full time 1 year October 2017 USA San Diego

As construction projects grow increasingly complex, so does the demand for specialized management level personnel. NewSchool’s fully online Master of Construction Management prepares students to thrive in this role and excel in various professions revolving around the built environment. Along with basic instruction around all segments of the construction industry, this program places particular emphasis on developing skills as a business manager prepared for the construction trade’s current and future challenges. [+]

As construction projects grow increasingly complex, so does the demand for specialized management level personnel. NewSchool’s fully online Master of Construction Management prepares students to thrive in this role and excel in various professions revolving around the built environment. Along with basic instruction around all segments of the construction industry, this program places particular emphasis on developing skills as a business manager prepared for the construction trade’s current and future challenges. [-]

M.S. in Entrepreneurship & Design (ENTD)

University of Delaware, Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics
Campus Full time 11 months September 2017 USA Newark

The M.S. in Entrepreneurship & Design (ENTD) is a graduate degree program of the Lerner College of Business & Economics and involves partnerships between the Horn Program in Entrepreneurship, the College of Engineering's Department of Mechanical Engineering and the College of Arts & Sciences. The program includes interdisciplinary, experiential courses focused on entrepreneurship, creativity & design and prototyping & new product development. Courses are augmented by enrichment opportunities such as funding competitions, mentoring programs, networking events and a variety of useful resources. Completion of required courses and participation in enrichment activities provides students with the knowledge, skills, connections and access to resources needed to manifest innovation and thrive in a rapidly changing world. [+]

Best Masters in Arts in USA 2017. The M.S. in Entrepreneurship & Design (ENTD) is a graduate degree program of the Lerner College of Business & Economics and involves partnerships between the Horn Program in Entrepreneurship, the College of Engineering's Department of Mechanical Engineering and the College of Arts & Sciences. The program includes interdisciplinary, experiential courses focused on entrepreneurship, creativity & design and prototyping & new product development. Courses are augmented by enrichment opportunities such as funding competitions, mentoring programs, networking events and a variety of useful resources. Completion of required courses and participation in enrichment activities provides students with the knowledge, skills, connections and access to resources needed to manifest innovation and thrive in a rapidly changing world. The program utilizes a cohort model wherein a select group of students is admitted each year. These students take most of their courses together in a standard sequence which allows for a cohesive learning experience as well as the development of strong relationships with fellow students and program faculty. We are looking forward to welcoming our first cohort of ENTD students for the 2015 - 16 academic year. The ENTD program is designed for full-time participation. This enables completion of the program in 11 months. The first 2 months, July - August, are spent completing online coursework; the remaining 9 months, September - May, are spent on campus to take full advantage of the University’s physical resources. The program is ideal for recent graduates with business, engineering, art, and other degrees who are interested in gaining valuable experience in entrepreneurship and design. Content and deliverables for required courses aim to prepare students to launch startups, drive innovation in established companies, and develop sustainable solutions to social problems. Elective options allow for the exploration of individual interests. The deadline to apply is May 31 or until the cohort is filled. Admission decisions are being made on a rolling basis. [-]

Master (MFA) in Photography

Brooks Institute
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Ventura

The Master of Fine Arts in Photography degree at Brooks Institute is designed to prepare students to make an important contribution to the expanding role of the visual experience in contemporary life. The program explores image-making as a cultural force as well as a mode of personal expression. [+]

The Master of Fine Arts in Photography degree at Brooks Institute is designed to prepare students to make an important contribution to the expanding role of the visual experience in contemporary life. The program explores image-making as a cultural force as well as a mode of personal expression. Students who pursue a Master’s degree in Photography can grow intellectually and creatively through the lively exchange of ideas from diverse sources and wide-ranging perspectives, combining aesthetic exploration in all forms of lens-based and light-based media with academic inquiry through research. The Master of Fine Arts in Photography offers a rigorous program of study for students eager to explore ideas and technologies in various approaches to creating images that express their personal vision. Working with instructors who are experienced professionals, students can learn to deepen their conceptual communication, expand their artistic comprehension, and articulate a coherent and compelling statement about their work. The 61-credit program includes coursework in art history and criticism; the history, science and psychology of image-making; and communication, business, and education, enabling graduates to pursue a wide range of career options, including teaching at the college level. Core Courses Brooks Institute’s MFA in Photography consists of a two-year series of studio and seminar courses that emphasize creative growth and development of a visual vocabulary. Other courses engage the student in theoretical, psychological and aesthetic exploration of artistic expression. Core courses include: History of Art: Renaissance to 1900 History of Art: 1900 to Present Photographic Theory The Psychology of Images Methods in Imaging Education History of Photography Optics in Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Aspects of Communication Contemporary Criticism Contemporary Imaging Systems Entrepreneurial Skills for Fine Artists Elective Options In addition to core courses, the MFA in Photography curriculum at Brooks Institute includes a selection of focused, relevant elective courses. Among these elective course options are*: Teaching Internships: Students work with a teacher/mentor to gain classroom and educational experience. Grant Writing: Research and develop proposals for grants, residencies and fellowships. Self-proposed internships and special topics. Program Objectives The MFA in Photography from Brooks Institute provides a comprehensive program of study designed to develop exceptional artists who seek to deepen their understanding and awareness of visual communication. Graduating students should be equipped to: Create a cohesive body of original work integrating a mastery of materials, methods, and concepts. Articulate an informed perspective that includes defining an aesthetic approach, reviewing methods and processes, and providing a broader cultural context in which to understand a body of work. Synthesize knowledge obtained through various research activities exhibiting a standard of academic integrity and a graduate level of critical analysis. Engage in creative collaboration as an effective member of a team. [-]

Master of Fine Arts in Digital Arts

DigiPen Institute of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2017 USA Redmond + 1 more

Geared toward professional artists and candidates with a bachelor's degree in art or a related field, this program blends fine arts principles, including a strong emphasis on figure drawing, sculpture [+]

Best Masters in Arts in USA 2017. Geared toward professional artists and candidates with a bachelor's degree in art or a related field, this program blends fine arts principles, including a strong emphasis on figure drawing, sculpture, and art history, with a practical approach to studio art production that helps students develop both their personal skill and artistic voice. Full-Time and Part-Time Options Students have the option of enrolling in this program full-time for two years, or enrolling part-time and spreading their course load over four years. Admissions Information Applicants to the Master of Fine Arts in Digital Arts program should have experience in the following areas: drawing, figure drawing, art history, composition, 3D modeling, animation, sculpture, color theory, and digital painting. Candidates must also provide an art portfolio of 15 to 20 samples of artwork to be considered for admission. Topics Covered By the time they graduate, students in the MFA program will possess the following qualifications: - Extensive 3D production experience, including the ability to use the most current 2D and 3D graphics applications in the industry, as well as traditional fine arts skills such as drawing, sculpting, and painting. - A deep understanding of the creative process and the 3D graphics production pipeline, including the ability to manage projects from brainstorming to completion. - Strong research skills, especially as they relate to art history, character design references, and anatomy. - A specialization in modeling, sculpting, or character art, as well as a unique and highly developed personal voice as demonstrated by their thesis. Career Outlook Graduates of the MFA program will be qualified to pursue a range of entry- and intermediate-level roles in both art production and academia, including: - 3D Modeler - Animator - Character Artist - Technical Artist - Texture Artist - Senior Artist - Senior Animator - Senior Character Artist - Professor of Fine Arts [-]

Master in Liberal Arts

University of St. Thomas
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years Open Enrollment USA Houston + 1 more

The Master in Liberal Arts degree at the University of St. Thomas is an interdisciplinary graduate degree that offers you choice, freedom and flexibility. [+]

The Master in Liberal Arts degree is an interdisciplinary graduate degree that offers you choice, freedom and flexibility. Choose from 18 different areas of study to customize a degree program that fits your interests and goals.

Choice – Freedom – FlexibilityThe 36-credit-hour Master in Liberal Arts (MLA) program appeals to a diverse group of students who seek professional advancement, admission into doctoral programs or personal enrichment. We offer conveniently scheduled classes. Enhance your degree through study abroad and internship opportunities.

Areas of Concentration

Applied Music Art History Catholic Studies Communication Drama English French General Psychology History International Studies Irish Studies Interdisciplinary Studies Medieval Studies Philosophy Political Science Russian Studies Spanish Social Justice Studies Theology ... [-]

M.A. in Museum Studies

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 18 months August 2017 USA San Francisco

In an era of increased globalization, digitization and collaboration, museums have evolved into important and vital sites for community engagement and public dialogue. [+]

Master in Museum StudiesIn an era of increased globalization, digitization and collaboration, museums have evolved into important and vital sites for community engagement and public dialogue. The University of San Francisco offers a unique Master’s Degree in Museum Studies that prepares its graduates for positions of leadership in artistic, cultural and heritage organizations operating within this constantly changing social dynamic.The USF M.A. in Museum Studies Program focuses on design and curatorial practice; education and new technologies; conservation and heritage preservation; and arts and cultural management, financial management and project management. Students integrate and apply knowledge and disciplines in order to analyze global issues – from equality and diversity, to social justice and human rights. The San Francisco ExperienceMuseum Studies students enjoy the rich experiences available in San Francisco, one of the world’s most vibrant, cosmopolitan and beautiful cities. Walking distance to the major museum complexes of Golden Gate Park – including the de Young Museum and the California Academy of Sciences – USF also lies near the museums and cultural institutions in downtown San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, Palo Alto, and San Jose. As the financial, cultural and technological center of the West Coast of the U.S., the San Francisco Bay Area is one of the most economically and culturally vital regions of the world.... [-]


Master in Animation & Visual Effects

Academy of Art University
Campus or Online Full time 2 - 3 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

The MFA in Animation & Visual Effects program focuses on developing skills in any one of the many areas of expertise within the animation and visual effects industry. The program educates students in all aspects of animation and visual effects, from ideation to post production. [+]

The MFA in Animation & Visual Effects program focuses on developing skills in any one of the many areas of expertise within the animation and visual effects industry. The program educates students in all aspects of animation and visual effects, from ideation to post production. Communication, collaboration, and time management skills are emphasized throughout the program to ensure graduates are acclimated to the intense professional culture that awaits them. MFA Animation & Visual Effects Unit Requirements Major 27 units Directed Study 18 units Graduate Liberal Arts 12 units Electives* 6 units TOTAL 63 units *Per director approval MFA Animation & Visual Effects Degree Requirements Successful completion of Final Thesis Project Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA Minimum grade of C in all required 63 units MFA Program Learning Outcomes Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria: MFA Thesis Project Present an original thesis concept worthy of the MFA degree Demonstrate the feasibility of the thesis project Produce a professional-standard project, with topical content for the industry, showcasing technical and artistic ability. Technical Skills Demonstrate facility with animation technology and software. Presentation Skills Clearly discuss work and workflow process with a review committee, using industry terminology. Effectively pitch ideas to the review committee Create visually compelling, professional quality presentation materials Preproduction Skills (Project Development) Execute projects that demonstrate attention to: research, analytical thinking, detail, flexibility in problem solving, and revision. Collaboration Collaborate effectively to produce creative projects Professional Readiness Present a comprehensive demo reel / portfolio demonstrating professional-level achievement of specialty skills Demonstrate accountability for planning complex projects, prioritizing tasks and meeting project milestones. Document project workflow. Specialty Skills: Traditional Animation Demonstrate strong drawing skills and facility with anatomy, proportion, figure, animals, perspective, color and design, and composition Develop visual stories that support comedic or dramatic situations Stage stories through effective camera placement choices Draw convincing characters, layouts, storyboards, and animatics Apply the principles of animation to create animated movement and performances Specialty Skills: Storyboarding Demonstrate strong drawing skills and facility with composition, and color and design Create value studies that set the mood for each scene, applying an understanding of light source. Demonstrate continuity in visual storytelling through effective camera placement choices Specialty Skills: 3D Animation Apply the major principles of animation Create pieces that showcase expression and emotion Stage stories through effective camera placement choices Specialty Skills: Modeling Convincingly model forms in 3-dimensions that demonstrate a thorough understanding of anatomy and sculptural form. Display a range of modeling skill sets including hard surfaces and organic. Create textures that will be applied to the surface of models. Produce industry-standard turnarounds and wireframes Specialty Skills: Visual Effects Design digital effects that meet the needs of the imagery. Create believable images by combining elements from different sources Compose shots for narrative power Academy of Art University Learning Outcomes Graduates of the Academy of Art University will demonstrate the ability to: Produce a body of work suitable for seeking professional opportunities in their chosen field of art and design. Solve creative problems within their field of art and design, including research and synthesis of technical, aesthetic, and conceptual knowledge. Communicate their ideas professionally and connect with their intended audience using visual, oral, and written presentation skills relevant to their field. Execute technical, aesthetic, and conceptual decisions based on an understanding of art and design principles. Evaluate work in their field, including their own work, using professional terminology. Recognize the influence of major cultural and aesthetic trends, both historical and contemporary, on art and design products. Learn the professional skills and behaviors necessary to compete in the global marketplace for art and design. Visit www.academyart.edu to learn more about total costs, median student loan debt, potential occupations and other information. Accredited Member WSCUC, NASAD, CIDA (BFA-IAD, MFA-IAD), NAAB (B.ARCH*, M.ARCH), CTC (California Teacher Credential). Acting degree program is currently not offering online courses. **B.ARCH is currently in candidacy status. [-]

Master of Music

Eastern Kentucky University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Richmond

EKU's graduate music program is designed for musicians and music educators that are seeking to further their musical skills, enhance their pedagogical and theoretical knowledge, and apply their learning to the art of music making and music teaching. [+]

Best Masters in Arts in USA 2017. Degree Options: Instrumental Conducting Choral Conducting Music Education Theory/Composition Music Performance Who Would be Interested in This Program? EKU's graduate music program is designed for musicians and music educators that are seeking to further their musical skills, enhance their pedagogical and theoretical knowledge, and apply their learning to the art of music making and music teaching. What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? Individuals interested in the MM program must apply and be admitted to the graduate school as well as the EKU Department of Music. All Master of Music candidates are required to complete the Music Theory and Music History Entrance Exams as part of the application process. In addition, applicants seeking degrees with an emphasis in conducting or performance will need to arrange an audition with the appropriate faculty specialist. Where Are Recent Graduates of the Program Employed? Recent graduates of EKU's music program are employed in a variety of positions within the field of music. EKU graduates hold positions teaching and conducting music in public and private schools, including P-12 and higher education settings. Employment within the field of music industry, including positions with major music manufacturers and musical organizations. EKU graduates can be found performing in professional symphonies and military bands throughout the country. [-]

Masters in Urban and Regional Planning

Eastern Washington University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Spokane

Urban and Regional Planning is one of society's means for addressing these problems in a creative, positive manner. Planning is a problem-solving profession that is concerned with the forces that influence the quality of life in the neighborhood, city, region, state, nation and world. Thus, planning provides a unique occupational avenue for those who desire a role in shaping a better future... [+]

Many social, physical, economic, technical and political issues in society cry out for definition and resolution. Among these are: The decline in central cities; The deterioration of neighborhoods; Inefficient and inequitable taxing and regulatory policies; Congestion and other problems of accessibility; The impact of growth and change; An erosion of natural resources; and Inefficient or absent human services. Urban and Regional Planning is one of society's means for addressing these problems in a creative, positive manner. Planning is a problem-solving profession that is concerned with the forces that influence the quality of life in the neighborhood, city, region, state, nation and world. Thus, planning provides a unique occupational avenue for those who desire a role in shaping a better future. The goal of EWU's Urban and Regional Planning program is to train competent professionals for careers in planning. To achieve this goal, the department stresses the acquisition of practical, analytical and organizational skills designed to aid the student in analyzing problems and organizing community activities to help solve problems. The combination of classroom instruction and applied planning field projects develops professional competence and ensures that each student has the requisite abilities to function within the profession after leaving the program. The department takes particular pride in having the only accredited undergraduate planning degree in the Northwest and one of only 16 in the nation. What are the degree options? The Department of Planning and Public Administration offers Master of Urban and Regional Planning What can I do with my degree? The long-range job outlook for urban and regional planners is good. There is an expanding need for planners in the private sector including consulting firms, land development companies and large corporations involved in land management and location analysis. Planners are also found in non-profit organizations involved in community problem solving. These positions complement more traditional jobs in the public sector including those dealing with comprehensive planning, land use regulation and transportation systems management. The Department takes an active role in placing students and is proud of its continuing success in finding positions for its graduates. Agencies and organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest compliment the program for producing graduates who need little additional training to assume their employment responsibilities. Admission Requirements General Admissions Information for Master in Urban and Regional Planning Admission requirements of the MURP program include those required by the graduate school as well as the following: Two letters of recommendation submitted to the planning graduate advisor of the Department of Planning and Public Administration. Both letters should be from instructors familiar with the applicant's undergraduate or, where applicable, graduate academic record. In the event the applicant has professional planning experience, letters may come from a supervisor or person familiar with planning work of the applicant. All applicants shall also submit a personal letter of intent explaining why they wish to study planning and outlining their educational and career goals. All applicants for the program must have completed a class in statistics prior to entry into the program or complete a course while in the program. In the latter case, the credits for the class will not be included in the 72 credits required for the degree. What will I study? The master of Urban and Regional Planning degree requires the completion of 72 total credits. Theory/Philosophy PLAN 501 Foundations of Planning (5) PLAN 502 Advanced Community Development (5) PLAN 508 Reflective Planning Theory (3) Administrative/Management PLAN 505 Planning Implementation and Law (5) PLAN 509 Professional Planning Practice (2) Methods/Techniques PLAN 503 Planning Methods I (5) PLAN 504 Planning Methods II (5) PLAN 506 Planning Methods III (5) Applied Synthesis PLAN 507 Advanced Planning Studio (5) PLAN 591 Research Project Preparation (1) PLAN 601 Research Project (5) Specialization or Generalist Electives (26 credits) Specialization or Generalist Electives (26 credits) Every student must either take courses in one of the specialty areas listed below or take PLAN 440, Land Use Planning and at least two of the following courses: PLAN 510 Community Facilities Planning (5) PLAN 570 Environmental Planning (5) PLAN 551 Transportation Planning (5) PLAN 460 Urban Design (3) SPECIALIZATION Students selecting a specialization must complete the core of a specialization, under advisement from their committee select the majority of their remaining electives from courses that support their area of specialization and do their research paper in the specialty area. The following list indicates the core of each specialty area. Tribal Planning PLAN 570 Environmental Planning (5) PLAN 540 Land Use Planning (5) PLAN 523 American Indian Planning (3) PLAN 530 Contemporary American Indian Planning (3) PLAN 531 Census Data and Tribal Planning (2) PLAN 532 American Indian Economic Development (3) PLAN 533 American Indian Law PLAN 560 American Indian Planning Studio Environmental Planning PLAN 570 Environmental Planning (5) PLAN 571 Environmental Impact Statements (3) PLAN 435 Hazards Planning (2) PLAN 540 Land Use Planning (5) PLAN 542 Sustainable Communities (3) Small Town Planning PLAN 510 Community Facilities Planning (5) PLAN 540 Land Use Planning (5) PLAN 448 Main Street Programs (2) PLAN 572 Rural and Small Town Planning (3) PLAN 473 Planning in the Western U.S. (3) PLAN 514 Local Economic Development Planning (3) [-]

Master in Design Management

University of Bridgeport
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Bridgeport

Encompassing courses in design thinking and business management, the Master of Professional Studies in Design Management (M.P.S.) degree at the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) prepares design managers to lead creative teams in a variety of design-based industries. The outstanding faculty – both resident and visiting – help develop disruptive thinking using design as the fulcrum for increasing customer delight. [+]

Best Masters in Arts in USA 2017. Encompassing courses in design thinking and business management, the Master of Professional Studies in Design Management (M.P.S.) degree at the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) prepares design managers to lead creative teams in a variety of design-based industries. The outstanding faculty – both resident and visiting – help develop disruptive thinking using design as the fulcrum for increasing customer delight. Design represents a valuable strategic asset – the tools and the processes to problem-solve and innovate. The management of that asset, the ability to understand, optimize, and steer that energy is becoming vital to an organization’s internal and external success. Category-leading companies like Apple, GE, Johnson & Johnson, Bose, and Schick know this to be a marketable truth. The MPS in Design Management program at SASD is a two-year intensive program for design professionals of all disciplines. Courses are specifically tailored to real-world issues facing designers and are taught by leading design management professionals. The team-based assignments focus on practical and actionable problem solving, preparing students to immediately use the information and skills they learn. Design Managers who graduate from SASD leave with the core skills and tools to apply design thinking to solve the most pressing business issues of our time: sustainability, social responsibility, and profitability. About the program Design Management uses right brain processes to solve left brain problems. This is a screen grab of the top results of an online search for “design management.” There are more report-like documents than pretty designs, suggesting the outcome of a Design Management project is a report rather than an object. Design Management incorporates design thinking, service design, and sustainability. It produces and manages information, services, and experiences. DM advocates and promotes design as a key differentiator and driver of organizational success. Rethink expertise. It’s very easy to think that you are the expert on your own product. But that’s a myth: the true experts are your customers. Jamie Wong (Vayable) Design Management incorporates design thinking, service design, and sustainability. It produces and manages information, services, and experiences. DM advocates and promotes design as a key differentiator and driver of organizational success. DM links design, innovation, technology, management, and customers to provide a competitive advantage across the “triple bottom line”: social/cultural, environmental, and economic. Who are design managers? Design managers lead design firms and design teams in creative industries. Design managers are brand managers, creative directors, design directors, heads of design, design strategists, design researchers, and managers and executives responsible for making decisions on how design is used throughout an organization. Design department managers, brand managers, creative directors, design directors, heads of design, design strategists, design researchers, and managers and executives responsible for making decisions on how design is used in an organization. The importance of accurately perceiving and assessing quality Design managers work with and lead others to develop superior business solutions. To be an effective leader, it is necessary to have two things: a refined and elevated sense of excellence, and a refined and elevated sense of mediocrity (average, unremarkable). The best way to learn relative quality is to compare your work to others’ in your immediate environment, that is, comparing it to your classmates’ work. Our students learn about assessment, responsibility, and comparative, relative quality. By these means, you will be most able to improve the quality of your own thinking. [-]

Master in Political Arts (SPEAP)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 1 year

The Experimental Programme in Political Arts (SPEAP) is a one-year Master's programme at the School of Public Affairs for mid-career professionals with at least 4 years of professional experience. [+]

Experimental Programme in Political Arts (SPEAP) What is SPEAP? The Experimental Programme in Political Arts (SPEAP) is a one-year Master's programme at the School of Public Affairs for mid-career professionals with at least 4 years of professional experience. This full-time programme brings together architects, designers, academics, public servants, managers, researchers, administrators, activists and curators who wish to enhance their skills, develop inventive tools and give a new momentum to their career. This multidisciplinary programme is driven by key notions of experimentation, inquiry and innovation that explore the points of articulation and connection between scientific, artistic, and political fields. Young professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds will confront concrete societal and political issues through a range of classes and pedagogical formats that combine scientific and artistic methods. The programme's conceptual framework is based on the fields of social sciences and humanities (including philosophy, sociology, history and science). The programme combines theoretical teaching with pragmatic tools and concepts, through group work and workshops that are comprised of exercises in which participants co-develop and test practical solutions to real-world issues. The Sciences Po Medialab, a leading-edge research hub, offers participants access to a variety of professionalizing tools, including controversy mapping, visual network analysis and design methods. This digital toolkit is used to explore and analyse social science methods and political arts questions, allowing participants to share their knowledge and skills, and also incorporate the use of films, performances, and digital media. Students will also benefit from the core curriculum of the School of Public Affairs. According to their professional trajectory and objectives, students can choose to develop skills in project management within the scope of public policy and the various policy streams offered within the School. Graduates can therefore take the programme as an opportunity to consider new career options as managers in cultural bodies and other major public domains. Programme one core course, 4 h per week: « Performances and Political Arts » (Bruno Latour, Jean-Michel Frodon and Frédérique Aït-Touati) one workshop, 4 h per week (practical exercises, commissions) one common core curriculum course three elective courses to choose among the courses of the School of Public Affairs, according to the professional objectives of the student three intensive weeks to develop practical skills and methods Admissions Twenty students are selected each year, upon examination of the application materials (presentation of work related to the admission theme) and secondly upon an oral interview. Application materials a CV a motivation letter two academic or professional references an indication of language proficiency: English and French excerpts of applicant's work. All supports are accepted but must remain synthetic: 20 pages maximum for images and text, 10 minutes maximum for sound or video. one proposal on the theme. The work submitted by the applicant may be artistic or scientific formats. All forms will be accepted but must remain synthetic: 20 pages maximum for images and text, 10 minutes maximum for sound or video. The theme for 2017 will be announced in Januray. The theme for 2016 was: "The State is always to be reinvented", John Dewey. The calendar will be updated by the end of 2016. postal address: SPEAP - Ecole d'Affaires Publiques de Sciences Po, 27 rue Saint-Guillaume, 75337 Paris cedex 07 – France Selection criteria The main selection criteria are as follows: recognized excellence in the candidate's domain quality, originality motivation and professional project ability to adapt and evolve in an international, multicultural environment flexibility, openness and curiosity sensitivity to creation and the sciences in the broadest sense taste for experimentation and collective work knowledge of English is required knowledge of French is required Tuition and Financial Aid Tuition for the entire programme is set at 13 800€. Sciences Po awards scholarships to a select number of students, in the form of tuition reduction. These tuition reductions range from 10% to over 50%. Calendar SPEAP is a full-time one-year programme. It starts late August, and ends in May. Admission schedule The calendar will be updated by the end of 2016. Admissions will open in early 2017. [-]

Master of Architecture Professional Degree Program

School of Architecture - Syracuse University
Campus Full time 42 months August 2017 USA Syracuse

The Master of Architecture is a 110 credit 3 year first-professional degree program that aims to prepare future architects to provide leadership and vision in the construction of the physical environment, and to collaboratively draw upon and organize diverse professions and multiple technologies to expand the field of architectural design. [+]

Best Masters in Arts in USA 2017. The Master of Architecture is a 110 credit 3 year first-professional degree program that aims to prepare future architects to provide leadership and vision in the construction of the physical environment, and to collaboratively draw upon and organize diverse professions and multiple technologies to expand the field of architectural design. Research is an integral part of the M.Arch course of study, from first-year courses in design, theory, history, media, and technology, to the final semester’s directed research project. The program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and currently ranked #8 in the country by Design Intelligence. Our faculty members are recognized for their level of commitment to each student’s progress as well as their professional achievements. The faculty is comprised of published scholars, award-winning designers, funded researchers, and active professionals. Curriculum Studios in design and media, lecture courses and seminars in theory and history, and courses in structures and technology during the first three semesters of the M.Arch curriculum constitute the “core” of the program. The final four semesters, including a summer intensive term, offer distinct experiences. In the fourth semester, all students have the option to select from a range of studios taught by distinguished visiting professors. Students who have been awarded with advanced standing based on architectural study at the undergraduate level have the option of studying abroad at the University’s centers in Florence and London or at the University’s Fisher Center in New York City. In the summer of the second year, students can study at a summer intensive program in New York City or in one of our “Three Cities” global study programs. The design focus of the third year includes both our Integrative Studio, designed to synthesize knowledge garnered across the curriculum in a highly detailed building design, and a faculty directed research project defined and developed by the student in tandem with faculty advisors. A rich array of professional and history electives allows students to study specific topics in seminars and lecture courses. DIRECTED RESEARCH At Syracuse Architecture, the completion of a directed research project is required for award of the M.Arch degree. Students’ capstone experience in the M.Arch. degree embraces the complex multi-disciplinary nature of architectural projects in the 21st century by providing a framework for students to explore individual research + design interests around a series of topics supported by faculty expertise from across the university. Led by School of Architecture faculty, small groups of students working in these shared topic areas are given the opportunity to advance their work in the kinds of multi-disciplinary contexts and conversations that drive innovative practice today. Through the Directed Research experience, we seek to prepare students to seek, initiate, and lead these conversations upon graduation. Admissions The Master of Architecture is a first-professional program open to applicants with undergraduate degrees in any field. Students entering with degrees in architecture or environmental studies are eligible for up to one year of advanced standing in the program. Students in the M.Arch program are required to participate in full-time study and must enter the program during the fall semester. [-]