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Generally, Fine Arts are understood as the most ancient forms of art. They include such fields as painting, sculpture, architecture, music and poetry. Being the first forms of art and having a great history that goes back thousands of years, they are considered to be the most developed.

The main difference between a Master in Fine Arts (MFA) and Master of Arts (MA) is that although Master of Fine Arts programs are academic programs, they concentrate on one particular field only. Programs that lead to the Master of Arts degree, on the other hand, usually center more on the scholarly and academic part of the field or concentrate on a critical study of the field. The degree Master in Fine Arts is usually given to graduates from such fascinating fields as visual arts, video and filmmaking, dance, theatre, performing arts, creative writing and many more.  With a Master in Fine Arts, you can also choose to study printmaking, photography, conceptual arts, textile arts, as well as illustration, comics and calligraphy.

To find out more about the variety of interesting sectors that the field of Fine Arts has to offer, scroll down and read through the information about various Master in Fine Arts programs that are available. Find the Master in Fine Arts program that interests you most and contact the relevant person at the school in one click!

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The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences

The MFA program at GW comprises a two-year commitment for emerging artists who wish to expand the material and intellectual dimensions of their work. The interdisciplinar ... [+]

The MFA program at GW comprises a two-year commitment for emerging artists who wish to expand the material and intellectual dimensions of their work. The interdisciplinary nature of the program creates an environment where cross-pollination among fields flourishes. Simultaneously, graduate students enter into vibrant communities of peers, faculty, and visiting artists: intensive studio visits and critiques facilitate re-imagining the boundaries of art practice. All students receive their own studio space in which to experiment and further develop their skills and body of work.

Contemporary art seminars with art history faculty and contact with visiting scholars, curators, and critics from local arts institutions broaden students’ conceptual foundations and historical and imaginative horizons. At GW, the resources of both an internationally renowned urban research institution and an international arts hub are at students’ fingertips.... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
The American College of the Mediterranean

The American College of the Mediterranean is proud to offer a two-year MFA degree program in painting or sculpture (Sculpture will begin in Fall 2019) in Aix-en-Provence, ... [+]

A Different Kind of MFA

The American College of the Mediterranean is proud to offer a two-year MFA degree program in painting or sculpture (Sculpture will begin in Fall 2019) in Aix-en-Provence, France through its Marchutz School of Fine Arts. The 60-credit program is conducted in English and accepts artists of diverse interests and backgrounds. The program combines daily studio work, seminars, museum studies, field studies throughout Europe, professional internship opportunities, and a low-residency option.

Mission

Seeing, synonymous with discovery, recognition, and discernment is a core value of The Marchutz School of Fine Arts. The mission of the MFA program is to link contemporary artist concerns to a study of the visible world and to give students a cross-cultural viewpoint through extended study in the museums and galleries of Europe and the Mediterranean Basin.... [-]

France Aix-en-Provence
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Paris College Of Art

This two-year program in Animation offers a curriculum that emphasizes digital technology skill sets required to express creative ideas. The program explores digital anim ... [+]

This two-year program in Animation offers a curriculum that emphasizes digital technology skill sets required to express creative ideas. The program explores digital animation as a form of visual expression and it is designed as a practiced-based and process-oriented program to prepare students to work as independent artists or for a commercial studio. Professional skills and an understanding of the industry in Europe and the United States is an integral part of the program. Students can also elect to take classes to prepare them to become teaching professionals. The program offers a unique blend of studio practice, and theoretical and art historical training in the European and French contexts.... [-]

France Paris
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Long Island University

This intensive yet flexible 60-credit program offers advanced art students the opportunity to further their creative development and pursue a graduate degree in a two- or ... [+]

About

This intensive yet flexible 60-credit program offers advanced art students the opportunity to further their creative development and pursue a graduate degree in a two- or three-year plan of study. Within the M.F.A. in Fine Arts and Design degree program, students select a concentration in painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography or computer graphics and are mentored by student-selected faculty teams.

In addition to taking courses in art history and aesthetics, students work closely with faculty to prepare a thesis project in their area of concentration. Through "Seminars in Contemporary Issues," current exhibitions, artists' writings, theory and criticism, students and faculty make full use of the University's unique position near the vast resources of New York City's museums, galleries, and alternative spaces.... [-]

USA Brookville
September 2019
Campus
Georgia Southern University

The Master of Fine Arts degree is the terminal graduate degree in studio art offered on our Statesboro campus. Graduate students in the M.F.A. program are charged with su ... [+]

Master of Fine Arts – Statesboro

Degree Requirements: 60 Credit Hours

Our full-time, three-year residential program allows students to immerse themselves in a community with state-of-the-art facilities, a tuition-waiver, graduate assistantships and personal studio spaces.

The Master of Fine Arts curriculum includes graduate-level studio practice, art history, theory and professional practices coursework. Students expand their studio practice and break traditional boundaries to meet their artistic goals.

Recognizing the close scholarly and functional relationship between Art and Design, the MFA is cross-disciplinary and combines technical skills, inquiry, and investigation. The MFA enables degree holders to become professional practitioners in art and design, educators, leaders in critical thinking, and significant contributors in the contemporary dialog of their discipline. ... [-]

USA Statesboro
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara

Prepare professionals in digital animation, capable of giving based and innovative problems graphic communication through planning solution, production and marketing of p ... [+]

Studying the Masters in Digital Animation UAG

Program Objective

Prepare professionals in digital animation, capable of giving based and innovative problems graphic communication through planning solution, production and marketing of products and services competitive animation at national and international level with high ethical and humanist sense.

Competitive advantages

It is the first graduate program in animation, in addition to developing the skills of generating three-dimensional models digitally, includes the dimensions of planning and marketing. It is an inclusive program, considering your profile entrance to Graphic Design related professions, such as Architecture, Industrial Design, Engineering, Interior Design and Communication, among others. This strategy aims to make animation, an integrated tool profile. Our teachers with academic degrees of Master and PhD, as well as being trained in teaching animation, practice their profession, so that guide students in their training and integration with the professional environment. The design of the curriculum can choose to study the level of specialty or completing studies until the Masters, achieving obtain title and professional certificate in both cases. The link with the CIPAE (Intelligence Center to Support Entrepreneurs) of the UAG, adviser in the incubation and development of animation companies according to the professional profile. ... [-]
Mexico Guadalajara
July 2020
Spanish
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Universal Arts School

Study animation like in a real production environment. The objective of this course is to teach you to work in the creative field to produce at a professional level any t ... [+]

Study animation like in a real production environment.

The objective of this course is to teach you to work in the creative field to produce at a professional level any type of work regarding character animation focused on the entertainment industry.

Who is it for?

It is aimed at both professionals in the field and people who want to build a career in the field of Animation and/or Production CGI. This training is for Graduates as well as non-graduates since it is a completely autonomous and empirical training in a new professional sector. With this training, the person obtains the professional category of Character Animator that can work in Film, Shorts, Advertising, Video Games, etc. There are no prerequisites, you start at level 0 and it is intended for all audiences.... [-]

USA Los Angeles Spain Valencia
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Online
Royal College of Art

The MRes RCA Fine Art & Humanities Pathway introduces students to a range of advanced cross-disciplinary and practice-based research methods, in order to equip them f ... [+]

Study at the World's number one ranked art and design university for five consecutive years (2015-2019) in the QS World University Subject Rankings.

About the Programme

The MRes RCA Fine Art & Humanities Pathway introduces students to a range of advanced cross-disciplinary and practice-based research methods, in order to equip them for their future professional and research careers.

MRes RCA degrees are offered in four Schools (Communication, Design, Fine Art and Humanities) and are designed to provide early-career researchers with the intellectual, technical and professional tools with which to complete high-quality research projects, whether at doctoral level or within the cultural and creative industries, working across traditional sociocultural, disciplinary and sectoral boundaries. The RCA MRes degrees feature four specialisms – Architecture, Communication, Design and Fine Art & Humanities. Students learn both with their cohort on their specific specialism and with all MRes students taught together on cross-college elements. ... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
California Institute of Integral Studies

As artists, writers and performers in the heart of San Francisco, our work is influenced by technological innovation, cultural transformation, and urban redesign. Our cur ... [+]

Master of Fine Arts Programs (MFA)

MFA IN INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS AND WRITING (new format beginning Fall 2018)

The MFA at CIIS has been a vital part of San Francisco’s interdisciplinary arts community for more than 10 years. Our degree reflects that vibrancy, ingenuity, and imagination, making it an exceptional education for writers and artists.

Beginning in Fall 2018, we’re offering the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts and Writing. Although it will have a new format, our MFA program will continue to be grounded in what makes it work so well.

Writers and artists working in a wide variety of genres and forms will continue to be in conversation with one another, while also engaging across disciplines—in classes, workshops, and arts events—in a culture of inquiry that helps them further develop and better articulate their work.... [-]

USA San Francisco
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Victoria University of Wellington

Hone your collaborative, creative and business skills as a practicing artist over an intensive 12-month programme. Victoria’s Master of Fine Arts (Creative Practice) is a ... [+]

Overview

Hone your collaborative, creative and business skills as a practicing artist over an intensive 12-month programme. Victoria’s Master of Fine Arts (Creative Practice) is an industry-focused, practical degree that will help you build new contacts and networks in Wellington’s creative industries.

You'll take advantage of our capital city location and study at Victoria’s Kelburn campus—plus our film and music programmes get to use a new purpose-refitted facility at the Miramar Creative Centre.

Practice opportunities

The MFA (CP) includes a creative project in which you'll be mentored to complete work that showcases your abilities and encourages you to push boundaries in your field.... [-]

New Zealand Wellington
March 2020
Full-time
12 months
Campus
Syracuse University - College of Visual and Performing Arts

The master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degree program in art video compresses inclusive media art design with art-making practice. This graduate program encourages exploration ... [+]

Overview

The master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degree program in art video compresses inclusive media art design with art-making practice. This graduate program encourages exploration of the aesthetic possibilities of the subject, genre, and media technologies from personal points of view.

Students work closely with faculty in developing structure and strategies for making art in video and related media, including mediated performance art, expanded narrative, radical documentary, multichannel and site-specific installation, and moving picture and sonically rich art for digital network intervention and life.

The program is supported by digital video and audio facilities. Production is executed with DSLRs and high-end digital camcorders and necessary peripherals (tripods, mics, lights, etc.). Dedicated lighting and green screen studios are available for production. Post-production is done on state-of-the-art, digital non-linear systems, including a discrete multi-track digital audio studio. HD projectors and flat screens are provided for installations and exhibitions. Analog, linear systems are available for archival research and conservation. We have a comprehensive, international collection of video art available for research and teaching.... [-]

USA Syracuse
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Lund University

The Master of Fine Arts is a two-year programme offering specialised artistic training through individual studio practice and courses in art and various related disciplin ... [+]

The Master of Fine Arts is a two-year programme offering more specialised artistic training through individual studio practice and courses in art and various related disciplines. During the first year, students begin their advanced artistic work, with different types of teacher-led seminars and a study trip. Just like in the Bachelor’s programme, students choose from a range of technical and theoretical courses, many of which are taught by internationally recognised artists. The Academy also offers a variety of guest lectures and international collaborations.

In the second year, students focus on their degree projects (60 credits), which includes writing an essay (approximately 10 pages) about their own artistic practice and presenting a solo exhibition at the academy’s gallery. Students who pass their degree project are awarded a Master of Fine Arts. Professors at Malmö Art Academy act as examiners for Master’s students, and an external examiner is always invited to participate in the assessment.... [-]

Sweden Malmö
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Seeway - Barcelona

2D animation is the traditional animation technique. We go a step further by taking it to the digital world thanks to the new tools and techniques that exist in the marke ... [+]

2D animation is the traditional animation technique. We go a step further by taking it to the digital world thanks to the new tools and techniques that exist in the market, which allow us to give more life and movements to our characters and 2D animation objects. Throughout the program you will be creating and giving life to your own designs in a digital environment, surprisingly, assuming and creating innovative concepts and styles through new digital techniques. You will be involved in a creative and 100% practical environment, getting involved from the first day in real projects. Having an active teaching staff in the labor market giving you the guidelines to obtain the best results, adapting them to the current needs of the same.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
October 2019
Spanish
Full-time
9 months
Campus
William Paterson University of New Jersey

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree is designed as the professional degree for the fine artist, designer, and media artist. It is the mission of the program to provide t ... [+]

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree is designed as the professional degree for the fine artist, designer, and media artist. It is the mission of the program to provide the MFA candidate with a rigorous environment in which to focus on professional goals and artistic excellence. An important aspect of this environment is the creation of a community of peers and mentors all pursuing the enhancement of imagination through the creation and interpretation of meaningful work. Faculty members have substantial professional and educational backgrounds and are dedicated to the highest standards of artistic endeavor. The MFA is offered as a three-year, full-time program, or as a five-year, part-time degree program for the working professional. Students choose from offerings that include computer art and animation, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and digital sculpture, ceramics, photography, graphic media, and furniture design. Fully equipped studios in all areas provide the resources necessary for the actualization of a wide range of two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and time-based work.... [-]

USA Wayne
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Estonian Academy of Arts

Estonian Academy of Arts is offering a 2-year Master of Animation programme to postgraduate students interested in animation directing and filmmaking. ... [+]

The Department of Animation was established at the Estonian Academy of Arts in 2006 and since 2007 it has offered a two-year MA in Animation (taught in English). The Animation MA programme is taught by Professor Priit Pärn and Associate Professor Olga Pärn. The main goal of the programme is to successfully educate creators of animated films, providing them with theoretical knowledge and practical skills. The further aim is to contribute to the global development of animation as an art form.

The animation is a thriving medium and developing at a greater pace than ever before. It has become part of mass culture, as well as one of its principal forms. Animation can be seen in digital screen graphics, computer games, music videos, films, etc. The basis for any film – including animated film – is the story. The greatest problem in the film world is the lack of good stories. In most of the world’s animation schools, students are not taught the art of good story writing. This is something that sets our programme apart. We place an emphasis on the story and teach Professor Pärn’s unique methodology for creating film scripts.... [-]

Estonia Tallinn
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Full-time
2 years
Campus