Masters Programs in Fine Arts

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Fine Arts

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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Master of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting

Royal University for Women
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Bahrain Riffa

The Painting & Drawing program is committed to engaging the cultural diversity found on the university campus by working with students to define their approach to artistic and cultural production through course offerings in drawing and painting that range from the beginning through graduate levels. [+]

Program Objectives

The Painting & Drawing program is committed to engaging the cultural diversity found on the university campus by working with students to define their approach to artistic and cultural production through course offerings in drawing and painting that range from the beginning through graduate levels.

The MDP is eighteen months/ two-year full-time professional degree providing undergraduate degree holders with the incremental skill base necessary to secure mid-level or higher position in the field of Drawing & Painting.

Stakeholders

Among the beneficiaries of the Master of Fine Art in Drawing & Painting Program are:

Bachelor degree holders in the areas of Fine Arts, Applied Arts, Design and other related fields. Local and regional academic institutions; artistic, freelance designers, people dealing with communication business, illustrators. ... [-]

MFA in Fine Arts

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Washington

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Expertise In Digital Animation

Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara
Campus Full time 1 year July 2019 Mexico Guadalajara

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. [+]

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. ... [-]

Master in Fine Arts - TRANS - Art, Education, Engagement

HEAD - Geneva
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Switzerland Geneva

TRANS—, a Master's program in Visual Arts at HEAD—Genève, welcomes students who are willing to engage their own art practice in collaborative processes with social and/or educational partners (schools, community houses, health institutions, associations supporting migrant people, etc.), as well as gallery education practices (involve different groups in a critical relationship with art institutions). [+]

TRANS—, a Master's program in Visual Arts at HEAD—Genève, welcomes students who are willing to engage their own art practice in collaborative processes with social and/or educational partners (schools, community houses, health institutions, associations supporting migrant people, etc.), as well as gallery education practices (involve different groups in a critical relationship with art institutions).

The teaching team – coordinated by the artists collective microsillons – and the guest artists, curators, and educators, accompany the students in a reflection on collaborative art production, on the questions of address and reception and on art as a possible tool for institutional or social transformation.... [-]


Master in Visual Arts

Florence Classical Arts Academy
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Florence

This program is available for Russian professional artist practicing in the field, aiming to improve their technical level further and broaden their expertise. There are partial and full scholarships distributed according to the yearly competition. [+]

Master-Stage in Painting and Drawing

This program is available for Russian professional artist practicing in the field, aiming to improve their technical level further and broaden their expertise. There are partial and full scholarships distributed according to the yearly competition.

Master-Stage in Art Teaching

This program is available for Russian professional artist practicing in the field, aiming to enrich their CV and practice teaching art subject and assist to professors while tutoring the group of international students. This program allows the young professional receive an experience of educational study process in the field of visual arts. There are partial and full scholarships distributed according to the yearly competition.... [-]


Master in Character Animation

Universal Arts School
Online Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Los Angeles Spain Valencia + 3 more

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master of Fine Arts

Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design
Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 New Zealand Auckland

Whitecliffe Master of Fine Arts students are enrolled in Auckland's only low residency postgraduate visual arts programme. They experience intelligent debate, rigorous critique, and high quality encounters with exceptional artists from New Zealand and overseas, graduating with the skills to become leaders in their chosen field. [+]

Master of Fine Arts

Whitecliffe Master of Fine Arts students are enrolled in Auckland's only low residency postgraduate visual arts programme. They experience intelligent debate, rigorous critique, and high quality encounters with exceptional artists from New Zealand and overseas, graduating with the skills to become leaders in their chosen field.

The Master of Fine Arts degree programme at Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design is a full time, two-year low-residency programme, structured around four week-long seminars per year. Studio-based supervisors support individual students to engage critically with their practice and to successfully negotiate the requirements of the MFA research degree.... [-]


Master in Animation

Estonian Academy of Arts
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Estonia Tallinn

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.... [-]


Master of Fine Arts Programs (MFA)

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA San Francisco

As artists, writers and performers in the heart of San Francisco, our work is influenced by technological innovation, cultural transformation, and urban redesign. Our curriculum gives students a chance to focus on their own practice in an interdisciplinary setting. [+]

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.... [-]


Master In 2D Digital Animation

Seeway - Barcelona
Campus Full time 9 months October 2018 Spain 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 market, which allow us to give more life and movements to our characters and 2D animation objects. [+]

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.... [-]


Master in Animation Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 1 year November 2018 Italy Milan

3th edition - Studying Animation Design at IED means learning the art of telling stories through animation, imagining, creating and building characters and environments, to make them live in new scenarios. The demand for Animation Designers is increasingly growing: from advertising to TV series, from feature to short films, from docufiction to games, cross and transmedia productions and special effects for film and TV productions. The Master in Animation Design trains animation professionals ready to work in new scenarios, providing technical skills and competitive professional tools to propose, write and realize cutting-edge projects: short films, series, cross-media projects. The training programme enhances personal creativity and stimulates students to seek new forms of contamination between the different visual and stylistic expressions of animation. [+]

Studying Animation Design at IED means learning the art of telling stories through animation, imagining, creating and building characters and environments, to make them live in new scenarios.

The demand for Animation Designers is increasingly growing: from advertising to TV series, from feature to short films, from docufiction to games, cross and transmedia productions and special effects for film and TV productions. The Master in Animation Design trains animation professionals ready to work in new scenarios, providing technical skills and competitive professional tools to propose, write and realize cutting-edge projects: short films, series, cross-media projects.

The training programme enhances personal creativity and stimulates students to seek new forms of contamination between the different visual and stylistic expressions of animation.... [-]


Master of Fine Arts in Art Video

Syracuse University - College of Visual and Performing Arts
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Syracuse

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master of Fine Arts

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Campus Full time November 2018 USA Wayne

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 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.... [-]


M.A. in Art Practices: Specialisation - Animation and Visual Effects

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2019 India Bengaluru

Animation and Visual Effects specialization at Srishti at the Masters level nurture creativity and personal expression accompanied by skills strategic to a growing creative industry. It provides a framework for practitioners from diverse fields to enter the world of animation and visual effects and expand its boundaries through their unique perspectives and experiences. This course encourages students to explore and develop personal styles, artistic visions, and voices through their filmmaking practices. [+]

M.A. in Art Practices: Specialisation - Animation and Visual Effects

The attributes of moving image are becoming difficult to define. The lines between live-action, animation, and computer-generated imagery are getting blurred. The course in Animation and Visual Effects encourages innovation in the field of manipulated moving image and finding one’s voice in either personal, artistic or industry environments

Animation and Visual Effects specialization at Srishti at the Masters level nurture creativity and personal expression accompanied by skills strategic to a growing creative industry. It provides a framework for practitioners from diverse fields to enter the world of animation and visual effects and expand its boundaries through their unique perspectives and experiences. This course encourages students to explore and develop personal styles, artistic visions, and voices through their filmmaking practices. It also seeks to provide a broad understanding of animation filmmaking based on independent practice, the industry, and experimentation in the Indian context. Students can choose to work with diverse techniques (2D and/or 3D, traditional, experimental, stop-motion etc.) to develop their abilities as storytellers, visual artists, and directors. The curriculum includes fundamental inputs in animation techniques, film language, storytelling, image-making processes and skill enhancement. It also offers opportunities for experimentation, innovation, and creative collaborations.... [-]


MTech in Fine Art

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

Having obtained this qualification, students will be able to conduct advanced independent research in a particular area of visual arts, demonstrating complex analytical and practical skills and knowledge in writing a dissertation and, where applicable, an exhibition of original work or artifacts appropriate to the research mode. [+]

Having obtained this qualification, students will be able to conduct advanced independent research in a particular area of visual arts, demonstrating complex analytical and practical skills and knowledge in writing a dissertation and, where applicable, an exhibition of original work or artifacts appropriate to the research mode.

Admission requirements

A Baccalaureus Technologiae: Fine Art, with an average mark of at least 65% or an equivalent qualification at an equivalent standard, as recommended by a Status Committee and approved by the Faculty Board.

Selection criteria

Selection is based on academic merit and a preliminary research proposal, as approved by the Departmental Committee.... [-]