Master's Degree in Fine Arts in Europe

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Fine Arts

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Students interested in the performing or visual arts may choose to enter into a fine arts program. The programs offered can vary quite a bit, and the different concentrations include photography, painting, sculpture, theater, voice and dance.

In all, there are over 4000 Higher Education Institutions in Europe offering a wide range of courses at Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate level. With more and more of these organizations offering English as the language of education for at least some of their degree programs, universities in Europe are now of higher quality than ever before. Universities in Europe offer a friendly welcome to foreign students and to give a course of knowledge that meets their profession needs in today’s global demand.

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Masters In 3D Animation

Escola de Cinema de Barcelona
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Spain Barcelona

With the entry of the XXI century the use of three-dimensional images of synthesis in the field of audiovisual animation has become a phenomenon not to be habitual longer exciting. Much of the most outstanding animated films that have been made with 3D animation have become film history as rotundas masterpieces. Movies like Wall-E, UP, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, [+]

With the entry of the XXI century the use of three-dimensional images of synthesis in the field of audiovisual animation has become a phenomenon not to be habitual longer exciting. Much of the most outstanding animated films that have been made with 3D animation have become film history as rotundas masterpieces. Movies like Wall-E, UP, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, overturn or the complete saga of Toy Story, would not have had the same impact if they had done with two-dimensional animation techniques. The content and form symbolizing the personality of 3D animation are the very reason for their success. But the use of 3D beyond their mere application in animated feature films. It is surprising the huge number of objects and animated 3D characters that integrate with absolute naturalness and verisimilitude as part of a feature film, TV series or advertisement. ECIB, using the formative experience of 9zeros school, has designed a master that enhances both the technical and artistic qualities of students and their integration into a team similar to that developed in a professional animation work.... [-]


MA Fine Art

Iceland Academy of the Arts
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Iceland Reykjavík

The Master Program in Fine Arts at the Iceland Academy of the Arts offers a platform for students to deepen their knowledge and increase their skills in the field of fine arts, strengthen their personal vision and relate their artistic practice to the discipline’s theoretical criteria. [+]

Profile and objectives of the study program

The Master Program in Fine Arts at the Iceland Academy of the Arts offers a platform for students to deepen their knowledge and increase their skills in the field of fine arts, strengthen their personal vision and relate their artistic practice to the discipline’s theoretical criteria.

The course makes great demands for independent working methods. There is an emphasis on the art practice and research involving a systematic building up of knowledge, that the students develop a good command of both academic and practical parameters of fine art in preparation for work as independent artists in the contemporary art field.

One of the unique features of the Iceland Academy of the Arts Master Program is the students’ proximity to other disciplines in the arts at the Academy. Collaboration is offered in the field of fine arts, music, design, and theatre through students´ independent work and development of their works. Master level programs entail participation in the professional field of the arts. The Department of Fine Arts collaborates with all the main art institutions in this country, in addition to various collaborations with domestic and foreign academies, artists and curators and theorists in the international field of fine arts. Students are thereby exposed to countless opportunities for specialization in connection with various areas of specific interests as well as projects related to nature and the country’s local characteristics. The main emphasis of the course is the promotion of the student’s independent and progressive visual... [-]

Master in Painting

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Online Campus Full time September 2018 USA Atlanta Savannah Hong Kong Sham Shui Po France Lacoste + 5 more

At SCAD, you can turn your passion for painting into a rewarding career in fine art and new media. Our students and alumni have exhibited at world-renowned museums — from the Guggenheim to the Museum of Modern Art to the Smithsonian — and share their work at the world's most prestigious art fairs, including the Hong Kong International Art Fair and Art Basel Miami Beach. [+]

Paint outside the lines

At SCAD, you can turn your passion for painting into a rewarding career in fine art and new media. Our students and alumni have exhibited at world-renowned museums — from the Guggenheim to the Museum of Modern Art to the Smithsonian — and share their work at the world's most prestigious art fairs, including the Hong Kong International Art Fair and Art Basel Miami Beach. Throughout your time at SCAD, you'll be supported by outstanding faculty, inspiring facilities and annual events that put SCAD at the heart of the fine art world - right where you belong.

M.A. in painting

Available at: - Atlanta - Savannah

DRAW 502 Drawing Methods Studio* PNTG 502 Painting Methods and Form* PNTG 503 Painting Aesthetics and Concept* ARTH 701 Contemporary Art DRAW 708 Graduate Drawing PNTG 704 Formal Aspects of Painting PNTG 728 Studio I: Ideation PNTG 738 Studio II: Theory in Practice PNTG 749 Painting M.A. Final Project SFIN 716 Theory and Processes I: Critical Analysis SFIN 745 Fine Art M.A. Self-promotion ... [-]

Master in Animation

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Online Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Atlanta Savannah Hong Kong Sham Shui Po France Lacoste + 6 more

We give you the opportunity to collaborate with and take electives in other majors, such as visual effects, motion media, interactive design and game development, sound design, film and television, and sequential art. [+]

The art of animation

2-D. 3-D. Stop-motion. Digital Modeling. Rigging. Lighting. Look development. As an animation student at SCAD, you will master it all. We give you the opportunity to collaborate with and take electives in other majors, such as visual effects, motion media, interactive design and game development, sound design, film and television, and sequential art. The result? You graduate as a dynamic, multifaceted animator, extremely marketable and ready to take the industry by storm.

M.A. in Animation

Available at: - Savannah - eLearning

ANIM 501 Animation Context and History* ANIM 504 Character Animation Basics* ANIM 505 Animation Character Set-up* VSFX 501 Digital 3-D Effects* ANIM 705 Animation Aesthetics and Practice ANIM 709 Computer-generated Modeling and Design ANIM 713 Drawing in Motion ANIM 714 3-D Cartoon Character Animation† ANIM 715 Character Look Development† ANIM 724 3-D Naturalistic Character Animation‡ ANIM 725 Environment Look Development‡ ANIM 737 Collaborative Project ANIM 748 Animation M.A. Final Project ARTH 702 Art Criticism CLC 580 Collaboration§ ... [-]

Master’s in Stop Motion Animation

Bau Design College of Barcelona
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Spain Barcelona

The Master’s degree in Stop-Motion Animation is a unique kind of training, at a national and international level, the purpose of which is to prepare professionals in stop-motion animation in both its creative and its technical aspects. [+]

Master’s in Stop Motion Animation

The Master’s degree in Stop-Motion Animation is a unique kind of training, at a national and international level, the purpose of which is to prepare professionals in stop-motion animation in both its creative and its technical aspects.

The curriculum combines craftsmanship and technology and is at the same time exhaustive and eminently practical. By means of this syllabus we promote an overall and artistic perception of the management/production of projects together with the acquisition of a solid base consisting of the fundamentals of animation, combining the foregoing with the learning of the many techniques of stop-motion: plasticine, cut-out, pixelation, sand, paint-on-glass, animation with light, etc., and placing special emphasis on animation with articulated stick figures.... [-]


Master’s Degree in 3D Character Animation

U-Tad Centro Universitario de Tecnología y Arte Digital
Campus Full time 600 hours September 2018 Spain Madrid

The Master's Degree in 3D Character Animation specializes students in the art of Acting, learning to transform animations into real character actors. The program also provides all the artistic and technical knowledge needed for being part of an animation studio's team. [+]

Master’s Degree in 3D Character Animation

The Master's Degree in 3D Character Animation specializes students in the art of Acting, learning to transform animations into real character actors. The program also provides all the artistic and technical knowledge needed for being part of an animation studio's team.

This Graduate program is focused on training animators from a multidisciplinary perspective, preparing them to join all kinds of productions: feature-length films, publicity, TV series, and a long etcetera.

Ilion Animation Talent Scholarships

Students on the program will carry out 150 hours practical work at Ilion Animation Studios, working directly on a new international Hollywood production that will premiere in 2016. Plus, they’ll be able to compete for 8 scholarships of between 50% and 40% for the Master’s Degree.... [-]


MA in Art Research Collaboration

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology [IADT]
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Ireland Dublin

The ARC MA programme is open to artists, writers and curators or those whose research focus identifies art thinking and practices as a significant component. [+]

MA in Art Research Collaboration (previously titled Visual Arts Practice)

IADT is currently developing this two year taught Master of Arts Programme, titled MA Art Research Collaboration (ARC), for commencement in September 2014.

This programme replaces the MA in Visual Arts Practices (2004-2014). Led by Dr Maeve Connolly and Dr Sinead Hogan, the new ARC MA is a research-focused taught masters programme delivered over two years, running from September to June, with a planned intake of approximately 10-12 students per year. The programme will incorporate research groups developed in collaboration with project partners such as the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) and the Irish Film Institute (IFI). ... [-]


State-certified Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Animated Filmmaking

MOPA
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 France Arles

A two-year masters-level advanced training course dispensed in English and oriented towards external students with three years of study after the high school diploma, not having completed the MoPA Study Cycle 1. [+]

Transform your passion for CG animation into a winning career

A two-year masters-level advanced training course dispensed in English and oriented towards transferring students with three years’ undergraduate study or comparable work experience.

With an undergraduate qualification or equivalent experience in the digital arts, are you looking for a state-accredited, masters-level animation course? Follow in the footsteps of MoPA graduates who have mastered both technical skills and storytelling are now working in The Mill, Aardman Studios, DoubleNegative, Mikros and more...winning prizes like SIGGRAPH and shortlisted for the OSCARS.

Qualified and ready to join professional teams as soon as you graduate, a MoPA qualification is the passport to ambitious careers in a world of international studios and opportunities.... [-]


Master in Animation

Estonian Academy of Arts
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 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 in Fine Arts - Playwriting

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

On the Master in Fine Arts degree in Playwriting, at The Lir Academy, we offer every student the opportunity to develop and hone their unique writing skill so that each written play is the best it can be. [+]

The theatrical landscape is constantly being molded by theatre-makers who are presenting original works or reimagining classics. Critical to this process is new writings and adaptations. On the Master in Fine Arts degree in Playwriting, at The Lir Academy, we offer every student the opportunity to develop and hone their unique writing skill so that each written play is the best it can be. Modules in contemporary theatre practice, dramaturgy, and workshops in writing, are supplemented with one to one training and development so that each individual student has quality time with playwrights, directors and designers The training culminates with the students writing a full-length play whilst being mentored by the Head of Playwriting, Graham Whybrow. Graham brings a wealth of experience to this role including twelve years as Literary Manager of the Royal Court Theatre.... [-]


Master in Fine Arts - Theatre Directing

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

This programme is tailored to provide talented individuals with the necessary skills to pursue a career in the professional theatre and related industries. [+]

This programme is tailored to provide talented individuals with the necessary skills to pursue a career in the professional theatre and related industries.

In addition to the core classes and workshops, individual and group tuition from The Lir’s Head of Directing will be a key feature of the training. In addition, master classes by visiting practitioners will supplement the student experience. Professional placements are a key feature of the programme and all students will showcase their work in public performances at the culmination of the course. Students can opt to take this course either part-time (24 months) or full-time (12 months).

Full-time and part-time students will take three concurrent modules in the first two terms. The final module (Module 5) will be taught in the third term and subsequent summer months (for full-time students) or in the second year of the course (for part-time students) and will culminate with a professional production staged in one of The Lir’s performances studios. Term Three will be supplemented by an ongoing series of master classes from professional directors and theatre-makers.... [-]


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 Character Animation

Seeway - Barcelona
Campus Part time 9 months October 2018 Spain Barcelona

Character animation is a profession that bases its secret on endowing life and soul with a priori inanimate elements. This ability is what generates a strong connection between the animated character and the public. [+]

Character animation is a profession that bases its secret on endowing life and soul with a priori inanimate elements. This ability is what generates a strong connection between the animated character and the public.

For this reason, we have developed a program in character animation that, beyond developing and perfecting your animation techniques, focuses on finding and enhancing your own style.

Throughout the program you will work with the most used computer tools in professional environments to animate figures and characters of higher quality.

You will be involved in an educational environment of first level, learning with great professionals in the animation sector and getting involved in 100% real projects.... [-]


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 in Fine Arts - CCC

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

The Research-Based Master Program CCC provides a bilingual (English/French) and trans-disciplinary environment for future researchers from any academic background committed to art-led thinking processes. It addresses students interested in developing new vocabularies for articulating the political and social implications of a changing world. Research methodologies, artistic thinking, and public display strategies operate today in profoundly shifting geospatial and techno-political constellations. [+]

The Research-Based Master Program CCC provides a bilingual (English/French) and trans-disciplinary environment for future researchers from any academic background committed to art-led thinking processes. It addresses students interested in developing new vocabularies for articulating the political and social implications of a changing world. Research methodologies, artistic thinking, and public display strategies operate today in profoundly shifting geospatial and techno-political constellations.

Globalisation, migration, computation, and climate are a few of the keywords that point to reordering processes on a planetary scale within contemporary societies. Art-led research processes develop and take place through both practice-led theory and theory-active practice. Accordingly, the Program addresses issues in critical visual cultural production, while also stretching into fields of geospatial politics, visual economics, science, and technology. Research materials from political theory, cultural studies, postcolonial theory, politics of memory, contemporary art, architecture, design, filmmaking, journalism, and philosophy are given the same standing as critical resources from field trips, militant investigations, conceptual experimentation, decolonizing processes, queer projects, and social struggles.... [-]