Master's Degree in Fine Arts in Europe

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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 2019 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.... [-]


Master in Visual Arts

Florence Classical Arts Academy
Campus Full time 2 years October 2019 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’s in Stop Motion Animation

Bau Design College of Barcelona
Campus Full time 1 year October 2019 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.... [-]


MA in Art Research Collaboration

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology [IADT]
Campus Full time 2 years October 2019 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 2019 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 Character Animation

Universal Arts School
Online Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 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 in Animation Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 1 year November 2019 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. [+]

THE COURSE IS HELD IN ITALIAN LANGUAGEStudying 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.... [-]


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 in 2D Digital Animation

Seeway - Barcelona
Campus Full time 9 months October 2019 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 2019 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.... [-]


MFA in Visual Arts

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Malmö

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 disciplines. [+]

Programme overview

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.... [-]


Master in Fine Art

UIT The Arctic University of Norway
Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 Norway Tromsø

The programme Master in Fine Art is a two-year course that aims to give the students a unique footing for their future advancement in research, theory and professional artistic practice. The programme is aimed at emerging artists who seek to deepen their practice in a context that is studio and workshop-oriented and where they are encouraged to develop their own initiatives. To contribute to the programme provides a balanced insight between local and international issues of importance to contemporary society. [+]

The programme Master in Fine Art is a two-year course that aims to give the students a unique footing for their future advancement in research, theory and professional artistic practice. The programme is aimed at emerging artists who seek to deepen their practice in a context that is studio and workshop-oriented and where they are encouraged to develop their own initiatives. To contribute to the programme provides a balanced insight between local and international issues of importance to contemporary society.

Programme description

The objective of the Master's degree programme in Fine Art is to develop the student's ability to work as a professional artist. The programme aims to reflect the contemporary conceptions of what it means to work as a professional artist and thereby offer students the opportunity to develop their individual ambitions to work professionally in the field of fine arts. As the main objective is to educate artists, the creation of works of art, exhibitions and other artistic expressions constitutes the most important aspects of the programme of study. The programme also provides a foundation for other professional roles in and relating to the field of art.... [-]


Master in Fine Arts - CCC

HEAD - Geneva
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2019 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.... [-]


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

HEAD - Geneva
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2019 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.... [-]


Digital Directing

ArtFX
Campus Full time 5 years September 2019 France Montpellier

“Become the actor of the visual innovations of tomorrow” [+]

DIGITAL DIRECTOR DIPLOMA IN 5 YEARS (Master’s degree equivalent)

VFX, 3D Animationa and CG Specializations

The first two years are designed to provide a solid foundation for students before embarking on filmmaking. The first year is a preparation artistic class. The courses are divided into short interventions around basic themes and concrete projects to help the students become familiar with the different concepts.

1st Year> Acquisition of Solid Bases in Cinema

Artistic & Cultural Development - Maturity of Work

Goals

Acquire solid artistic and cultural bases Gain work maturity to give yourself every chance to succeed Develop your creativity, your curiosity, and your ingenuity Acquire an artistic and cinematographic culture Master the basics of drawing, photography, sculpture, film analysis and animation Learn about teamwork and organization Acquire the basics of Business English communication ... [-]