Masters Programs in Visual Arts

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Visual Arts

Art has been part of the human story since the earliest recorded time. With art lining the walls of caves, historians can see how vital this discipline has been to people in all walks of life since man's earliest days. Today, those with an artistic bent can pursue a degree in art to turn that passion into a rewarding career. Specifically, a Visual Arts Degree offers the chance to explore the visual side of the art world.

 

What Are the Visual Arts?

 

The visual arts are all types of art that are visual in nature. This can be anything from a painting to a design for a dress. Studying the visual arts means studying the details of one of these common art forms.

 

What Are the Benefits of a Visual Arts Degree?

 

A degree in Visual Arts helps fine-tune your artistic talents and gives you professional credence as you look for a job in this field. Through the degree process, you will build a portfolio that will showcase your skills and talents and help you build a successful career in this industry. A Visual Arts Degree will also help you see the way that traditional art forms, like painting and sculpture, can merge with the computer age.

 

What Are the Types of Visual Arts Disciplines?

 

Visual arts covers a wide range of disciplines. Often your degree program will focus on one or two of these disciplines. Disciplines may include painting, drawing, sculpture, crafts and printmaking. They also include more technical forms of art, like architecture, filmmaking, photography and video. Applied arts are also included in the Visual Arts. These are items like fashion design, interior design, industrial design, graphic design and decorative art.

 

Why take a Master of Visual Arts Online?

 

With the increased versatility of modern technology, it's now possible to earn a Master Degree in Visual Arts online. Many disciplines, like design and photography, lend themselves well to the virtual classroom. Others, like painting and sculpture, require a bit more flexibility, but the possibilities to study online are still there. A Master in Visual Arts sets the stage for a lifetime of career possibilities in the various visual arts disciplines.

 

What Are the Career Opportunities when Taking a Visual Arts Degree?

 

A Visual Arts Degree opens the door to a wide range of career opportunities. Design professionals of all types rely on the training they receive in a Visual Arts Degree program to prepare themselves for their future careers. You can pursue a career as an architect, photographer, graphic designer, fashion designer and much more with the training you receive through a visual arts degree program.

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Master of Science in Multimedia and Entertainment Technology (MScMET)

HK PolyU School of Design
Campus Full time 1 - 1 year September 2017 Hong Kong Kowloon

The Master of Science in Multimedia and Entertainment Technology (MScMET), offered by the School of Design (SD) of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is a world-renowned multimedia programme that explores crossdisciplinary media applications and technologies. [+]

Masters in Visual Arts. The Master of Science in Multimedia and Entertainment Technology (MScMET), offered by the School of Design (SD) of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is a world-renowned multimedia programme that explores crossdisciplinary media applications and technologies. Students learn about the multimedia industry, creative processes for developing innovative ideas, the application of emerging technology in media, and entrepreneurial skills to successfully see a project from conception to completion. The programme offers three constantly adapting streams: Game Development; Applied Design Psychology; and Social, Mobile and Internet. In Game Development, students learn the latest in game design techniques, whilst in Applied Design Psychology, students gain insight into creative thinking and designing content. In Social, Mobile and Internet, students learn about how cutting edge technologies impact digital entertainment. The Three Pillars The MScMET programme is comprised of three distinctive pillars. The first is the diverse faculty of world-class scholars and industry specialists who bring a wealth of local and international expertise. Students obtain first hand theoretical and applied knowledge across multiple industries. Through faculty connections, students gain opportunities for their studies and career development. The second pillar is the programme’s commitment to supporting students in becoming balanced, forward-thinking individuals. Through engaging teaching methods, each student is guided towards becoming a creative and critical thinker, in touch with their intuition and capable of pursuing their future with confidence. The third pillar is the fostering of an entrepreneurial mindset in students. Skills learnt throughout the programme can be applied to personal projects,... [-]

Master in Producing

American Film Institute
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Los Angeles

Developing in-depth knowledge of all aspects of creative and physical production, Producing Fellows graduate with an ability to think creatively and lead with confidence and authority. [+]

Developing in-depth knowledge of all aspects of creative and physical production, Producing Fellows graduate with an ability to think creatively and lead with confidence and authority. First year Fellows produce three narrative projects in collaboration with Fellows from other disciplines. They participate with their teams in both creative and production meetings, during which their individual projects are discussed and developed. Producing Fellows also attend weekly workshops and seminars where they learn about the producer's role and responsibilities in the filmmaking process. In the second year, producers team with Fellows in other disciplines to create a short narrative thesis production. Additionally, they are required to develop a feature film or television project as an integral component of their individual thesis portfolio. Producing Fellows also engage in a series of workshops and seminars on all aspects of creative entrepreneurial producing. First Year Curriculum PRN 510: Introduction to Cycle Production – Boot Camp PRN 511: Cycle Production I PRN 512: Cycle Production II & III PRN 521 & 522: Narrative Workshop and Analysis PRN 532: First Year Development Workshop (Second Term) (1 Credit Hour Total) PRO 511 & 512: Producing Workshop PRO 511.1: Producing Workshop (Development) PRO 521: The Art and Craft of Producing: Line Producing/Dramatic Analysis PRO 522: The Art and Craft of Producing: Part 1 – Creative Producing; Part 2 – Understanding Editing for Creative Producing CON 511 & 512: Master Seminars CON 521 & 522: American Approaches to Film PRO 531: Acting Techniques For Producers Pro 532: Script And Coverage... [-]

European Master of Professional Photography 2 year program

Spéos Paris-London Photographic Institute
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris

The European Master of Professional Photography is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in photography, with a particular emphasis on the business management of the profession. [+]

Masters in Visual Arts. This program certified by EABHES – lasting for 26 months in total – comprises three phases: The Professional Photography in two-year Program, from September to May (semester 1 and 2) then from September to May (semester 3 and 4). The Expert Modules, from the end of May to the end of July (cf. below). The planning and elaboration of the Master project, which needs to be submitted to a jury twice: an oral defense of the pre-project allows the students to validate their professional projects’ feasibility and coherence; the final jury’s comments assess the projects’ future implementation. So as to obtain the credits necessary to validate the European Master, students need to have a Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS, in any subject, not necessarily photography) and need to pass a foreign language test at B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. As for the language tests accepted: TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge exams for non-native English speakers; for English natives any official language diploma at B2 level in a European language that is not their mother tongue. What are the Expert Modules? The Expert Modules aim at deepening the participants’ previous knowledge and skills in those areas that are most demanded by the professional market. They cover the subjects of business management, image management and publication, advanced studio photography and photo reportage, combining theory and practice. For 8 weeks in total, participants meet up with photography professionals from various domains, who share their... [-]

MASTER IN FINE ART - THEATRE DIRECTING

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 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 performance studios. Term Three will be supplemented by an ongoing series of master classes from professional directors and theatre makers. On completion of this postgraduate degree, you will qualify and graduate from Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin Application Details THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR ENTRY IN 2017 HAS NOW OPENED. In addition to the information required on the online form, you are also required to upload a copy of each of the following: a) a letter that outlines the applicant’s theatre education and highlights the applicant’s theatre directing experience to date.... [-]

Master of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting

Royal University for Women
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 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. [+]

Masters in Visual Arts. Programme 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, free lance designers, people dealing with communication business, illustrators. Programme Goals Among the main objectives of this program: Fill the job vacancies and cover the current shortage in the professional, academic artists with high degrees, to build the basis of modern artistic evolution based on knowledge awareness and deep consciousness. Bridge the gap between the domestic and regional art and the global art, as this study provide the student with great opportunity to learn, know and communicate with the global culture and art. To become a centre for strategic studies of total art in the region, filling a great deal of the current shortage in the qualified staff locally, regionally and globally. The increasing need for more specialists is one of the main characteristics of... [-]

Master of Photography

FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The Department of Photography offers a Master`s Program and a Short term Study program in Photography in the English language. Students studying in the English language have also the opportunity to participate in the lectures in the English language in the FAMU International Program. | The students also have the possibility to work in the studios led by renowned teachers. These studios include the Studio of Documentary Photography, Studio of Staged Photography, Studio of Post-conceptional Photography, and the Studio of Multi-media. [+]

ABOUT US PROFILE | FAMU is the fifth oldest film school in the world. Its graduates include many influential filmmakers and scriptwriters, many of whom are known internationally as Oscar winners and laureates of international film festivals. | The Department of Photography was founded in 1975 which makes it one of the oldest institutions of its kind in Europe. The school is located right in the historical centre of Prague. Our unique specialization is the interconnection of classical photography techniques with contemporary multi-media trends. STUDY | The Department of Photography offers a Master`s Program and a Short term Study program in Photography in the English language. Students studying in the English language have also the opportunity to participate in the lectures in the English language in the FAMU International Program. | The students also have the possibility to work in the studios led by renowned teachers. These studios include the Studio of Documentary Photography, Studio of Staged Photography, Studio of Post-conceptional Photography, and the Studio of Multi-media. LECTURES, WORKSHOPS | At the Department of Photography we put an emphasis on individual development of the artists. The study includes art and photography history courses, philosophical seminars, practical seminars and workshops with renowned artists. Students also gain experience in the graphical workshop and silk screen print studio. They also learn the art of bookbinding and production of photographic publications. Multimedia instruction is an integral part of our teaching. CULTURE LIFE | An integral part of the school character is the interconnection with... [-]

Masters Degree In Character Animation 2d And 3d

Seeway - Barcelona
Campus Part time 9 months October 2017 Spain Barcelona

The character animation is a profession that bases its secret in giving life and soul into inanimate elements priori. This ability is what generates a railway connection between the character in the animated piece and the public. [+]

Masters in Visual Arts. The character animation is a profession that bases its secret in giving life and soul into inanimate elements priori. This ability is what generates a railway connection between the character in the animated piece and the public. For this reason, we have developed a program that beyond develop and refine your techniques of 2D and 3D animation focuses on finding and enhance your own style. Throughout the program you will work with the tools most commonly used in professional environments to animate figures and high level characters. You find yourself involved in an educational environment first level, learning from great professionals from the animation industry, getting involved in projects 100% real. You will have the opportunity to participate in workshops, workshops, master classes and specialized events in the world of animation, to encourage your creative and technical capacity at its finest. Summary Qualification: Master Degree from the University of San Jorge Credits: 40 ECTS Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 18:30 to 21: 30h. Mode: Barcelona Language: Castilian Semester: October to June. observations: classroom training. 100% practical guidance. Small groups. Access to job market. GOALS As a student you will develop the skills and abilities necessary to give life and soul to all kinds of inanimate objects and characters, this way you will be able to complete the explanatory power of the characters. As part of this, you will master the principles of biomechanics and interpretation to apply to animations in both 2D and 3D. Addressed... [-]

Master of Philosophy in Visual Cultural Studies

UIT The Arctic University of Norway
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Norway Tromsø

Are you interested in human culture and how to use the video camera in social scientific research? At Visual Cultural Studies you are given the opportunity to study ethnographic research methods, anthropological theory, and ethnographic film making in an international environment, culminating with the production of your very own film and written thesis. [+]

Are you interested in human culture and how to use the video camera in social scientific research? At Visual Cultural Studies you are given the opportunity to study ethnographic research methods, anthropological theory, and ethnographic film making in an international environment, culminating with the production of your very own film and written thesis. The Department of Archaeology and Social Anthropology offers a two-year full-time Master's programme in Visual Cultural Studies (VCS). The aim of this programme is to teach students how to produce knowledge about people's lives and cultures through an exploration of their everyday lives based on the use of qualitative social science research methods and ethnographic film. The programme combines lectures in academic theory and method, filmmaking and practical instruction in camerawork, sound recording and editing. The students at the Master's programme follow a set of courses the first two semesters before they travel on fieldwork. Based on this fieldwork, the students write a Master's Thesis and make an ethnographic film. For a complete setup of the programme, please refer to the Programme structure below. The films produced at VCS are well known for their quality. Every year several films are selected for international documentary and ethnographic film festivals. The originality of the program has led to a special educational prize from UiT, the Arctic University of Norway and a further award for educational quality from the Ministry of Education. Learning outcomes After completing successfully the programme, students are expected to have acquired the following learning outcomes. Knowledge... [-]

Master of Arts - Media, Art, Design & Tech​​nology

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

What is MADTech (Media, Art, Design & Technology) all about? In a nutshell this is it: artists doing strange things with technology. This means you will embark on a master where anything is possible. You will view and create art in ways you can hardly imagine beforehand. You will carry out experiments, tinkering and playing with technology, ideas and media. [+]

Masters in Visual Arts. Fine Arts – Media, Art, Design & Technology (MADtech): www.hanzegroningen.eu/madtech What is MADTech (Media, Art, Design & Technology) all about? In a nutshell this is it: artists doing strange things with technology. This means you will embark on a master where anything is possible. You will view and create art in ways you can hardly imagine beforehand. You will carry out experiments, tinkering and playing with technology, ideas and media. You will explore the most outrageous possibilities the combination of art and technology have to offer. Central to this master are your artistic development and attitude towards research. By combining a critical reflective attitude and conceptual skills, you will discover unexpected perspectives, resulting in exciting multimedia works of art. Order our brochure here . Throughout this master you will explore viewpoints from the past, present and future, broadening the way you think and look at the world. You will discover connections between art and science, laboratory and applied research, stable and unstable media, old and new technology, local and global forms of society. This is a collective process: you will share ideas and insights with your fellow students, learning how others see the world. Inspiring each other to look beyond borders and to venture away from the beaten track. At the same time you will extend your knowledge, master new skills and reflect on your role as an artist. This master attracts students from a lot of different backgrounds, countries and cultures. This variety enriches your... [-]

Master in Animation

Estonian Academy of Arts
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 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. 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. Upon completion of the MA in Animation programme, students have acquired in-depth theoretical and practical animation skills. The students can specialise in specific animation techniques and create individual projects in the appropriate technique. After graduation, the students are qualified to realise themselves as animated film creators, professionals in creative industries or teachers in their field. Students who have... [-]

Master of Design

Massey University
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months March 2018 New Zealand Wellington

The Master of Design (MDes) is an advanced research qualification in design. Unless you already have an honours degree, you will first explore creative research practices and develop the skills and approaches you may wish to use during your thesis (e.g., digital fabrication). [+]

Masters in Visual Arts. The Master of Design (MDes) is an advanced research qualification in design. Unless you already have an honours degree, you will first explore creative research practices and develop the skills and approaches you may wish to use during your thesis (e.g., digital fabrication). For your thesis, you will complete a supervised programme of focused design research taking a challenging real-world design problem through to a well-evolved solution, eg a product prototype. Different from undergrad The MDes gives you a lot of freedom, especially once you get into your thesis. You have regular meetings with your supervisors, and crit sessions with your fellow MDes students, but you are in control of structuring your own time. You generally have two supervisors who are experienced designers in fields related to your research. It is their job to challenge you to take the project as far as you can. Typically, the University will assign you a primary supervisor, and you will get input into who becomes your second supervisor. Check out our staff profiles and feel free to get in touch with anyone whose research interests you. As a Masters student, you get studio space alongside other creative arts postgrads, and access to Massey’s state of the art facilities. Callaghan Innovation scholarships The College of Creative Arts frequently acts as a broker for industry projects, matching business needs with potential Master of Design students. The college has had considerable success to date in obtaining Callaghan Innovation and private business funding... [-]

Master of Fine Arts

Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 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. Philosophy The Master of Fine Arts programme prepares artists for a professional career working within a diverse field of contemporary art practices across both local and international contexts. The MFA is interdisciplinary and assists students to develop their individual approach to practice and research through the provision of regular critique, supervisory guidance, seminar participation and a focus on exhibition and publication practice. The MFA programme's interdisciplinary structure and philosophy supports artists to form a greater understanding of how art and artworks operate in the world and assists students to deepen their knowledge of the contexts that shape the breadth and specificities of contemporary art practice. Low-residency structure The low-residency structure of the MFA programme facilitates the ability of artists enrolled in the programme to live and work anywhere within New Zealand. Each MFA student selects and/or is assigned two supervisors who directly support individuals to develop both the studio... [-]

Master Scientific Illustration

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2017 Netherlands Maastricht + 1 more

In this international study programme you will learn to make accurate visualisations of topics from the clinical, medical and biological domain. [+]

Masters in Visual Arts. Master Scientific Illustration In this international study programme you will learn to make accurate visualisations of topics from the clinical, medical and biological domain. You will get the skills to use a wide range of traditional and digital visualisation techniques. Unique in Europe! Unique in Europe! One image tells more than a thousand words It is not surprising that in biomedical sciences traditionally illustrations are created to enable communication between scientist and author, teacher and student, or physician and patient. Art and science come together in scientific illustration. Your future expertise When you graduate, you are a specialist who makes accurate visualisations of topics from the clinical, medical and biological domain. You have the skills to use a wide range of traditional and digital visualisation techniques. Best of two top universities The Master Scientific Illustration is an international study programme in which you will meet students from European countries and beyond. Unique in Europe. It is cooperation between the Faculty of Arts at Zuyd University of Applied Science in Maastricht and the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences at Maastricht University. Language English/Dutch. The lecturers also speak German. Study load Normally you will study and work at the university for about 20 hours a week. In addition you will have to study at home for about 20 hours a week. Credits The programme comprises 120 European Credits in total. Duration Full-time for the duration of two academic years, or part-time for the duration of four... [-]

Master of Fine Arts Programs (MFA)

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 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) Welcome to the MFA Programs at CIIS! 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. In our two year, 48-unit intensives you will complete one or more of the following: a book-length manuscript or chapbook an evening-length dance, theatrical, or musical performance a visual arts exhibition in our street level main gallery a social justice/community arts project We offer: Intimate class sizes Mentoring with outstanding, committed faculty A weekend intensive format that is ideal for working adults Diverse perspectives and transdisciplinary approaches to art-making Direct and constant access to the rich Bay Area art scene Art-making can be a pioneering, transformative act that changes-and sometimes revolutionizes-culture. Students in this program become more self-reflective and skillful in their practice. Through intensive and transdisciplinary dialogue, they see their work in a broader artistic, philosophical, and cultural dialogue, and develop innovative, experimental, and meaningful work that challenges personal and cultural narratives and perceptions. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Applicants must meet the general admissions requirements of the Institute. Students must complete their bachelor's degree before beginning the programs; there is no requirement as to the field of study of the undergraduate degree. Students can demonstrate appropriate levels of accomplishment and commitment to their art by means of work samples and personal statements. We welcome students from all backgrounds; however,... [-]

Master's Degree In Film And Audiovisual Management (roma) - Path In Italian

Il Sole 24 ORE Business School
Campus Full time 8 months October 2017 Italy Rome

The Master Management Film and Audiovisual, in collaboration with Cinecittà, is designed to train managerial staff able to identify and adopt strategies and management tools for effective economic and financial management of audiovisual and media products. [+]

Masters in Visual Arts. The Master Management Film and Audiovisual, in collaboration with Cinecittà, is designed to train managerial staff able to identify and adopt strategies and management tools for effective economic and financial management of audiovisual and media products. The aim is to provide young people in particular are interested in entering into this sector, which is undergoing profound changes, the necessary preparation to face the different stages that make up the production and post-production of audiovisual product: from design to production and post production. Effective use of language, economic management of the project, identification of the sources of financing, distribution and communication of the finished product on the multiple platforms available today are some of the topics to be addressed in the numerous workshops and business houses that characterize the Master. The Master includes several sessions of outdoor film sets, at the production and post-production and television stations. STRUCTURE The Master Film and Audiovisual Management, full-time, limited numbers and compulsory attendance, a total duration of 8 months of training: Four months in the classroom 4 months internship at: Media: television, radio, newspapers, internet sites Service company: content providers production and distribution houses Company organization of film events Professional consultancies in the implementation of cultural projects Start - up culture: self - entrepreneurship and incubators In support of classroom teaching, distance learning sessions are planned with the use of e-learning platform of the Business School of the Sole 24 Ore, a dedicated web environment through which, in remote mode,... [-]