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 (MA / MSc) 3D Stereoscopic Media

Ravensbourne
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This course takes advantage of Ravensbourne's advanced technical resources and strong industry connections to enable you to work collaboratively across disciplines in 3D stereoscopic applied [+]

MA/MSc 3D Stereoscopic Media

This course takes advantage of Ravensbourne's advanced technical resources and strong industry connections to enable you to work collaboratively across disciplines in 3D stereoscopic applied research and work with cutting-edge media technologies to develop and deliver immersive 3D media to new platforms.

The MA/MSc 3D Stereoscopic Media cuts through much of the hype and media glamour associated with 3D Stereoscopic to provide you with a grounded and deep exploration of the area. Working with industry professionals and specialist S3D technology and platform providers, the course encourages the examination of all sides of the Stereoscopic 3D story. This includes an examination of the perceptual science and human vision theory as well capture and display technologies looking at the biology, psychology and the technologies behind the current wave of innovation.... [-]


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. [+]

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, professional design work, and... [-]

M.Phil. in Textual and Visual Studies

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This course explores the relationship between textual and visual forms of apprehension and expression in the modern world and their impact on European culture post-1900. The focus of the core module is on the graphic arts (poster, postage stamp, typography), photography and cinema, and on contemporary digital-based media. Various... [+]

Masters in Visual Arts. M.Phil. in Textual and Visual Studies This course explores the relationship between textual and visual forms of apprehension and expression in the modern world and their impact on European culture post-1900. The focus of the core module is on the graphic arts (poster, postage stamp, typography), photography and cinema, and on contemporary digital-based media. Various theoretical approaches will be explored in relation to the word/image problematic which will be situated in a number of European cultural traditions. Course options focus on specific media (photography, cinema) or themes (the city, avant-gardes). The aim of the course is to bring students to a high level of theoretical and practical awareness of the text-image relation in cultural expression, equip them to analyse and evaluate the various forms text/image interaction takes, and to provide them with a training that will enrich their practice in other areas of study or professional engagement. The course consists of one core module stretching over two semesters and four one-semester modules (from a choice of 5 or 6). The first core module focuses on Word/Image relations in graphic design, ranging from posters and postage stamps to typography and logotype. The second core semester focus on word/image relations in photography, cinema and the digital media. The one-term options, two of which are followed each semester, include Text and Photography, Figuring European National Identities, Figurations of the European City, the Russian Avant-Garde and East European Cinema. A dissertation on a subject of the student's choice is prepared... [-]

M.Cr.A. in Experimental Media Art Practices

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2017 India Bangalore

The Master in Creative Arts in Experimental Media Art (EMA) is a field of artistic practice, dialogue and inquiry that integrates the arts, sciences and technology. It embeds theoretical and practical experimentation to foster experimental uses of technologies, media and modalities. The transdiciplinarity of the course encourages collaboration, innovation and sustainable approaches to express and create experiences. [+]

M.Cr.A. in Experimental Media Art Practices The Master in Creative Arts in Experimental Media Art (EMA) is a field of artistic practice, dialogue and inquiry that integrates the arts, sciences and technology. It embeds theoretical and practical experimentation to foster experimental uses of technologies, media and modalities. The transdiciplinarity of the course encourages collaboration, innovation and sustainable approaches to express and create experiences. The program is aimed at creative art practitioners interested in a variety of media and modalities. Specifically, the program invites students and practitioners interested in exploring the cognitive, visual, experimental, scientific, interactive, and narrative aspects of the sciences and technology. Students from a variety of backgrounds, such as the arts, computer engineering, humanities, the sciences, and social sciences are encouraged to pursue this interdisciplinary masters program. The two-year M.Cr.A. incorporates research and studio exploration of a topic of the students’ choice, with the goal of producing a refined body of work that culminates in a M.Cr. A. exhibition. The principal areas of artistic practice and research include: electronic arts’ history and practice, sound art, human and machine interface, complex and adaptive natural and biological systems, creative cartography, citizen science, smart materials, and bio-arts. Through a combination of studio, theory and projects, students develop the formal, intellectual, and conceptual aspects of their art practice and process. There are also opportunities for artists to develop their artistic practice through long and short-term artist-in-residence programs. In the first year of the program, students are immersed in theory courses that expose... [-]

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... [-]

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. [+]

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 experience and know-how from... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Visual Arts. 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... [-]

Master in Audio and Visual Media Arts

RISEBA
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Latvia Riga

Humanities Master Studies in Audiovisual Media Arts is one of the most innovative and rigorous multidisciplinary training in Latvia. It is rooted in the best traditions of Auteur Cinema and expanded across various specialties: filmmaking, directing of photography, animation, video and CG generated graphics, interactive 2D and 3D production, and game development... [+]

Humanities Master Studies in Audiovisual Media Arts is one of the most innovative and rigorous multidisciplinary training in Latvia. It is rooted in the best traditions of Auteur Cinema and expanded across various specialties: filmmaking, directing of photography, animation, video and CG generated graphics, interactive 2D and 3D production, and game development. While comprehensive in its structure to train the future executives in film and television studios, ad agencies, animation studios, creative departments of social networking, and SFX and post-production houses, the program offers its students to specialize in a chosen field via Independent Studies cycle. The minor is declared by a student under auspices of an esteemed faculty member and, generally, in the areas of film directing, art directing, animation, and post production supervising. Degree awarded: Master in Audio and Visual Media Arts Language of instructions: English Study environment Auditorium Theoretical lectures are usually held in auditoriums. All auditoriums are equipped with computers and projectors for lecturers’ and students’ presentations. The biggest auditorium is also equipped with large screens in order to provide better visibility. Video studio Students learn the crafts of camera operator and lighting in a 300 sqm big video studio. Students can also take advantage of this studio for their own academic projects outside the lectures. Studio is equipped with a full featured black and green screen backgrounds and floor. Cameraperson’s special machinery, such as camera crane and steadicam, is also available. In 2013/2014 academic year studio will be equipped with a stationary lighting system. Next... [-]

Master of Information Technology (Interactive Technologies & Games Design)

James Cook University Singapore
Campus Full time 16 months March 2017 Singapore

Electronic games and animation are now an integral part of the enormous global entertainment industry. Social networking and online video share sites like Facebook, Twitter and You Tube attract hundreds of millions of users worldwide. [+]

Masters in Visual Arts. In the expanding e-Business/e-Commerce industry, there is a growing global demand for graduates skilled with a mix of marketing, management, internet, multimedia, computing, networking, software technologies and business operation skills. Our Master of Information Technology program provides practical and relevant skills to allow graduates of different disciplines to move into the IT industry Students have an opportunity to specialise in Business Informatics, Computing and Networking or Interactive Technologies and Games Design. Interactive Technologies and Games Design focuses on both the front and back end integration of interactive technologies - Web 2.0 applications, Digital Media, Web/Mobile Technologies and platforms, 2D/3D Graphics, Animation, Games Design, Computation Arts, Interactive Visualisation, Autonomous Simulation and Virtual Worlds Our Master of Information Technology program is fully accredited by the Australian Computer Society at the ‘Professional Level’ (its highest level). As an IT student, you will be entitled to membership with two professional bodies: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Singapore Computer Society (SCS). Subjects Foundation Subjects Internet Fundamentals Programming I Database Modelling or Collective Intelligence and Social Networks Data Mining or e-Strategic Management Core Subjects (All majors) ICT Advanced Project I ICT Project 2: Implementation and Commissioning Advanced E-Security Core Subjects (Major specific) E-Business Technologies Advanced Game Design Advanced Human Computer Interaction Advanced Animation Techniques Intelligent Agents and Simulation Elective Subjects Students to choose 4 elective subjects Career outcomes As a games developer, you could be working on the creation and production of computer games, handheld games, console... [-]

Master in Liberal Arts

University of St. Thomas
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years Open Enrollment USA Houston + 1 more

The Master in Liberal Arts degree at the University of St. Thomas is an interdisciplinary graduate degree that offers you choice, freedom and flexibility. [+]

The Master in Liberal Arts degree is an interdisciplinary graduate degree that offers you choice, freedom and flexibility. Choose from 18 different areas of study to customize a degree program that fits your interests and goals.

Choice – Freedom – FlexibilityThe 36-credit-hour Master in Liberal Arts (MLA) program appeals to a diverse group of students who seek professional advancement, admission into doctoral programs or personal enrichment. We offer conveniently scheduled classes. Enhance your degree through study abroad and internship opportunities.

Areas of Concentration

Applied Music Art History Catholic Studies Communication Drama English French General Psychology History International Studies Irish Studies Interdisciplinary Studies Medieval Studies Philosophy Political Science Russian Studies Spanish Social Justice Studies Theology ... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Visual Arts. 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... [-]

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 Fine Arts in Digital Arts

DigiPen Institute of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2017 USA Redmond + 1 more

Geared toward professional artists and candidates with a bachelor's degree in art or a related field, this program blends fine arts principles, including a strong emphasis on figure drawing, sculpture [+]

Masters in Visual Arts. Geared toward professional artists and candidates with a bachelor's degree in art or a related field, this program blends fine arts principles, including a strong emphasis on figure drawing, sculpture, and art history, with a practical approach to studio art production that helps students develop both their personal skill and artistic voice. Full-Time and Part-Time Options Students have the option of enrolling in this program full-time for two years, or enrolling part-time and spreading their course load over four years. Admissions Information Applicants to the Master of Fine Arts in Digital Arts program should have experience in the following areas: drawing, figure drawing, art history, composition, 3D modeling, animation, sculpture, color theory, and digital painting. Candidates must also provide an art portfolio of 15 to 20 samples of artwork to be considered for admission. Topics Covered By the time they graduate, students in the MFA program will possess the following qualifications: - Extensive 3D production experience, including the ability to use the most current 2D and 3D graphics applications in the industry, as well as traditional fine arts skills such as drawing, sculpting, and painting. - A deep understanding of the creative process and the 3D graphics production pipeline, including the ability to manage projects from brainstorming to completion. - Strong research skills, especially as they relate to art history, character design references, and anatomy. - A specialization in modeling, sculpting, or character art, as well as a unique and highly developed personal voice as demonstrated... [-]

Master In Fiction Script For Film And Tv

Universidad Pontificia De Salamanca
Campus Part time 1 year September 2017 Spain Salamanca

The Master of fiction script for film and television is the most prestigious graduate Spain in its specialty, for the formation of writers for film and TV. [+]

Program Description The Master of fiction script for film and television is the Spain's most prestigious graduate in his field, for the formation of film and TV writers for. Its commitment to the professional world allows you to bring to their classrooms to more than 40 leading industry professionals: scriptwriters, directors and executive producers of film and television. In addition to the team of professors from the Faculty of Communication at the UPSA leading the project, the master has the best university teachers and researchers specializing in the field of film and television narrative (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos University Pompeu Fabra). Their collaboration half dozen publications specialized in the craft of screenwriting and various research papers have emerged. It maintains a close relationship with the professionals responsible for the fiction and entertainment of the major television networks (TVE, Telecinco, Cuatro, laSexta, Antena 3, Canal +) and the most important audiovisual producers (Globomedia, Competition productions, Bamboo productions, Telecinco Cinema, Rebellion Land, Mediator). The recognition of the quality of the master shown by the film industry and TV, and the prominent place in the university field of audiovisual communication, make him the best choice graduate specialty. GOALS Form writers to work on writing feature films Form writers, creators and executive producers to work in fiction series and entertainment programs on television professional profiles Scriptwriter TV Writer Executive producer Responsible for fiction in chains and producers CURRICULUM The course is divided into two modules (Film and Television) who can... [-]

Master in Graphic Design

Polytechnic of Leiria
Campus Full time 24 months October 2017 Portugal Leiria

The programme aims to provide students with the conceptual and practical skills of a high professional level in specific areas of graphic design and communication for multiple platforms. [+]

Masters in Visual Arts. Master in Graphic Design The Masters in Graphic Design ESAD.CR aims to provide students with the conceptual and practical skills of a high professional level in specific areas of graphic design and communication for multiple platforms, which feature contemporary visual culture. Access conditions Holders of a bachelor’s degree or legal equivalent in Communication Design, Graphic Design, Multimedia Design, Product Design, Fine Arts, New Media, interested in pursuing studies in the area of Graphic Design; Holders of a foreign academic bachelor’s degree following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna process in Graphic Design and related areas; Holders of a foreign bachelor’s degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of a degree by the Scientific-Technical Council of ESAD in Graphic Design and related areas; Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum which is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific-Technical Council of ESAD. Study plan The Master of Graphic Design ESAD.CR focuses on preparing students with a set of theoretical and practical studies in contemporary graphic design, typography applied, graphic design for contemporary means of communication and branding. Courses are complemented by seminars and research methodologies that explore the communication design conceptually and operationally, approaching simultaneously experimental and professional dimensions. The last two semesters focus on the preparation of sustained practical design work that could be replaced by an internship. Other information Graduates in the Master of Graphic Design may work... [-]