Master Program in Visual Arts in Africa

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Visual Arts

A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

Visual arts courses often cover skills in aesthetic arts. However, there are many applied art forms included in visual arts courses. These programs can cover graphic design, fashion design, decorative art and industrial design. These can help students prepare for a position in a particular field.  

Even if you choose East Africa’s mythological, enchanting Tanzania; Senegal, land of teranga or South Africa, with its wide opportunities to soak in and serve, research in Africa will be overwhelming.

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MTech in Fine Art

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

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

Masters in Visual Arts in Africa 2017. Having obtained this qualification, students will be able to conduct advanced independent research in a particular area of visual arts, demonstrating complex analytical and practical skills and knowledge in writing a dissertation and, where applicable, an exhibition of original work or artefacts appropriate to the research mode. Admission requirements A Baccalaureus Technologiae: Fine Art, with an average mark of at least 65% or an equivalent qualification at an equivalent standard, as recommended by a Status Committee and approved by the Faculty Board. Selection criteria Selection is based on academic merit and a preliminary research proposal, as approved by the Departmental Committee. Curriculum MODULE Research and Dissertation : Fine Art Programme structure Nature of programme: One year research programme. Minimum duration: 12 months. Maximum duration: 24 months full-time, 36 months part-time. [-]

Master in Web Development

East London University
Campus Full time 2 years February 2017 South Africa East London

Few innovations have had an impact on the world of business as much as the Internet and the digital sharing of information and commerce. Maintaining business websites, from intranets to globally accessible sites, requires people who can keep each site's information current and secure. [+]

Few innovations have had an impact on the world of business as much as the Internet and the digital sharing of information and commerce. Maintaining business websites, from intranets to globally accessible sites, requires people who can keep each site's information current and secure. This Postgraduate master program will prepare you for a position in Web development. This fairly new degree was shaped by employers expressing their need for employees with web- development skills: database management, computer networking, information security, Web applications, etc. This program is tailored to meet this demand by balancing foundational areas of understanding and problem solving with an emphasis on Web-centered technologies. Our graduates are immediately productive and adaptive as programmers, Web developers, software developers, software architects, Web applications developers. As a web developer, you could be working on a team that develops websites and web applications. An education that emphasizes web development can help you develop knowledge and skills to use scripting, graphic tools to design and develop websites and applications, and to maintain and update websites. If you're organized and able to work well with others, you might like to pursue a career in web development. Potential Employment Includes: PERL and CGI Programming Technician Web Application Developer HTML Programmer Website Designer Database Technician This full-time program will put you to work with real world group projects and hands-on assignments revolving around the following 3 areas of expertise. Database Architecture and Design (Including: Database modeling, UML, SQL / MySQL/ SQL Server, Database administration, etc.). Front-End programming (including: Introduction to UX and web-design, wire-framing, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript and Angular JS). Back-End programming (including: versioning, GIT, PHP, JAVA, JAVA SE) Program This 2-year Postgraduate Master’s Degree grants 120 ECTS credits distributed in 4 semesters of 15 weeks each: 96 mandatory ECTS credits (including 18 ECTS credits granted upon completion of a mandatory professional internship and 12 ECTS credits for the Master’s Thesis at the end of the program) and 24 elective ECTS credits chosen a catalog of 48 elective ECTS total. Students will to decide between 2 minors: Mobile Application Programming: Provides students with the specialized knowledge that is essential in the development of native Android mobile applications. Students will gain experience with the languages and frameworks that are most commonly used in developing these applications, with the design of user interfaces and software systems, and with associated topics such as networking, hosting infrastructure, and security. Cross-Platform Programming: This minor focuses on Xamarin, a cross-platform development tool. Students will learn how to solve the common dilemma of having to develop cross-platform apps. Using C# in Xamarin, students will produce apps for iOS, Android, and Windows. The program is designed for students already holding a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Programming or equivalent. Applicants with a 3-year minimum demonstrable professional hand-on experience can also apply. Curriculum Semesters 1 & 2 Refresher: C/C++, C# 6 Database Architecture and Design 6 Database Modeling: UML 6 SQL / MySQL / SQL Server I 6 SQL / MySQL / SQL Server II Professional internship: Min. 16 weeks Semester 3 HTML5 / CSS JavaScript JavaScript frameworks: jQuery and AngularJS Mobile Application Programming Minor Android I Android II Cross-Platform Programming Minor Xamarin I Xamarin II Semester 4 PHP 6M PHP frameworks: Symfony, Laravel, CodeIgniter Java and Java SE Mobile Application Programming Minor Android III Introduction to iOS Cross-Platform Programming Minor Xamarin III Xamarin group project Master’s Thesis Master’s Thesis The web development degree concentration offers a wealth of knowledge found only in focused IT programs. You'll create interactive webpages and configure mobile development environments to build basic applications for mobile devices. You’ll also explore the challenges of creating user-friendly mobile apps and the principles, techniques and implications of e-commerce. Upon completion of the degree, you'll be able to: Solve technology-related problems using effective and appropriate methods, tools and critical soft skills Develop a professional identity from which to make globally, socially and ethically responsible information technology and systems decisions that are in line with legal and organizational policy requirements Employ appropriate verbal and written communication skills to meet the needs of diverse audiences using oral, print and multimedia strategies Recommend effective system design and maintenance solutions that meet user and organizational needs based on appropriate tools and applications for a given scenario Recommend appropriate core information technologies, systems, data manipulation methods and computational thinking solutions to support organizational decision-making strategies within a business environment You'll gain hands-on experience with industry-standard software, databases, and languages, including Adobe Creative Suite (PhotoShop) and Flash. You'll discover best practices for translating business requirements into design, and design into fast, immersive web experiences for different browsers and screen sizes using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, and JSON. ® And you'll learn about back-end application development and e-commerce systems, from how to code data-driven web and e-commerce applications using PHP and enterprise-wide databases such as Oracle, to marketing, online retailing, and electronic supply chain management. [-]

Master in Film & Visual Arts

East London University
Campus Full time 2 years February 2017 South Africa East London

The East London Visual Arts and Film program is designed for a new generation of storytellers: artists who share a passion for visual and performing arts across a wide array of media and want to learn by making their own projects in a hands-on, intensive program. [+]

Masters in Visual Arts in Africa 2017. The East London Visual Arts and Film program is designed for a new generation of storytellers: artists who share a passion for visual and performing arts across a wide array of media and want to learn by making their own projects in a hands-on, intensive program. Our programs balance the study of the craft with practical experience to train students to be the best filmmakers and visual artists and performers they can be. This is achieved by a rigorous schedule of classroom instruction, hands-on workshops, and immediate practical experience. The program prepares the next generation of smart screen creatives. It builds creative and technical skills essential to succeed in today's film, television and new media industries. Our professional tutors and high-caliber guest speakers teach the fundamentals of storytelling, production and screen business skills. Career skills: Secure employment in the creative screen industries with first-hand practical guidance from working industry professionals Real-life experience: Build an attractive portfolio and put your knowledge into practice during the course, by working with external companies and creating projects for industry clients High-caliber guest speakers and tutors: Learn from the best industry professionals Intensive and fast: Complete your course in just two years and start working in the industry faster The East London Visual Arts and Film program will test your ability to juggle projects, meet tight deadlines, and manage your creative energies. The goal is to provide you with the skills and background you need to expand and express your creative vision, and develop career skills in multiple visual media. In this program, you’ll have the opportunity to get hands-on experience. Our program arranges internships at film studios, production and post-production companies, providing a network of real industry contacts that will help you after graduation. Students in the Photo Italy course travel to Italy for several weeks of hands-on photography in the summer, and other students have studied abroad across the globe. [-]

PhD/MPhil in Film and Media Studies specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 7 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The MPhil/PhD in Film and Media Studies is for media graduates who are looking to develop their knowledge of a specific area of film and media studies to a high level of academic achievement. Study at MPhil/PhD level is open to honours graduates as well as those already having a postgraduate degree. The MPhil/PhD is largely non-taught and your main submission will be a thesis written under the supervision of a member of staff (the... [+]

Film and Media Studies specialisms - PhD / MPhil The MPhil/PhD in Film and Media Studies is for media graduates who are looking to develop their knowledge of a specific area of film and media studies to a high level of academic achievement. Study at MPhil/PhD level is open to honours graduates as well as those already having a postgraduate degree. The MPhil/PhD is largely non-taught and your main submission will be a thesis written under the supervision of a member of staff (the Director of Dtudies) with expertise in the area chosen. Additional support is available from other internal/external academics. Your thesis will be a piece of original critical research which makes a significant contribution to scholarly knowledge in the film and media studies field. The broad topic to be investigated will be defined by you with more specific details agreed through discussion with the Director of Studies. Careers & professional development The course is useful if you wish to follow a career path involving advanced scholarly research; for instance, an academic teaching career in the film/media field. Subject overview Staff in the School of Arts, Media and Education value their relationships with students and provide friendly and supportive postgraduate research supervision. They are able to draw upon their own experience of publishing and conference presentation in the field to enhance their support of postgraduate students. Projects recently completed by staff include the publication of a monograph applying Bakhtinian theory to some of the key concepts of film studies. Projects currently underway include Brid Andrews' study into documenting professional practice in the creative industries. During the first 12 to 18 months of the course you will be registered for an MPhil and carry out research towards this qualification. Assuming satisfactory progress as indicated by a transfer report, you will then transfer to the award of PhD. At the transfer stage you have the option of writing-up for an MPhil only if you wish. Either qualification is awarded subsequent to the production of a thesis and oral examination. At the start of the course you will be strongly encouraged to broaden your knowledge of research training by attending relevant sessions of the University’s postgraduate training programme and at relevant research seminars hosted by the school. You will be encouraged to participate in the latter and, as a PhD student, you will also be encouraged to disseminate your research more widely, at conferences and in academic journals. Supervisors can offer advice and encouragement on every stage of research dissemination, from writing proposals to delivering papers at conferences. Research topics Applications for MPhil/PhD study are considered in the following areas: - gender in film/television - classical Hollywood - performance theory - interfaces between theatre/film - psychoanalytic theory and film - late 1960s art cinema - British cinema - authorship in film - industrial history - economic and aesthetic interfaces in film - contemporary Hollywood, particularly the ‘blockbuster’ - Bakhtinian theory - comic book/superhero movies. Available projects Projects currently underway by our research students include a study into the representation of the South Asian/British Asian woman in film and television, and a study into perceptions of threat in recent Hollywood cinema. Projects are available in the areas detailed in the 'research topics' section above. Before submitting a formal application you should contact the postgraduate research degree admissions tutor in film and media studies to discuss the area in which you wish to work. A more detailed proposal of a research topic will then be agreed between you and the supervisor(s) as part of the formal application process. [-]