MA Degree in Arts

Top 505 Master of Art Degrees in Arts 2017

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An MA is a master’s degree awarded to students that have completed a program studying humanities or fine arts subjects such as history, communications, philosophy, theology or English. A Master of Arts degree typically requires coursework, research and written examinations.

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Part-time MA in Digital Management

Hyper Island - UK
Online & Campus Combined Part time 15  September 2017 United Kingdom London

The MA in Digital Management will give you the skills and knowledge you need to drive change in a digital world. You will study whilst working and apply the insights and learnings to develop disruptive business solutions. [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Arts. The MA in Digital Management will give you the skills and knowledge you need to drive change in a digital world. You will study whilst working and apply the insights and learnings to develop disruptive business solutions. Learn how to kickstart digital innovation, build effective teams, manage complex tech-driven projects, and transform businesses. This university accredited program is designed and delivered in close partnership with industry experts. Enhance your skills You'll learn how to apply design thinking to solve problems, how to harness emerging digital technologies, how to transform existing businesses, and how to manage innovation processes. Make better decisions You'll collaborate with peers and professionals on real business challenges in a range of practical projects. That will help you to develop the skills that leaders need to make good strategic decisions. Study whilst working You'll apply the things you learn directly in your business or organisation. This Part-Time program is designed to meet the time pressures and learning needs of busy professionals. What you’ll learn The program has five practical group projects, and one independent research project. Industry experts lead the practical projects. You will learn through a range of interactive talks, hands-on workshops, team challenges, and deep reflection. The average time commitment is 1.5 days per week which will include campus days in London, independent work, and research in your workplace. Learn by doing We challenge you to grow personally and professionally by introducing new ways of thinking and learning. Our methodology focuses on the 'process' of education just as much as the 'content', and we use that approach to build powerful learning experiences. Study whilst working Combine learning in school with learning at work. You'll spend campus days in London, combined with research and tasks in your business and at home. All the time supported and inspired by Hyper Island programme leaders. Solve real challenges Focus on design and entrepreneurial challenges to develop and test the products and services of the future. You'll work individually and in teams on real briefs set by real clients. What are the program requirements? All applicants are required to have the following: A Bachelor’s degree or a minimum of five years relevant work experience. Approval from your employer to release you for the study days and support your study during the course. You will need a letter of support from your employer to reflect this. [-]

MA Contemporary Crafts

Hereford College of Arts
Campus Full time Part time 15  August 2017 United Kingdom Hertfordshire + 1 more

This Masters Level course in Contemporary Craft focuses on developing and extending individual creative practice and underpinning and empowering it with critical thinking. The course is project-led and studio-based supported by close tutorial guidance, lectures, seminars and open access to a wide range of craft workshops. The course supports the practical and theoretical engagement with craft both as a profession and as a personal expression. [+]

A quick summary of this course This Masters Level course in Contemporary Craft focuses on developing and extending individual creative practice and underpinning and empowering it with critical thinking. The course is project-led and studio-based supported by close tutorial guidance, lectures, seminars and open access to a wide range of craft workshops. The course supports the practical and theoretical engagement with craft both as a profession and as a personal expression. It aims to support the student as a practitioner to identify their own working methodology and identify where they sit within the wider context of craft. Practice at all times is informed by in depth rigorous research, experimentation and exploration, fostering innovative thinking and approaches. The engagement in continuous reflective analysis allows students to assess their practice and move it forward. Workshop access and the development and refinement of technical making skills are also important in order to achieve exemplary and well finished creative objects. Communicating and presenting ideas and research through professional presentations and the exhibition of work encourages students to examine the context, reception, audience and end user. Features What you will experience The programme is, at its heart centred on the development of individual creative practice which is formalised through the writing of a research proposal. The course attracts ambitious students from a wide range of craft disciplines including textiles, small metals, jewellery, artist blacksmithing, ceramics, printmaking and multi-disciplinary approaches. The engagement with new and traditional craft practices to extend professional and technical expertise is realised within the context of extensive open workshop access and support. One –to-one supervision and group tutorial support is central to the delivery and ethos of the programme and runs throughout the duration of the course. The MA programme aims to underpin and inform creative craft practice through a rich academic vocabulary and repertoire of research skills. Students are encouraged to identify new ways of thinking and making in order to develop and extend personal creative working methodologies and approaches. The course and its students sit within the context of the post-modern and contemporary craft scene, the discussion and exploration of craft in terms of its skills base, conceptual potential and social and cultural contribution will be integral. The course is populated by students who are passionate and committed to extending their practice and pursuing careers within the crafts industry primarily as professional makers. Professional engagement with contemporary craft business practices, industries, organisations and private and public bodies are seen as an important feature of the programme. The MA course is located within HCA which offers a wide range of BA craft specific programmes. This allows for engagement with a larger creative hub of craft practice whilst MA students have their own dedicated studio spaces and sense of community which nurtures the discussion, development and exchange of ideas. There is access to a full range of well-equipped craft workshops including textiles, print-making, the forge, 3D workshops, ceramics, CAD/CAM cutting and 3D printing technologies, enabling the investigation of a wide range of materials, test ideas and make high-spec maquettes or components. The programme includes the series of ‘Gravity’ lectures throughout the year by high-profile, national and international designers and artists giving insights into their own design practice. There will be opportunities to participate in Master-Classes and Master- Tutorials delivered by industry professionals. Insight into current business practices, the writing of a personal business plan, the construction of a professional portfolio and online digital presence is supported by a series of workshops, seminars and lectures. A MA post-graduate show allows for the professional exhibition of achieved outcomes. Facilities Workshops and Studios You will have your own studio space situated in one of three MA studios which form the MA wing of HCA art school. You will have access to a wide range of well-equipped craft workshops within the art school including textiles, printmaking, small metals, jewellery, ceramics and the forge. Further supporting facilities include extensive photography and film resources, IT (image, design, office) and library facilities. Careers and Progression Why take this course? The course places students in an environment to become immersed in conversations about thinking and making within an academic framework, giving them the space to reflect upon and develop their practice to a more advanced level. The programme will give them the opportunity to rationalise their own skill-base and re-think their knowledge of contemporary crafts in order to ensure they remain at the forefront of their chosen discipline. An in-depth understanding of contemporary crafts and how to market and promote a commercially sound practice is central to the delivery and philosophy of the programme. A key feature of the course concentrates on the development of both professional and entrepreneurial skills that aim to ensure viability and sustainability long after the course has finished. By the end of the course students should consider themselves independent, technically expert and critically aware designer-makers with a broad range of transferable skills, who can develop careers as ‘sole traders’ or alternatively explore broader opportunities in the creative arts sector through consultancy, community arts, teaching and residencies. Some may wish to further extend their studies and undertake a PhD. [-]

Master (MA/MSc) Wearable Futures

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

Wearable Futures is a cross-disciplinary umbrella programme for designers who are interested in the cluster of technologies and experiences that have the human body and its covering as their centre of focus. [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Arts. Wearable Futures is a cross-disciplinary umbrella programme for designers who are interested in the cluster of technologies and experiences that have the human body and its covering as their centre of focus. The course offers a holistic environment based on the integration of creative computing, digital craftsmanship and material cultures, while also incorporating the technologies and advances in hardware that are impacting on manufacturing techniques and associated applications. Wearable futures has come about as part of Ravensbourne’s current commitment to become creative leader in the field of wearable applications and body-centric design. Ravensbourne's digital research culture is contributing significantly in this context. The main conceptual framework for the course will be provided by theories of digital craftsmanship, body-centric technologies and phenomenological readings and speculative philosophy. These will form an important research foundation for building Ravensbourne’s critical reach and will assist in helping you to sift and prioritise the current trends and thought relating to fashion and discussion around the body within data informed spaces. An interdisciplinary field of study will include interaction and experience design (UX), “making” and open source culture, design innovation and applied philosophy. You will be introduced to philosophical trends and these will tie in with your practice and help you to develop a critical view incorporating design fiction and other emerging theories. You will engage with research methods such as participatory, user study and user-centered design. The course is a platform for investigation, dissemination and analysis around contemporary theory and practice in the wearable industries. The course’s core role will be to foster your understanding of this market and to identify latent demand within the commercial sphere and to highlight future applications and directions. The aim will be to help you to influence the decision makers so that wearable solutions will be accepted and meet the cultural and ethical expectations when designing for the human body and the garment-industry. You are expected to consider the cultural and social role inherent to fashion as a part of wearable futures. Wearable futures students will focus their investigations on the key flashpoints of the body as an interface for what is a symbiotic, physical and digital exchange. As part of the design methodology of the course, you will be asked to develop future scenarios and narratives in order to help you and your clientele to understand the concomitant social, environmental or cultural challenges of designing for a matter as delicate as the human body. [-]

MA Design Management

Northumbria University London Campus
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom London Newcastle upon Tyne + 1 more

Our MA Design Management is ideal for designers looking to expand their knowledge of design and to approach projects from a managerial perspective. [+]

Our MA Design Management is ideal for designers looking to expand their knowledge of design and to approach projects from a managerial perspective. It will give a unique insight into the strategic side of design, offering the perfect opportunity to develop your skills and advance your career further. This course also offers the opportunity for managers and supervisors to broaden their horizons and develop an understanding of the value of design and how it can be used in a corporate context. Throughout your time on this course, you will cover the theories underpinning Creative Thinking, NSF Intellectual Property, Intercultural Communication, Research Principles, Reflective Practice, Contemporary Influences and Commercialisation. Start dates: September 2017 [-]

Master in Music

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

The study route Classical Music is aimed at students who are ambitious, have a high level of playing, are curious and who want to work hard to become a top musician. Every year you take part in big projects such as the Hanze Symphony Orchestra, the string orchestra or any kind of ensemble. [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Arts. Music: www.hanzegroningen.eu/mastermusic The Prince Claus Conservatoire of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen feels a strong connection to the northern part of the Netherlands. We are an internationally renowned institute with high standards regarding quality and atmosphere. Our mission is to train inspiring musicians who can make a difference in our society. We live up to our motto “Share your talent. Move the world” by challenging you to share your talent and passion for music with the world around you. As a future musician or music teacher you will move the world; by inspiring, motivating and touching people’s hearts. Studying at the Prince Claus Conservatoire means that you will be immersed in an inspiring international environment. We are known internationally for our innovative ideas on studying music. We are convinced that having close contact with our students is of great importance, you are not anonymous when you choose to study with us. We have gained the title Best Conservatoire of the Netherlands a number of times. Welcome to Groningen! Master of Music ​​​​​​​​​​Are you a professional musician with a goal? Do you have a specific vision of your future? Then the Master of Music at the Prince Claus Conservatoire could be the suitable study to achieve your personal goals. The Prince Claus Conservatoire is internationally known as an innovative institute of high quality with a large regional and international network. The Master of Music at the Prince Claus Conservatoire is there for ambitious musicians who want to develop themselves in a self-chosen direction. Classical Music The study route Classical Music is aimed at students who are ambitious, have a high level of playing, are curious and who want to work hard to become a top musician. Every year you take part in big projects such as the Hanze Symphony Orchestra, the string orchestra or any kind of ensemble. There is also the possibility for an internship at the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, the Johan Willem Friso Royal Military Band, the National Travelling Opera, etc. Study Programme You choose your own study subject which means that you determine yourself what and how you want to study with us. We call this your study plan. From your personal study plan you work towards the final exam; the lecture recital. We give you the space to realise your ambitions, ideas and goals. You are free to present your lecture recital in any way depending on your own interests, competences and qualities. Of course you are taught by our own renowned teachers. Additionally you work together with international guest teachers during several periods during the years. Ensemble and orchestra performances are a crucial part of the masters programme. From your own playing you have the opportunity to experiment with chamber Music, you deepen your playing skills during the Intensive Master Weeks or you can research your own musical practice. You can choose different optional modules within the Open Credits. You choose these based on your personal goals and competences and fitting your study plan. The complete study programme is aimed at further development of a curious and innovative professional attitude, which helps you to react more focused on the developments within and outside of the professional field. Main subjects - Vocals - Piano, organ, harpsichord - Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone - French Horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba - Percussion, harp, guitar - Violin, viola, cello, double bass Project Management & Entrepreneurship An entrepreneurial attitude is essential to transfer your musical passion to social situations successfully. In the Master of Music you are guided by modules and consults taught by experts in the field of entrepreneurship. Your vision on your personal future is the key here. Studying Abroad You have the opportunity to study abroad for a period of time. For example: within the study route New York Jazz, the third semester takes place in New York. Within ERASMUS+ there are scholarships available for students who want to study abroad temporarily. The Prince Claus Conservatoire has contacts with institutes in France, UK, Germany, Austria, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Switzerland, Romania, Belgium, Spain and many more. After Graduating After you graduate you can find a job as a musician in a symphonic orchestra or chamber music ensemble, in (one of Holland’s) military ensembles or in a (chamber) choir. Many musicians combine different musical activities. Some even make it to the international concert stage as a soloist. Where ever the future will bring you, we provide all the tools you need to become an independent, entrepreneurial and curious professional. [-]

Master of Arts - Master of Photography

Avans University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Breda

The Master of Photography challenges students to think and act outside of traditional definitions of the medium. In a critical and supportive environment, participants ground their practice within the historical and contemporary discourse. [+]

The Master of Photography is a two-year, full-time programme. It offers ambitious artists a critical context in which they can deepen their practice and lay the foundation for a long-term, sustainable career in the arts. An engaged and fluid position As the only master’s programme in the Netherlands dedicated to photography, we operate from the broadest possible definition of the medium. The documentary discourse and lens-based media theory are starting points for an unorthodox variety of cultural production. Students and faculty work in a wide range of contexts, including film, performance, writing, activism and curation. Curriculum At the core of the programme is the student’s self-directed research and studio practice. A strong theoretical component, combined with mentoring from a faculty of renowned artists, guides students towards the development of process-based approach to artistic production. The qualities and problems specific to lens-based media are explored from within the conceptual realm. What to expect One day per week is dedicated to presentations of work in progress and individual and group feedback. Approximately two days per week are dedicated to theoretical and academic studies. An equal amount of time (2-3 days per week) is required for self-study. After every three weeks, there is a curriculum-free week to facilitate work on your independent projects Where you will study The Photography Department is housed in a former seminary in historical Breda. Nestled within a small forest on the edge of the city, this inspiring location offers the space and focus necessary to deepen your practice. You will have access to the academy’s vast network of resources and workshops. This includes photography and editing studios, a bookbinding workshop, a darkroom for special processes and analogue printing, and much more. International network The programme maintains strong connections to key institutions in the Netherlands and abroad. Recent partnerships include: EYE (Amsterdam), Garapa Collective (São Paulo) and Parsons School of Design (New York). There is a lively roster of guest teachers and speakers, and students regularly apply their practice in a professional context by executing projects in institutions and artist-run spaces outside of the academy. This includes the final graduation exhibition, which is accompanied by a thesis. A hallmark of the programme is the yearly study trip. Recent excursions include Tehran (2016), Belarus (2015) and São Paulo (2014). Admissions The programme is open to Bachelor of Photography and Film graduates and practicing professionals in the field, and in some cases to applicants from other related disciplines and backgrounds. [-]

MA in Art History

The Open University
Online Full time Part time United Kingdom

This MA degree will build on your existing knowledge of art history to equip you with the critical skills necessary for independent research in the field. You begin your studies by exploring core concepts and current concerns of art history. You will then examine critical debates both within the academic discipline of art history and in the 'real world' contexts of heritage, curating and museums. The taught component of the degree provides you with research training which will enable... [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Arts. MA in Art History This MA degree will build on your existing knowledge of art history to equip you with the critical skills necessary for independent research in the field. You begin your studies by exploring core concepts and current concerns of art history. You will then examine critical debates both within the academic discipline of art history and in the 'real world' contexts of heritage, curating and museums. The taught component of the degree provides you with research training which will enable you to carry out a more substantial piece of independent research on a topic of your choice for the final dissertation module. You need a substantial background in art history at undergraduate level to succeed in obtaining this qualification. Educational aims This taught postgraduate programme in art history (which comprises the postgraduate foundation module (A840), the subject module (A841) and the dissertation module (A847)) will: encourage you to develop your undergraduate knowledge and understanding of art history in higher level and more focused work introduce you to a range of significant scholarly debates among historians of art and architecture provide you with an advanced academic training in research methods, with regard to different media and periods, using both traditional methods and those employing new technologies enable you to make effective use of primary sources, both artistic and archival, in developing and completing a research project. Teaching, learning and assessment methods Knowledge and understanding are gained and developed through the study of published study materials in the postgraduate foundation module (A840) and a subject module (A841). Teaching materials supporting the first two of these include set books, study guides and offprints, supplementary illustrations, assignment booklets, and access to a large number of online resources through the Art History MA website. Learning outcomes are assessed primarily by means of tutor-marked assignments (TMAs). The foundation module also has an examination, which provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to compare and contrast the different approaches deployed in the set books. In A841, there is a final long assignment, or ‘project’, which allows you to develop knowledge and understanding of a topic of your choosing and prepares you for the dissertation (A847). For the dissertation you will choose a topic relating to the themes studied earlier in the programme, and write this up in 16,000–18,000 words. Tutors provide feedback on draft chapters, but the dissertation itself forms the assessed component of this final module. Career impact Studying art history at postgraduate level will deepen your understanding of art, architecture and visual culture. Through a critical engagement with some of the key theories and approaches developed to interpret and explain works of art from the Renaissance to the present day you will learn to study independently and undertake appropriate research. An MA in Art History will provide you with a range of skills, including visual and textual analysis and critical thinking and writing, which can be successfully transferred to a variety of careers in the professional and educational sectors. Faculty The Arts Faculty was rated by a Times Higher Education survey as one of the best 100 institutions in the world for the study of the arts. Noted for the strength of our interdisciplinary approaches, our scholars of international standing also teach and research a very wide range of topics and themes in specific subject areas. These include art history; classical studies; creative writing; English; history; music; philosophy; and religious studies. The Faculty also has validated partnerships with several important institutions in the UK and other parts of the world. The head of the Faculty is the Dean, Professor David Rowland. Read more about this programme on the Open University website here [-]

MA Architecture

University of Westminster - Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Architecture MA incorporates a number of different study options including an extensive range of individual module choices and specialist pathways in Cultural Identity and Globalisation, History and Theory, and Digital Media... [+]

The Architecture MA incorporates a number of different study options including an extensive range of individual module choices and specialist pathways in Cultural Identity and Globalisation, History and Theory, and Digital Media. Situated in the progressive intellectual milieu of London, the Architecture MA programme offers a flexible programme of study and a unique opportunity to pursue advanced postgraduate research combining high-level theoretical investigation with innovative design approaches. The Department of Architecture at the University of Westminster provides first-class facilities such as state-of-the-art digital design/fabrication equipment and a team of lecturers and researchers deeply immersed in the very latest developments in architectural design, theory, historical research, and technology. The Architecture MA is part of a suite of Masters offered by the Department of Architecture aimed at graduates looking to further their education and enhance their employability by acquiring new knowledge and skills. Focused on architectural research, the Architecture MA also offers a firm grounding for those seeking to pursue further research and/or an academic career. Course content The Architecture MA provides a course that is wide-ranging and flexible, facilitating alternative modes of study and a range of options, including the choice of either a written or design-based thesis. The programme also allows for specialism through its three designated pathways: Architecture (Cultural Identity and Globalisation); Architecture (Digital Media) and Architecture (History and Theory), or alternatively, you can also create your own pathway, under the heading Architecture MA, by selecting and combining relevant modules that meet your individual requirements. The range of optional and specialist modules offered allows you to develop your individual learning trajectories through the in-depth study of specific subject areas, involving theoretical components as well as practical applications. A series of theory rich modules will stimulate you to analyse current trends in architecture, design theory and practice on the basis of your research and critical judgement, and use these insights to produce high quality written work in a scholarly manner. In parallel, a set of design-oriented activities encourages you to develop your artistic, aesthetic and intellectual vision through the use of different media, in order to produce individual proposals with a high level of spatial, material and formal resolution. The course is taught within a dynamic learning environment that comprises seminar-based sessions along with studio-based activities, suitably integrated by a wide range of lectures, tutorials, site visits, research training sessions, and independent study periods. Core modules Research and Positioning Thesis Development and Major Thesis Project Pathway/option modules SEMESTER ONE Critical Issues in Architecture Programming and Computational Design Theories of Identity SEMESTER TWO Applied Animation City Cultures: Conceptual Design for Complex Cultural Contexts Ethnographic Ways of Knowing: Critical and Creative Explorations of Site Introduction to Design Computing Picturing London Site and Motion Course-specific entry requirements You are normally required to have a good Honours degree in architecture or a related art, design or built environment discipline. You may be required to attend an interview and to bring a portfolio of work demonstrating prior experience and interests. Overseas candidates may submit a portfolio or samples of their project work in digital format for inspection. You will need fluent written and spoken English to study at postgraduate level. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of at least 6.5 (or equivalent). The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course. Associated careers The Department of Architecture is consciously international in its educational thinking and academic links, and its graduates are amongst the most sought after anywhere in the world. The flexibility offered within the course is intended to extend your creative abilities and enhance your employability and performance as design professionals. Typical employment destinations for Architecture MA graduates include architectural practice but also other design disciplines, media and the arts. The course may also form a platform for continuing study with a career in academia or research. [-]

Master of Arts in Architecture

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 3 more

The Master of Arts in Architecture is a multidisciplinary postgraduate course that deals with and debates contemporary design issues. The course places particular emphasis on experimentation within the framework of the design, engineering and humanities professions. [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Arts. Concentrations: 1. Sustainable Architecture, 2. Interior Architecture Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Master of Arts in Architecture Level of Qualification: Master Degree (2nd Cycle) Language of Instruction: English and Greek Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time Minimum Credits: 27 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: The Master of Arts in Architecture is a multidisciplinary postgraduate course that deals with and debates contemporary design issues. The course places particular emphasis on experimentation within the framework of the design, engineering and humanities professions. Two concentrations are offered through this MA programme which will give prospective students the opportunity to develop mature analytical and creative methods of working while redefining and extending their individual study areas. Students may select between two concentrations: (a) Sustainable Architecture and (b) Interior Architecture. Sustainable Design and Interior Architecture is already a key element of the Architecture programme. Sustainability as a principle is been taught throughout the Bachelor programme (both of Architecture and Interior Architecture) and the Professional Diploma (Architecture). Both programmes consider the principles and practice of designing architecture suited to climatic and physical specifics anywhere in the world and it explores the profound impact of local and regional site analysis and understanding to the practice of sustainable design. Students become aware of design factors affecting large-scale components such as ecosystems and smaller scale ones such as indoor comfort and they subsequently explore concepts, structures and techniques that lay behind the realization of energy-conscious design. One the purpose of this MA programme is to operate as a cross-disciplinary experience and to bring its participants in familiarity with other design specializations. The post graduate courses are open to architects, engineers, such as urban planning and design, landscape architecture, engineering, construction and property development, interior design and interior architecture, and suitably qualified candidates from other disciplines. Architecture is of critical importance to designers and engineers, whose work determines much of the environmental impact of the objects, buildings and systems around us. It also shapes the social behaviours responsible for our on-going environmental crisis. Knowledge of the principles and practices of a more sustainable approach to design therefore has become an essential component of design education in all fields. The principal objectives of the programme are for students: 1. To build upon students’ existing disciplinary knowledge, examining, reviewing and developing progressive approaches to design within ever-changing social, environmental and economic contexts. 2. To instill in future practitioners the knowledge and ability needed to design healthy, comfortable and secure environments that place a minimal strain on global resources 3. To provide a practical and scientific understanding of the impact of climate on design and to use of energy efficient design principles 4. To acquire a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of current problems and new insights, much of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of their academic discipline, field of study, or area of professional practice 5. To investigate social and political processes and ramifications that are triggered by habituated and uninhabited environment, their affect on our perception, attitude and actions 6. To be visually sensitive, socially aware, environmentally responsible, technically competent and with an appreciation for the arts and humanities 7. To be respectful and responsible to cultural roots and sensitive to human needs; 8. Plan and bring to closure large-scale research and, therefore, to generate new knowledge and thus contribute to the further development of the sciences in sustainable design. Career Prospects: Students who complete successfully the master programme will be able to: 1. Work in their chosen fields with higher knowledge and competency by applying values and principles of different aspects within their specialized field 2. Have a competitive edge in the more demanding job market and at the same time enhance their professional and/or academic skills for their future development 3. Be appointed in various departments/services of the Government or decision making bodies 4. Exercise an administrative and/or supervisory role in consulting units, private institutions of higher education or in research centers 5. Engage in research projects or research projects undertaken by either nonprofit (such as NGO) or profit institutes in the fields of either sustainable design or in their specialized field or work as Research Faculty Members in higher education institutions 6. Demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional or equivalent level; 7. Continue to advance their knowledge and understanding, and to develop new skills to a high level and will have the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring: the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility; decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations; and 8. The independent learning ability required for continuing professional development. Graduates of the programme will also be able to pursue doctoral studies within their relevant area, should they wish. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of the programme will also be able to pursue doctoral studies in their own field or any other relevant area, should they wish. The design of this programme makes provision for these students, through the offering of a Thesis option. By selecting to complete a Thesis, students will have the opportunity to work on a substantive piece of research work and they will be positioned in an advantageous position to be accepted in a doctoral programme over graduates with no experience in Thesis writing. Upon completion of the master programme students may have direct admission to the Ph.D. programme in Architecture offered by the department or prepares students for PhD or other practice based doctorate degree work in their specialized area. This will offer a valuable gateway into a career in academia. Graduation Requirements The programme for the MA in Architecture for both concentrations is structured around three academic semesters. In each semester students are required to take 30 ECTS (i.e. three courses), completing 90 ECTS after 3 semesters of full-time tuition. Concentration 1: Sustainable Architecture Concentration 2: Interior Architecture. To successfully complete either concentration of the programme students must complete 90 ECTS. 30ECTS are required courses which are common for both concentrations. 30ECTS are also required courses but are different for each concentration. 30ECTS are Elective Courses (common for both concentrations, students must select any course not taken as concentration requirement). Students can elect whether they want to complete a Thesis or Design Project as part of their elective courses. The selection of the Thesis Option or Design Project should be made by the end of the first semester of study and by the end of their third semester A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required. Learning Outcomes Upon the successful completion of the programme, the students of both concentrations should be able to: 1. Have acquired deep knowledge of the new trends (subject- and research-wise) on sustainable design and the specific concentrations 2. Understand the problems associated with innovation in sustainable design both on a micro- and macro-level of the sustainable design world. 3. Undertake and exercise successfully leadership role(s) in the area of their concentration/work environment. 4. Designing, maintaining and operating all scales and formats of the built environment, social and otherwise, in an environmentally sensitive and climatically suitable manner. 5. Manage resources while tackling socio-economic and political issues and relationships. 6. Invest on knowledge and experience of architecture practices that will help bring forth a paradigm shift in a global attitude towards the natural environment. 7. Pursue career development in the building industry and/or secure high-level employment in related profession 8. Critically evaluate work in their field, including their own work, using professional terminology. 9. Combine creative and innovative skills to produce work suitable for seeking opportunities in their chosen field and take responsibility for their own professional and academic development. 10. Demonstrate the expertise, independent skills and competence required to solve creative problems and be in charge of complex design processes. 11. Recognise and assess the ethical challenges and the influence of major historical and contemporary cultural trends on sustainable design. 12. Communicate and cooperate efficiently with others either in the practical or theoretical or in design-related development processes, within and outside their own subject area. 13. Demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional or equivalent level 14. Demonstrate knowledge & understanding of essential notions, principles, theories and concepts 15. Demonstrate the ability to research appropriate material and analyse the structure and content of research material through written and drawn documents 16. Demonstrate time management and organizational skills. Demonstrate the ability to organize information and apply a hierarchy/ structure to information in written and drawn work. 17. Keep well informed and in tune with current developments in the discipline to continue individual professional development 18. Expand their knowledge of processes, building materials, construction and technologies appropriate to the design and representation of architectural space; 19. Able to use appropriate criteria and sound argument to support, discuss and evaluate design proposals; [-]

Master of Arts in Muslim Cultures

The Aga Khan University: ​​Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom London

Based in central London, the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (ISMC) two-year MA Programme offers a distinctive way of understanding Muslim civilisations as they have evolved over time; stresses the plurality and complexity of past and present Muslim cultures, studying them as part of world cultures; employs the tools of the social sciences and humanities as a framework for learning... [+]

Based in central London, the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (ISMC) two-year MA Programme offers: A distinctive way of understanding Muslim civilisations as they have evolved over time. Stresses the plurality and complexity of past and present Muslim cultures, studying them as part of world cultures. Employs the tools of the social sciences and humanities as a framework for learning. Within the disciplines of social sciences and humanities our students study a number of subjects including, development studies, economics, political science, art, architecture, history, literature, comparative religion and law. The MA programme consists of a number of core and elective courses which includes a field-based Language Immersion Programme (Arabic, Persian or Turkish), a Communications and Leadership Programme as well as fieldwork which contributes to a dissertation. Financial assistance is available in the form of loans and partial grants.​ Teaching and Learning Learning at ISMC is both classroom and field-based. During the summer of their first year, students participate in a Language Immersion Programme - travelling to a relevant country to immerse themselves in a language and culture different from their own. During their second year, students must prepare a dissertation following an optional field project on a theme of their choice. Students also participate in a wide range of academic excursions during the course of the MA Programme and benefit from the facilities and activities offered by neighbouring institutions such as the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), the London School of Economics (LSE) and the British Library, among others. Studying in London offers great opportunity for listening to and meeting prominent international speakers. Furthermore, the Institute's cultural events, academic workshops and seminars offer students another framework through which the cultures of Muslims can be considered. These events also serve as a chance to be exposed to ideas and meet eminent academics from a variety of disciplines. Programme Structure The MA in Muslim Cultures is a two-year programme which consists of a number of different elements: core and elective courses, a field-based Language Immersion Programme, a Communications and Leadership Programme and fieldwork which contributes to a dissertation. Courses are grouped into five components. Introduction to the Humanities and Social Sciences Muslim Heritages as Part of World Cultures Contemporary Muslim Contexts Methodologies Languages During the two-year MA Programme, students must complete a total of 24 courses, consisting of: 15 core courses 6 language courses 3 electives Students are also required to complete a language immersion programme and a leadership skills programme. During their second year, students prepare a dissertation of up to 20,000 words following an optional field project on a theme of their choice.​ In general, assessment is based on presentations, written assignments and examinations. Passing the dissertation​ is a prerequisite for graduation from the MA Programme.​ Eligibility To be considered for admission to the MA Programme, applicants are required to hold the following: An undergraduate degree (equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree), from an accredited/recognised university, preferably in the humanities or social sciences. English Proficiency Requirement A valid IELTS (Academic) result – Overall band score: 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all four components). Both overall and individual component requirement must be met. Please note that we only accept IELTS results from test centres approved by UK Visas and Immigration. For more information, please visit their website (UKVI​). Please note that without a valid and approved IELTS test result, we will not be able to consider your application. An applicant is deemed to have met the language requirement if they are a national of one of the following countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. AKU-ISMC uses the UK NARIC​ database to determine the equivalency of international qualifications. If you are not sure about the equivalency of your qualifications, you are encouraged to contact Assistant Registrar, ISMC before making an application. Tuition Fees The annual tuition fee for the academic year beginning September 2016 is £11,710. In cases where a student withdraws from the MA Programme, tuition for the entire term will be charged. Alternatively, students may pay their fees in four instalments of £2,927.50. [-]

MA in Museum and Gallery Practice

UCL Qatar
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 Qatar Doha + 1 more

The Museum and Gallery Practice MA at UCL Qatar aims at educating museum and gallery professionals in collections curation and interpretation, following a practice based holistic approach to museum collections and cultural heritage preservation. [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Arts. Museum and Gallery Practice MA AVAILABILITY Full-time 1 year Part-time 2 years OVERVIEW This MA at UCL Qatar equips students with the necessary theoretical and practical skills to assume a career as a leading museum professional within Qatar, the wider Gulf region or further afield. The programme introduces the theories and practices of museology, emphasising their significance and relevance in the Gulf region and beyond. Key areas of musuem studies to be taught include collections management, museum, gallery and site management, exhibition development, contemporary art debates, visual studies, education and emerging digital technologies. Students will develop critical thinking skills and core skills such as documentation and interpretation. Students also have the option to undertake a placement at a museum, gallery or cultural heritage organisation in Qatar, the region or internationally. Where they will gain a unique insight into the developing local and international museum sector. COURSE STRUCTURE This MA has a total value of 180 credits. Students take five compulsory modules (total 90 credits), two optional modules (total 30 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits). Compulsory Modules Exhibition Project Principles of Museum and Gallery Practice Museums Policies and Practices Interdisciplinary Methods for Heritage Research Dissertation Optional Modules Subject to availability and demand, options may include: Materials vs Culture The Digital Museum Debates in Contemporary Art Curation Collections Care and Management Preventative Conservation Community Archaeology Museum Theory and Practice: Identities, Politics and Power Placement I (one month) Placement II (two months) The Book and Society Dissertation All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 12,000 words. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS For admission to this MA, candidates must have a Bachelor's degree with Upper Second Class Honours (UK system), a GPA of 3.3 on the 4.0 scale (US system) or another qualification of an equivalent standard. Candidates whose first language is not English are normally required to sit an English language examination. The acceptable qualifications for admission to this programme include IELTS (7.0 overall). There are no subject pre-requisites for entry, however candidates are expected to demonstrate strong motivation for the subject to which they have applied, via the personal statement section of the application form. Candidates should have a passion and curiosity for museums or galleries and for cultural heritage in general. They should also be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of what the course entails. Relevant work experience, for example in a museum or the cultural heritage sector, will also be considered. FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME STUDY This MA can be studied as a full-time one year programme, or part-time over the course of two years. The part-time option is particularly suited to existing professionals who intend to maintain employment whilst pursuing further studies. Part-time candidates take three compulsory modules and one optional module in Year One, and three compulsory modules and one optional module in Year Two. The dissertation is submitted at the end of Year Two. WHY CHOOSE UCL QATAR? Museums are booming in Qatar and the region, and this programme provides unmatched opportunities to network with leading local museums and heritage professionals. UCL Qatar is based at Education City, Doha, alongside a number of the world's most prestigious institutions. International students benefit from the unique cultural experience of studying in Qatar, where the diverse range of cultural and professional backgrounds ensures that unique perspectives are brought to classroom discussions. The programme suits students with a genuine interest and curiosity about museums and heritage in the Arab and Islamic world. SCHOLARSHIPS A range of full scholarships are available for successful candidates. All offer holders are eligible to apply for funding and will be sent a scholarship application form and further instructions during the admissions process. APPLY ONLINE Applications can be submitted online here http://www.ucl.ac.uk/qatar/study/degree-programmes/apply-now [-]

M.A. Communication Design

HMKW Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3  Open Enrolment Germany Berlin Region Cologne + 2 more

This consecutive master’s program is taught in English at HMKW in Berlin and in German at HMKW's Cologne campus. [+]

MA in Communication DesignName 

Communication Design

Start

starting October, Berlin and Cologne

Features

Integration of theory and practice of design, oriented towards real-life agency work• latest developments in research and analysis of design and creativity• practical work and art direction projects

Language 

English (Berlin) or German (Cologne)

Learning Outcomes

The ability to carry out the roles and responsibilities held by creative talents, within the framework of the ever increasing convergence of print, online, broadcast and mobile media.

 

Applicants

graduates of creative study programs, esp. those who majored in design or fine arts... [-]


MA Art and Visual Culture

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This multidisciplinary, visual theory-based course is established around the belief that visual literacy and the impact of visual forms of thinking and working now play significant roles in society. The course introduces you to a range of historical and contemporary debates that inform the theories and practice of visual culture, and enables you to develop a conceptual framework within which to evaluate the role... [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Arts. This multidisciplinary, visual theory-based course is established around the belief that visual literacy and the impact of visual forms of thinking and working now play significant roles in society. The course introduces you to a range of historical and contemporary debates that inform the theories and practice of visual culture, and enables you to develop a conceptual framework within which to evaluate the role of the visual arts, and other forms of visual production, in contemporary society and culture. You will acquire creative and professional research skills, such as the ability to work from exhibitions, art works and institutional archives, to be able to operate within different artistic and conceptual frameworks. Course content This Masters balances historical and theoretical debates in the field of visual culture studies with a rigorous interrogation of cultural practices across a range of topics, including: activism and popular politics; contemporary visual arts, capitalism and culture; globalisation and new media technologies; institutions and their archives; and the material culture of the city. The course also draws upon the cultural institutions and intellectual resources of central London, and has established contacts with other galleries and organisations for work placements. Core modules DISSERTATION This extended piece of research work is an opportunity for you to pursue a topic of individual interest, and is conducted through individual study and directed supervision. The module also includes preparation of a detailed research proposal. RESEARCH METHODS: KNOWLEDGE, CULTURAL MEMORY, ARCHIVES AND RESEARCH This introduction to research methods engages with the critical implications of knowledge in the humanities, through interdisciplinary approaches to literature, visual, material, and spatial cultures, as they are understood, interpreted, and mobilised. Highlighting questions raised by discourse on epistemology, memory, archives, and research itself, the module concentrates on the complex links between: organic and technical forms of memory; public and private cultural institutions of knowledge, memory and identity; and information-gathering, retrieval, and analysis. THEORETICAL AND CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES This module introduces you to the theoretical debates that have contributed to the field of visual culture studies, including consideration of the politics of representation, the reproduction of images, audience reception, the male and female gaze, and the discourse of the 'other'. You will also focus on an examination of the ways that theories and objects constitute each other. VISUAL CULTURE: PRODUCTION DISPLAY AND DISCOURSE This module provides an introduction to the history and theory of visual culture. Philosophical and theoretical perspectives are used to explore vision as a social and cultural process, investigating the ways in which the meanings of the 'seen' are explored, constructed and contested in construction, display and discourse. Course-specific entry requirements You should have a good first degree in a relevant area, such as history of art, cultural studies, fine art or design, English, history, media and communications, architecture and business studies. You may be invited for interview, or to submit previous written work. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with 7.0 in writing (or Equivalent), and will be asked to provide exampled of previous written work. The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course. Associated careers Graduates will be equipped for roles in the creative industries, including museum and gallery work, education, arts administration and marketing, or could pursue further study to PhD level. The course is also suitable for practising artists wishing to further their research. [-]

MA Programme in Prehistoric Archaeology

University of Haifa, International School
Campus Full time October 2017 Israel Haifa

The program focuses on the prehistory and paleoenvironment of Mount Carmel. It is based on ongoing, active research carried out in the field and in laboratories. [+]

The International MA Program in Prehistoric Archaeology's objective is to provide students with an opportunity to study and take part in ongoing research of the impressive prehistoric archaeology of Mount Carmel. The University of Haifa, located atop the Carmel range, provides the ideal setting for this field of study.

The program will be carried out in one of the world's most dynamic centers for prehistoric research. Both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a biosphere reserve, Mount Carmel reveals a nearly 500,000 year-long sequence of human evolution exposed in caves, rock shelters and open-air sites along mountain valleys and the nearby coastal plain. Unlike any other region in the world, Mount Carmel preserves evidence of both modern humans and Neanderthal populations, at sites no more than 100 meters from each other.... [-]


MA Design for Communication

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time United Kingdom London

This Masters reflects the multidisciplinary nature of contemporary communications, bringing together key subject disciplines in visual communication including graphic design, moving image, digital media and illustration. The course will help you to develop the analytical skills and generate conceptual thinking needed to prepare for high-level professional practice. [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Arts. This Masters reflects the multidisciplinary nature of contemporary communications, bringing together key subject disciplines in visual communication including graphic design, moving image, digital media and illustration. The course will help you to develop the analytical skills and generate conceptual thinking needed to prepare for high-level professional practice. We are committed to having a broad scope of activities on the course, from traditional graphic skills to future communication delivery methods. The course offers strong links to new media industries, and we work in collaboration with them, and use their advice and expertise, in the ongoing development of the course content. This is an ambitious programme for students who want to realise their creative potential and self-reliance, working as a freelance or small business operators in the challenging and changing world of the creative communication industries. Course content The content of the course is industry focused, and encompasses issues central to contemporary design practice through a process of analysis, experimentation and the practical testing and implementation of creative ideas. Core modules BUSINESS FOR DESIGN In this module you will examine the professional context for design business, management and enterprise. Through a series of lectures and seminars the module will focus on practices appropriate to freelance and small businesses. You will examine key elements of professional practice, and gain insights into the design business through site visits and guest lectures from industry professionals. The module will give practical advice for starting up in business, covering topics including forming and naming your business, choosing and setting up premises, creative thinking and project management, copyright and intellectual property rights, and marketing and managing your business. CRITICAL DEBATES IN DESIGN You will address and review current visual, social and technological debates in design, and develop informed views on contemporary topics in design. The module will explore the role of the designer’s responsibilities in a social, cultural and economic sense, the role of the designer in communicating to audiences, and the construction of meaning in verbal and visual language. You will increase your awareness of debates and issues in the design field and hone your incisive thinking skills alongside technical abilities. You will develop an engaged reflective practice to make more effective use of your perceptions and discoveries, and work practically and creatively with reference to a wider cultural context. DESIGN PROJECT A: VISUAL IDENTITY During this module you will focus on visual identity and how an entity declares itself within an environment. Visual identity is one of the central tasks of design. Organisations previously described their identities as their ‘house style’, then their ‘corporate identity’; more recently the term ‘branding’ has been preferred. The module encourages the development of distinctive graphic and typographic visual language through visual identity for specific target audiences. You will develop a range of graphic and image-based solutions, through collaboration, group working and presentations of case studies, while building contacts with industry. DESIGN PROJECT B: DESIGN AUTHORSHIP Building on the experience you gain in Project A, in this module you will focus on publishing and design authorship, acquiring skills in areas such as editorial, magazine, book design, e-book, interactive and website design. You will examine the traditional role of the designer as facilitator, the use of design to communicate other peoples’ messages, and the notion of ‘designer as author’. You can work on competitions, external projects, collaborative cross-course projects, and self-defined projects, as appropriate, and wherever possible we will run training sessions and workshops, to give you the chance to improve your existing visual communication skills and develop new ones. DESIGN RESEARCH METHODS This module enables you to develop your research skills and methods at a deeper level, in preparation for further study at doctorate level and for professional practice. It introduces the field of design research as an analytical and practical tool for designers, and establishes the role of critical thinking as a support to the development of an engaged design practice. Theoretical models of design analysis covered include semiotics, communication theory, systematic approaches, semantics and discourse theory. The emphasis will be on why we do what we do and how we can ensure it is effective, through research testing, feedback and a rigorous approach to design. MAJOR PROJECT/EXHIBITION This module enables individual students and student teams to initiate, produce, manage and present a comprehensive design project. The major project is a summation of experience in which you focus your interests, skills and aspirations as designers, and express them in a substantial project. The intended target audience, design strategy, design exploration, research testing, concept development and the chosen mode of presentation of the finished concepts, are among the key issues you will cover and implement. This project will showcase your potential as a visual communication designer and demonstrate your ability to work at a high level of professional practice. Associated careers As a graduate from this course you will be well placed to work across all sectors of the design and visual communications industries. You will have the knowledge and background to consider setting up your own design company, or to work on a freelance basis within this lively and expanding sector, building on your expertise and potential to be influential within the visual communication industry. Course-specific entry requirements You should normally have a good first degree or a professional qualification in an area of art, design or visual media. Students with other first degrees will be considered, but will be required to show evidence that they possess some knowledge of, and a practice in visual art or design. Home applicants will be asked to attend an interview with the course team. Overseas students will be asked to submit a portfolio either by post or electronically. It is essential that you have a good command of spoken and written English language (an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent). [-]