A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. One must already have an undergraduate degree to apply for a master's program. Most master's degree program would require students to complete a master's thesis or research paper.
Arts studies incorporates a variety of art forms, including film, visual art, music, and theater. Some art programs will focus on one specific area while others will give students an overall education of the arts.
Part time Master Degree in Arts Studies
LAST SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE, APPLY NOW! - Designed for motivated international participants aiming at getting world-class competencies and at developing a successful global career in the fields of arts and culture. [+]
The Master of Creative Arts (Research) is generally intended for people with industry experience in the media and creative arts who want to undertake creative research involving the preparation and presentation of a sustained creative work achievable within the timeframe for a master's project as well as a thesis of 10,000–15,000 words. [+]
The course provides an opportunity for those seeking to develop specific knowledge, research and creative skills relevant to the creative industries that are emerging locally and internationally.
Career options include positions in the creative industries.[-]
The Master's degree in Communication, Arts and Culture offers a multidisciplinary training that integrates and merges the theoretical and methodological approaches of arts, communication and culture. [+]
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 ConcentrationApplied 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 ... [-]
The music industry is undergoing significant change. New ways of distributing and consuming music have challenged the standard models of this global business and transformed its place in our lives. The MA in Music Industries at Birmingham School of Media, available on-campus or by distance-learning, provides you with an in-depth understanding of music as a commercial and a cultural activity and the skills to respond effectively to these changes. The annual global revenue of the industry, estimated to be around US$130 billion, means music is a significant employer which provides real opportunities for people with enterprising ideas. Gain Expert Music Industry Tuition: Birmingham School of Media's music industry staff offer a breadth and depth of experience that will be essential to your study of music in a global digital world. The team is led by Prof. Andrew Dubber, Professor of Music Industries Innovation, and internationally renowned for his insightful analyses of this sector. You will also work with Prof. Tim Wall, Professor of Radio and Popular Music Studies, and Dr Paul Long, Reader in Media and Cultural History, whose studies of music culture are key to university courses across the world, and with Annette Naudin, our highly regarded expert on media and creative enterprise. Many of the course activities involve other members of the school’s Interactive Cultures research team, and you will work on case studies drawn from our research and industry projects. Be at the Forefront of New Music Industry Strategies. On this course you will master the theoretical work on music culture and the music business, applying these theories to real-world contemporary problems, and challenging accepted wisdom. You will work in a very practical way, operating in groups, trying out ideas, and putting your new knowledge and skill into practice straightaway. Your entrepreneurial skills will be developed, and you will make strong professional contacts and build relationships within the music businesses. This really is the course for you if you aspire to lead at the forefront of innovation in music industry enterprise and scholarship. [+]
Candidates need to have a 2:1 Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant subject area and normally evidence of work in, or a familiarity with, the music industries. We welcome non-traditional applications, particularly from applicants with substantial professional or production experience. Prior experiential learning is an acceptable route to the course.
Our close links with business and the professions mean that our courses are always relevant, up-to-date and meet the exact needs of the current marketplace. Wherever possible, we involve employers in planning the curriculum, while many of our lecturers come from and maintain their links with industry, ensuring they are up to speed with the latest developments. Employability will be an integral outcome of your studies.... [-]
On the Events and Exhibition Management MA at Birmingham School of Media, you'll acquire the professional skills needed to develop and manage successful events, conferences and exhibitions. The course develops these skills to the highest level, enabling you to be ready to enter or progress within the industry, fully prepared and equipped with the skills to embark on a successful event and exhibition management career. Our very real links with exhibition venues and organisations—such as the NEC Group mean you'll learn from top industry professionals, gaining invaluable insider information and learning through real life experiences. [+]
The first of its kind in the UK, the course has been developed with The National Exhibition Centre (NEC) to ensure the qualification is tailored towards careers within the industry. The course is also relevant to those already working in all event management areas or roles. It also will appeal to graduates from disciplines such media, tourism, music technology, public relations, business or marketing. Birmingham is one of the best cities in the country when it comes to event venues. It boasts an enviable array of locations to visit and draw professional experience from. There are impressive event spaces on every scale, from the massive exhibition halls of The NEC and ICC to museums, galleries and a wide range events spaces. There are also a number of music venues, such as the O2 Academy, as well as smaller, bespoke venues like the Custard Factory. Our close partnerships with related organisations like The NEC allows students access to the real world of events and exhibition management while studying. Students on this course can develop their own professional network, ready for when they enter the workplace.... [-]
The objective of the Cultural Management Master`s Programme is to educate professional managers of arts organizations with creative leadership skills and vision; [+]
This Masters programme is for highly motivated creative practitioners and graduates who want to use the course as a catalyst to accelerate their existing practice, find a fresh direction or start a new creative enterprise. [+]
Masters in Entrepreneurship for Creative Practice
This Masters programme is for highly motivated creative practitioners and graduates who want to use the course as a catalyst to accelerate their existing practice, find a fresh direction or start a new creative enterprise. It is structured to deliver concrete outcomes that can immediately be applied to your practice, rigorously testing your critical and entrepreneurial awareness. The course prepares you for the fast changing entrepreneurial landscape as we re-define the traditional boundaries, perceptions and definitions of the ‘entrepreneur’ for the 21st Century.
Full time study (1 year) requires a commitment to a minimum of two days in college plus your own studio practice and self directed study to meet assignment requirements. Part time study (21 months) requires a minimum of one day in college plus your own studio practice and self directed study to meet assignment requirements.... [-]
Our Critical Curatorial Practices programme offers recent graduates and existing practitioners the opportunity to pursue a project-led examination of the underlying social and creative trends and, in the process, to develop and put into practice their own curatorial interests. [+]
Masters in Critical Curatorial Practices
Boundaries between disciplines are increasingly blurred and contemporary curatorial and creative practices habitually overlap. Our Critical Curatorial Practices programme offers recent graduates and existing practitioners the opportunity to pursue a project-led examination of the underlying social and creative trends and, in the process, to develop and put into practice their own curatorial interests.
The course will introduce you to a range of creative curatorial issues, intentions and associated media forms supported by our international, national and local curatorial partnerships. You will individualise your learning through live projects appraised in relation to the matrix of local-global issues, interactions and opportunities that shape contemporary cultural conditions.... [-]
This programme is for those who design by thinking and making – by hand or by digital means – and who are concerned about the upstream and downstream effects on our human, social, natural and economic capital. [+]
Masters in Creative Practices for Sustainability
The more depleted our planetary resources become, the greater society’s need for change-making creative practitioners who are equipped to lead the transition to a sustainable culture. This programme is for those who design by thinking and making – by hand or by digital means – and who are concerned about the upstream and downstream effects on our human, social, natural and economic capital.
The course provides you with a cross-disciplinary skill set for dealing with the challenges associated with globalisation, environmental degradation, societal inequalities, resource depletion and over-consumption. You will learn about emerging eco- and other technologies that change the way we conceive, make, distribute and sell, and you will be given insights into the ethical demands of the new marketplace.... [-]
With CUE Professional Master in Filmmaking, we will endow our students a global and inclusive of all the processes that make up the eloboración of an audiovisual work, movies, video clips, TV spots ... [+]
Professional Master CUE - Filmmaking With CUE Professional Master in Filmmaking, we will endow our students a comprehensive and inclusive of all the processes that make up a work eloboración audiovisual movies, video clips, TV spots ... Also help you develop the skills needed for the management and direction of an audiovisual technical team. The Master Professional provides a solid professional training and gives them the tools for problem solving and decision making both creative as techniques, opening a market much broader professional, thanks to training quality.
To whom is it addressed?
College graduates: - Audiovisual communication - Fine Arts or other college-level degrees related to image and sound - Sector Professionals ... [-]
The Elphinstone Institute was established in 1995 to mark the University's quincentenary. Located in the College of Arts and Social Sciences, it is a centre for ethnologically-based study of the languages, culture and traditions of the North of Scotland. It is located in the newly refurbished MacRobert building. [+]
Master in Art and Social Sciences (The Elphinstone Institute)
Research Degrees: MPhil, PhD
The Elphinstone Institute was established in 1995 to mark the University's quincentenary. Located in the College of Arts and Social Sciences, it is a centre for ethnologically-based study of the languages, culture and traditions of the North of Scotland. It is located in the newly refurbished MacRobert building.
Institute members are active in fieldwork in local communities, and in archival research in the University's extensive collections, which include the important George Washington Wilson collection of 19th and early 20th century photographs. The University's Marischal Museum has excellent ethnographic holdings. In addition, the Institute has its own research library, and a growing sound and video archive. There are strong links with other Departments and programmes, especially the Research and Graduate Programme of Social Anthropology, Ethnology, and Cultural History, through which the Institute organises joint seminars, and with Celtic, Education, English, Music, History and the Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies.... [-]
The History of Art Department offers expert supervision to research students in a wide range of topics based on the interests of individual members of staff and drawing upon the rich resources of the area. The University Library has been built up over five centuries. In addition to its excellent modern collection of art history books [+]
Master in History of Art
Research Degrees: MLitt, MPhil, PhD
The History of Art Department offers expert supervision to research students in a wide range of topics based on the interests of individual members of staff and drawing upon the rich resources of the area. The University Library has been built up over five centuries. In addition to its excellent modern collection of art history books covering all periods, it is particularly strong in 18th and 19th century material, including art theory and criticism, archaeology and travel literature.
The Historic Collections include important medieval manuscripts and estate papers.The unique George Washington Wilson archive contains over 45,000 original glass plate negatives made by this pioneer Victorian photographer. Visual resources are equally rich. The North-east of Scotland has a distinguished architectural heritage from the middle ages onwards, while Aberdeen Art Gallery has a fine collection of French and British (not just Scottish) art. In addition to its unique William Dyce archive, it has one of the best collections of Victorian painting outside London, with examples of work by almost all the leading Victorian painters. The Macdonald Collection (94 artists' portraits) and the Peacock Print Archive are of special interest. The National Galleries of Scotland, the Burrell Collection, Glasgow Art Gallery and the Hunterian Museum are within easy reach by train, bus or car. The Department is situated right in the heart of the King's College campus in Old Aberdeen. The Department is also part of the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy.The Postgraduate Community... [-]
Aberdeen's Department of Archaeology is unique in the United Kingdom in that it focuses explicitly on the lifeways and worldviews of northern cultures, encompassing a region that takes in the North Atlantic, Northern Eurasia, high-latitude North America and the North Pacific. [+]
Master in Archaeology
Research Degrees: MSc, MPhil, PhD
Aberdeen's Department of Archaeology is unique in the United Kingdom in that it focuses explicitly on the lifeways and worldviews of northern cultures, encompassing a region that takes in the North Atlantic, Northern Eurasia, high-latitude North America and the North Pacific.
Popular perception holds that if the 'cradle of civilization' was nurtured in warm southern climes, then the north was little more than a frozen wasteland. Such caricatures, of course, are hard to support when we consider the almost infinite and varied evidence of the human condition in the northern world. While often living in environments which could be less than favourable and even hostile, northern peoples were anything but more primitive versions of those farther south.... [-]
Museums have become an important field of study, with a wide range of research focusing on their history, collections, practices and social roles. The MLitt in Museum Studies makes much use of the University’s own internationally important collections and museums to explore these issues and to give practical experience... [+]
Master in Museum Studies
Programme LengthMLitt 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time
Museums have become an important field of study, with a wide range of research focusing on their history, collections, practices and social roles. The MLitt in Museum Studies makes much use of the University’s own internationally important collections and museums to explore these issues and to give practical experience of working in a museum, working closely with professional as well as academic staff.
In the first half-session a core course ‘The Museum Idea’ focuses on the history and theory of collecting and museums, with the second half-session core course ‘Curating an Exhibition’ includings a wide range of practical experiences as students play the key role in creating the King’s Museum’s summer exhibition. Alongside these core courses, students will be able to choose two courses from a range of electives drawn from disciplines such as Anthropology, Archaeology, Business Studies, History of Art, History, Law and Literature. During the summer those students with a research interest are able to complete a dissertation, while those with a more vocational interest produce a project based on a 20 day placement in a museum.... [-]