Master's in Drawing in Europe

Best Masters in Drawing in Europe 2017


A masters is earned after students complete an undergraduate degree program. To obtain a masters, you usually need to complete 12 to 18 college courses that often involve completing comprehensive tests and/or a thesis.

In a Master in Illustration program, artists and image professionals will learn to develop their own voices when creating imagery and illustrations. The Master in Illustration degree leads you towards the use of your visual thinking by providing theoretical grounds to be able to develop original artistic expressions.

Europe is, by convention, one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the western most point of Eurasia, Europe is usually divided from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting the Black and Aegean Seas.

Master's Degree in Drawing in Europe

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MA Fine Art

Iceland Academy of the Arts
Campus Full time August 2017 Iceland Reykjavik

The Master Programme in Fine Arts at the Iceland Academy of the Arts offers a platform for students to deepen their knowledge and increase their skills in the field of fine arts, strengthen their personal vision and relate their artistic practice to the discipline’s theoretical criteria. [+]

Top Masters in Drawing in Europe 2017. Profile and objectives of the study programme The Master Programme in Fine Arts at the Iceland Academy of the Arts offers a platform for students to deepen their knowledge and increase their skills in the field of fine arts, strengthen their personal vision and relate their artistic practice to the discipline’s theoretical criteria. The course makes great demands for independent working methods. There is an emphasis on the art practice and research involving a systematic building up of knowledge, that the students develop good command of both academic and practical parameters of fine art in preparation for work as independent artists in the contemporary art field. One of the unique features of the Iceland Academy of the Arts Master Programme is the students’ proximity to other disciplines in the arts at the Academy. Collaboration is offered in the field of fine arts, music, design and theatre through students´ independent work and development of their works. Master level programmes entail participation in the professional field of the arts. The Department of Fine Arts collaborates with all the main art institutions in this country, in addition to various collaborations with domestic and foreign academies, artists and curators and theorists in the international field of fine arts. Students are thereby exposed to countless opportunities for specialisation in connection with various areas of specific interests as well as projects related to nature and the country’s local characteristics. The main emphasis of the course is the promotion of the student’s independent and progressive visual creativity. Art practice and research is paramount and the course aims to enhance students’ competence in the methods of the discipline, train them to discuss their own work and to become active participants in the international field of fine arts. ADMISSION Applicants must have a Baccalaureate in Fine Arts or related disciplines within art and theory. Emphasis is placed on applicants possessing knowledge and competencies for independent art practice with initiative and ability to follow their ideas through. Study proposal In his study proposal, the applicant must submit a description of his artistic intention and personal aims within the Master Programme in Fine Arts at the Iceland Academy of the Arts. The proposal can be one to two pages long. The following needs to be addressed in the study proposal: Why the applicant is applying for the Master Programme in Fine Arts at the Iceland Academy of the Arts and what expectations he has in relation to the Master Programme. Methods and mediums which the applicant intends to use in his studies. Analysis of the context of his work; with regard to resources, issues and themes. What subject the applicant intends to explore in his studies. Porfolio Portfolio of the applicant´s artistic practice as a comprehensive overview of his own work. The portfolio should be A4 or A3 size. It should contain documentation of up to 20 of the applicant´s works; clear photographs, computer prints or other copies of works. It is important to specify if the project is a collaborative one. The works may not be older than five years. Accompanying each work must be a description with: title, size, material and year. Video works must be described with stills and short description of their content, in addition it is possible to submit as supplementary documentation video and/or sound works on DVD. The total running time of such work should not exceed ten minutes. If the work in question is longer then a part of the work should be submitted along with information on total running time. Information on background, previous studies, previous work and anything else related to the artistic background of the applicant. Written references of three individuals who know the applicant´s artistic work. A specially appointed admission committee assesses the applications on the basis of submitted material and interviews. Language requirements The Master Programme in Fine Arts is an international programme. English is the main language of instruction but tutoring may be in Icelandic or English. Students must be able to express themselves in spoken and written English. It may be required that the applicant pass a TOEFL test. Please send following documentation by post along with electronic application: Successfully submitted electronic form Signed print-out of the electronic form and motivation letter CV Recommendations Certified copy of degree certificates and school transcripts Portfolio of works Practical information 120 ECTS two-year full-time study Interviews with applicants take place in May Admissions will be announced end of May Programme begins August 25 Maximum number of students for MA Fine Arts is 8 students per year Teaching is in English Application fee ISK 5000 Fees are ISK 796.000 per academic year. CONTENT AND STRUCTURE The Master Programme in Fine Arts is a full-time two-year course, 120 ECTS. The structure of the course is divided into independent artistic practice, seminars, theoretical courses and a final project. The students must complete 30 ECTS each term. Teaching The main component of the course is the studio practice, resulting in a Master´s project. To this end, the student is supported by a main tutor that follows him throughout the course of study. Additional consultation and guidance is available from other tutors in the Department, specialists in workshops and guest artists and academics that come to teach at the Department of Fine Arts every year. Students furthermore have the choice of participation in international and domestic collaborative art projects and independent research projects. The theory part of the course is divided into seminars, theoretical courses, independent research projects and a thesis, which forms part of the final project for the Master Degree. In the Department of Fine Arts seminars, there is an emphasis on the integration of applied and theoretical work in the students‘ art practice. In addition to lectures on art theory, cultural studies, history of ideas and philosophy of art, to name a few, seminars are intended to increase students´ knowledge and competencies in using critical thinking in their artistic processes, in discussions and in presentation and critical analysis of their own work. Students also participate in communal Master Programme seminars at the Iceland Academy of the Arts where students from different artistic disciplines are encouraged to work together on communal projects. This is an open platform of lectures and discussions which revolves around, on the one hand, practical working methods, e.g. basic methods of artistic research, academic writing, dissemination and teaching and on the other hand, history of ideas in the arts and introduction to different views, ideas and methods of different art forms. Outside core mandatory courses, the student organises his own selection of academic courses linked to his area of interest and his independent work. Courses and seminars at Master level at other Departments at the Iceland Academy of the Arts and in art theory at the University of Iceland may be selected, in addition to courses at Baccalaureate level, on the grounds that they enhance the student‘s specialisation. Students can enter an exchange programme or project periods abroad for one semester and it is desirable that this take place during the second term of the course. The student has the opportunity to work on an independent research project in the field of fine arts studies in relation to his own area of interest and artistic pracice in order to deepen and widen his knowledge of a certain specialised area. The project is defined in consultation with the Master Programme Course Director and Head of Theory in the Department of Fine Arts. The student works on the research project under the guidance of a tutor. The progression of the student´s work each term forms the basis of the end of term assessment. Group presentation and reviewing of the student´s work takes place with tutors, guest artists and other specialists. The student then submits to his tutor a text and an updated portfolio that documents and reflects on the development of his work during the semester. Assessment is based on submitted projects and student´s active participation in seminars and courses. Final project The development of the student´s art practice and independent artistic research is crystallised in the final project of the Master Programme. Main emphasis is on the development of the student´s artistic practice but he must also submit a final thesis as a reflective supplement to the work. Furthermore, the student presents his final project at a Degree exhibition for the Master Programme. This can be in the form of an exhibition or other engagement with an audience at a public event. In the thesis, the student must analyse his artistic thought and work, demonstrate good understanding and knowledge of context, history and cultural references within contemporary art. The project is assessed by a panel with an external examiner and the assessment is based on the integration of artistic presentation and theoretical contextualisation. Context The Department of Fine Arts Open lectures Every year, a number of artists and academics give lectures and presentations on their work and ideas in open lunchtime lectures at the Department of Fine Arts. The lectures, under the headings the Studio, the Backroom and the Extension, are intended to introduce and encourage discussion about various matters of opinion from the world of art and contemporary culture as well as the connections between different disciplines and professions. The lectures are an important part of the Academy´s public relations as well as being an open platform for a connection between students and the world of ideas and experience of artists and academics. Hugarflug (Mind Flight) Hugarflug is a new lecture series at the Academy of the Arts intended to create a platform for critical discussion about research in the academic field of the arts. Emphasis is placed on the variety that exists in approach, dissemination and treatment. Practical value and professional environment A Master Degree in Fine Arts from the Iceland Academy of the Arts prepares students for work as independent visual artists at international level, to participate in exhibitions and discussions and attend art residencies and apply for grants. The course can be useful in various related professions, e.g. in art institutions, in teaching and in the media. In addition, it may be assumed that the creative and critical thinking with interdisciplinary connections taught in the Department of Fine Arts´ Master Programme can be of use in progressive projects and innovation in all areas of social and cultural life in Iceland. PROGRAMME SCHEDULE 1st Semester Artistic Practice (studio + seminar + theory) DEALING, 2 ECTS mandatory Studio work, 14 ECTS mandatory Fine Arts seminars, 4 ECTS mandatory Interdisciplinary Master’s seminars Interdisciplinary Master’s Seminar I: Artistic research and academic working methods, 4 ECTS mandatory MA theory Contemporary Art Theory, 4 ECTS mandatory BA theory Influence of cinema in contemporary art, 2 ECTS elective Colours, perception and interpretation, 2 ECTS elective Aesthetics in contemporary philosophy, 2 ECTS elective Total ECTS 28 ECTS mandatory 2 ECTS elective 2nd Semester Artistic Practice (studio + seminar + theory) Studio work, 18 ECTS mandatory Fine Arts seminars, 4 ECTS elective: Independent research project International / domestic collaborative projects Exchange studies Interdisciplinary Master’s seminars Interdisciplinary Master’s Seminar II: Artistic research and dissemination, 2 ECTS mandatory MA theory Perception and artistic creation, 4 ECTS elective BA theory Photography in contemporary art, 2 ECTS elective Landscape and nature in visual art, 2 ECTS elective Total ECTS 24 ECTS mandatory 6 ECTS elective [-]

Master of Visual Arts

West Dean College
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom West Dean

During the successful completion of a Postgraduate Diploma students can extend their studies to a calendar year to gain an MA in Visual Arts. Through [+]

MA Degree (one calendar year) All Postgraduate Diplomas at West Dean can be transferred into the MA Degree programmes, subject to the negotiation of an appropriate project proposal. This involves additional MA units of study and an extension of study from one academic year to a full calendar year. Students on Postgraduate Diploma programmes start MA units mid-way through the academic year in February, in addition to the remainder of the Postgraduate Diploma. On successful completion of the full academic year in July, students will have finished their Postgraduate Diploma and completed a significant amount of MA introductory study. In July students start their major projects for the MA degree which involve a further 10-weeks of study with a final assessment towards the end of September. Entry requirements An Honours degree or equivalent qualification in Visual Arts or a related discipline. Relevant work experience in an arts-related field demonstrating your ability to study at postgraduate level Portfolio including evidence of current practical work, sketchbooks and evidence of critical writing. An appropriate level of engagement with current debates in contemporary arts and making. English language, CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) Level B2 or equivalent. [-]

Masters - Graphic Design And Illustration

Idep Barcelona
Campus Full time October 2017 Spain Barcelona

Today, graphic design activity is closely linked to the illustration, since this is a resource within contemporary art, with its own visual language, it empathizes more directly with the consumer. [+]

Top Masters in Drawing in Europe 2017. Today, graphic design activity is closely linked to the illustration, since this is a resource within contemporary art, with its own visual language, it empathizes more directly with the consumer. The process of construction of an editorial object or a brand image must often add creative versatility of illustration, where the link between art and design is becoming more diffuse but rather the more essential to develop innovative communication projects . Therefore, to create a graphic product, besides knowing its processes and methodological fundamentals of design, typography and image, add new skills illustration with the graphic designer must become capable of creative take charge of projects where classical drawing techniques converge with the latest technologies. Today there is already a new generation of graphic artists-illustrators professionals who have carved a niche in all creative fields (such as architecture or fashion), reinventing concepts and trends, to become an indispensable link to the validity of these sectors. GOALS This master is designed as a specialized course in order to equip students with the skills needed to develop large projects graphics and visual quality, from the original order to final evaluation of the objectives, while It offers a comprehensive training in Illustration seen as a tool of new communication strategies in the field of graphic design. Thus, the present curriculum provides a practical way a complete expertise in implementing projects of graphic design print (editorial and identity) as well as deepen the concept of the Enlightenment applied to different media and creative activities, learning the different techniques and ways of approaching each project. At the end of the program each student will have material to develop a personal book to present their work in a professional environment and contests and competitions. Also a round table with illustrators, companies that hire the services of illustration and APIC (Professional Association d'Il·lustradors de Catalunya), to guide the potential job opportunities will be developed. Addressed to Graduates, graduates and other candidates with experience in drawing, graphic design and software creditable by academic curriculum and / or portfolio. Otherwise, you must take the Graduate / basic course in Graphic Design. Access and Degree Access university degree (bachelor or graduate degree) and internal selection process. own master's degree awarded by the Universitat Abat Oliva CEU is obtained. Curricular Itinerary This master's degree is the result of combining the academic curricula of postgraduate Advanced Design Illustration and Graphic Design Applied to. [-]

Master Programme in Painting and Drawing

Accademia Riaci
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Florence

The Master Course in Painting and Drawing in Accademia Riaci is an intensive course of study. We seek advanced students who are highly motivated, self-directed, and committed to the disciplines of painting and drawing. [+]

Master Program in Painting and Drawing

Taught in Italian or English


The Master Course in Painting and Drawing in Accademia Riaci is an intensive course of study. We seek advanced students who are highly motivated, self-directed, and committed to the disciplines of painting and drawing. Our Master students work closely with a dedicated faculty of many professors who, in their own work, represent a broad range of contemporary painting and drawing.


We encourage the cultivation and examination of each student’s individual vision within the discipline. Instruction is conducted primarily by the tutorial method. Candidates work independently in their studios with oversight provided by faculties. At the end of a year, the faculties meet with each student to appraise progress towards the diploma. These tutorials are supplemented with graduate classes. A Seminar is also offered, which focuses on diverse issues and fosters interaction among Master students across studio disciplines. A comprehensive education in drawing and painting stresses both breadth and depth.... [-]