MA in Art Studies in Africa

Best MA Programs in Art Studies in Africa 2017/2018

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Master of Arts Degree in Art Studies in Africa

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MA in Urban Studies (Research)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

For this degree, the candidate should complete research and write a dissertation on an approved, relevant topic. [+]

Best Masters of Arts in Art Studies in Africa 2017/2018. The candidate should complete research and write a dissertation on an approved, relevant topic. Admission requirements Admission will be considered for a student who is in possession of a university based Honours qualification in Urban Studies on NQF Level 7. If a student does not comply with the requirements mentioned above, admission may be granted by the Dean of the Faculty, at the recommendation of the Chairperson of the Department. Contact details Name: Dr Liela Groenewald Tel: 011 559 2884 / Email: lielagr@uj.ac.za [-]

MA in Games Development (full-time)

University of Bolton
Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom Bolton

The course has been designed around commercial team-based project developments. You will take part in a series of projects with other students from the programme, forming a commercial entity to undertake this work. You will receive direct experience of working as an independent developer and graduate with several published games to your name... [+]

Games Development – MA full-time The course has been designed around commercial team-based project developments. You will take part in a series of projects with other students from the programme, forming a commercial entity to undertake this work. You will receive direct experience of working as an independent developer and graduate with several published games to your name. In between the projects, focused teaching based on the latest research and industry trends will be provided, and you will have your opportunity to demonstrate your understanding immediately on the next project. Tools and project concepts will be flexibly selected based on the composition of the development teams, and their specific competencies, taking into account the learning materials that have been presented. You will develop for a variety of platforms, including consoles, desktop (PC or Mac) and phones. About the course You will be expected to spend approximately 30 hours per week in our development studio. The University of Bolton offers an environment for creating games that emulates conditions in the industry, providing project-based experience of direct relevance to employers in this highly competitive sector. With critical support provided by the academic team, you will be able to improve your focus, hone your project management skills, and achieve a level of professional competency in game production that will maximise your chances of success either as a recruited employee or as an independent developer. Special features Gain experience creating and running a commercial company Create and publish games Game-focused academic environment Focus on... [-]

MA in Photography

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 1 - 2  August 2018 United Kingdom Bolton

The MA Photography course focuses on contemporary photographic practices across a diverse range of genres within current photographic culture from the conceptual to documentary. Designed for individuals who wish to broaden and develop their knowledge and skills through practice, you will study issues of photographic culture, image economies, and visual representation. You will develop an understanding of how the practice of creating... [+]

Best Masters of Arts in Art Studies in Africa 2017/2018. Photography - MA The MA Photography course focuses on contemporary photographic practices across a diverse range of genres within current photographic culture from the conceptual to documentary. Designed for individuals who wish to broaden and develop their knowledge and skills through practice, you will study issues of photographic culture, image economies, and visual representation. You will develop an understanding of how the practice of creating photographs is influenced and informed by these issues through a series of research-informed practical assignments. The course is designed to be accessible to a wide constituency from graduates to working professionals. About the course The course is delivered through a series of lectures, seminars, practical assignments and field trips. MA Photography is part of the University’s credit accumulation scheme. This requires you to undertake and complete 180 credits during the programme. The notional learning hours depend on the credit-weighting for the module – for example a 60 credit module is worth 600 hours of study time – therefore a module may have 60 hours of teaching (including lectures, seminars, tutorials etc.) and you are expected to put in an additional 540 hours of self-directed study. The MA is divided into three stages of study – Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and Master of Arts. Special features MA photography has established strong links with a number of important institutions and organisations including The National Media Museum, The Imperial War Museum, The Royal Photographic Society, Chethams Library, and... [-]

MA in Fine Art (full-time)

University of Bolton
Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom Bolton

This programme is for artists who want to develop their specialist studio practice to a higher level. It builds upon the distinctive approach to arts practice currently offered on the undergraduate fine art programme at the University. The course combines the use of established media and techniques with an ethos of open learning and experimentation using new and alternative media... [+]

Fine Art - MA full-time This programme is for artists who want to develop their specialist studio practice to a higher level. It builds upon the distinctive approach to arts practice currently offered on the undergraduate fine art programme at the University. The course combines the use of established media and techniques with an ethos of open learning and experimentation using new and alternative media. You will enhance your practice through a critical and contextual understanding of your creative methods, enabling you to develop and broaden your work in the formulation and articulation of your ideas. Through contacts with external partners and arts-based agencies you will engage directly with the world of contemporary fine art, extending your knowledge of the commercial side of the art world. This aspect of your practice will also be supported by learning business management skills such as creating a business plan and writing proposal briefs for commission, exhibition and project work. A high level of personal commitment is required on the course and you will be expected to manage your time effectively over the 12 month period of the programme, working with your fellow students on all aspects of your final, public exhibition at the end of the year. About the course The course is taught by practitioners with extensive experience of creative media and the broader art world. In addition to studio work, (which will take up the bulk of your time here), you will learn through lectures, master classes, field trips, seminars, presentations,... [-]

MArch in Sustainable and Energy Efficient Cities (MArch(SEEC))

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The MArch(SEEC) qualification is a one year full-time programme on sustainability and energy studies with a focus on cities, settlements, buildings and architecture. With a strong focus on the energy and climate change challenge, this multi-disciplinary programme aims to arm the graduates with an integrated range of competencies which will make them invaluable role players in decision making concerning the future/sustainability of cities and their built environment. [+]

Best Masters of Arts in Art Studies in Africa 2017/2018. The MArch(SEEC) qualification is a one year full-time programme on sustainability and energy studies with a focus on cities, settlements, buildings and architecture. With a strong focus on the energy and climate change challenge, this multi-disciplinary programme aims to arm the graduates with an integrated range of competencies which will make them invaluable role players in decision making concerning the future/sustainability of cities and their built environment. Besides the basic technical principles on a variety of the interventions/technologies at different scales, courses in the programme address a wide range of inter-related issues including policy frameworks, institutional structures, markets, behavior, finance and socio-economic dimensions. Benefits of the programme Arising from their inter-disciplinary skills and competencies, graduates of this qualification are expected to play a significant role in the transition processes towards greening cities and the economy as well as consumption and lifestyles in the South African, regional and global economies/markets. Curriculum Outline/Modules taught Compulsory courses to a total of 160 Credits: ARPL7010 - Understanding Cities of the South (20) ARPL7054 - Energy for Sustainable Cities (20) ARPL7055 - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for Buildings (20) ARPL7040 - Research Methods (10) ARPL7056 - Research Report (in the field of SEEC) (90) Elective Course(s) from the Following Options, to a total of 20-Credits: ARPL7032 - Environmental Planning & Sustainable Development (20) ARPL7005 - Social and Technical Sustainability in Housing (20) Closing dates for applications October 31 – South African applicants August 30... [-]

Master of Fine Arts in Motion Picture Medium

AFDA
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg Cape Town Durban Port Elizabeth Botswana Botswana Online + 4 more

The AFDA MFA is a unique postgraduate degree program designed for self directed learning and for individuals who have a commitment to: life long learning and professional values; reliability and the capacities for self management, co-operation and team work; the ability to effectively communicate and successfully apply problem solving strategies and spontaneous adaptation to circumstance. [+]

The AFDA MFA is a unique postgraduate degree program designed for self directed learning and for individuals who have a commitment to: life long learning and professional values; reliability and the capacities for self management, co-operation and team work; the ability to effectively communicate and successfully apply problem solving strategies and spontaneous adaptation to circumstance. Students are required to register for two broad areas of study: Academic Research (Individual) Professional Practice (Production Teams or Professional Productions.) Professional Practice: Candidates are required to complete one of the following: A feature film – Minimum 48’ Min A Feature Documentary of a minimum of 48’min Feature film screenplay/Script of TV Series – series outline and 2 episodes Up to 3 special projects drawn from the following: Fiction: Short film, 24 min A pilot for a TV series or novella Three related commercials Factual: A documentary, 24 min A factual entertainment TV project of 48’ duration Professional Practice can be conducted within production teams constituted of fellow MFA students. Professional productions can also be considered if these allow for and fulfill the AFDA MFA assessment criteria. The MFA retreat sessions: All MFA students will be required to annually attend 5 scheduled AFDA retreats, of one week (5 days) each. MFA students will be responsible for scheduling various meetings, consultations and feedback sessions with their appointed supervisors and mentors. Supervisors and mentors: Internal or external supervisors are assigned by the Postgraduate School based on the specific research topic and the qualification and expertise of the... [-]