Master of Arts in Art Studies in Asia

Best MA Degrees in Art Studies in Asia 2018/2019

Art Studies

Programs with the title "Master of Arts" traditionally consist of liberal arts subjects such as philosophy, history, or literature. Masters of Arts are postgraduate programs that can be taken after an earned degree in an undergraduate degree program (Bachelor). Masters of Arts programs have the title "M.A.","Master of Arts" or "MA".

The Arts refers to any field of study that involves more creative thinking as opposed to scientific, mathematical thinking. Many arts programs are focused on literature, while others involve practicing the fine arts like painting or music.

Students who complete a part of their degree in Asia are growing in numbers. Currently, the second and the third biggest economies are in Asia. Without limitation, students have described their time in Asia as the best experience of their lives. Today, three of the four most populated countries of the world are in Asia: China, India, and Indonesia.

Master of Arts Program in Art Studies in Asia

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M.A. in New Humanities and Design: Specialisation - Indian Thought and Practices

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time July 2019 India Bengaluru

The specialization in Indian Thought and Practices is a structured and intensive study with a substantial component of individual research. This program opens up new ways of entering the inquiries and practices of different Indian traditions. Both pedagogy and research will center on the learner as a seeker, an apprentice, who will be guided by a practitioner. [+]

M.A. in Indian Thought and Practices

The specialization in Indian Thought and Practices is a structured and intensive study with a substantial component of individual research. This program opens up new ways of entering the inquiries and practices of different Indian traditions. Both pedagogy and research will center on the learner as a seeker, an apprentice, who will be guided by a practitioner. The search may not necessarily take the form of a theoretical treatise. It may be a work of art, a poetic performance, and a meditative intervention.

The program prepares the students with skills to be independent researchers, undertake scholarly work, publish and pursue further research-based programs. Practitioners of different arts, craft and science would be able to deepen their pursuit through interdisciplinary inquiries into Indian traditions. It allows students to produce research-based creative outputs such as paintings, illustrations, musical compositions, performances and others as part of their study. Course Structure Seminar ... [-]

M.A. in Design Practices: Specialisation - Game Design and Development

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus July 2019 India Bengaluru

Srishti offers Game Design and Development specialization at its main campus in Bangalore. Students can choose to work with passionate academics and industry experts to develop their abilities as game designers, gameplay programmers, and narrative designers. The curriculum includes fundamental inputs in game design, game programming, game art and aesthetics, user experience design, narrative design, storytelling, level design, the business of games, image-making processes and skill enhancement. We also offer opportunities for experimentation, innovation, and creative collaborations. [+]

Vision

Game Design and Development specialization at Srishti provides a holistic approach to game design and development. The Game Industry is diverse and rapidly growing and attracts technologists as well as artists to its hold. It offers exciting creative and technological challenges and rewarding careers to motivated graduates in an industrial sector as well as in the independent game design sector. Our curriculum is focused towards developing, both your artistic sensibilities and technical skills.

Srishti offers Game Design and Development specialization at its main campus in Bangalore. Students can choose to work with passionate academics and industry experts to develop their abilities as game designers, gameplay programmers, and narrative designers. The curriculum includes fundamental inputs in game design, game programming, game art and aesthetics, user experience design, narrative design, storytelling, level design, the business of games, image-making processes and skill enhancement. We also offer opportunities for experimentation, innovation, and creative collaborations.... [-]


MA Art Therapy

LASALLE College of the Arts
Campus Full time August 2019 Singapore

As an Art Therapist, you purposefully facilitate an art-making process to promote create self-expression, reflection, understanding, and change with people and/or communities who encounter a range of stress, trauma, physical, mental or societal challenges and experiences. [+]

As an Art Therapist, you purposefully facilitate an art-making process to promote create self-expression, reflection, understanding, and change with people and/or communities who encounter a range of stress, trauma, physical, mental or societal challenges and experiences. Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that helps people to effect change and growth through the use of art materials in a supported and safe environment. For those having difficulty expressing their thoughts and feelings verbally, art therapy is non-intrusive and can tap into the rich non-verbal aspects of communication and creativity.

Art therapists develop the necessary skills and training to effectively work with a variety of populations throughout the life cycle. They work within various medical, institutional, educational, and rehabilitative settings that may include learning, development, medical conditions, social work, marginalized groups, crisis and trauma within communities, aging and eldercare to name a few. The practice of art therapy ranges from studio-based to clinical approaches, depending on the art therapist’s level of expertise, practice and working environment. Art therapists remain sensitive to cultural awareness, difference, and diversity and adhere to international ethics and best practices.... [-]


MA in Museum and Gallery Practice

UCL Qatar
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2019 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. [+]

Museum and Gallery Practice MA

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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 program introduces the theories and practices of museology, emphasizing their significance and relevance in the Gulf region and beyond. Key areas of museum 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.... [-]


MA in Asian Art Histories

LASALLE College of the Arts
Campus Full time August 2019 Singapore

The Master of Arts in Asian Art Histories is unique in being the first taught postgraduate programme to focus on Asian contemporary visual arts. The Programme seeks to educate and train students who have interest in contributing [+]

These are exciting times for Asian art and artists, many of whom have attained international stardom buoyed by market demand and greater visibility in the international art circuit, as well as for Asian countries that have been transformed into major centres for the arts. The success and visibility of Asian art make its research and study all the more timely and relevant, as economic and cultural shifts move the global balance of power from West to East.

It is also a particularly exciting time to be studying in Singapore, which has become the arts and cultural hub of the region and has put in place an arts infrastructure that is unmatched by any other country in the region in the collection and display of Southeast Asian modern and contemporary art. With the opening of the NationalGallery, Singapore in 2015-which will have the largest collection on Southeast Asian modern art in the region-Singapore is also poised to become a leading centre for the study and research of the arts of the region. By studying in Singapore, students will not only have access to the vast collection of Southeast Asian art but will be in a strategic location from where they can conduct research around the region.... [-]


MA Fine Arts

LASALLE College of the Arts
Campus Full time August 2019 Singapore

The Master of Arts Fine Arts cultivates a teaching and learning methodology that values artistic practice. It strives for a balance between contemporary art practice within your own socio-cultural milieu and the theoretical discourse around your practice. [+]

As a Fine Artist, you are dedicated to advancing your art making and to developing a rigorous research and studio practice whereby you conceptualize, evaluate and analyze your process, pushing the boundaries in relation to your own social and cultural context, and the theoretical discourse around your practice. Whether focusing your research area within a certain mode of expression or choosing to work via an interdisciplinary approach, the MA Fine Arts Program enables you to cultivate your practice through a firm grounding in studio experimentation and innovation.

The Program has unrelentingly worked at preparing our graduates for a rapidly-evolving art landscape. Historically, Singapore’s strategic position has enabled it to play a critical role in mediating the communication between Southeast Asia and the world. Concurrently, Singapore’s committed investment in arts infrastructure has created a burgeoning art industry that not only creates market opportunities for artists but also facilitates the art-related negotiations as a meeting ground for renowned artistic talent and discourse to cross-pollinate.... [-]


MA Arts and Cultural Management

LASALLE College of the Arts
Campus Full time August 2019 Singapore

The LASALLE Arts and Cultural Management MA program will equip students to enhance their skills, reflect on areas such as management and policy, and to be advocates of the [+]

Arts and cultural managers play a huge role in stewarding the growth of the arts, cultural and creative sectors, especially in such highly ambitious, rapidly expanding art ecosystems as we are witnessing in Singapore and Asia. The arts, cultural and creative sectors are gaining global importance, fuelled by emerging talent, demographic and economic changes, and public sector commitment and market dynamics.

The times call for arts and cultural policy workers, curators and managers who are able to influence the conditions that catalyze and maintain a robust, active scene. The Arts and Cultural Manager makes things happen, provides strategic connections, creates opportunity, and forges new directions for the arts and creative landscape to thrive.... [-]


MA in Communications and Art Management

International University in Moscow IUM
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 5  September 2019 Russia Moscow + 1 more

New Advanced program is focused on specific fields of art business and integration of the state-of-the-art approaches to education with standards and demands of business. [+]

MA in Communications and Art Management

New Advanced program is focused on specific fields of art business and integration of the state-of-the-art approaches to education with standards and demands of business. Priority is given to IT and various forms of edutainment.

The program was developed in mid 90-s and didn’t have analogs in Russia. The lack of specialists in rapidly growing entertainment business determines constant demand of skilled managers. The program combines business and management disciplines with the development of special skills in communications, PR, and arts. The program is unique as it has a weighted balance of contact hours, run by leading Russian and international experts, and real project work in art business (communication agencies, TV companies, theatres, orchestras, festivals and contests, sports events, etc). The innovative study is based on the following:... [-]


MA in Digital Art and Design

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The course provides a specialist, professionally focused study giving to students the opportunity to explore the dynamic interdisciplinary field of digital art and design. It has a strong studio aspect integrated with studies in history, theory and technology. [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Digital Art and Design - Concentrations: 1. Graphic Design, 2. Interactive Multimedia Design (MA, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle (Master's) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full time/part time Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme

The course provides a specialist, professionally focused area of study- giving students the opportunity to explore the dynamic interdisciplinary field of digital art and design. It has a strong studio aspect integrated with studies in history, theory and technology. Students may engage in a range of art and design electives including curatorial and educational studies, interdisciplinary studios, and placements associated with art and design research projects. Students will develop skills in creative digital art and design practice to a professional standard, and extend their learning and deepen their understanding of visual language concepts and systems. The programme enables one to develop the ability to handle complex issues and to collect, analyse and interpret data. You will collaborate effectively in multidisciplinary teams, and experiment and adapt innovative and creative new art and design approaches demonstrating a critical understanding of contemporary theory and practice in digital art and design. Students will also acquire the professional skills necessary to compete in the global marketplace for art and design. They will gain an understanding of ethical responsibility and of the impact of their work in a social, cultural and environmental context.... [-]