MA Degree in Arts Studies

Best 118 Masters of Arts in Arts Studies 2017

Arts Studies

The MA degree is primarily for students who want to improve their general mathematics education or to teach.

Arts studies is an academic area that includes the study of art performance including the history, languages, and culture that relates to it. Students may have the opportunity to study particular areas such as music, painting, or photography.

MA Degree in Arts Studies

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MA in Arts and Culture: History of Architecture and Town Planning

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen Leeuwarden + 1 more

The Master's track History of Architecture and Town Planning (Healthy Cities, new Perspectives on History and Theory of Architecture and Town Planning) explores the evolution of cities, villages and landscapes in Europe within the framework of changing geopolitical conditions at the global scale. [+]

MA Programs in Arts Studies. The Master's track History of Architecture and Town Planning (Healthy Cities, new Perspectives on History and Theory of Architecture and Town Planning) explores the evolution of cities, villages and landscapes in Europe within the framework of changing geopolitical conditions at the global scale. Are you interested how architecture and urbanism can improve our conditions, and how they contribute to public health? Wish to gain knowledge about the global dimension of architectural and urban theories and practices? Starting with a profound historical overview, this track prepares students for an active role in debates and policy making processes involved in the renaissance of the European city. It analyses physical and spatial phenomena as historical documents conveying the motives underlying their continuous changes, as instruments to pursue specific policies, and as works of art. Starting with the Enlightenment, and paying attention to issues related to public health, the programme investigates tensions between global and local, gaps between formal and informal, the post-socialist condition in former Eastern Europe, and architectural and urban strategies aiming at sustainable living conditions and their historical precursors. Part of the courses is provided by the Thomassen a Thuessink Chair, a joint venture of Groningen University Medical Center, the University of Groningen and Delft University of Technology; the chair focuses on the public health dimension of urban interventions. Programme: 1 year Starting with the European city, this Master's track provides students with the expertise and critical attitude to study both historical and contemporary tendencies in... [-]

MA in Fashion Portfolio

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Bath + 1 more

This course provides you with an environment to work both collaboratively and independently within a portfolio of Fashion subjects, which include Film, Illustration, Journalism, Photography and Styling specialisms. [+]

This course provides you with an environment to work both collaboratively and independently within a portfolio of Fashion subjects. Research and business skills. Practice-led subject approach. Film, Illustration, Journalism, Photography and Styling specialisms. This course provides you with an environment to work both collaboratively and independently within a portfolio of Fashion subjects, which include Film, Illustration, Journalism, Photography and Styling specialisms. Together with other students you will engage in furthering your intellectual enquiry through Research Methods, and develop business and entrepreneurial skills to underpin your future career. In subjects, knowledge is deepened through specialist projects and learning opportunities, enabling you to define your individual direction for a professional creative outcome. You have access to a wide range of specialist facilities and the experience of dedicated academic staff and visiting professionals. Overview If studying full-time you'll undertake 60 credits of modules over each Trimester. In part-time mode you'll undertake 30 credits of modules over a Trimester. You'll begin the course with the module in ‘Research Methods 1’. This will enable you to contextualise and describe your intentions for developing your own practice in one of the specialist subject areas within the Fashion Portfolio - Film, Illustration, Journalism, Photography and Styling. In the studio practice module ‘Establishing Skills and Identity’, you'll work within your subject area and the associated facilities. You'll then undertake ‘Research Methods 2’, which is aimed at developing relevant skills needed for a creative career, and further your studio practice in the ‘Defining Practice’ module. For the final 60... [-]

MA in Art History

The Open University
Online Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Milton Keynes + 1 more

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... [+]

MA Programs in Arts Studies. 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... [-]

MA Archaeology

Leiden University
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Leiden The Hague + 1 more

The Master’s Programme in Archaeology at Leiden University is the most diverse in the Netherlands. [+]

Field archaeology The Master’s Programme in Archaeology at Leiden University offers a truly unique choice of challenging regional and thematic specialisations. The faculty staff are involved in projects all over the world, with a strong emphasis on field archaeology. This means that there is a strong connection between our current research projects and our education, and that you will be able to work with top researchers. Multidisciplinary focus The specialisations offer an additional focus on ecology and geology. This is combined with iconological and historical studies, as well as with ethno-archaeological, anthropological and experimental approaches. As a student of one of our specialisations, you will gain in-depth knowledge of the discipline of your choice. At the same time, you will take part in ongoing debates about general theory, the development of new methods and the use of information technology. Specialisations Archaeobotany and Archaeozoology Archaeology and Anthropology of the Americas Archaeology of the Near East Archaeology of the Roman Provinces, Middle Ages and Modern Period Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology Digital Archaeology Heritage Management in a World Context Heritage of Indigenous Peoples Human Osteoarchaeology Material Culture Studies Museum Studies Palaeolithic Archaeology Prehistory of Europe Interested? If you would like know more, please send us a message or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/archaeology/en/introduction. [-]

Master of Arts in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Campus Full time February 2018 Italy Milan

NABA’s two-year MA in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies is the only program in Europe that combines a solid education in visual arts production with highly specialized curatorial training. [+]

MA Programs in Arts Studies. 5 SCHOLARSHIPS UP FOR GRABS SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION VISUAL ARTS AND CURATORIAL STUDIES. DEadline: 12 May NABA’s two-year MA in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies is the only program in Europe that combines a solid education in visual arts production with highly specialized curatorial training. You’ll explore visual culture, visual arts and performance, exhibition design, contemporary art management, curatorial studies, and art criticism, as well as arts writing and communication. You’ll participate in a wide range of laboratory projects that allow you to engage directly with artists and curators of international standing. You’ll have the opportunity to: Learn a visual and aesthetic vocabulary for working with images Deepen your knowledge of research and theoretical methodologies relevant to contemporary art Advance your knowledge of art history, the art economy, and the contemporary art system Develop advanced techniques in painting, drawing, graphic design, video, photography, sound design, and other media Produce and display professional artistic works and curatorial projects Develop professional-level skills in organizing and curating exhibitions and cultural activities Learn to write about art from a place of deep understanding The MA in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) as a Master of Arts degree (120 CFs). First Year Visual Arts I, Curatorial Studies I, Exhibition Design I, Publishing I, Photography I, Phenomenology of Contemporary Art, Theory and Methodology of Mass Media, and History of Exhibition econd Year Visual Arts II, Curatorial Studies II, History of... [-]

Master of Arts (Coursework)

Bond University
Campus Full time 54  January 2018 Australia Robina

Bond University’s Master of Arts (Coursework) program offers an opportunity for graduates to continue studies in a particular area, or branch out into other areas. [+]

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Successful completion of an undergraduate degree from an approved institution in either international relations, political science, political studies, global studies and humanities / arts. Graduates from other disciplines may be considered. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Bond University’s Master of Arts (Coursework) program offers an opportunity for graduates to continue studies in a particular area, or branch out into other areas. Graduates of this program will possess a strong and broad set of skills essential to all professions, no matter what their chosen career. A range of majors are available in the program allowing students to tailor their qualifications to suit their specific career interests. PROGRAM STRUCTURE Foundation Subjects (2) Epistemology and Theory of Knowledge Research Methods in Humanities and Social Sciences Majors (6) Choose three subjects (two majors) from the following list of subjects: > Communication Advertising Masterclass: Brand Experience and Advanced Strategic Planning Human Communication Theory Public Relations Masterclass Relational Communication Social Media: Risks and Opportunities Strategic Organisational Communication & Leadership > Criminology Crime Analysis and Profiling Forensic Criminology Genocide: A sociological and criminal approach Politically Motivated Violence Security and Strategy in the 21st Century Transnational Crime > International Relations Diplomacy Genocide: A sociological and criminal approach Political Economy of Global Development Politically Motivated Violence Security and Strategy in the 21st Century Strategic Asia Dissertation / Portfolio (4) You must choose one of the following combinations of subjects as their dissertation / portfolio: Major Dissertation / Portfolio A Major Dissertation / Portfolio B OR Minor Dissertation / Portfolio A... [-]

M.A. Communication Design

HMKW Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3  Open Enrolment Germany Cologne Berlin Frankfurt am Main + 3 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 in Arts and Culture

Radboud University
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

What is Vermeer trying to tell us with his 'Girl with a Pearl Earring'? Who actually pays for art and culture? What role models does Hollywood provide us with? If these are questions that interest you, then you should definitely consider the Master’s in Arts & Culture. [+]

The Master’s in Arts and Culture combines a solid theoretical foundation with attention for the field of arts. After graduating, you’ll be a valuable asset to the cultural sector, thanks to your theoretical and methodological knowledge, your well-developed communication skills and your knowledge of the latest scientific insights. With this Master’s degree, you can find work as a project manager or coordinator at museums, art centres, heritage institutions, festivals, art dealers and organisations at the cutting edge of making and financing art and culture. You could also work as a journalist or policy maker. Specialisations The Arts and Culture Master’s has four specialisations: two are taught in English and the other two - in Dutch. As electives, you can choose courses belonging to the other specialisations. The Dutch-taught specialisations sometimes offer English courses. The three specialisations are: Creative Industries In this English-taught specialisation, you will come to understand the field that is buzzing with creativity: where art meets commerce, and where culture generates innovation and social cohesion. Tourism and Culture In this English-taught specialisation, you will combine historical, literary, art-historical and other disciplinary approaches to become an academic expert in cultural tourism. Kunstgeschiedenis (i.e. Art History) This specialisation delves into art, archaeology and architecture. Kunstbeleid en mecenaat (i.e. Arts Policy and Patronage) You’ll not only focus on the art pieces themselves in this specialisation but also the social significance of art and culture. Why study Arts & Culture at Radboud University? You can take courses from other Master’s specialisations –... [-]

Master of Arts in Artistic Education

University of Arts in Poznań
Campus Full time 2 - 3  October 2017 Poland Poznań

Existing since 1985, the faculty of Artistic Education has undergone several modifications in order to emphasize and enhance the uniqueness of its field of study, the combination of theory and practice in arts. [+]

MA Programs in Arts Studies. ARTISTIC EDUCATION (in Fine Arts) Modes of study: full-time first-cycle studies (3 years) full-time second-cycle studies (2 years) (starting in 2018/19) Specializations: Interdisciplinary Arts and Cultural Education Cultural Promotion and Animation Description of the field of study: Existing since 1985, the faculty of Artistic Education has undergone several modifications in order to emphasize and enhance the uniqueness of its field of study, the combination of theory and practice in arts. In addition to three painting and two drawing studios run by internationally established artists, the faculty of Artistic Education offers five art studios which are matchless in Poland, the Studio of Transdisciplinary Projects and Researches, the Studio of Open Interpretations of Art, the Studio of Art in Public Space, the Studio of Creative Projects and Activities and the Studio of Book Art. Besides the studios’ transdisciplinarity between the arts and other fields of studies such as sociology, or biology, the faculty of Artistic Education puts an emphasis on the liaison between traditional media such as drawing and painting and their contemporary interpretations, and modern media like photography and video, the interdisciplinarity. Accompanied are these practical studios by numerous theory subjects concentrating on art theory, art criticism, pedagogics and the animation and promotion of art, which reflects the second focus of our faculty: the connection of theory and practice. Types of courses: Students of the faculty of Artistic Education can specialize in two directions: Interdisciplinary Arts and Cultural Education or Cultural Promotion and Animation. They are... [-]

MA Creativity, Arts, Literacies and Learning

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Part time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This is a unique and innovative programme that explores creative practice, meaning-making and learning in and out of school. [+]

MA Creativity, Arts, Literacies and Learning This is a unique and innovative programme that explores creative practice, meaning-making and learning in and out of school. You will learn about the meanings of literacy and creativity in the context of an increasingly socially diverse, digitally mediated and multimodal culture. We will be examining learning in different locations, both in and out of school. We will think about what counts as text and literacy, the nature of authorship, and the kinds of cultural practices that take place in different places and spaces. The MA Creativity, Arts, Literacies and Learning is aimed at: primary and secondary teachers with interests in literacy, English studies, media, drama and creative arts arts and creative practitioners with an interest in learning and education recently qualified teachers with an M-level PGCE, who subject to approval may be able to carry over 60 M-level credits The course will be taught by a team who have recognised expertise in teaching and research into creative practice and creative pedagogies, literacies and media production. They have strong links with national and local arts organisations, educational facilities and schools and will draw on these for outside speakers and workshop leaders. As well as developing academic and intellectual skills, the programme will develop practical skills including the promotion of creative approaches to pedagogy. The course will offer opportunities for you to develop your own creative capacities both as individuals and through collaboration, producing texts appropriate to different contexts of practice and using various media.... [-]

Master in Arts and Society

Utrecht University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht + 1 more

Our Master’s programme was designed to meet the urgent need for arts professionals who possess rigorous theoretical and research skills coupled with practical abilities and an acute awareness of the current state of the sector at the local and global levels. [+]

MA Programs in Arts Studies. WHAT DOES THIS MASTER ENTAIL? Preparing arts professionals for the cultural sector of the future The cultural world is in a state of rapid transformation due to technological innovation, urbanisation, economic globalisation, and an increasingly unpredictable sociopolitical landscape. All facets of the arts – practice, organisation, leadership, societal relevance, and internationalisation (in Europe and beyond) – are affected by this transformation. Utrecht’s Master of Arts and Society will prepare you to operate as a leading figure in the global arts, media, and cultural sectors of the future. Our Master’s programme was designed to meet the urgent need for arts professionals who possess rigorous theoretical and research skills coupled with practical abilities and an acute awareness of the current state of the sector at the local and global levels. As a student in this programme you will explore, for example, the dynamics and dilemmas within existing mainstream culture and its relationship with a growing number of “alternative” cultural practices, new models of creative production and industry, and the ever-increasing role of the arts in social justice. WHY CHOOSE THIS PROGRAMME AT UTRECHT UNIVERSITY? Our Master’s programme is unique in many ways: You will benefit from interdisciplinary programme content that places a special emphasis on participatory arts in social contexts. You will learn from staff with international expertise and benefit from a curriculum with a global orientation. You will have immediate access to your chosen professional field through our close partnerships with creative producers, cultural institutions and... [-]

MA in Curating Contemporary Art

Royal College of Art
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom London

MA Curating Contemporary Art is the only curatorial course to place the key issues posed by globalisation at the heart of its curriculum. [+]

MA in Curating Contemporary Art

The Curating Contemporary Art programme is a leader in its field, with an explicitly global perspective on the current role of the curator. Established in 1992, the MA Curating Contemporary Art is the only curatorial course to place the key issues posed by globalisation at the heart of its curriculum. It is also unique in operating on a studio model. It approaches the field critically, theoretically and through best-practice in commissioning, exhibition-making, programming and art writing in museums, galleries and a broad range of alternative contexts. Widely acknowledged as an important marker of current developments in contemporary art, the annual CCA show in the RCA galleries has become known for experimental approaches to working with artists, and for introducing new international artists to UK audiences. In 2011 the graduation show Shadowboxing included works by artists Mariana Castillo Deball, Sean Dockray, Marysia Lewandowska and Wendelien van Oldenborgh, produced in dialogue with the curators as an experiment in collaborative research and production around the question 'What is an Apparatus?', which was taken from the essay of the same name by Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben.... [-]


MFA/MA in Studio Art

Burren College of Art
Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Galway

The MFA provides an immersive education in the development of professional practice as an artist. As an MFA graduate you will produce a final exhibition, the quality of which will demonstrate that you have developed the knowledge and skills necessary to survive and thrive as a practicing artist. [+]

MA Programs in Arts Studies. The Aims of the MFA/MA in Studio Art The MFA provides an immersive education in the development of professional practice as an artist. As an MFA graduate you will produce a final exhibition, the quality of which will demonstrate that you have developed the knowledge and skills necessary to survive and thrive as a practicing artist. You will also demonstrate capabilities for critical enquiry through fine art, with the ability to evaluate your work through an informed grasp of the social, cultural and theoretical concerns shaping discourse on contemporary fine art research and practice. The MA provides a masters-level education in art appropriate to a diverse range of applications. As an MA graduate you will produce a final exhibition, the quality of which will demonstrate that you have acquired a masters-level in artistic practice. You will also demonstrate capabilities for critical enquiry through fine art, with the ability to evaluate your work through an informed grasp of the social, cultural and theoretical concerns shaping discourse on contemporary fine art research and practice. Course Structure Studio Research forms the core of the MFA and MA and is comprised of studio-based individual mentoring and rigorous group critiques. Studio Research modules provide for studio-based experimentation and innovation, leading to the production of a substantial body of work. Historical & Critical Studies modules engage you in intensive critical discourse on contemporary art. Professional Studies modules facilitate the development of the personal, conceptual, technical and organisational skills necessary for professional... [-]

Master in Folkloristics and Applied Heritage Studies

University of Tartu
Campus Full time September 2017 Estonia Tartu

The MA programme trains specialists capable of analysing cultural heritage and using it responsibly as a social and economic resource. [+]

Heritage has emerged as a key category shaping the ways in which individuals, communities and regional as well as state-level actors relate to the past and imagine the future, while making and re-making themselves in the present. As more states worldwide join the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, the need grows for specialists capable of analysing cultural heritage and using it responsibly as a social and economic resource. Of vital importance for developing such competencies are folkloristic theories of tradition, performance and expressive culture. The programme provides students with knowledge, skills and attitudes to: unpack the process of heritage production and the workings of tradition in the context of cultural diversity and change; act as a mediator between different interest groups in the field of intangible cultural heritage; recognise and ethically apply cultural heritage as a resource in the public and non-governmental sectors, crafts, product design, tourism and various other areas of life. Why the University of Tartu? The University of Tartu belongs to the top 2% of the world's best universities (QS and THE rankings) Three UT units specialise in distinct aspects of the field: the Departments of Ethnology and Folklore, established in 1919, and the Department of Native Crafts of the UT Viljandi Culture Academy. The faculty to student ratio is excellent and students are given individual attention. International meetings, journals, guest lectures, exhibitions and cooperation with memory institutions and enterprises provide an hands-on study experience. No tuition fee for most students! [-]

Master of Arts in Art History

John Cabot University
Campus Full time 15  October 2017 Italy Rome

John Cabot University’s Master of Arts (MA) in Art History guides students toward professional mastery of the materials and methods of art history with emphasis on first-hand research in the museums, monuments, and archaeological sites of Rome. The degree can be completed in approximately fifteen months of full-time study. [+]

MA Programs in Arts Studies. John Cabot University’s Master of Arts (MA) in Art History guides students toward professional mastery of the materials and methods of art history with emphasis on first-hand research in the museums, monuments, and archaeological sites of Rome. The degree can be completed in approximately fifteen months of full-time study. The program has a dual focus: the visual cultures of Rome and the Mediterranean across time, from antiquity to the present; and the acquisition of technical skills for primary research. It also stimulates critical perspectives on the impact of Roman art worldwide. Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the MA will welcome its inaugural class in Fall semester 2017. It is the first US-accredited graduate degree program in art history based entirely in Rome. DEGREE PROGRAM Taught by John Cabot University’s international faculty, the degree program can be completed in three semesters of full-time study (Fall-Spring-Fall) and an intervening summer. It unfolds in three phases: a structured Foundation Year (Fall-Spring); a Master’s Exam (Summer); and a Thesis Semester (Fall). Seminars and courses take place at John Cabot University’s campuses in the centrally-located Trastevere district of Rome and in nearby Roman museums, churches, palaces, monuments, archaeological parks, archives, rare book libraries, restoration labs, study collections, artists’ workshops, public installations, and contemporary art galleries. These venues of visual culture and documentation constitute the laboratory of the degree. Some courses involve travel to other parts of Italy—for example, to Naples, Florence, or Assisi. ADMISSIONS The MA... [-]