MA Degree in Arts Studies

Best 118 MA Programs in Arts Studies 2017

Arts Studies

An MA or Master of Arts degree is obtained by students after completing a one- to two-year program studying History, English or other fine arts or humanities subjects. MA studies are most often a mix of research and coursework.

Master of Arts in Arts Studies

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MA in Art History

The Open University
Online Full time Part time United Kingdom

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... [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) 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 study materials in the postgraduate foundation module (A840) and a subject module (A841). Teaching materials supporting the first two of these include set books, study guides and offprints, supplementary illustrations, assignment booklets, and access to a large number of online resources through the Art History MA website. Learning outcomes are assessed primarily by means of tutor-marked assignments (TMAs). The foundation module also has an examination, which provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to compare and contrast the different approaches deployed in the set books. In A841, there is a final long assignment, or ‘project’, which allows you to develop knowledge and understanding of a topic of your choosing and prepares you for the dissertation (A847). For the dissertation you will choose a topic relating to the themes studied earlier in the programme, and write this up in 16,000–18,000 words. Tutors provide feedback on draft chapters, but the dissertation itself forms the assessed component of this final module. Career impact Studying art history at postgraduate level will deepen your understanding of art, architecture and visual culture. Through a critical engagement with some of the key theories and approaches developed to interpret and explain works of art from the Renaissance to the present day you will learn to study independently and undertake appropriate research. An MA in Art History will provide you with a range of skills, including visual and textual analysis and critical thinking and writing, which can be successfully transferred to a variety of careers in the professional and educational sectors. Faculty The Arts Faculty was rated by a Times Higher Education survey as one of the best 100 institutions in the world for the study of the arts. Noted for the strength of our interdisciplinary approaches, our scholars of international standing also teach and research a very wide range of topics and themes in specific subject areas. These include art history; classical studies; creative writing; English; history; music; philosophy; and religious studies. The Faculty also has validated partnerships with several important institutions in the UK and other parts of the world. The head of the Faculty is the Dean, Professor David Rowland. Read more about this programme on the Open University website here [-]

MA Art and Visual Culture

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This multidisciplinary, visual theory-based course is established around the belief that visual literacy and the impact of visual forms of thinking and working now play significant roles in society. The course introduces you to a range of historical and contemporary debates that inform the theories and practice of visual culture, and enables you to develop a conceptual framework within which to evaluate the role... [+]

This multidisciplinary, visual theory-based course is established around the belief that visual literacy and the impact of visual forms of thinking and working now play significant roles in society. The course introduces you to a range of historical and contemporary debates that inform the theories and practice of visual culture, and enables you to develop a conceptual framework within which to evaluate the role of the visual arts, and other forms of visual production, in contemporary society and culture. You will acquire creative and professional research skills, such as the ability to work from exhibitions, art works and institutional archives, to be able to operate within different artistic and conceptual frameworks. Course content This Masters balances historical and theoretical debates in the field of visual culture studies with a rigorous interrogation of cultural practices across a range of topics, including: activism and popular politics; contemporary visual arts, capitalism and culture; globalisation and new media technologies; institutions and their archives; and the material culture of the city. The course also draws upon the cultural institutions and intellectual resources of central London, and has established contacts with other galleries and organisations for work placements. Core modules DISSERTATION This extended piece of research work is an opportunity for you to pursue a topic of individual interest, and is conducted through individual study and directed supervision. The module also includes preparation of a detailed research proposal. RESEARCH METHODS: KNOWLEDGE, CULTURAL MEMORY, ARCHIVES AND RESEARCH This introduction to research methods engages with the critical implications of knowledge in the humanities, through interdisciplinary approaches to literature, visual, material, and spatial cultures, as they are understood, interpreted, and mobilised. Highlighting questions raised by discourse on epistemology, memory, archives, and research itself, the module concentrates on the complex links between: organic and technical forms of memory; public and private cultural institutions of knowledge, memory and identity; and information-gathering, retrieval, and analysis. THEORETICAL AND CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES This module introduces you to the theoretical debates that have contributed to the field of visual culture studies, including consideration of the politics of representation, the reproduction of images, audience reception, the male and female gaze, and the discourse of the 'other'. You will also focus on an examination of the ways that theories and objects constitute each other. VISUAL CULTURE: PRODUCTION DISPLAY AND DISCOURSE This module provides an introduction to the history and theory of visual culture. Philosophical and theoretical perspectives are used to explore vision as a social and cultural process, investigating the ways in which the meanings of the 'seen' are explored, constructed and contested in construction, display and discourse. Course-specific entry requirements You should have a good first degree in a relevant area, such as history of art, cultural studies, fine art or design, English, history, media and communications, architecture and business studies. You may be invited for interview, or to submit previous written work. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with 7.0 in writing (or Equivalent), and will be asked to provide exampled of previous written work. The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course. Associated careers Graduates will be equipped for roles in the creative industries, including museum and gallery work, education, arts administration and marketing, or could pursue further study to PhD level. The course is also suitable for practising artists wishing to further their research. [-]

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. [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) 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 seeks a diverse pool of applicants eager to pursue rigorous graduate study in an international environment while benefitting from the many opportunities for intellectual and professional growth available in Rome. Applications are welcome from holders of a Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent from an accredited university who have completed at least twelve semester credit hours or the equivalent in the history of art with a grade-point average of at least 3.0 (B) or the equivalent. Seminars and courses are conducted in English and thus require proficiency in the English language, both spoken and written. Reading knowledge of Italian, French, or German at the time of entry into the program is strongly recommended. HOW TO APPLY Admission is based on a review of the following items: A completed application form ; A personal statement of 600 words detailing your reasons for interest in the program; A sample (10-15 pages) of your academic writing in English; Official transcripts of all post-secondary (undergraduate and graduate) study undertaken to date. Transcripts not in English or Italian must be accompanied by a certified English translation; Proof of completion of a Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent at an accredited university, if not attested in the official transcripts; GRE results (US applicants and graduates of US universities and colleges only. Our GRE code is 7772); Three letters of reference from professors evaluating your academic work and appropriateness for graduate study; Evidence of English language proficiency in the form of an official letter from the institution at which the applicant holds a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) attesting that English was the principal language of instruction for the degree; or scores on one of the following English language proficiency tests. [-]

MA Art and Science

University of the Arts London
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom London

This pioneering course investigates the creative relationships between art and science and how to communicate them. [+]

This pioneering course investigates the creative relationships between art and science and how to communicate them. With access to important collections in London you’ll explore the making and presentation of your work and pursue innovative outcomes in practice and research, towards professional engagement in art and science authorship and creative practice. Reasons to Apply MA Art and science has been designed to enable you to pursue your studies whilst also undertaking part-time employment, internships or care responsibilities. You are expected to commit 30 hours per week to your studies; your taught input will normally be scheduled over a maximum of two to three days per week during term time. Responding to fast-growing interest in interdisciplinary art practice, this pioneering You’ll learn from, and build working relationships with artists, scientists, curators and other professional practitioners engaged in research that investigates art and science. You’ll benefit from established links with museums, galleries and institutions - this year included the Wellcome Trust, Science Museum, Gordon Museum, Grant Museum, Wakehurst (Millenium Seed Bank), gv Art and MRC Institute of Neuropharmacology, among others. You’ll attend lectures and participate in seminars that provide a critical context for your research and practical work complemented by workshops and special access to places of particular interest. You’ll take part in an exhibition or symposium, bringing together staff and peers as well as professional practitioners and critics. Our graduates are attractive to organisations that value creative thinking and the effective communication of ideas. They also have the potential to develop their interest at research degree level. [-]

MA Celtic Archaeology

Bangor University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  August 2017 United Kingdom Bangor + 1 more

This course is designed to allow students to further their undergraduate interest in archaeology or a related subject, and to develop the skills and knowledge needed if they decided to undertake further research into the past. [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Arts Studies. This course is designed to allow students to further their undergraduate interest in archaeology or a related subject, and to develop the skills and knowledge needed if they decided to undertake further research into the past. The modular degree scheme includes a choice of specialist modules in aspects of Celtic Archaeology, Theory and Interpretation in Celtic Archaeology and training modules to develop relevant skills. The programme aims to deepen knowledge of archaeology beyond undergraduate level, with particular emphasis on Celtic archaeology. It provides the opportunity for students to specialise in a particular academic area, so as to gain a close understanding of the archaeological debates around it. The programme acquaints students with relevant archaeological theoretical issues and methods of interpretation and the use of evidence. It also provides the student with the necessary research skills to produce an original piece of work on a chosen topic, under supportive supervision. [-]

MA Programme in Prehistoric Archaeology

University of Haifa, International School
Campus Full time October 2017 Israel Haifa

The program focuses on the prehistory and paleoenvironment of Mount Carmel. It is based on ongoing, active research carried out in the field and in laboratories. [+]

The International MA Program in Prehistoric Archaeology's objective is to provide students with an opportunity to study and take part in ongoing research of the impressive prehistoric archaeology of Mount Carmel. The University of Haifa, located atop the Carmel range, provides the ideal setting for this field of study.

The program will be carried out in one of the world's most dynamic centers for prehistoric research. Both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a biosphere reserve, Mount Carmel reveals a nearly 500,000 year-long sequence of human evolution exposed in caves, rock shelters and open-air sites along mountain valleys and the nearby coastal plain. Unlike any other region in the world, Mount Carmel preserves evidence of both modern humans and Neanderthal populations, at sites no more than 100 meters from each other.... [-]


M.A. Communication Design

HMKW Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3  Open Enrolment Germany Berlin Region Cologne + 2 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 Archaeology

Leiden University
Campus Full time February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

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. [-]

MA Media, Art and Performance Studies

Utrecht University
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

This Research Master's programme in Media, Art & Performance Studies is an interdisciplinary and internationally oriented research-based programme which offers an advanced training in academic research skills appropriate for today's highly dynamic and interdisciplinary field of media, visual arts and performance. [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Arts Studies. Emerging technologies and practices in transition This Research Master's programme in Media, Art & Performance Studies is an interdisciplinary and internationally oriented research-based programme which offers an advanced training in academic research skills appropriate for today's highly dynamic and interdisciplinary field of media, visual arts and performance. Cultural transformations Contemporary media, art and performance increasingly play with and transcend disciplinary boundaries. Intermedial and performative practices both produce and critically investigate cultural transitions in today’s mediatized and performative culture. Such synergies invite to explore how emerging forms of media, art and performance – while historically and culturally embedded - interact with and relate to social and cultural transformations. Emerging media, art and performance As a student of this programme, you will be introduced to and specialise in new research areas and methodologies, necessary for investigating emerging media, performance and contemporary art forms within today's rapidly changing culture. In relation to this you will also reflect on the role of the Humanities in both academic and public debates. A mediatised culture and society Central concerns in this programme are, amongst others: the role and meaning of (visual) media in a mediatised society, inter- and transmedial practices in theatre, dance, film, television, digital media and visual arts; spectator- and usership, the performative turn in contemporary arts and media; technology, materiality and corporeal literacies; game, play and activism; changing institutions, mobile and/or location-based media, urban interfaces, navigational screen-based practices; art and media ecologies. Comparative approaches We approach this broad field from a range of comparative and intermedial perspectives, focusing primarily on the dynamics of change and exchange between media, contemporary arts and performance within a culture and society in transition. How does the ubiquity of media technology change our understanding of the world and our sense of self within it, as well as how we communicate and act? Research Questions In this programme you will reflect on questions such as how media have developed from the time of early cinema up to current new media art; how the definition of 'live' has changed alongside these mediatised cultural forms. How has the performative turn changed the ways we think about audiences? How do media technologies facilitate new methods of self-staging and social performance? What is the influence of media and technology on way we curate and educate in museums and archives and other cultural institutions. In this age of selfies, datafication, (self-) staging and re-staging, and playful learning, you will examine how various media, art forms, and performance have been used for critical analysis, civic engagement, entertainment and educational purposes. You will do this by asking how digital technologies, dramaturgical and artistic strategies alter ways of dealing with knowledge production and distribution, and how these transitions have contributed to and also ask for new methods of research. AFTER GRADUATION This programme will train you as a researcher within the field of Media, Contemporary Art and Performance Studies, to either prepare you for a PhD position, or for research-oriented positions in professional contexts of cultural institutions such as archives, museums, art institutions, theatres, for education, (non-)governmental organisations, or in creative industries. After completing the programme: You have acquired knowledge of the history and the state of the art in media, visual art and performance practice and research, as well as insight in current public, academic and critical debates. You will know how to employ an intermedial and historically informed comparative approach for studying emergent media, art and performance practices, and how to use and develop research methodologies related to this perspective. you’ll have the skills to critically investigate relations and transitions in the field of media, art and performance and are trained to communicate research outcomes to fellow researchers and other professionals, as well as to a general audience. You are equiped with the advanced knowledge level necessary to compete in the academic and professional field. You will have the ability to effectively communicate theoretical insights that will contribute to the field, as well as having broader social and cultural relevance. You are able to reflect upon the social and ethical implications of developments within the field of media, art and performance and contemporary humanities research. The Research Master’s is aimed at excellent students from both the Netherlands and overseas, who have a background in the history and theory of contemporary art, or media and performance studies with a focus on theatre, dance, film, television, and/or digital media. Career prospects Alumni of the Media, Art and Performance Studies Research Master’s have been successful in obtaining PhD positions in various prestigious international programmes. Graduates also find their way to other job markets. For example in the domain of curation, dramaturgy, or media consultancy. [-]

MA in Arts and Culture

Radboud University
Campus Full time February 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 – or programmes – and thus tailor our programme to best suit your own interests. You get to explore Western art history ranging from antiquity to the present. The programme focuses on the social significance of art and culture. We offer a lot of excursions. Unique in the Netherlands is our chair in Early Christian Art. Our programme is broad as well as multidisciplinary. Our programme is taught using a wide variety of teaching methods and assignments. You’ll be taught in a stimulating, collegial setting with small groups. Research and education are closely interweaved. [-]

MA Creativity, Arts, Literacies and Learning

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

The MA Creativity, Arts, Literacies and Learning is a unique and innovative programme that explores creative practice, meaning-making and learning in and out of school. [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Arts Studies. 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. Innovative features 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. Opportunities for practice-based placements in schools and/or community-based projects will be available. Approaches to assessment will encourage the submission of practice-based portfolios alongside more traditional, academic essay-based approaches. As well as appealing to a wider constituency, the programme is designed as a subject-based route of progression for former PGCE students in English studies and the arts holding up to 60 M-level credits. "I feel like the course was made for me! It's brilliant and I'm grateful to my tutor for encouraging me to do it. I would never have had this opportunity if I was not part of the University though Teach First. The MA is transforming my practice and enabling me to be more of the creative teacher that I aspired to be and the whole reason I joined the teaching profession in the first place. As a result, my students are receiving better teaching and their learning is more rounded and creative." Teach First graduate progressing to MA study Course details This course starts in September and is available for part-time study. The taught element takes approximately two years, followed by an eight-month dissertation period. The course comprises four 30-credit core modules, followed by a a 60-credit dissertation. There are also Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma exit points. You will take two modules each year, which run on a rotating basis. The dissertation module runs each year. Teaching takes place in evening sessions. If you are a PGCE graduate with 60 masters level credits, you will have the option to select two out of the four modules. Entry requirements You would normally be expected to hold an honours degree at 2:2 level or above, or its international equivalent and have had experience of working as teachers in schools, or as educators in less formal arts in community-based settings, for example, in arts organisations, community literacy projects, in the production and distribution of texts in traditional and new media or in arts-based therapies. Applicants with qualifications other than a first degree who have an approved professional qualification, or those with non-standard applications, will be considered on an individual basis. If your first language is not English, you must achieve either: an overall score on the IELTS test* of at least 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in each element a pass with Merit on a preparation course at the Centre for English Language Education, University of Nottingham *Please note IELTS test scores have a shelf life of two years. You are required to have a current and valid IELTS test score for entry to this course. How to apply Please go to the University's How to Apply webpages for further information. To ensure your application is considered in time, please note the following deadline applies: Application deadlines Mode of study Students Start date Application deadline Part-time Home/EU and international 26 September 2016 1 September Recognition of Other Learning (ROL) If you have prior learning or experience at an appropriate level, you may apply on entry for exemption for credit requirements of the course. Please visit our ROL pages for further information. Modules Modules and delivery Module Title 2016 2017 Reading, Writing, Texts and Authors Spring - evening - Literacies and Learning in and out of School Autumn - evening - Creativity, Places and Spaces - Spring - evening Dramas and Performances - Autumn - evening Portfolio/Dissertation will run through the year every year Assessment Each 30-credit module is assessed by a written assignment of 6,000 words. To complete the masters programme successfully, a pass of 50 must be achieved on each assignment. The dissertation is an original piece of work and should be of 12,000-15,000 words (or their equivalent) related to one of the selected modules on an approved topic. The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers Career destinations for our graduates include counsellors, education advisers, language tutors, primary and secondary school teachers and vocational and industrial trainers and instructors. A number of our graduates are already in employment while undertaking part-time study and study for professional development within their chosen career. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 91.9% of postgraduates in the School of Education who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £21,833 with the highest being £39,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career prospects and employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. Entry requirements Candidates should normally hold an approved first degree with at least lower second-class honours (or equivalent) and/or an approved professional qualification deemed to be equivalent to a lower second-class honours degree. Other requirements Candidates will normally be expected to have had experience of working as teachers in schools, or as educators in less formal arts of community-based settings, for example, in arts organisations, community literacy projects, in the production and distribution of texts in traditional and new media or in arts-based therapies. IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.5 in all elements) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

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. [+]

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 practice as an artist. They are delivered through seminars, symposia and educational visits to Dublin, London and Berlin. MFA/MA Studio Art - Admissions Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The application deadline is 1st February annually, although late applications may be accepted if all places have not been filled. All eligible applicants are interviewed either in person or by phone. Applicants should have a Bachelors Degree with first or upper second class honours in Fine Art; or a Bachelors Degree with a major in Fine Art with a GPA or 3.50 or above; or evidence of equivalent achievement. In the case of an outstanding portfolio, a Bachelors Degree with a lower second class/2.2 honours/GPA of 3.0 may be accepted. Overseas Applicants Overseas applicants from outside the EU must comply with Irish immigration rules regarding passport, visa, financial viability and evident of student status (e.g. letter of acceptance from the College). English Language Requirements for non-native speakers of English: Applicants in this category should have competence in English, which is the language of tuition. They will be required to supply an IELTS unless their primary degree has been taken through English, certification of which must be supplied. For more information on how to apply, please visit the College website at http://burrencollege.ie/content/graduate-programmes-master-fine-art-admissions-fees Contact: Lisa Newman lisa@burrencollege.ie [-]

M.A. in Aesthetics and Visual Cultures

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time July 2017 India Bangalore

The MA in Aesthetics and Visual Cultures enables students to engage with a range of artistic and cultural practices including the visual arts, performance arts, film and video. It enables you to understand the histories and theories of these practices in an Indian as well as international context so that students are equipped to work within the wider field of arts and culture as museum/gallery/festival curators, researchers, policy makers, consultants or entrepreneurs. [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Arts Studies. M.A. in Aesthetics and Visual Cultures The MA in Aesthetics and Visual Cultures enables students to engage with a range of artistic and cultural practices including the visual arts, performance arts, film and video. It enables you to understand the histories and theories of these practices in an Indian as well as international context so that students are equipped to work within the wider field of arts and culture as museum/gallery/festival curators, researchers, policy makers, consultants or entrepreneurs. The unique learning and teaching approaches on this MA combine a sound theoretical understanding of relevant disciplines with active studio practice, as well as internships and projects with art and cultural institutions that will provide students with a deeper and first-hand understanding of the Indian cultural ecology. Rather than following a conventional Art Historical framework, the course is attentive to the requirements and possibilities of our contemporary world, which is in constant flux and needs inter-disciplinary methods, and creative thinking to address social and political issues through artistic or cultural practice. Notes on the (dis)appearance of the real' at Shrine Empire Gallery in New Delhi - OCTOBER 2010. Disciplines The disciplines that inform this MA are: Aesthetics and Critical Studies Anthropology Art History Arts Management Critical Geography Cultural Studies Curatorial Studies Digital Arts Film History Language Arts Philosophy Photography Research and Collaboration Students will have the opportunity to work with the following centers and labs at Srishti School: Art in Transit Bangalore Human Sciences Initiatives (BHSI) Center for Education, Research, Training, and Development (CERTAD) Center for Experimental Media Arts (CEMA) Center for Public History (CPH) Design+Environment+Law Laboratory (DEL Laboratory) designEARTH lab The Kabir Project Srishti Films UNESCO Chair at Srishti Writing Center We also have active research collaborations with the following: VisionMix network The Institute of Network Cultures: Video Vortex Faculty of Communications and Design, University of Bilkent, Ankara Department of Film & Visual Arts, University of Winchester The Kochi Biennele Notes on the (dis)appearance of the real' at Shrine Empire Gallery in New Delhi - OCTOBER 2010. Notes on the (dis)appearance of the real' at Shrine Empire Gallery in New Delhi - OCTOBER 2010. Course Structure Studios: provide intense learning experiences and enable discourse through making and thinking. It will be a core practice space where students will draw from their learning and critical thought from individual M.A. seminar-studios here for a more enriched understanding and experience. It is envisioned as a space for experimenting, synthesizing knowledge and practices through immersive engagement, intuition, contextual learning, design processes and creative methodologies. Seminar-Studios - To fully explore different learning potentials offered by the humanities and design, this school offers Seminar-Studio as a core learning and investigating space, where text-based scholarship and research practices will be mobilized and reoriented toward an active and experiential engagement with contemporary concerns. Workshops provide a platform for debate and emergence, through a dialogue between material making and critical thinking. This 2-week engagement in each semester allows students to formulate independent responses to ideas and processes, material and immaterial. Summer Practice (Practice), with an organization, a center or a lab at Srishti or a self-initiated project, is an integral part of learning, and demonstrating students' abilities to integrate and synthesize in a field, context or environment. Students will engage in a practice during the summer after their first year of the M.A. that will lead to developing their focus area for capstone or dissertation. 'Interlude' (Practice) - This is a space in which the student will pursue a practical engagement related to their field of study that is creative, reflective and extensive. Students will work collaboratively to conceptualize an experiment, symposium or exhibition, and public engagement or demonstration. The work done in the studios may be extended into this mode or may intersect with Interim Semester (odd semsters only) Seminar is a space for investigating a particular idea, topic, praxis, etc. by discussion and /or dialogue, and may also involve crits, pin-ups, presentations, etc. of either works-in-progress or completed works for feedback. Dissertation or Capstone Project in the final semester is the synthesis and demonstration of capabilities to see the world in new ways, and study human cultures through its creative practices. Notes on the (dis)appearance of the real' at Shrine Empire Gallery in New Delhi - OCTOBER 2010. Learning Approach The units will be taught as core Seminar-Studio and Workshop courses, which draw from the expertise of the faculty teaching in this School and take a practice-based approach. There will also be studio classes that emphasize experiential knowledge and design processes. Studio units along with Practice & Interlude spaces are meant for students to explore and find a research context of a particular interest – a practice or process, an image or scene, a landscape or an artifact. The final project in the second year may be a capstone project or a dissertation. Capability sets Ability to understand and apply research methods from Art History, Film & Video Studies, Cultural Studies, Oral History, Anthropology & Critical Geography. Ability to critically read, think and write about artistic practices with an informed viewpoint. Ability to investigate the politics of representation, curation, and cultural production. Acquire historical and theoretical understanding of art and culture in it’s varied forms. Ability to integrate theory and practice in meaningful ways Acquire an understanding of the Indian arts and culture ecology by working with art events & film festivals, museums, galleries and other cultural institutes Ability to understand the audiences of art and programming requirements to develop these communities Ability to devise new modes of ‘knowledge production’ through artistic and curatorial practice Opportunities Art/Film Curation Art/Film Criticism & Writing Research and advanced study Arts Management Programmers at Museums, Festivals and Galleries Program Officers for Funding Agencies, CSR Trusts and government agencies overseeing arts and culture grants Enquiries For further information, kindly email Rashmi Sawhney at rashmi.sawhney@srishti.ac.in [-]

MA in Museum and Gallery Practice

UCL Qatar
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 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 AVAILABILITY 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 programme introduces the theories and practices of museology, emphasising their significance and relevance in the Gulf region and beyond. Key areas of musuem 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. Students also have the option to undertake a placement at a museum, gallery or cultural heritage organisation in Qatar, the region or internationally. Where they will gain a unique insight into the developing local and international museum sector. COURSE STRUCTURE This MA has a total value of 180 credits. Students take five compulsory modules (total 90 credits), two optional modules (total 30 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits). Compulsory Modules Exhibition Project Principles of Museum and Gallery Practice Museums Policies and Practices Interdisciplinary Methods for Heritage Research Dissertation Optional Modules Subject to availability and demand, options may include: Materials vs Culture The Digital Museum Debates in Contemporary Art Curation Collections Care and Management Preventative Conservation Community Archaeology Museum Theory and Practice: Identities, Politics and Power Placement I (one month) Placement II (two months) The Book and Society Dissertation All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 12,000 words. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS For admission to this MA, candidates must have a Bachelor's degree with Upper Second Class Honours (UK system), a GPA of 3.3 on the 4.0 scale (US system) or another qualification of an equivalent standard. Candidates whose first language is not English are normally required to sit an English language examination. The acceptable qualifications for admission to this programme include IELTS (7.0 overall). There are no subject pre-requisites for entry, however candidates are expected to demonstrate strong motivation for the subject to which they have applied, via the personal statement section of the application form. Candidates should have a passion and curiosity for museums or galleries and for cultural heritage in general. They should also be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of what the course entails. Relevant work experience, for example in a museum or the cultural heritage sector, will also be considered. FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME STUDY This MA can be studied as a full-time one year programme, or part-time over the course of two years. The part-time option is particularly suited to existing professionals who intend to maintain employment whilst pursuing further studies. Part-time candidates take three compulsory modules and one optional module in Year One, and three compulsory modules and one optional module in Year Two. The dissertation is submitted at the end of Year Two. WHY CHOOSE UCL QATAR? Museums are booming in Qatar and the region, and this programme provides unmatched opportunities to network with leading local museums and heritage professionals. UCL Qatar is based at Education City, Doha, alongside a number of the world's most prestigious institutions. International students benefit from the unique cultural experience of studying in Qatar, where the diverse range of cultural and professional backgrounds ensures that unique perspectives are brought to classroom discussions. The programme suits students with a genuine interest and curiosity about museums and heritage in the Arab and Islamic world. SCHOLARSHIPS A range of full scholarships are available for successful candidates. All offer holders are eligible to apply for funding and will be sent a scholarship application form and further instructions during the admissions process. APPLY ONLINE Applications can be submitted online here http://www.ucl.ac.uk/qatar/study/degree-programmes/apply-now [-]

Master of Arts

University of Geneva
Campus Full time February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master of Arts allows students to further explore two disciplines studied at the Bachelor level. Students may choose elective modules consisting of a number of courses and seminars. They must also write a dissertation related to their primary area of study and take required course modules. [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Arts Studies. Master of Arts The Master of Arts allows students to further explore two disciplines studied at the Bachelor level. Students may choose elective modules consisting of a number of courses and seminars. They must also write a dissertation related to their primary area of study and take required course modules. Apart from the 29 disciplines offered by the Faculty of Humanities at the Master’s level, students may also apply for: A Master at the Global Studies Institute: Master in European Studies Master Russia-East Central Europe Master in Middle Eastern Studies Master in African Studies Master in Global Health www.unige.ch/gsi/fr/masters An interdisciplinary Master in social sciences at the Faculty of social sciences www.unige.ch/sciences-societe/formations/masters A Master in information science at the Haute école de gestion www.hesge.ch/heg/master_id Admission based on application. Language of teaching French. Except for disciplines involving modern languages (Spanish, Italian, English and German), where courses are offered in the relevant language. Curriculum Chosen discipline (36Credits) : 3 teaching modules 2 elective modules (36Credits) Dissertation (36Credits) Mobility Master’s students are encouraged to go on exchange, if possible for a single semester, given the duration of the programme. Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty. Under regulations, students may earn no more than 24 credits (or 2 out of 5 modules in the Master of Arts) while on exchange. The dissertation cannot be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities Unlike other fields of study, Arts degrees are not geared toward a specific career and graduates generally need to gain additional experience on the job. Job opportunities may be found in the following areas: teaching, journalism, radio, television, publishing, libraries, documentation centres, archives, bookshops, museums, heritage protection organisations, international organisations, diplomacy, private companies, banks, administration, staff management, tourism, public relations, cultural activities, art dealerships, galleries, and literary, linguistic or philosophical research and writing, etc. Admission Criteria A Bachelor of Arts with at least 60 credits in the given discipline, or an equivalent degree. Additional courses may be required depending on prior studies. Applications Deadline for the Autumn Semester: 30 April 2017 (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) Deadline for the Spring Semester: 30 November 2017 (30 September 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]