MA Degree in Arts Studies

Best 134 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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Master of Arts - Master of Fine Art

Avans University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Breda

The Master of Fine Art is committed to empowering artists. Through a deepening of their artistic practice and the exploration of self-organisation and alternative models, students gain agency in the context of contemporary art and today’s society. [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Arts Studies. The Master of Fine Art is a two-year, full-time programme. It offers ambitious artists the opportunity to deepen their practice and position themselves firmly within the historical and contemporary discourse. Artistic agency The artist’s role in society is changing. At AKV|St.Joost, you will learn not only how to respond to the current challenges and opportunities, but also how to shape this new reality. The programme is deeply involved with new models of self-organization, alternative networks and artist-initiated activities. All tutors have practices engaged with these modes of working, and together with them you will explore your own position within the contemporary landscape. The curriculum At the heart of the programme is the student’s independent research and studio practice, which are strongly integrated. You will continually connect your developing critical vocabulary to others inside and outside the academy. This occurs in the form of self-organized symposia, wherein students invite artists, curators and critics to reflect with them on the themes relevant to their work. What to expect One day per week is dedicated to presentations of work in progress and individual and group feedback. Approximately two days per week are dedicated to theoretical and academic studies. An equal amount of time (2-3 days per week) is required for self-study. Where you will study The Master of Fine Art is housed in the former Remington factory in ’s-Hertogenbosch. Critiques and weekly studio visits take place in an open and spacious shared studio, as well as... [-]

MA Archaeology

Leiden University
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Leiden The Hague Den Haag + 2 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. [-]

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... [+]

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... [-]

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. [+]

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 Contemporary Art, Visual Anthropology, and... [-]

MA in Audio Production

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  United Kingdom London

This well-established Masters is the world-leading course in audio production, highly regarded both nationally and internationally. It is accredited by the leading industry bodies, including APRS, and is the JAMES National Regional Centre – London, an Apple-accredited training centre and a Skillset Media Academy. The course is designed to meet and exceed professional standards, and will enable you to reach the highest level in the creative use of audio, and explore how creative ideas and new technologies can be combined, enhanced and redefined. [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Arts Studies. This well-established Masters is the world-leading course in audio production, highly regarded both nationally and internationally. It is accredited by the leading industry bodies, including APRS, and is the JAMES National Regional Centre – London, an Apple-accredited training centre and a Skillset Media Academy. The course is designed to meet and exceed professional standards, and will enable you to reach the highest level in the creative use of audio, and explore how creative ideas and new technologies can be combined, enhanced and redefined. As the major media education site in Europe, the University's Harrow Campus includes 14 professional recording studios (three surround studios), a new teaching recording studio, Music Lab and an array of TV, post-production, radio, film and multimedia facilities built and equipped to the highest standards. Course content This innovative course develops your creative abilities in audio across music production, sound design, radio, TV, film and multimedia, all supported by a robust understanding of the technologies involved. You will be able to explore and expand as a creative artist while achieving control and experience of a professional audio environment. Modules The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. Applied Innovation and Interactive Design This module will introduce you to associated programming packages for multimedia applications. You will explore the innovative interface design techniques, and work on developing sound design for interactive media, including small apps and computer games. Audio Visual Production and Cultural Theory Focusing on... [-]

MA Conservation

City & Guilds of London Art School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

After many successful years running a Postgraduate Diploma in Conservation, the City & Guilds of London Art School is proud to announce our new MA Conservation that will run alongside our existing BA (Hons) Conservation Studies course from Autumn 2017. All of our Conservation courses will then be validated by our long-standing partner Birmingham City University. [+]

After many successful years running a Postgraduate Diploma in Conservation, the City & Guilds of London Art School is proud to announce our new MA Conservation that will run alongside our existing BA (Hons) Conservation Studies course from Autumn 2017. All of our Conservation courses will then be validated by our long-standing partner Birmingham City University. The course will run from Autumn 2017 focusing on practical conservation and research that particularly explores conservation of 3 dimensional cultural objects in wood, stone and related materials including decorative surfaces. Closely related to the BA, this course tackles more complex projects and higher level research. Content and Structure As with our BA (Hons) Conservation Studies course, the MA focuses on the conservation of three dimensional objects made of stone and wood and related materials such as ceramics and plaster, along with decorative surfaces. The MA involves high level conservation projects, advanced conservation science, research, ethics and professional practice. The course culminates in the completion of an ambitious practical conservation project accompanied by an extended research and treatment report. Entry Requirements Applicants for MA Conservation are normally expected to have achieved, or be expected to achieve a BA (Hons) Degree in Conservation or a related subject Applicants who can demonstrate equivalent prior professional experience will also be considered. Applicants who do not speak English as a first language will be required to provide evidence of achieving the equivalent of the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) score of 6.5 or above, with a minimum... [-]

MA in Arts and Culture

Radboud University
Campus Full time February 2018 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. [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Arts Studies. 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... [-]

M.A. Communication Design

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


Master of Arts in Arts Management

The American University of Rome
Campus Full time 15  September 2017 Italy Rome

As public sector funding for the arts has become restricted, there is an increasing need for well qualified arts administrators, who are able to work at the interface between artistic creativity and sound business practice. The growth of the arts and the creative industries has created a need for well qualified arts administrators. This MA has the potential to shape a new breed of professionals in the arts management field by offering Liberal Arts, Humanities, Fine Arts, Film, Media and Communication graduates the opportunity to acquire the appropriate management and business skills, thus enabling them to capitalize upon their previous grounding within the arts. [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Arts Studies. As public sector funding for the arts has become restricted, there is an increasing need for well qualified arts administrators, who are able to work at the interface between artistic creativity and sound business practice. The growth of the arts and the creative industries has created a need for well qualified arts administrators. This MA has the potential to shape a new breed of professionals in the arts management field by offering Liberal Arts, Humanities, Fine Arts, Film, Media and Communication graduates the opportunity to acquire the appropriate management and business skills, thus enabling them to capitalize upon their previous grounding within the arts. Thanks to AUR’s connections and collaborations with numerous artistic and cultural institutions both in Rome and in Italy, this MA also offers the opportunity to gain invaluable professional experience. Rome and Italy are especially attractive for the study of arts, in general, and arts management in particular, given enormous recourses that are available to scholars, art world professionals and students. Italy has a long and rich tradition of collecting, sponsoring and exhibiting visual arts. A special advantage available to students of Arts Management in Italy is a possibility to study some of the world’s oldest private collections and a specific system of patronage in the arts. Students will have an opportunity to conduct their research and internship in Roman and Italian arts institutions, some of which exist for centuries and manage the world’s most prestigious collections. This creates a... [-]

MA in 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 of the visual arts, and other forms of visual production, in contemporary society and culture. [+]

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. Modules The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. 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 is designed to support and develop your independent research skills. Visual Culture:... [-]

MA in Graphic Design

Suffolk University
Campus Full time 1 - 4  September 2017 USA Boston

The Suffolk Master of Arts in Graphic Design is a practice-oriented program that is customizable so you graduate with real-world studio work in your portfolio. As the field of design expands, Suffolk is focused on exposing students to sophisticated design, communication skills, and new technologies. [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Arts Studies. The Suffolk Master of Arts in Graphic Design is a practice-oriented program that is customizable so you graduate with real-world studio work in your portfolio. As the field of design expands, Suffolk is focused on exposing students to sophisticated design, communication skills, and new technologies. [-]

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... [-]

Master in Arts Education

Academy of Art University
Campus or Online Full time 2 - 3  September 2017 USA San Francisco

Prepares students to become successful Art teachers in a K-12 classroom in the United States. [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Arts Studies. Prepares students to become successful Art teachers in a K-12 classroom in the United States Program meets requirements of both National and California Art Education Standards One semester Student Teaching mentored by a master teacher in a Bay Area Public School After completion of all coursework and student teaching requirements and passing all four California Teacher Performance Assessments tests (CALTPAs); students are recommended for a California K-12 Art teaching credential Capstone project – Advocate! Students create a dynamic arts advocacy presentation to educate the public as to the importance of Arts Education for the 21st century creative economy. MAT Art Education Track I* Unit Requirements (available only to AAU-BFA Art Education students) Major 21 units Studio Art Core 3 units Directed Study 6 units TOTAL 30 units *Please check Entry Requirements for Details MAT Art Education Track I Degree Requirements Successful completion of Final Thesis Project Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA Minimum grade of C in all required 30 units MAT Art Education Track II Unit Requirements Major 33 units Studio Art Core 3 units Directed Study 6 units TOTAL 42 units *Per director approval MAT Art Education Track II Degree Requirements Successful completion of Final Thesis Project Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA Minimum grade of C in all required 42 units Master of Arts in Teaching Learning Outcomes Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria: Teaching Skills Make subject matter comprehensible to students Gauge student learning using a variety of assessment strategies... [-]

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. [+]

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... [-]

Master of Arts in Archaeology: Archaeology of North Western Europe

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12  September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s programme Archaeology of Northwestern Europe covers the period from the Late Iron Age to the Early Modern period. The two specialisations in this programme are: - Late Iron Age and Roman Archaeology of Northwestern Europe. - Medieval and Early Modern Archaeology. [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Arts Studies. Education and research interlinked The Master’s programme Archaeology of Northwestern Europe covers the period from the Late Iron Age to the Early Modern period. The two specialisations in this programme are: - Late Iron Age and Roman Archaeology of Northwestern Europe. - Medieval and Early Modern Archaeology. Both specialisations closely interlink with current research in the Netherlands in general and the city of Amsterdam in particular. ACASA: Archaeology in Amsterdam As of September 2012, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and VU University Amsterdam (VU) will offer a joint Master’s in Archaeology via the Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology (ACASA). This pooling of resources means you will have the choice between various course packages, as well as the opportunity to specifically prepare yourself for a professional career, be it in commercial archaeology, archaeology policy or academic research. You will attend lectures at both the UvA and the VU. A lecturer speaks: Prof. Jerzy Gawronski, head of the archeology division of the Monuments and Archaeology Bureau of the city of Amsterdam, and Professor of Archaeology at ACASA: ‘The construction of the North/South metro line enables archaeologists to acquire new knowledge about the history of Amsterdam. The depth to which is dug, and the spot where the Amstel river once ran, make the excavations unique. Archaeologists excavate thousands of historical objects from the building site on a daily basis.’ Degree certificate Archaeology of Northwestern Europe is an accredited degree programme of Archaeology. After successful... [-]