Master of Arts (MA) in Arts

Best 77 MA Degrees in Arts 2018

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A master's degree is an academic degree granted to individuals who have undergone study demonstrating a mastery or high-order overview of a specific field of study or area of professional practice.

Arts studies incorporate the history, culture, and practice of a variety of different art forms. Examples of topic areas include sculpture, film, painting, musical instruments, theater, and photography. Programs often combine classroom learning with hands-on work.

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Master in Art History of the Low Countries

Utrecht University
Campus Full time September 2018 Netherlands Utrecht

Our two-year Research Master's programme focuses on the art and architecture of the Low Countries (present-day Netherlands and Belgium), and spans the period from the late Middle Ages to the present day. [+]

Immerse Yourself in the Art and Architecture of the Low Countries

Our two-year Research Master's programme focuses on the art and architecture of the Low Countries (present-day Netherlands and Belgium), and spans the period from the late Middle Ages to the present day. You will study Netherlandish art and architecture, taking into account their international context. We invite you to critically reflect on the production of art and architecture, and the role of patronage; investigate the reasons why so many artist went abroad, and how they became agents in the international diffusion of art theory, style, and repertoire. You will also have the opportunity to study other specific subjects that align with your own personal interests. Our close ties with major art museums and other cultural organisations both in the Netherlands and abroad mean that the academic and practical work are closely linked.... [-]


MA in Heritage Management

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 United Kingdom Bath + 1 more

We’ll challenge you to think about what heritage means, help you to set heritage management in its social, political and economic context, and give you the chance to apply your understanding through a range of research and practice-based projects with our regional, national and international partners. [+]

Combine placements and projects with robust conceptual thinking through this dynamic MA course.

Developed and taught by leading heritage practitioners.

A chance to build expertise in areas that most interest you.

Opportunities to work in partnership with major heritage organisations, specialists and researchers.

The physical remains of our past – buildings, landscapes, city streets, archives, artefacts and archaeological sites – and the intangible associations of tradition, language and memory continue to shape our lives. However, the ways we understand and manage ‘heritage’ are changing rapidly.

We’ll challenge you to think about what heritage means, help you to set heritage management in its social, political and economic context, and give you the chance to apply your understanding through a range of research and practice-based projects with our regional, national and international partners.... [-]


Master of Arts - Art Direction

Sup de Pub
Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom London USA Chicago France Paris + 3 more

The goal of this English language Master is to help students perfect their knowledge and skills in the various creative areas of Art Direction. This programme takes place in London and Chicago which for many years has been two of the world’s most an emblematic cities for advertising creativity. [+]

Master of Arts - Art Direction

The goal of this English language Master is to help students perfect their knowledge and skills in the various creative areas of Art Direction. This programme takes place in London and Chicago which for many years has been two of the world’s most an emblematic cities for advertising creativity.

Those students wishing to complete the SP4/SP5 programme return to Paris after their foreign experience.

WHO CAN APPLY?

Enrolment for Master 1 programme is only possible if the student has passed Sup de Pub Bachelor programme.

DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WITH YOUR APPLICATION FORM

Once the application completed, you'll be asked to join the following documents with your application form:... [-]


Master of Arts on Arts and Spectacle History and Criticism

University of Parma
Campus Full time October 2018 Italy Parma

Master's Degree in History and criticism of the arts and entertainment industry is founded on a tradition of studies and research established based on the overcoming of hierarchies and disciplinary divisions and on the analysis of forms of expression in a historical perspective. [+]

Official Program Description

COURSE WITHOUT ADMISSION TEST

5 places available for non-EU citizens, including 2 places reserved for Chinese citizens

The II level Master’s Degree in History of Art and Entertainment Industry History and Art Criticism is founded on a tradition of studies and research established on the overcoming of hierarchies and disciplinary divisions and on the analysis of forms of expression in a historical perspective.

The objectives of the course are:

to acquire knowledge of the methodologies of research and acquisition of the tools of research in the history of the arts (visual and performing); to acquire a specialist level of knowledge of the history of art from the Middle Ages to the contemporary and of the historic theatre, performing arts and cinema; to acquire an awareness of the critical historical debate, in the fields of art, film, performing arts and theatre history and the acquisition of deep critical skills; to acquire the comprehension of the dynamics relating to the organization and management of the arts; to acquire theoretical and applied knowledge of the problems of conservation, management, promotion and enhancement of cultural heritage. ... [-]

Master in Art History

Academy of Art University
Campus or Online Full time 2 - 3  September 2018 USA San Francisco

The Art History MA degree is designed to give students an advanced understanding of western art history. The program offers specializations in ancient art, medieval art, renaissance art, baroque art, 18th and 19th-century art, and pre-war modern art. [+]

The Art History MA degree is designed to give students an advanced understanding of western art history. The program offers specializations in ancient art, medieval art, renaissance art, baroque art, 18th and 19th-century art, and pre-war modern art.

The art history curriculum is paired with six credits of fine art studio classes, which allow our students to become familiar with traditional methods of fine art production including painting, printmaking, and sculpture. This marriage of art history and fine art studies offers a perspective through which art and its historical trajectory can be uniquely evaluated and appreciated.

MA Art History Unit Requirements Major 30 units Studio 6 units ... [-]

MA in Arts and Culture: Art History

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12  February 2018 Netherlands Groningen Leeuwarden + 1 more

Do you want to be well prepared for a career in the world of the Visual Arts? The Master Program in Art History offers all the knowledge and expertise that you need. [+]

Do you want to be well prepared for a career in the world of the Visual Arts? The Master Program in Art History offers all the knowledge and expertise that you need.

The one-year Master Program in Art History offers courses in Western art from the late Middle Ages to the present. The program is committed to historical as well as theoretical depth. Students are also trained with an eye to their post-graduate career prospects. We offer internships in major museums throughout the Netherlands and abroad, as well as an excursion to a major European metropolis.

Programme: 1 year

The first semester consists of one required course, Art History Now, and two courses that complement the student's specialization.... [-]


MA in Art & Politics

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Working from a strong theoretical basis, this programme will help you to understand a range of empirical, aesthetic and conceptual issues which traverse and exceed both 'art' and 'international' politics. [+]

Working from a strong theoretical basis, this programme will help you to understand a range of empirical, aesthetic and conceptual issues which traverse and exceed both 'art' and 'international' politics.

We will explore practices and issues related to public space, democracy, equality, participation, justice and effect. By shuttling across art and politics, rather than seeking to produce a synthesis between the two, we probe a range of practices and strategies which, in the encounter between art and politics, play out in numerous forms and very different kinds of social spaces.

You will work alongside a mixed constituency of students from Art, Politics, International Studies, Philosophy, Cultural Studies as well as numerous other disciplines, which means we can take up the challenge to develop frameworks and spaces that are mixed and mobile, and which can operate in trans-disciplinary settings. In such a mixed context, questions about ‘autonomy’ and the political character of art take on renewed vigour and urgency.... [-]


Master of Arts in Arts Management

The American University of Rome
Campus Full time 15  September 2018 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. [+]

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.... [-]


M.A. in Art & Museum Studies

Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 12  August 2018 USA Washington DC

Georgetown University’s M.A. degree program in Art and Museum Studies brings the academic study of art museums together with museum practice and emphasizes the international contexts of museums in the modern world. Through courses, individual research, and internships, students work closely with Georgetown art history faculty, curators, and other museum professionals in Washington DC, and with faculty specialists at Sotheby's Institute of Art in London or New York. [+]

Georgetown University’s M.A. degree program in Art and Museum Studies brings the academic study of art museums together with museum practice and emphasizes the international contexts of museums in the modern world. Through courses, individual research, and internships, students work closely with Georgetown art history faculty, curators, and other museum professionals in Washington DC, and with faculty specialists at Sotheby's Institute of Art in London or New York.

The twelve-month course of study combines courses in museology and art history with internships at some of Washington’s premier art institutions. We examine the changing relationships between the academic study of art and new configurations of museum display and interpretation. Such topics as the roles of museums in modern cultures, museum education programs and audiences, new technologies, collection management, curatorial work and the ethics of acquisition and display are discussed in classes and individual research projects. Our students take part in critical debates about art exhibition and interpretation.... [-]


MA Arts and Culture

Leiden University
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 18  February 2018 Netherlands Leiden The Hague + 2 more

The MA in Arts and Culture in Leiden is unique in the Netherlands for the interdisciplinary range of subjects offered and for the diversity of the optional tracks available. [+]

The master in Arts and Culture at Leiden University is your chance to acquire a world-class, customised qualification within the field of Arts and Culture.

Customised education

A unique programme in terms of its diverse and interdisciplinary range of subjects, the masterin Arts and Culture offers you the choice of three specialisations. Each explores different themes from a comparative and global perspective. A broad range of electives allows you to further customise your degree. We encourage every student to pursue the academic areas they are passionate about.

Learn from the leading minds in the field

At Leiden University, you are joining one of the world's leading universities. In the MA in Arts and Culture, you learn from internationally-respected researchers at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) as well as eminent scholars and practitioners from our network of academic and cultural institutions. You will benefit from this network both in what you learn, and in how, with opportunities for internships, exchange programmes and a line-up of regular visiting speakers.... [-]


MA in Arts and Culture

Radboud University
Campus Full time September 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. [+]

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:... [-]


MA in Art and Visual Culture

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 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, artworks and institutional archives, to be able to operate within different artistic and conceptual frameworks.... [-]


MA in Graphic Design and Art Direction

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

This course is concerned with the advanced exploration and application of principles of graphic design within the contexts of research and professional development. Engagement with digital and making technologies is central to discovering and harnessing new thinking in design. [+]

This course is concerned with the advanced exploration and application of principles of graphic design within the contexts of research and professional development. Engagement with digital and making technologies is central to discovering and harnessing new thinking in design.

This course is of particular relevance to those interested in effective visual communication and developing innovative concepts and approaches in publication design, illustration, motion graphics, corporate identity, photography, design for digital media and graphic design for advertising.

Features and benefits of the course

Design NetworkBased in the heart of the School of Art, MA/MFA Design: Graphic Design and Art Direction is part of an innovative design network — a community of staff and students exploring design ideas in a discursive, cross-disciplinary studio environment. Critically informed practical designers, the group works experimentally, inspired by new insights and possibilities. While studying towards a particular qualification at MA/MFA level, students experience their subject in the broader context of contemporary design practice.... [-]


MA in Art History

Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Medford

The master’s program in Art History is designed to provide a broad historical and theoretical understanding of the visual arts, in addition to developing critical thinking and methodological skills. Students engage these issues through course work, seminars independent research, and teaching experience. [+]

The master’s program in Art History is designed to provide a broad historical and theoretical understanding of the visual arts, in addition to developing critical thinking and methodological skills. Students engage these issues through course work, seminars independent research, and teaching experience. Students complete their degree either by writing a thesis or by submitting two qualifying papers; either option involves an independent research topic designed by the student in consultation with a faculty advisor. M.A. students from our program are successful in applying to and completing Ph.D. programs.

Why pursue a Master's in Art History?

While the prospect of two more years of school may be daunting, you should think of an M.A. as a worthwhile investment in a rewarding lifetime career. Jobs in the art world may not be as well remunerated as other professions, but they offer very high job satisfaction. Art itself is life-enhancing and the art world attracts creative and interesting people. Besides, we live in a "credentialed" society. To become a doctor or lawyer you need to go to medical or law school. An MBA will boost opportunities in the business world. A master's degree is becoming increasingly advantageous, if not essential, for art world professionals.... [-]


MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise

University of the Arts London
Campus Part time 2 - 5  August 2018 United Kingdom London

MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise acknowledges the need for multi-skilled individuals who can both generate the ideas for original arts and cultural events, and provide leadership for the teams that realise them. The course enables responses to new forms of creative practice, and changing global conditions. [+]

MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise acknowledges the need for multi-skilled individuals who can both generate the ideas for original arts and cultural events, and provide leadership for the teams that realise them. The course is aimed at graduates with some work experience who wish to challenge themselves by developing innovative approaches to arts management and cultural production.

Two study routes are available, a two year part-time option, and a Flexible Learning option which is a unit-by-unit approach that allows candidates up to five years to complete. Both routes are low-residency and combine online learning and intensive face-to-face sessions.

Reasons to Apply Employability and enterprise are embedded in the course. You'll learn how to manage creativity, but also how to bring creativity to management. Alongside critical and creative thinking, you'll acquire business skills which are highly attractive to potential employers. You don't need to live in London, or give up work or care duties to enrol on the course. MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise is a low-residency degree which you can take part-time over two-years, or in a flexible mode with registration up to five years. The course involves several face-to-face intensive weekends in London, and self-initiated online learning. The course is not bound by the walls of a classroom. During intensive learning weekends in London, we will draw upon our location in the heart of the city to attend arts and cultural events, and meet professionals working in the arts. Equally, you are encouraged to apply your learning to your... [-]