MA Program in Visual Arts

Top 189 Master of Art Programs in Visual Arts 2017

Visual Arts

An MA is a master’s degree awarded to students that have completed a program studying humanities or fine arts subjects such as history, communications, philosophy, theology or English. A Master of Arts degree typically requires coursework, research and written examinations.

Master of Arts Program in Visual Arts

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Master of Fine Arts in Visual Communication Design

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus September 2017 USA Rochester

Graphic design is a professional major that addresses a range of advanced visual communication problems, with an emphasis on meaning, form, and function. [+]

MFA in Graphic Design

 

Graphic design is a professional major that addresses a range of advanced visual communication problems, with an emphasis on meaning, form, and function. In a professional studio setting, students work with faculty on the understanding and implementation of theories, principles, and methods related to concept development, design process, context, history and criticism, research, evaluation, visual aesthetics, typography, systems thinking, information design, inter - and cross-disciplinary collaboration, as well as social and ethical responsibility. Course assignments and thesis projects incorporate both theory and application in the solution of hypothetical and actual graphic design problems. Courses within this major evidence a balanced approach toward the integration of digital media and traditional processes. Final design outcomes focus on small- and large-scale, two- dimensional or three-dimensional printed artifacts and environmental graphic design solutions, with opportunities to develop relevant for time-based and/or interactive digital applications as well. Special lectures, guest speakers, exhibitions, and workshops complement studio and seminar goals. Students have ongoing access to RIT resources such as the Graphic Design Archive and the Cary Graphic Arts Collection, the Artists’ Books Collection, and the collections of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies.... [-]


Master of Arts in Painting

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

MFA Painting has a two-year curriculum. The first year you will focus on exploring your possibilities in your chosen field. You will carry out your own research and studio work in our Hybrid Arts Lab. [+]

Fine Arts – Painting: www.hanzegroningen.eu/mp Do you want to grow as an artist of fine arts? Would you like to expand your skills and extend your knowledge and insight into the art of painting? Do you want to know how to grow as an artist of an art that has been reinvented all over the world? Today it is important for artists to conduct experiments, to understand how perception psychology, cognition and imagination work. To learn how to convert ideas into images and to get your message across to the public. Oder our brochure here​. That is why you will spend a lot of time during this programme on viewpoints of past, present and future and on the relations between perception and cognition, image and language, stable and unstable media, old and new technology, art and science. You will also learn about local and global forms of society. Together with the other students you will explore charted and uncharted territories, sharing views and ideas and learning from each other. You will find yourself in the company of students who come from different countries and cultures and various backgrounds. What you all share is a fascination for painting. You wish to bring your artistic work to a higher level. Together you will develop a critical view of the world and of your influence as an artist. This will help you to foster your artistic vision as well as your understanding of the impact of your work on society. You will grow... [-]

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. [+]

Master of Art Degrees in Visual Arts. 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,... [-]

Master of Arts in Transdisciplinary New Media

Paris College Of Art
Campus Full time September 2017 France Paris

Designed for those who are interested in exploring the wide-ranging creative field of New Media that goes beyond traditionally defined art and design disciplines, this program employs methods of transdisciplinary practice through collaborative teamwork. Through a shared creative process, students will re-frame their current understanding of different tools, technologies, theories and methods, developing hybrid systems and solutions that go beyond any one discipline. [+]

Designed for those who are interested in exploring the wide-ranging creative field of New Media that goes beyond traditionally defined art and design disciplines, this program employs methods of transdisciplinary practice through collaborative teamwork. Through a shared creative process, students will re-frame their current understanding of different tools, technologies, theories and methods, developing hybrid systems and solutions that go beyond any one discipline. At PCA, students can complete either a Masters of Art (MA) or a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) in Transdisciplinary New Media. The first two semesters (fall and spring) of these programs follow a common curriculum. Then, students either go on to complete a full-time summer term to receive the MA degree or continue for two semesters of study in the following academic year (fall and spring) to receive the MFA. Graduates of both the MA and MFA will go on to apply their skills to collaborative projects in domains as varied as online and traditional publishing, video games, art installations, exhibitions, live performances, web design, interaction/interface design, software development, service design, etc. As well, the MFA, which is considered a terminal degree in this field, will open the doors to teaching opportunities in higher education for our graduates. The program is open to any applicant who has successfully completed an undergraduate degree (BFA, BA, BSc, BID, BArch, etc.). To encourage this transdisciplinary approach, candidates from varied backgrounds-including art, design, programming, business, literature, philosophy, science, music and theory-are actively encouraged to apply. Because we want to encourage... [-]

MA in Imaging Art and Science

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

The MA/MSc in Imaging Art and Science is a unique programme in Imaging, designed to equip students with advanced skills in areas relating to image conception, formation, capture, analysis, evaluation and visualisation from the perspectives of art, science and technology. MA students obtain their degree from Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design [+]

Master of Art Degrees in Visual Arts. The MA/MSc in Imaging Art and Science is a unique programme in Imaging, designed to equip students with advanced skills in areas relating to image conception, formation, capture, analysis, evaluation and visualisation from the perspectives of art, science and technology. The University of Westminster was the first institution in the UK to provide academic degrees in Photography, Imaging Science and Technology and has produced world leaders in the fields of Image Science, Imaging Technologies, Photographic Arts and Photographic Theory. The MA/MSc in Imaging Art and Science is a cross-disciplinary programme built on our experience and proficiency in these fields, run in collaboration by Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design (MA) and the Faculty of Science and Technology (MSc). It provides cutting edge education, supported by external links to creative and scientific industries. MA and MSc pathways Students enroll for an MA or an MSc degree, but can potentially change pathway. The MA and MSc pathways share some common syllabus, whilst the majority of the content is distinctive to each degree, to allow for discipline specialisation to be developed within an multidisciplinary environment. Relevant areas include digital image representation and visualisation, digital imaging systems and their performance evaluation, cultural, theoretical, and historical aspects of the production and consumption of images, colour vision, measurement and management, image quality, content and aesthetics and programming for imaging. The course encourages understanding of interdisciplinary issues relating to imaging, by providing space for art/science collaborative projects and hybrid... [-]

M.A. in Screen Studies

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

The Screen Studies program at Srishti provides a theoretical, and art and design framework within which students can develop a set of critical making and thinking skills in the context of the current digital revolution and the multiple screens – mobile, web, tablet and so forth – that we wear, carry with us, encounter in public spaces and install in our homes and work places. [+]

M.A. in Screen Studies The screen is the key interface through which we negotiate our world. Digital tools, platforms, and information together with the algorithms that make up the DNA of today’s screens are as significant a game changer as were the inventions of the printing press and photography to the 15th and 19th centuries. The Masters in Screen Studies enables students to develop a critical perspective on contemporary screen culture and to explore daily engagements with screen media through Srishti’s distinctive approach to practice based learning. In the contemporary moment, a time of rapid transformation in art, society and technology, artists, media practitioners, designers and critical thinkers are grappling with digitization and convergences between traditional screen-based media – film, television, video, and photography – and the stream of social and other media forms arising out of today’s networked and screen based technologies. When screens are everywhere, how we read, interact and communicate through them is fundamental to the practice of literacy and artistic expression in the 21st century. The Screen Studies program at Srishti provides a theoretical, and art and design framework within which students can develop a set of critical making and thinking skills in the context of the current digital revolution and the multiple screens – mobile, web, tablet and so forth – that we wear, carry with us, encounter in public spaces and install in our homes and work places. Disciplines Aesthetics and Critical Studies Cultural Studies Curatorial Studies Digital Arts Game Art, Design and Development... [-]

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. [+]

Master of Art Degrees in Visual Arts. 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... [-]

MFA in Documentary Film

Chapman University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Orange

What makes our program unique is a focus on feature-length documentary storytelling and on the marketing and distribution strategies that will get your work seen—because reaching people with your work is why documentaries matter. The M.F.A. in Documentary Filmmaking has been designed to jumpstart your career in feature documentary. [+]

Passion with a purpose—that’s the quality that drives documentary filmmakers. If that defines you—a desire to tell compelling stories about the world’s most difficult problems, to probe the greatest thinkers and trends of our time, to make a difference in ways that matter—then the M.F.A. in Documentary Filmmaking program is the place where you will can develop and nurture your documentary storyteller voice. If you have the passion, we will help you identify and develop the stories you want to tell—to observe, advocate, explore or express. Whatever your interests, working in documentary film can carry you into an exciting new world of meaning and purpose. What makes our program unique is a focus on feature-length documentary storytelling and on the marketing and distribution strategies that will get your work seen—because reaching people with your work is why documentaries matter. The M.F.A. in Documentary Filmmaking has been designed to jumpstart your career in feature documentary. In Dodge College, you will get hands-on production experience, learn about the history and aesthetics of the documentary form, study documentary genres, and learn how to develop compelling, original content through a rigorous, interdisciplinary research and development process. You will see the world as you never have before as you explore the ethics and politics of representing real people on film. You will discover your own strengths and develop new ones as you learn to use the tools of producing, cinematography, editing and sound to tell your stories effectively. Degree Requirements Requirements for the degree -... [-]

M.F.A. in Cinema Arts

Brooklyn College CUNY
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Brooklyn

The master of fine arts in cinema arts is a three-year program that accepts students on a full-time basis only. [+]

Master of Art Degrees in Visual Arts. The master of fine arts in cinema arts is a three-year program that accepts students on a full-time basis only. It offers a highly specialized education in a collaborative hands-on learning environment in six filmmaking specializations: Cinematography Directing Post-production Producing Screenwriting Digital Arts (begins in fall 2016) Students are admitted to the program in one of the above specializations. Although classes are offered across the different filmmaking specializations to provide a rounded education, once accepted into a specific specialization, students are not permitted to switch. CINEMATOGRAPHY The great Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky is credited with describing cinematography as “painting with light.” Cinematography is also about capturing movement and rhythm, and composing aesthetically pleasing sequences. Developing this level of creativity requires technical knowledge and a mastery of the craft and, most importantly, the ability to translate a screenplay into visually compelling images. As a cinematography student you will learn all aspects of the art and craft of visual storytelling. The M.F.A. culminates in the collaborative production of a 15- to 20-minute narrative film over the final two semesters. DIRECTING Directing is part art and part craft but mostly imagination. It requires organizational skills, discipline, leadership and collaboration. To be an effective director, all these pieces must cohere in service of projecting a compelling story on the screen. As a directing student you will learn all aspects of filmmaking, from directing actors to directing camera, cinematography, screenwriting and post-production. But most importantly you will develop... [-]

MA Fine Art

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

The MA Fine Art course at City & Guilds of London Art School focuses on a deep exploration of your own practice and its research territories and critical frameworks. Whether you are continuing after recently graduating in Fine Art or returning to study after some years as a practising artist (or from working in another related field), our aim is to help you to move beyond your current position, to exceed your expectations. [+]

The MA Fine Art course at City & Guilds of London Art School focuses on a deep exploration of your own practice and its research territories and critical frameworks. Whether you are continuing after recently graduating in Fine Art or returning to study after some years as a practising artist (or from working in another related field), our aim is to help you to move beyond your current position, to exceed your expectations. We don’t believe in a ‘house style’; this is an Art School where your ambitions will be interrogated and supported and the end of year MA exhibition consistently demonstrates the distance our students have travelled through engagement in this intensive course. This one-year full time or two-year part time course is validated by Birmingham City University’s School of Art; regular checks by the Quality Assurance Agency and our external examiners guarantee our consistently high standards and results. Content and Structure The Course runs from September to September, twelve months for full time students and over 2 years for part time students. Full-time students are based in large well lit studio spaces in the Art School, opposite Kennington tube station, while part-time students are expected to have their own studio base with access to our workshops and other facilities. Part-time students are allocated summer studio spaces in their final year leading up to the MA shows when the final module is taken at a full-time pace. They may also be able to work in studios at the Art... [-]

Theatre

International University Alliance
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Boston

Whether you have a passion for being on stage or are more interested in working behind the scenes, the School of Theatre offers you the opportunity to realize your dreams. It’s one of only a handful of programs in the country with an affiliate professional theatre, Swine Palace, which enables you to work alongside leading professionals while earning your degree. [+]

Master of Art Degrees in Visual Arts. Theatre You thrive on creativity and expression, and believe the world is your stage. About Theatre Whether you have a passion for being on stage or are more interested in working behind the scenes, the School of Theatre offers you the opportunity to realize your dreams. It’s one of only a handful of programs in the country with an affiliate professional theatre, Swine Palace, which enables you to work alongside leading professionals while earning your degree. Film and Television The film and television concentration provides you with the essential skills and knowledge not only to create and collaborate onstage and offstage, but on and off camera as well. The program is directly tied to the growing film industry in Louisiana and its need for highly skilled artists, technicians, and administrative personnel. Possible Careers Actor Arts administrator Choreographer Designer Director Producer Stage manager Technician Program Requirements Once you're an student at our university, you'll need to meet the requirements below to continue pursuing this major. 24 hours in 1000-level courses or higher 2.0 cumulative GPA (2.5 GPA for transfer) [-]

MA Fine Art

University for the Creative Arts
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

Our postgraduate Fine Art course is designed to provide a structured context for the development of individual Masters projects. [+]

MA Fine Art Our postgraduate Fine Art course is designed to provide a structured context for the development of individual Masters projects. It does this through introducing and exploring various strategies for making art, and nurturing an understanding of the ideas that make such practices meaningful. Questioning and exploring personal strategies for making art, we offer a reflective environment in which to understand the ideas and contexts that make your practice meaningful. The cross-disciplinary structure of the course encourages connections with other modes of thinking and working. Guest lectures and professional practice seminars will help you develop your personal networks. You'll work closely with local and national galleries and public arts organisations, including Turner Contemporary, Whitstable Biennale, The London Art Fair, Strange Cargo and the Folkestone Triennial, and be actively supported to develop and show work outside the context of the University. Length of study: One year full-time or two years part-time Starts: September 2017 Campus: UCA Canterbury Course overview: With a well-established and strong history, our Master in Fine Art course is open to artists, designers, illustrators, architects and theorists (including graduates in the humanities). It's designed to foster new and innovative approaches to fine art study at an advanced level. Building upon the practical and conceptual concerns of contemporary art practice, you'll develop an advanced ability to conceptualise and research in relation to your own practice. We take great pride in ensuring that you have a fulfilling, engaging and inspirational experience. We're thrilled that this is reflected through... [-]

Master of Arts in Character Animation and Animated Filmmaking

GOBELINS - L'école de l'image
Campus Full time September 2017 France Paris

You wish to join the third year of the main Animation programme of GOBELINS : you can either choose the French Track CONCEPTEUR REALISATEUR DE FILM D’ANIMATION or the English Track CHARACTER ANIMATION AND ANIMATED FILMMAKING [+]

Master of Art Degrees in Visual Arts. You wish to join the third year of the main Animation programme of GOBELINS : you can either choose the French Track CONCEPTEUR REALISATEUR DE FILM D’ANIMATION or the English Track CHARACTER ANIMATION AND ANIMATED FILMMAKING. This cycle of two years, entirely in English, allows for integration of the GOBELINS curriculum so as to reach professional level, particularly in terms of character design and character animation, directing and storytelling. After exercises in writing, design, storyboard and sophisticated animation (mixed techniques, interacting characters), students participate in an open-themed end of studies film in conditions close to those practiced in the professional workplace. They will work in project teams and will gain an excellent level of versatility recognized by professionals, in France and internationally. SUBJECTS TAUGHT Character animation is at the heart of the programme. Advanced courses in character animation 2D and 3D. Scripting and direction methodology, dividing the film into sequences, character definition and characterization, graphic design, storyboarding. Filmmaking: 2D and/or 3D layout, character and background modeling, setup, skinning, rigging, acting, character and special effects animation, rendering, compositing. Introduction to production context and framework. Complying with specifitions, choice of production pipeline according to technical and artistic choices, assessing and monitoring production planning. Teaching is centered on teamwork. During the second year, the film teams will be a mix of the Character Animation and Animated Filmmaking programs in french and in english… Immersive experience in the industry (internship report) PROJECT : Production, in multicultural groups,... [-]

MA in Arts and Culture: Art History

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

The one-year Master Program in Art History offers courses in Western art from the late Middle Ages to the present. [+]

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 course that complement the student's specialization. In the second semester, the Early Modern and Modern and Contemporary Art students write a thesis of 15 EC and complete an internship of 10 EC. The Curatorial students write a thesis of 20 EC and follow a tutorial of 5 EC. These students conclude their studies in the third semester with an internship of 30 EC. All students go on an excursion abroad in the second semester. Programme options Modern and Contemporary Art (specialization) The Modern and Contempory Art specialization offers courses from the Enlightenment to the present. Course offerings include the study of the broad spectrum of media used during this period: photography, film, video, multi-media installations, and post-digital art, in addition to painting, sculpture, drawings, and prints. Early Modern Art (specialization) The specialization Early Modern Art focuses on art... [-]

MA in Cinema and Television

Kadir Has University
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey Istanbul

The Cinema-Television Graduate Program aims to provide students with an advanced course of study in the history, theory and criticism of motion pictures. the instruments, contexts, and settings of the cinema and TV through the interdisciplinary cooperation of cultural, sociological, psychological, historical and linguistic approaches as well as promoting the emergence of products in these areas. The program is structured as to give the students the possibility to choose from a wide range of elective courses. [+]

Master of Art Degrees in Visual Arts. The Cinema-Television Graduate Program aims to provide students with an advanced course of study in the history, theory and criticism of motion pictures. the instruments, contexts, and settings of the cinema and TV through the interdisciplinary cooperation of cultural, sociological, psychological, historical and linguistic approaches as well as promoting the emergence of products in these areas. The program is structured as to give the students the possibility to choose from a wide range of elective courses. Why KHAS Cinema-Television Graduate Program? A curriculum specially designed to train successful researchers and practitioners in the field of film-television studies and media industry. Opportunities to work with professionals. A creative and critical academic atmosphere as a result of interaction of different disciplines. Flexible institutional structure, which allows students to take on different courses from other graduate programs within the Graduate School of Social Sciences. Several scholarship opportunities. [-]