Master's in Art Studies in the USA

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The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

The Arts refers to programs that focus on intellectual type topics that are not always as straightforward as science and math. Those wishing to play a creative role in contributing to the community would be interested in the arts.

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Masters Program in Art Studies in the USA

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Master of Fine Arts in Game Design

NYU | Tisch
Campus Full time September 2019 USA New York

The NYU Game Center MFA is a 2-year Master of Fine Arts degree in Game Design. Located within NYU’s famous Tisch School of the Arts, we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with other forms of art, media, and culture. [+]

Overview

The NYU Game Center is dedicated to the exploration of games as a cultural form and game design as a creative practice. Our approach to the study of games is based on a simple idea: games matter.

We train the next generation of game designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and critics, to advance the field of games by creating a context for advanced scholarship and groundbreaking work.

The NYU Game Center MFA is an intensive creative environment. As a student, at any given moment you will be creating one or more game projects, from small prototypes to a large-scale thesis. At the same time, you will also be involved in analysis and discussion, from critiquing the work of other students to in-depth research on an original topic. And there will also be plenty of game playing too- our game library contains thousands of digital and non-digital games. Play, creation, and analysis complement and inform each other to create a unique educational experience.... [-]


MFA in Fine Arts

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Washington

The MFA program at GW comprises a two-year commitment for emerging artists who wish to expand the material and intellectual dimensions of their work. The interdisciplinary nature of the program creates an environment where cross-pollination among fields flourishes. [+]

The MFA program at GW comprises a two-year commitment for emerging artists who wish to expand the material and intellectual dimensions of their work. The interdisciplinary nature of the program creates an environment where cross-pollination among fields flourishes. Simultaneously, graduate students enter into vibrant communities of peers, faculty, and visiting artists: intensive studio visits and critiques facilitate re-imagining the boundaries of art practice. All students receive their own studio space in which to experiment and further develop their skills and body of work.

Contemporary art seminars with art history faculty and contact with visiting scholars, curators, and critics from local arts institutions broaden students’ conceptual foundations and historical and imaginative horizons. At GW, the resources of both an internationally renowned urban research institution and an international arts hub are at students’ fingertips.... [-]


M.A. in Museum Studies

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 16  August 2019 USA San Francisco

The University of San Francisco offers a unique master’s degree in museum studies where students prepare for leadership positions in artistic, cultural, and heritage organizations that operate in a constantly changing social dynamic. [+]

MA in Museum Studies

Designing spaces for community engagement and public dialogue. The University of San Francisco offers a unique master’s degree in museum studies where students prepare for leadership positions in artistic, cultural, and heritage organizations that operate in a constantly changing social dynamic.

Our sixteen-month curriculum is flexible, providing students with the comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience to assume a variety of roles within cultural, artistic, and heritage organizations.

The program prepares students for positions of leadership in artistic, cultural, educational and heritage organizations and for long-term professional growth. The curriculum consists of core seminars, hands-on practica, one-on-one advising and mentoring, electives tailored to students' interests and a full-time summer internship in an institution of the student's choice.... [-]


MFA in Fine Arts and Design

Long Island University
Campus September 2019 USA Brookville

This intensive yet flexible 60-credit program offers advanced art students the opportunity to further their creative development and pursue a graduate degree in a two- or three-year plan of study. Within the M.F.A. in Fine Arts and Design degree program, students select a concentration in painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography or computer graphics and are mentored by student-selected faculty teams. [+]

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This intensive yet flexible 60-credit program offers advanced art students the opportunity to further their creative development and pursue a graduate degree in a two- or three-year plan of study. Within the M.F.A. in Fine Arts and Design degree program, students select a concentration in painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography or computer graphics and are mentored by student-selected faculty teams.

In addition to taking courses in art history and aesthetics, students work closely with faculty to prepare a thesis project in their area of concentration. Through "Seminars in Contemporary Issues," current exhibitions, artists' writings, theory and criticism, students and faculty make full use of the University's unique position near the vast resources of New York City's museums, galleries, and alternative spaces.... [-]


Master of Fine Arts in Art Video

Syracuse University - College of Visual and Performing Arts
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Syracuse

The master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degree program in art video compresses inclusive media art design with art-making practice. This graduate program encourages exploration of the aesthetic possibilities of the subject, genre, and media technologies from personal points of view. [+]

Overview

The master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degree program in art video compresses inclusive media art design with art-making practice. This graduate program encourages exploration of the aesthetic possibilities of the subject, genre, and media technologies from personal points of view.

Students work closely with faculty in developing structure and strategies for making art in video and related media, including mediated performance art, expanded narrative, radical documentary, multichannel and site-specific installation, and moving picture and sonically rich art for digital network intervention and life.

The program is supported by digital video and audio facilities. Production is executed with DSLRs and high-end digital camcorders and necessary peripherals (tripods, mics, lights, etc.). Dedicated lighting and green screen studios are available for production. Post-production is done on state-of-the-art, digital non-linear systems, including a discrete multi-track digital audio studio. HD projectors and flat screens are provided for installations and exhibitions. Analog, linear systems are available for archival research and conservation. We have a comprehensive, international collection of video art available for research and teaching.... [-]


Master of Fine Arts in Computer Art

Syracuse University - College of Visual and Performing Arts
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Syracuse

The master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degree program in computer art is an artistic research and development program situated in the context of technology. The program is dedicated to a wide range of practices in art media where the computer plays a primary role. These art media may include computer-generated images, 3D computer animation, physical computing, creative computer programming, computer gaming, computer music, visual effects, multi-channel installation, and sonic art. [+]

Overview

The master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degree program in computer art is an artistic research and development program situated in the context of technology. The program is dedicated to a wide range of practices in art media where the computer plays a primary role. These art media may include computer-generated images, 3D computer animation, physical computing, creative computer programming, computer gaming, computer music, visual effects, multi-channel installation, and sonic art.

Students are expected to develop a strong record of professional practice in a variety of contexts, including exhibition, screenings, public intervention, installation, performance, workshops, gaming events, and viral media, among other forms of public engagement.... [-]


Master of Fine Arts in Illustration

Syracuse University - College of Visual and Performing Arts
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Syracuse

Each year a select and diverse group of creative people come to study at Syracuse University’s esteemed master of fine arts (M.F.A.) illustration program from around the U.S. and the world. Some students are recent college graduates, and others have professional experience, while some have minimal art education. [+]

Overview

Each year a select and diverse group of creative people come to study at Syracuse University’s esteemed master of fine arts (M.F.A.) illustration program from around the U.S. and the world. Some students are recent college graduates, and others have professional experience, while some have minimal art education.

But no matter where you start, Syracuse’s intimate illustration program with its worldwide reach offers online coursework in addition to classes at its two New York City locations (the Fisher Center and Lubin House) as well as in Syracuse; Los Angeles; and Florence, Italy. You'll study with award-winning, full-time faculty, and part-time instructors while interacting with top-level national and international industry professionals.... [-]


Master of Fine Arts Programs (MFA)

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time September 2019 USA San Francisco

As artists, writers and performers in the heart of San Francisco, our work is influenced by technological innovation, cultural transformation, and urban redesign. Our curriculum gives students a chance to focus on their own practice in an interdisciplinary setting. [+]

Master of Fine Arts Programs (MFA)

MFA IN INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS AND WRITING (new format beginning Fall 2018)

The MFA at CIIS has been a vital part of San Francisco’s interdisciplinary arts community for more than 10 years. Our degree reflects that vibrancy, ingenuity, and imagination, making it an exceptional education for writers and artists.

Beginning in Fall 2018, we’re offering the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts and Writing. Although it will have a new format, our MFA program will continue to be grounded in what makes it work so well.

Writers and artists working in a wide variety of genres and forms will continue to be in conversation with one another, while also engaging across disciplines—in classes, workshops, and arts events—in a culture of inquiry that helps them further develop and better articulate their work.... [-]


M.Arch 2

SCI-Arc
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Los Angeles

SCI-Arc’s M.Arch 2 program is a two-year, five-term, professional Master of Architecture program. The aim is the reappraisal of architecture; it is specifically designed to build upon and reconsider knowledge gained from a prior undergraduate degree in the field. [+]

SCI-Arc’s M.Arch 2 program is a two-year, five-term, professional Master of Architecture program. The aim is the reappraisal of architecture; it is specifically designed to build upon and reconsider knowledge gained from a prior undergraduate degree in the field.

Open to applicants with a minimum of a four-year degree in architecture, or its equivalent abroad, the program requires attendance for the fall and spring terms of the first year, and the fall, spring, and summer terms of the second year. Students are introduced to advanced critical perspectives on contemporary architectural issues and examine the complex and shifting relationships between architecture and cultural, political, economic, and social change.... [-]


Master of Fine Arts

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Campus Full time November 2018 USA Wayne

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree is designed as the professional degree for the fine artist, designer, and media artist. It is the mission of the program to provide the MFA candidate with a rigorous environment in which to focus on professional goals and artistic excellence. An important aspect of this environment is the creation of a community of peers and mentors all pursuing the enhancement of imagination through the creation and interpretation of meaningful work. Faculty members have substantial professional and educational backgrounds and are dedicated to the highest standards of artistic endeavor. [+]

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree is designed as the professional degree for the fine artist, designer, and media artist. It is the mission of the program to provide the MFA candidate with a rigorous environment in which to focus on professional goals and artistic excellence. An important aspect of this environment is the creation of a community of peers and mentors all pursuing the enhancement of imagination through the creation and interpretation of meaningful work. Faculty members have substantial professional and educational backgrounds and are dedicated to the highest standards of artistic endeavor. The MFA is offered as a three-year, full-time program, or as a five-year, part-time degree program for the working professional. Students choose from offerings that include computer art and animation, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and digital sculpture, ceramics, photography, graphic media, and furniture design. Fully equipped studios in all areas provide the resources necessary for the actualization of a wide range of two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and time-based work.... [-]


Master in Multimedia, Photography and Design

Syracuse University - S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Campus Full time July 2019 USA Syracuse

The Multimedia Photography and Design program attracts students who are passionate about all types of visual storytelling: photography, videography/cinematography, design, and multimedia. Our goal is to customize your studies to meet your interests and needs. As creative entrepreneurs, our students typically work in journalism, advertising, fashion and the nonprofit world—with many choosing to work across industries—and they publish their work via myriad distribution platforms. [+]

The Multimedia Photography and Design program attracts students who are passionate about all types of visual storytelling: photography, videography/cinematography, design, and multimedia. Our goal is to customize your studies to meet your interests and needs. As creative entrepreneurs, our students typically work in journalism, advertising, fashion and the nonprofit world—with many choosing to work across industries—and they publish their work via myriad distribution platforms, from books, magazines, and newspapers to digital options, such as smartphones, tablets, the web, cable and broadcast channels, to film festivals and gallery exhibits.

What is the focus of the program? Photography (photojournalism/documentary, advertising/illustration, fashion, portraiture). Videography/cinematography (latest methods in short-form fiction and non-fiction audio and video collection and production). Editing and postproduction for still photography and video (story structure, image/clip editing, non-linear video editing, color correction, compression, and output). Design (motion graphics, publication, web, tablet, mobile, branding, typography) Story (concept, structure, management, fiction, and non-fiction). Entrepreneurial/business skills (writing, social media, marketing, ethics, law). What makes the program unique? Emphasis on building an exceptional portfolio/reel. Engaged and inspiring professors with impressive industry credentials and contacts. Intimate class size, which allows for more individual attention. Strong sense of community and shared purpose among classmates and faculty. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in photo/audio/video/HDSLR gear for checkout, a two-story, fully equipped digital photo studio, and seven Mac labs with the latest software. Weekend workshops and other special projects, both overseas and in the United States. Strong Newhouse Network of alumni and friends and interaction with notable industry... [-]

Master in Sculpting Extreme

Universal Arts School
Online Campus Full time September 2019 USA Los Angeles

Digital sculpting extreme. Learn to work in "Sculpting" mode to create the most complex and detailed 3D models in the market. You can use this powerful program alone or combine it with other 3D packages, implementing the power of creation exponentially. [+]

Digital sculpting extreme.

Learn to work in "Sculpting" mode to create the most complex and detailed 3D models in the market. You can use this powerful program alone or combine it with other 3D packages, implementing the power of creation exponentially.

Who is it for?

It is aimed at both professionals in the field and people who want to build a professional career in the field of Digital Sculpting and CGI Production. With this training, one gets to work professionally with Zbrush as an Artist (Cinema, Video Games, Shorts, Advertising, etc). There are no prerequisites, you start at level 0 and it is intended for all audiences.

Software

ZBRUSH - SUBSTANCE PAINTER - MARVELOUS DESIGNER - MARMOSET - XNORMAL - TOPOGUN - PHOTOSHOP - MAYA o 3DSMAX.... [-]


Master in Videogame Art

Universal Arts School
Online Campus Full time September 2019 USA Los Angeles + 1 more

The most complete education for creating video games. Learn industry techniques to create fantastic worlds, design racing cars, create legendary heroes and villains or prepare sports competitions, as well as bring them to life to include them in a video game. [+]

The most complete education for creating video games.

Learn industry techniques to create fantastic worlds, design racing cars, create legendary heroes and villains or prepare sports competitions, as well as bring them to life to include them in a video game.

Who is it for?

It is aimed at both professionals in the field and people who want to build a career in the field of Animation and/or Production CGI. This training is for Graduates as well as non-graduates since it is a completely autonomous and empirical training in a new professional field. With this training, the person obtains the professional category of CG Artist that can work on Film, Shorts, Advertising, Video Games, etc. There are no prerequisites, you start at level 0 and it is intended for all audiences.... [-]


Master in Character Animation

Universal Arts School
Online Campus Full time September 2019 USA Los Angeles + 1 more

Study animation like in a real production environment. The objective of this course is to teach you to work in the creative field to produce at a professional level any type of work regarding character animation focused on the entertainment industry. [+]

Study animation like in a real production environment.

The objective of this course is to teach you to work in the creative field to produce at a professional level any type of work regarding character animation focused on the entertainment industry.

Who is it for?

It is aimed at both professionals in the field and people who want to build a career in the field of Animation and/or Production CGI. This training is for Graduates as well as non-graduates since it is a completely autonomous and empirical training in a new professional sector. With this training, the person obtains the professional category of Character Animator that can work in Film, Shorts, Advertising, Video Games, etc. There are no prerequisites, you start at level 0 and it is intended for all audiences.... [-]


Master in Videogame Programming

Universal Arts School
Online Campus Full time September 2019 USA Los Angeles + 1 more

Learn to equip your video games with artificial intelligence. Learn to program within the most used video game engines on the market, UNREAL ENGINE and UNITY. You will learn and/or deepen in languages ​​such as JavaScript, C ++, HTML, PHP, MySQL, Three.js and C #. In this 8-month master, all the sections of the Videogames program are learned in depth and prepare you to present a final project. [+]

Learn to equip your video games with artificial intelligence.

Learn to program within the most used video game engines on the market, UNREAL ENGINE and UNITY. You will learn and / or deepen in languages such as JavaScript, C ++, HTML, PHP, MySQL, Three.js and C #. In this 8-month master, all the sections of the Videogames program are learned in depth and prepare you to present a final project.

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at professionals in the sector as well as people who want to build a professional career in the video game programming sector. This training is for Graduates as well as non-graduates since it is a completely autonomous and empirical training in a new professional sector. With this training, the person gets a new professional category as a multiplatform video game programmer. There are no prerequisites, you start at level 0 and it is intended for all audiences.... [-]