Master's Program in Arts in the United Kingdom

View Master Programs in Arts in the United Kingdom

Arts

A masters is earned after students complete an undergraduate degree program. To obtain a masters, you usually need to complete 12 to 18 college courses that often involve completing comprehensive tests and/or a thesis.

Those looking to get involved in the fine arts, in the study of literature and philosophy, or to try other creative roles like designing fashion or culinary arts, will be most likely to find the program of their interest in the Arts category.

UK, United Kingdom is more than 300 years old and comprises four constituent nations: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The UK has been a centre of learning for the past 1,000 years and possesses many ancient and distinguished universities. Foreign students make up a significant proportion of the student body at UK universities.

Master's Degree in Arts in the United Kingdom

Read More

Master (MA/MSc) Interactive Product Futures

Ravensbourne
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This is a creative, project-based course focusing on the practical and theoretical study of product design and its relationship to interaction. As an advanced product designer, this course supports [+]

MA/MSc  Interactive Product Futures

This is a creative, project-based course focusing on the practical and theoretical study of product design and its relationship to interaction. As an advanced product designer, this course supports your continued development and will refine your practice in interaction and user-centred product design.

The course explores academic theories as well as industry practice within interactive media, digital arts, entertainment and product design; and is a combination of two separate fields: product design and interactive media.

In Interactive Product Futures you will focus on user-centred design processes and research and analyse “user interaction” as your primary focus. The emphasis is on technology-mediated communication between humans and objects or spaces, allowing you to apply design and apply technological solutions to people’s infinite needs. You will also examine how technology gives personality to objects, and thereby how to ensure technology and design are more empathetic to people and their behaviours.... [-]


European Master of Professional Photography

Spéos Paris-London Photographic Institute
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom London

The European Master of Professional Photography is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in photography, with a particular emphasis on the business management of the profession. [+]

This program certified by EABHES – lasting for 14 months in total – comprises three phases: The Professional Photography in one-year Program, from September to May. The Expert Modules, from the end of May to the end of July (cf. below). The planning and elaboration of the Master project, which needs to be submitted to a jury twice: an oral defense of the pre-project allows the students to validate their professional projects’ feasibility and coherence; the final jury’s comments assess the projects’ future implementation. So as to obtain the credits necessary to validate the European Master, students need to have a Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS, in any subject, not necessarily photography) and need to pass a foreign language test at B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. As for the language tests accepted: TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge exams for non-native English speakers; for English natives any official language diploma at B2 level in a European language that is not their mother tongue. What are the Expert Modules? The Expert Modules aim at deepening the participants’ previous knowledge and skills in those areas that are most demanded by the professional market. They cover the subjects of business management, image management and publication, advanced studio photography and photo reportage, combining theory and practice. For 8 weeks in total, participants meet up with photography professionals from various domains, who share their experience and know-how from their respective fields of expertise. Students can enroll immediately after completing the Professional... [-]

(MArch) Master of Architecture (RIBA pt II)

University of Westminster - Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom London

The MArch (Part 2) is a long-established and well-respected course that is prescribed by the ARB and validated by the RIBA to give exemption from the second stage of professional education. The emphasis of the course is on innovative design work, and on developing a caring and critical approach to the study and practice of architecture. [+]

Top Masters Degrees in Arts in the United Kingdom. The MArch (Part 2) is a long-established and well-respected course that is prescribed by the ARB and validated by the RIBA to give exemption from the second stage of professional education. The emphasis of the course is on innovative design work, and on developing a caring and critical approach to the study and practice of architecture. The course fosters diversity of choice, interpretation and approach, whether in design projects or more academic research. The former focuses on sophisticated design programmes (in formal, technical, professional or urban terms) that demand rigour and self-criticism. The latter focuses on your major dissertation, an extended piece of specialised research into architecture and its historical or theoretical contexts. The course has three main objectives: to develop your design ability through project-based experimentation; to present an evaluation and critique of your coursework within a broad cultural context, and in light of technical, economic and legal constraints; and to promote the articulate explanation and representation of quality and value in design projects. Modules The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. Core modules Year One, Semester One DESIGN PROJECT 1 (Year 1 DESIGN STUDIO) This single design project, or series of linked design projects, is individual to each elective Design Studio, and is run in parallel with the Year 2 Design Studio. You choose your Design Studio following presentations by all the Design Studio tutors at the beginning of the academic year; each... [-]

MArch Architecture

Nottingham Trent University: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course is design focused, with emphasis on a research-informed approach that develops architects with a broad outlook – competent to work within both local and global communities and contexts. Accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the course focuses on productive architecture, emphasising ‘thinking and making’ within particular places and contexts. [+]

MArch Architecture This course is design focused, with emphasis on a research-informed approach that develops architects with a broad outlook – competent to work within both local and global communities and contexts. Accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the course focuses on productive architecture, emphasising ‘thinking and making’ within particular places and contexts. This course aims to develop global architects adept to work within both local and international contexts. You will benefit from: a lively, multidisciplinary teaching and learning environment exemption from the Part 2 examinations for the RIBA an enthusiastic staff team supported by reputed practitioners with eminent visiting professors brand new teaching, CAD and studio spaces in a city centre location opportunities for live projects and development of individual architectural specialisation site visits and field trips, including an international study trip (included in your fees) a commitment to sustainability underlying the curriculum. This two year, full-time course is designed to shape graduates who are motivated, independent, self-directed and socially responsible. The design modules are steered by leading practitioners or academics typically from outside the University. This places architectural design and practice at the heart of the course. What you'll study The MArch has established six key strategic ambitions: education of the architect with a global outlook; research into and through design; vertical studio and ‘thinking and making’; shaping the existing as well as the new built environment; celebrating individual and collaborative work; and awareness of architecture’s cross-disciplinary nature. You’ll work in a dedicated studio space,... [-]

Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2 Exemption), MArch

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3  August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MArch Architecture programme is for graduates of architecture with ARB/RIBA Part 1 who wish to gain exemption from ARB/RIBA Part 2. Our aim is to prepare students for the complexities of contemporary architectural practice by providing a rich mix of rigorous academic and professional teaching. [+]

Top Masters Degrees in Arts in the United Kingdom. The MArch Architecture programme is for graduates of architecture with ARB/RIBA Part 1 who wish to gain exemption from ARB/RIBA Part 2. Our aim is to prepare students for the complexities of contemporary architectural practice by providing a rich mix of rigorous academic and professional teaching. All students choose a design unit within which to undertake their project work, each unit has a different specialism across the themes of; digital surrealism, film and animation, bio-technology, art practice and contemporary culture. The units are led by a highly experienced team of internationally recognised design tutors. The first year of the programme starts by developing advanced skills in urban design and digital representation that can be applied to a major building project in conjunction with a professionally mentored 'Design Realisation' technical report. Additionally students are exposed to current theoretical trends that form the basis for ambitious speculations on contemporary architecture. The second year of study takes the aspirations of the students work to a higher level of professional and academic engagement with an integrated advanced architectural design project and a specialist theoretical and, or, technological thesis developed with respect to the students own interests and passions. The part-time mode is intended for students working in a supportive architectural practice and requires attendance two days a week over three years. The Department is based in a new state of the art building designed by the award winning architects Heneghan Peng; it is equipped with... [-]

MSc Sustainability and Adaptation in the Built Environment

Centre for Alternative Technology
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Machynlleth + 1 more

The MSc in Sustainability and Adaptation in the Built Environment (SABE) focuses on sustainable building and environmental [+]

Masters in Environmental Building Climate change poses two key challenges to modern architecture: how can buildings be made sustainable, and how can they be designed to take account of the effects of climate change? This masters degree faces these challenges through a unique combination of academic study with hands-on practical work, giving you the knowledge, skills and experience you need to develop an environmental career in the built environment sector. The course uses the concepts of sustainability and adaptation transformation to frame an understanding of the built environment at the community and individual buildings level. Key building issues covered by the course include: energy management and low energy design, sustainable materials, environmental performance assessment and energy provision. Students may further pursue interests in urban design, communities, ecology, water, ecological sanitation, politics and economics. How is the course taught? Our MSc programme is taught either by distance learning or through residential blocks in one of the most imaginative environmental buildings in the UK, or in a mixture of the two. What qualification will you receive? Successful completion of the programme MSc Sustainability and Adaptation in the Built Environment at the Centre for Alternative Technology leads to the award of Master of Science (MSc) by UEL. Modules include - Sustainability and adaptation concepts and planning - Ecosystem Services, Land use and Water and Waste Management - Adaptation Transformation Politics and Economics - Cities and Communities - Energy Flows in Buildings – Parts A and B - Energy Provision (Renewable Energy) - Building... [-]

Master in Global Innovation Design: London - New York - Tokyo

Royal College of Art
Campus Full time July 2017 United Kingdom London

A unique, transnational Master’s design initiative that brings together three major centres of design, culture, enterprise and industry: London, New York and Tokyo. [+]

London – New York – Tokyo

Global Innovation Design (GID) is a new joint Master's programme between the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London. It is a unique, transnational Master’s design initiative that brings together three major centres of design, culture, enterprise and industry: Europe, North America and Asia. The programme is a world-class design collaboration between four internationally renowned academic institutions. Each partner brings distinct expertise and complementary approaches to design, engineering, technology and business with an emphasis on internationally oriented design and innovation. GID offers a new global style of learning and unique educational and cultural experiences designed to meet the changing needs of enterprise in the twenty-first century. GID Master's students on the joint RCA/Imperial College programme study in New York and Tokyo during their first year and then in London for their graduation year. Graduates from the programme are expected to be central to innovation leadership in the twenty-first century. The programme is full time and runs over a period of two calendar years.... [-]


MPhil Renaissance Studies

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  August 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The MPhil Renaissance Studies is aimed at those who are interested in the literary and broader cultural aspects of the Renaissance and who wish to acquire a more specialised knowledge of this field. [+]

The MPhil Renaissance Studies is aimed at those who are interested in the literary and broader cultural aspects of the Renaissance and who wish to acquire a more specialised knowledge of this field. A primary objective is to investigate factors that contribute to the distinctiveness of the cultural productions of Northern Europe, including Scotland. As a bespoke research degree, students on the MPhil will work on a research topic of their own choice under expert supervision. Course objectives The research-based MPhil course aims to: Introduce you to key areas of critical debate in Renaissance Studies by comparing different canonical accounts of the period Explore the distinctiveness of northern Renaissance culture, including Scotland. Develop a critical understanding of the variety of genres, media and signifying practices employed by Renaissance writers and visual artists Equip you with the technical skills necessary for conducting research in this field, presenting information and constructing scholarly arguments Structure and content The core of this MPhil course is a sustained period of independent study, assessed by a 20,000-25,000 final dissertation. This involves a course of directed reading and research, to be agreed by each individual student with his/her supervisor, and tailored to his/her interests. Each student will work on this dissertation across the whole academic year. In addition, students will pursue a ‘bespoke’ training courses in the autumn and spring semesters. In the autumn, students will follow two courses: (i) an introduction to the variety of historiographical and critical approaches to the Northern Renaissance, and to some... [-]

Master in Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID)

EIT Digital Master School
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom London

The programme in Human Computer Interaction and Design focuses on study, design, development and evaluation of novel user interfaces and interactive systems taking into account human aspects, at the cognitive and sensory-motor levels, technological aspects, as well as business aspects. [+]

Top Masters Degrees in Arts in the United Kingdom. Why study the EIT Digital Human Computer Interaction and Design programme? The EIT Digital HCID programme offers: Front line technical content within the field Studies at two of Europe´s foremost technical universities leading to a double degree. A good integration with tailored Business courses in Innovation and Entrepreneurship A thesis work well grounded in industrial problems Access to the competence of eight EIT Digital innovation action lines at least through a summer school between the two years. Access to the co-location centers and innovation ecosystems of the nine EIT Digital nodes. What is the programme all about? The programme in Human Computer Interaction and Design focuses on study, design, development and evaluation of novel user interfaces and interactive systems taking into account human aspects, at the cognitive and sensory-motor levels, technological aspects, as well as business aspects. The HCID programme is an interdisciplinary programme that offers courses on design and evaluation of interactive systems with a strong emphasis on user-centered design techniques: understanding the human capacities and consequences of using information technology as a tool for solving work related tasks, and developing and evaluating the systems by putting the user at the center of the design process. In addition, the program will create a business thinking in terms of user profiles, user segments, house style, branding, and market development and product introductions. What are the career opportunities for graduates from the programme? Graduates from the HCID master’s programme will qualify for... [-]

MMus Popular Music Performance

UWL University of West London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Our postgraduate music performance courses offer substantial one-to-one instrumental tuition, with recitalists of international renown. They comprise fascinating and engaging modules that support and extend your practical musicianship and academic skills. [+]

MMus Popular Music PerformanceOur postgraduate music performance courses offer substantial one-to-one instrumental tuition, with recitalists of international renown. They comprise fascinating and engaging modules that support and extend your practical musicianship and academic skills.You can also benefit from London College of Music’s (LCM) weekly Postgraduate Research Seminars and Composition Workshops, which offer great opportunities to learn new skills and network with students from other postgraduate courses. LCM also has several large ensembles, including the LCM Sinfonia, LCM Big Band, LCM Choir, and LCM Glee Choir, which students are able to participate in. Course detailThe course teaching programme runs throughout each calendar year.The MMus in Popular Music Performance addresses the practical, academic and professional needs of contemporary musicians, and we welcome students from all genres. This is a Level 7 postgraduate programme for performers of advanced ability.To study on this course you should be an accomplished performer, and an inquisitive and flexible musician with clear research interests relating to performance. Our students come from classical, jazz and pop backgrounds, and will typically hold an undergraduate qualification in Music, such as a BA (Hons) with Performance, or a BMus (Hons) in Performance.The MMus course develops your musical performance at an advanced level. You will benefit as a performer – not only from the expertise of our instrumental teaching staff, who are all internationally acclaimed, but also from playing with, and learning from, each other in workshops and masterclasses, and participating in the lively musical environment that LCM provides. We place particular emphasis... [-]


Master of Design (MDes)

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

The programme is intended for design graduates from any discipline who aspire to become leaders in their field, to establish their own practice or to develop an idea into a sustainable and realistic entity by working with our School’s own specialist art & design incubation unit. [+]

Top Masters Degrees in Arts in the United Kingdom. Our new Master of Design programme focuses on professional design approaches to the anticipation of how the world will change and develop and how designers can imagine, drive and respond to those changes. On the programme you will s​​trengthen your existing practice by situating it in a strategic context and to generate new work within a negotiated programme of learning supported by experienced academic staff and technicians. The programme is intended for design graduates from any discipline who aspire to become leaders in their field, to establish their own practice or to develop an idea into a sustainable and realistic entity by working with our School’s own specialist art & design incubation unit. We welcome applications from recent graduates as well as those who are already employed in design and related career fields. The programme runs in full -time mode. With emphasis on strategic thinking and practice, the programme is intended for design graduates from any discipline who aspire to become leaders in their field, to establish their own practice or to develop an idea into a sustainable and realistic entity with the School’s own specialist art & design incubation unit. The MDes provides an opportunity for advanced design study set in a discursive and intellectually generous but robust setting. Its specialism in helping designers to set their career trajectory in an anticipatory and professional context and will be attractive to: - Recent or established graduates who wish to refine and... [-]

PhD/MPhil in Film and Media Studies specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 7  August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The MPhil/PhD in Film and Media Studies is for media graduates who are looking to develop their knowledge of a specific area of film and media studies to a high level of academic achievement. Study at MPhil/PhD level is open to honours graduates as well as those already having a postgraduate degree. The MPhil/PhD is largely non-taught and your main submission will be a thesis written under the supervision of a member of staff (the... [+]

Film and Media Studies specialisms - PhD / MPhil The MPhil/PhD in Film and Media Studies is for media graduates who are looking to develop their knowledge of a specific area of film and media studies to a high level of academic achievement. Study at MPhil/PhD level is open to honours graduates as well as those already having a postgraduate degree. The MPhil/PhD is largely non-taught and your main submission will be a thesis written under the supervision of a member of staff (the Director of Dtudies) with expertise in the area chosen. Additional support is available from other internal/external academics. Your thesis will be a piece of original critical research which makes a significant contribution to scholarly knowledge in the film and media studies field. The broad topic to be investigated will be defined by you with more specific details agreed through discussion with the Director of Studies. Careers & professional development The course is useful if you wish to follow a career path involving advanced scholarly research; for instance, an academic teaching career in the film/media field. Subject overview Staff in the School of Arts, Media and Education value their relationships with students and provide friendly and supportive postgraduate research supervision. They are able to draw upon their own experience of publishing and conference presentation in the field to enhance their support of postgraduate students. Projects recently completed by staff include the publication of a monograph applying Bakhtinian theory to some of the key concepts of film studies.... [-]

Master of Landscape Architecture

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4  August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

Based within Manchester School of Architecture and awarded by Manchester Metropolitan University, the Master of Landscape Architecture is a route to an internationally recognised qualification in a fast growing, global profession. [+]

Top Masters Degrees in Arts in the United Kingdom. Based within Manchester School of Architecture and awarded by Manchester Metropolitan University, the Master of Landscape Architecture is a route to an internationally recognised qualification in a fast growing, global profession. The MLA combines an emphasis on individual practice and an exploratory, experimental approach, with a strong professional underpinning. It is both a conversion course for graduates of related subject areas and a final postgraduate year of education for landscape graduates. The subject has been taught at Manchester Met for over 40 years. Our graduates are world leaders in the profession and have gone on to impressive careers nationally and internationally. Alumni include James Corner of Field Operations, lead designer for the New York Highline, and Jason Prior of Aecom, responsible for the Olympic Park masterplans in London and Rio de Janeiro. As a part of the Manchester School of Architecture, based within Manchester School of Art, students have access to an impressive range of workshop and studio facilities, based in an award winning building, and all just a few minutes’ walk from the city centre. Features and benefits of the course A two-year, 300 credit programme, leading to an internationally recognised qualification in a fast growing profession. A conversion course for graduates of related subject areas and final year of study for graduates of accredited UK undergraduate landscape courses. Part 1 provides a broad foundation in the discipline, and supports the development of core design and communication skills. Part 2... [-]

Master of Letters in Art History: Inventing Modern Art

University of Glasgow
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

Inventing Modern Art enables you to understand how painting, design and architecture took new forms and meanings in an age of radical social, scientific and technological change. Working with leading experts, you will learn to interpret these from theoretical as well as object-based approaches. [+]

Art History: Inventing Modern Art, 1768-1918 MLitt Inventing Modern Art enables you to understand how painting, design and architecture took new forms and meanings in an age of radical social, scientific and technological change. Working with leading experts, you will learn to interpret these from theoretical as well as object-based approaches. Why this programme World-leading resources, from Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s School of Art to the Burrell Collection and The Hunterian, home to the world’s largest public Whistler display. State-of-the-art collections access at the new Kelvin Hall Study Centre, and tuition by specialists including the Mackintosh and European Modernism Academic Curator. Programme Structure The programme offers a wide-ranging mix of taught and research components, and is taught by a team including the Academic Curator in Mackintosh studies and European Modernism, and experts in the Enlightenment, Whistler, Impressionism, the Vienna Secession, and dress history.  The 20-credit core course on 'Research Methods in Practice' is taken by all students in Semester 1, and provides an introduction to the key techniques and principles of advanced art-historical study and research. This provides a foundation for the programme's other components, which consist of: A compulsory dissertation (60 credits; 15-20,000 words, including footnotes and bibliography). This is submitted in August and written under the guidance of a specialist tutor. It provides opportunity for self-directed research on a topic chosen by the student in consultation with the programme convener and the tutor. Five individual option courses, each worth 20 credits. These enable you to study particular themes or... [-]

MMus Ethnomusicology

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is tailored for musicians and musicologists, anthropologists, teachers and composers, as well as those dedicated to developing an in-depth knowledge of a specific music tradition. [+]

Top Masters Degrees in Arts in the United Kingdom. MMus Ethnomusicology Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent), usually in Music Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Theoretical and practical grounding in the discipline of ethnomusicology, as well as the opportunity to develop performance and ethnographic skills, regional expertise, and a deeper understanding of global music – just some of what you can expect to develop on the MMus Ethnomusicology. This programme is tailored for musicians and musicologists, anthropologists, teachers and composers, as well as those dedicated to developing an in-depth knowledge of a specific music tradition. You will study with the largest and most influential team of ethnomusicologists in the UK, who are experts in the musical traditions of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Central Asia and the Jewish world. You will be part of a thriving culture of performance, research and active engagement with music around the globe. The programme will suit those looking for a springboard into further research or employment in a range of music-related fields including journalism, industry, NGOs and education, and often serves as a conversion route for those trained predominantly in western music traditions. Structure The MMus programme involves taking three courses and writing a 11,000-word dissertation. In addition to these formal elements, students are expected to attend regular postgraduate and public seminars and may also participate in performance... [-]