Part time Masters in Fine Arts Studies in the USA

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In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Pursuing an education in fine arts studies can help prepare students for a career in the professional art world. Most programs will combine the individual practice of art with creative collaborations, academic lectures and informal mentorships.

The USA remains the world’s most popular destination for international students. Universities in the US dominate the world rankings and the country also offers a wide variety of exciting study locations. State university systems are partially subsidized by state governments, and may have many campuses spread around the state, with hundreds of thousands of students.

Part time Master's Degree in Fine Arts Studies in the USA

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Master in Animation & Visual Effects

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

The MFA in Animation & Visual Effects program focuses on developing skills in any one of the many areas of expertise within the animation and visual effects industry. The program educates students in all aspects of animation and visual effects, from ideation to post production. [+]

Part time Master Degrees in Fine Arts Studies in the USA. The MFA in Animation & Visual Effects program focuses on developing skills in any one of the many areas of expertise within the animation and visual effects industry. The program educates students in all aspects of animation and visual effects, from ideation to post production. Communication, collaboration, and time management skills are emphasized throughout the program to ensure graduates are acclimated to the intense professional culture that awaits them. MFA Animation & Visual Effects Unit Requirements Major 27 units Directed Study 18 units Graduate Liberal Arts 12 units Electives* 6 units TOTAL 63 units *Per director approval MFA Animation & Visual Effects Degree Requirements Successful completion of Final Thesis Project Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA Minimum grade of C in all required 63 units MFA Program Learning Outcomes Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria: MFA Thesis Project Present an original thesis concept worthy of the MFA degree Demonstrate the feasibility of the thesis project Produce a professional-standard project, with topical content for the industry, showcasing technical and artistic ability. Technical Skills Demonstrate facility with animation technology and software. Presentation Skills Clearly discuss work and workflow process with a review committee, using industry terminology. Effectively pitch ideas to the review committee Create visually compelling, professional quality presentation materials Preproduction Skills (Project Development) Execute projects that demonstrate attention to: research, analytical thinking, detail, flexibility in problem solving, and revision. Collaboration Collaborate effectively to produce creative projects Professional Readiness Present... [-]

Master in Advertising

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

Drawing on your life experiences, coupled with the artistic and technical skills you gain, you’ll be prepared for a career as an art director, copywriter, or creative strategist. A mastery of advanced advertising principles and concepts are brought to life by working independently and collaboratively on your unique portfolio. [+]

Drawing on your life experiences, coupled with the artistic and technical skills you gain, you’ll be prepared for a career as an art director, copywriter, or creative strategist. A mastery of advanced advertising principles and concepts are brought to life by working independently and collaboratively on your unique portfolio. MFA Advertising Unit Requirements Major 27 units Directed Study 18 units Graduate Liberal Arts 12 units Electives* 6 units TOTAL 63 units *Per director approval MFA Advertising Degree Requirements Successful completion of Final Thesis Project Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA Minimum grade of C in all required 63 units MFA Program Learning Outcomes Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria: Strategic Communication Develop strategic elements focused on the target customer, the product/service, and the market Gather, assess, and apply relevant information, including historical research, to strategic work Visual Communication Use appropriate visual media, including freehand drawing, to convey essential elements Apply appropriate design principles to strategic and creative work Verbal Communication Convey creative ideas, concepts, and brand tone through engaging and sophisticated language at each stage of the creative process Communicate verbally and in writing with a unique and versatile voice Conceptual Thinking Communicate relevant objectives through the use of appealing aesthetic choices Think conceptually and execute projects beyond traditional advertising media Consider diverse points of view, and reach well-reasoned conclusions as part of the conceptual and design process Professional Readiness Present a sophisticated and original portfolio to acquire a job within the industry. Articulate career goals and plan to... [-]

Master (MFA) Photography

Academy of Art University
Campus or Online September 2017 USA San Francisco

Turn your passion into a career. At the Academy of Art University’s School of Photography, you have every opportunity and resource to advance your passion into a finished body of work. Learn from a faculty of working professionals and begin your new adventure today. [+]

Part time Master Degrees in Fine Arts Studies in the USA. Turn your passion into a career. At the Academy of Art University’s School of Photography, you have every opportunity and resource to advance your passion into a finished body of work. Learn from a faculty of working professionals and begin your new adventure today. Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Degree The MFA program provides advanced practice and intensive study of the photographic medium. Core curriculum covers historical perspective, advanced theoretical and conceptual development in traditional, experimental and digital photography capture, post-production and output. The program culminates with a formal thesis project and complete body of work that supports the thesis and showcases each student's unique vision and talent. MFA Photography Unit Requirements Major 27 units Directed Study 18 units Graduate Liberal Arts 12 units Electives* 6 units TOTAL 63 units *Per director approval MFA Photography Degree Requirements Successful completion of Final Thesis Project Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA Minimum grade of C in all required 63 units MFA Program Learning Outcomes Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria: MFA Thesis Project Produce an advanced-level thesis project within a digital or traditional specialization, demonstrating mastery and synthesis of the skills taught in the program. Thesis Project Development Propose a solid concept suitable for refinement and development. Select an appropriately challenging and feasible project. Present a cohesive body of work Successfully articulate the end result of the project. Demonstrate sufficient preparation for their project (research, problem solving) Conceptual and Design... [-]

Master of Fine Arts Programs (MFA)

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus September 2017 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) Welcome to the MFA Programs at CIIS! 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. In our two year, 48-unit intensives you will complete one or more of the following: a book-length manuscript or chapbook an evening-length dance, theatrical, or musical performance a visual arts exhibition in our street level main gallery a social justice/community arts project We offer: Intimate class sizes Mentoring with outstanding, committed faculty A weekend intensive format that is ideal for working adults Diverse perspectives and transdisciplinary approaches to art-making Direct and constant access to the rich Bay Area art scene Art-making can be a pioneering, transformative act that changes-and sometimes revolutionizes-culture. Students in this program become more self-reflective and skillful in their practice. Through intensive and transdisciplinary dialogue, they see their work in a broader artistic, philosophical, and cultural dialogue, and develop innovative, experimental, and meaningful work that challenges personal and cultural narratives and perceptions. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Applicants must meet the general admissions requirements of the Institute. Students must complete their bachelor's degree before beginning the programs; there is no requirement as to the field of study of the undergraduate degree. Students can demonstrate appropriate levels of accomplishment and commitment to their art by means of work samples and personal statements. We welcome students from all backgrounds; however,... [-]

Master of Fine Arts

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Campus September 2017 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. [+]

Part time Master Degrees in Fine Arts Studies in the USA. 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. Admission Requirements: In addition to the University’s admission requirements: Minimum of 60 credits in studio arts, 12 credits in art history or art criticism, including at least 3 credits in contemporary or twentieth-century art. Those applicants who do not have such experience may be required to take undergraduate courses in these areas before formally beginning the graduate degree. In certain cases where an applicant has a number of years of professional art activity, the committee, based on the... [-]

Master of Fine Arts in Digital Arts

DigiPen Institute of Technology
Campus Part time 2 - 4  September 2017 USA Redmond

Geared toward professional artists and candidates with a bachelor's degree in art or a related field, this program blends fine arts principles, including a strong emphasis on figure drawing, sculpture [+]

Geared toward professional artists and candidates with a bachelor's degree in art or a related field, this program blends fine arts principles, including a strong emphasis on figure drawing, sculpture, and art history, with a practical approach to studio art production that helps students develop both their personal skill and artistic voice. Full-Time and Part-Time Options Students have the option of enrolling in this program full-time for two years, or enrolling part-time and spreading their course load over four years. Admissions Information Applicants to the Master of Fine Arts in Digital Arts program should have experience in the following areas: drawing, figure drawing, art history, composition, 3D modeling, animation, sculpture, color theory, and digital painting. Candidates must also provide an art portfolio of 15 to 20 samples of artwork to be considered for admission. Topics Covered By the time they graduate, students in the MFA program will possess the following qualifications: - Extensive 3D production experience, including the ability to use the most current 2D and 3D graphics applications in the industry, as well as traditional fine arts skills such as drawing, sculpting, and painting. - A deep understanding of the creative process and the 3D graphics production pipeline, including the ability to manage projects from brainstorming to completion. - Strong research skills, especially as they relate to art history, character design references, and anatomy. - A specialization in modeling, sculpting, or character art, as well as a unique and highly developed personal voice as demonstrated by their thesis. Career... [-]

MFA in Themed Entertainment Design

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus September 2017 USA Savannah Atlanta

Pursue your career as a themed entertainment designer at the first and only university to offer an M.F.A. degree in this multibillion-dollar international business. We leverage a creative culture to give you access to related programs and work with professional partners on innovative concepts. [+]

Part time Master Degrees in Fine Arts Studies in the USA. Create unforgettable experiences with themed entertainment Pursue your career as a themed entertainment designer at the first and only university to offer an M.F.A. degree in this multibillion-dollar international business. We leverage a creative culture to give you access to related programs and work with professional partners on innovative concepts. Our faculty members have designed experiences for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Universal Parks and Resorts and Walt Disney Imagineering — now it’s your turn to lead the professional sphere as a creative thinker, storyteller, designer and producer. M.F.A. in themed entertainment design Available at: - Savannah ARCH 714 Advanced Parametric Design and Generative Modeling Strategies for the Building Arts* ARTH 757 Media Art CLC 580 Collaboration† ELDS 704 Electronic Design* INDS 503 Design Visualization, Communication and Documentation PROD 750 Digital Visualization for Production Design PROD 770 Professional Practices in Production Design THED 720 Themed Entertainment Industry THED 730 Concept Design Studio THED 735 Component Design Studio THED 765 Design for Themed Entertainment THED 775 Themed Environments and Attractions: Design Development THED 777 Collaborative Design Studio THED 790 Themed Entertainment Design M.F.A. Thesis — 700-level ANIM, ARCH, DWRI, FILM, IDUS, INDS, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SERV, SFDM, SNDS or VSFX elective† — 700-level ANIM, ARCH, DWRI, FILM, IDUS, INDS, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SERV, SFDM, SNDS or VSFX elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective... [-]

Master in Sculpture

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus September 2017 USA Atlanta Savannah

For SCAD sculpture students, inspiration is never far. Master your craft in one of the finest studios in American higher education, designed by architect Renzo Piano and located adjacent to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. You can partner with leading brands and big names, creating memorable work in the public sphere, like the recent large-scale artwork SCAD students created for the Hyatt Atlanta Midtown. [+]

Shape fine art into your creative career For SCAD sculpture students, inspiration is never far. Master your craft in one of the finest studios in American higher education, designed by architect Renzo Piano and located adjacent to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. You can partner with leading brands and big names, creating memorable work in the public sphere, like the recent large-scale artwork SCAD students created for the Hyatt Atlanta Midtown. That work and more has been featured in prestigious media outlets including CNN and Wired — and now they're waiting to see what you'll do next. M.A. in sculpture Available at: - Atlanta ARTH 701 Contemporary Art SCPT 704 Sculptural Studio Processes SCPT 713 Sculpture Studio I: Influences and Sources SCPT 717 Sculpture Studio: Concept and Content SCPT 723 Sculpture Studio II: Research and Discourse SCPT 743 Sculpture Studio III: Production and Critique SCPT 749 Sculpture M.A. Final Project SFIN 716 Theory and Processes I: Critical Analysis — 500- to 700-level elective Total course of study: 45 hours M.F.A. in sculpture Available at: - Atlanta ARTH 701 Contemporary Art ARTH 702 Art Criticism CLC 580 Collaboration* SCPT 704 Sculptural Studio Processes SCPT 713 Sculpture Studio I: Influences and Sources SCPT 717 Sculpture Studio: Concept and Content SCPT 723 Sculpture Studio II: Research and Discourse SCPT 743 Sculpture Studio III: Production and Critique SCPT 773 Sculpture Studio IV: Defining a Personal Style SCPT 775 Sculpture Studio V: Developing Thesis and Exhibition SCPT 779F Graduate Field Internship† SCPT 779T... [-]

M.F.A. in Architectural History

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus September 2017 USA Savannah Atlanta

SCAD is one of only two U.S. universities to offer an undergraduate degree in architectural history, and our flagship location among one of the best-preserved urban landscapes in the country makes Savannah the prime setting for exploring this craft. [+]

Part time Master Degrees in Fine Arts Studies in the USA. Uncover the human experience through architectural history SCAD is one of only two U.S. universities to offer an undergraduate degree in architectural history, and our flagship location among one of the best-preserved urban landscapes in the country makes Savannah the prime setting for exploring this craft. Take advantage of a curriculum that covers all major historical periods in Western and global traditions, the opportunity to travel abroad to a perfectly preserved medieval village, and coveted internships and resources at your fingertips. The vast world of architectural history awaits. M.F.A. in architectural history Available at: - Savannah ARLH 700 Research Methods in Architectural History ARLH 705 Architectural History Methodology and Historiography ARLH 770 Documenting and Interpreting the Built Environment ARLH 779F Graduate Field Internship* ARLH 779T Graduate Teaching Internship* ARLH 779F Graduate Field Internship† ARLH 779T Graduate Teaching Internship† ARLH 787 Directed Research in Architectural History ARLH 790 Architectural History M.F.A. Thesis CLC 580 Collaboration — 700-level ARLH elective: Analysis of the American hemisphere — 700-level ARLH elective: Analyzing modernity — 700-level ARLH elective: Evaluating pre-Modern traditions — 700-level ARLH elective: Investigation of the non-Western world — 700-level ARLH seminar — 700-level ARLH elective‡ — 700-level ARLH or ARTH elective — 700-level School of Building Arts elective — 500- to 700-level diversified elective — 500- to 700-level studio elective — 500- to 700-level studio elective Total course of study: 90 hours Careers in architectural history Become an heritage consultant. Become... [-]

Master in Animation

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus or Online Part time September 2017 USA Atlanta Savannah

We give you the opportunity to collaborate with and take electives in other majors, such as visual effects, motion media, interactive design and game development, sound design, film and television, and sequential art. [+]

The art of animation 2-D. 3-D. Stop-motion. Digital modeling. Rigging. Lighting. Look development. As an animation student at SCAD, you will master it all. We give you the opportunity to collaborate with and take electives in other majors, such as visual effects, motion media, interactive design and game development, sound design, film and television, and sequential art. The result? You graduate as a dynamic, multifaceted animator, extremely marketable and ready to take the industry by storm. M.A. in Animation Available at: - Savannah - eLearning ANIM 501 Animation Context and History* ANIM 504 Character Animation Basics* ANIM 505 Animation Character Set-up* VSFX 501 Digital 3-D Effects* ANIM 705 Animation Aesthetics and Practice ANIM 709 Computer-generated Modeling and Design ANIM 713 Drawing in Motion ANIM 714 3-D Cartoon Character Animation† ANIM 715 Character Look Development† ANIM 724 3-D Naturalistic Character Animation‡ ANIM 725 Environment Look Development‡ ANIM 737 Collaborative Project ANIM 748 Animation M.A. Final Project ARTH 702 Art Criticism CLC 580 Collaboration§ — 700-level ANIM, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SFDM, SNDS, THED or VSFX elective§ Total course of study: 45 hours* M.F.A. in Animation Available at: - Atlanta - Savannah - eLearning ANIM 501 Animation Context and History* ANIM 504 Character Animation Basics* ANIM 505 Animation Character Set-up* VSFX 501 Digital 3-D Effects* ANIM 705 Animation Aesthetics and Practice ANIM 709 Computer-generated Modeling and Design ANIM 713 Drawing in Motion ANIM 721 Storyboarding and Previsualization ANIM 737 Collaborative Project ANIM 753 Animation M.F.A. Thesis Exploration and Research ANIM... [-]

Master in Advertising

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus September 2017 USA Atlanta Savannah

As a result of this dynamic and creative approach, our students regularly take top honors in industry competitions, and our alumni continue to tell the stories of the world’s biggest brands. [+]

Part time Master Degrees in Fine Arts Studies in the USA. Master the art of advertising As a student at SCAD, you will gain expertise in every facet of advertising: copywriting, art direction, digital production and integrated brand marketing. As a result of this dynamic and creative approach, our students regularly take top honors in industry competitions, and our alumni continue to tell the stories of the world’s biggest brands. The collaborative environment of an art and design university provides the ideal conditions for perfecting the highly developed craft of innovative advertising. M.A. in advertising Available at: - Atlanta ADVE 501 Advertising and Copywriting Essentials* ADVE 502 Art Direction and Typography Essentials* ADVE 503 Software and Production Essentials* ADVE 705 Typography for Advertising Designers ADVE 709 Advertising Studio I: Creative Strategies ADVE 715 Digital Production Strategies for Advertising ADVE 719 Advertising Studio II: Branding Solutions ADVE 729 Art Direction ADVE 731 Creative Copywriting for Advertising ADVE 749 Advertising M.A. Final Project ITGM 715 Interactive Web Design — 700-level ARTH elective Total course of study: 45 hours* M.F.A. in advertising Available at: - Atlanta - Savannah ADVE 501 Advertising and Copywriting Essentials* ADVE 502 Art Direction and Typography Essentials* ADVE 503 Software and Production Essentials* ADVE 705 Typography for Advertising Designers ADVE 709 Advertising Studio I: Creative Strategies ADVE 715 Digital Production Strategies for Advertising ADVE 719 Advertising Studio II: Branding Solutions ADVE 725 Digital Media for Advertising ADVE 729 Art Direction ADVE 731 Creative Copywriting for Advertising ADVE 751 Advertising... [-]

Master in Accessory Design

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus September 2017 USA Savannah Atlanta

London-based The Business of Fashion has ranked the SCAD graduate fashion programs as No. 1 overall in the United States. [+]

Fashion your future as an accessory designer As the only university in the world to offer an M.F.A. in accessory design and the first in the U.S. to offer an M.A. in the discipline, we’re used to setting the bar at SCAD. We pride ourselves on an accessory design department that provides students with coveted internships, high-end tools and celebrated faculty who are at the peak of the profession. As a student at SCAD, you’ll also benefit from red-carpet events that bring the biggest names in the industry, as well as opportunities to learn directly from the stars of accessory design. M.A. in accessory design Available at: - Savannah London-based The Business of Fashion has ranked the SCAD graduate fashion programs as No. 1 overall in the United States. ACCE 501 Accessory Design and Development* FASH 502 Fashion and Accessory Sketching and Illustration* FASH 503 Forecasting and Business Trends* ACCE 711 Methodologies in Accessory Design ACCE 715 Presentation Methods I: Portfolio Development ACCE 720 Presentation Methods II: Marketing a Personal Aesthetic ACCE 725 Computer-aided Design for Accessories ACCE 730 Accessory Studio I: Collection Conceptualization ACCE 740 Accessory Studio II: Production Planning and Execution ACCE 749 Accessory Design M.A. Final Project ARTH 701 Contemporary Art — 500- to 700-level elective Total course of study: 45 hours* MFA in Accessory Design London-based The Business of Fashion has ranked the SCAD graduate fashion programs as No. 1 overall in the United States. ACCE 501 Accessory Design and Development* FASH 502 Fashion and Accessory... [-]

Master in Art Therapy

Adler School of Professional Psychology
Campus September 2017 USA Chicago

Deep respect for individual integrity; strong conviction about the healing dimension of the creative process; a commitment to helping people—these are the qualities of a successful art [+]

MA in Art Therapy

Deep respect for individual integrity; strong conviction about the healing dimension of the creative process; a commitment to helping people—these are the qualities of a successful art therapist. The Adler School’s Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology: Art Therapy program will help you develop them.

The program combines traditional counseling theories and techniques with an understanding of the psychological aspects of the creative process. The program prepares graduates to work in a variety of clinical, educational, and social service settings with diverse populations. These settings include medical and psychiatric hospitals, primary and secondary schools, wellness centers, children’s agencies, correctional facilities, geriatric settings, drug and alcohol treatment programs, community mental health centers, and violence shelters.... [-]