M.A. in Art Studies in Europe

Best MAs in Art Studies in Europe 2019

Art Studies

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.

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.

In all, there are over 4000 Higher Education Institutions in Europe offering a wide range of courses at Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate level. With more and more of these organizations offering English as the language of education for at least some of their degree programs, universities in Europe are now of higher quality than ever before. Universities in Europe offer a friendly welcome to foreign students and to give a course of knowledge that meets their profession needs in today’s global demand.

MA in Art Studies in Europe

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Master of Arts in Art History

John Cabot University
Campus Full time Part time 15 months October 2019 Italy Rome + 1 more

John Cabot University’s Master of Arts (MA) in Art History guides students toward professional mastery of the materials and methods of art history with emphasis on first-hand research in the museums, monuments, and archaeological sites of Rome. The degree can be completed in approximately fifteen months of full-time study. [+]

John Cabot University’s Master of Arts (MA) in Art History guides students toward professional mastery of the materials and methods of art history with emphasis on first-hand research in the museums, monuments, and archaeological sites of Rome. The degree can be completed in approximately fifteen months of full-time study. The program has a dual focus: the visual cultures of Rome and the Mediterranean across time, from antiquity to the present; and the acquisition of technical skills for primary research. It also stimulates critical perspectives on the impact of Roman art worldwide. Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the MA welcomed its inaugural class in Fall semester 2017. It is the first US-accredited graduate degree program in art history based entirely in Rome. ... [-]


MA in Art History and Visual Culture

Richmond The American International University in London
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2019 United Kingdom Kensington

The MA in Art History and Visual Culture programme prepares students for advanced research in the visual arts and an exciting creative career in the art world. This programme focuses on intercultural issues in art history and visual culture, and professional practice in the visual arts, which prepares graduate students for further education and careers in the arts and creative cultural industries. [+]

The MA in Art History and Visual Culture programme prepares students for advanced research in the visual arts and an exciting creative career in the art world. This programme focuses on intercultural issues in art history and visual culture, and professional practice in the visual arts, which prepares graduate students for further education and careers in the arts and creative cultural industries.

The programme is taught at our Kensington campus in Central London where our students benefit from studying in close proximity to the Victoria and Albert Museum, Design Museum, Saatchi Gallery, and many more art galleries and institutions located right in the heart of London. The close proximity and ease of access to London’s world-class art galleries, museums, libraries and art institutions are vital to the foundation of this course.... [-]


Master of Art in Cultural Management

Estonian Academy Of Music And Theatre
Campus Full time Part time 2 years August 2019 Estonia Tallinn + 1 more

Cultural Management MA International Program is operating since fall 2002 with the objective to educate professional managers of arts organizations with vision, entrepreneurs promoting cultural industry, administrators and change-makers in the field of cultural policy. The program was founded in close co-operation with Sibelius Academy, Finland and Tartu University, Estonia. [+]

Top MA Degrees in Art Studies in Europe 2019.

Cultural Management MA International Program is operating since fall 2002 with the objective to educate professional managers of arts organizations with vision, entrepreneurs promoting cultural industry, administrators and change-makers in the field of cultural policy. The program was founded in close co-operation with Sibelius Academy, Finland and Tartu University, Estonia.

Our long-term experience, broad expertise in a variety of cultural domains, ample network of partners we can create a unique ecosystem and pool of expertise where students, educators, cultural professionals, policymakers, artist, and activist can draw inspiration, knowledge, and skills for enabling change in their respective fields.... [-]


Master of Arts on Arts and Spectacle History and Criticism

University of Parma
Campus Full time 2 years October 2019 Italy Parma

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

Official Program Description

COURSE WITHOUT ADMISSION TEST

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

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

The objectives of the course are:

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

MA in Photography

University of Gloucestershire
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 semesters September 2019 United Kingdom Cheltenham + 1 more

This highly vocational postgraduate course is aimed at supporting and challenging your ideas, creativity and ambitions, in order to build and expand your portfolio. [+]

This highly vocational postgraduate course is aimed at supporting and challenging your ideas, creativity and ambitions, in order to build and expand your portfolio.

We welcome photographers from a wide range of backgrounds, as well as those who have studied photography at an undergraduate level. We are looking for passion and a commitment to exploring and questioning the medium of photography. We want you to produce high-quality work that will aid either your personal development or your career ambitions within the creative industries.

Our modules guide students towards recognising potential themes and exploring them using an extended range of approaches and techniques. In addition, an extensive range of workshops will cover such disciplines as high-level digital studio work, moving image and video editing, book production, black and white darkroom work and alternative process techniques.... [-]


Master of Arts in Visual Arts

KASK & Conservatorium / School of Arts Gent
Campus Full time 60 hours September 2019 Belgium Ghent

The School of Arts offers English-language master programmes in the visual arts, audiovisual arts and music. Each year, dozens of foreign students choose the master programmes of our faculty to continue their studies. The presence of students from different international backgrounds is an enrichment for our educational tradition and provides an added value to the training of foreign master students and Flemish students moving on from the Dutch-language bachelor programmes alike. [+]

English master

The School of Arts offers English-language master programmes in the visual arts, audiovisual arts and music. Each year, dozens of foreign students choose the master programmes of our faculty to continue their studies. The presence of students from different international backgrounds is an enrichment for our educational tradition and provides an added value to the training of foreign master students and Flemish students moving on from the Dutch-language bachelor programmes alike.

The programmes are organized so as to facilitate encounters between Dutch-speaking and English-speaking students in informal contexts, in seminars and courses, and even in artistic projects, they start up together. There are no differences in curricula, competencies, learning outcomes or organization between the English-language programmes and their Dutch-language counterparts. English-speaking candidates holding a master’s degree in music can also go in for the advanced master ‘soloist contemporary music’.... [-]


Master of Arts in MediaArtHistories

Danube University Krems Department for Image Science
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 4 - 5 semesters May 2019 Austria Krems an der Donau + 1 more

The MediaArtHistories MA at Danube University is the only international Master of Arts program focusing on preparing art professionals and researchers through a deep exploration of the diverse histories of Media Art, Science, and Technology. The program is a two-year low-residency, either 90 or 120 ECTS Master’s degree offered in English. In addition to individual study and project work at your home location, students gather twice a year for two-week seminars with internationally noted media artists and scholars. The connections and community that are formed during the two-week modules are maintained with online networking and project collaboration throughout the yea [+]

Overview

The MediaArtHistories MA at Danube University is the only international Master of Arts program focusing on preparing art professionals and researchers through a deep exploration of the diverse histories of Media Art, Science, and Technology. The program is a two-year low-residency, either 90 or 120 ECTS Master’s degree offered in English. In addition to individual study and project work at your home location, students gather twice a year for two-week seminars with internationally noted media artists and scholars. The connections and community that are formed during the two-week modules are maintained with online networking and project collaboration throughout the year.BRAIN TRUST – Faculty of the MediaArtHistories program have included: Erkki HUHTAMO, Lev MANOVICH, Roger MALINA, Jens HAUSER, Jeffrey SHAW, Jussi PARIKKA, Sean CUBITT,Oliver GRAU, Christa SOMMERER, Edward SHANKEN, Frieder NAKE, Machiko KUSAHARA, Nat MULLER, Monika FLEISCHMANN, Knowbotic Research, Andreas LANGE, Christopher SALTER, Darko FRITZ and others.CONTENT - Media Art History offers a basis for understanding the evolutionary history of audiovisual media, from historic examples such as the Laterna Magica of the 17th century to the algorithmic art of recent decades. Key approaches and methods from Image Science, Media Archaeology and the History of Science & Technology are explored in depth. Courses cover subjects such as computer animation, net art, interactive, telematic and genetic art as well as the most recent reflections on nano art, bio art, video games as art, and digital gender theory.... [-]


MA Fine Art

Iceland University of the Arts
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Iceland Reykjavík

The international MA Programme at the Iceland Academy of the Arts supports your individual and progressive art practice. There is an emphasis on art practice and research with a view to strengthening insight into the complexities of contemporary art contexts. [+]

The international MA Programme at the Iceland Academy of the Arts supports your individual and progressive art practice. There is an emphasis on art practice and research with a view to strengthening insight into the complexities of contemporary art contexts. We look for flexibility and specialization in materials and methods requiring you to be able to position yourself, to critique and challenge problems and situations within the field.

You will be joining an artistic and intellectual community committed to contemporary art and art education. You will be placed in the city of Reykjavik in proximity to a growing but vibrant art-scene across a variety of art disciplines. One of the unique features of the Iceland Academy of the Arts is the students’ proximity to other disciplines in the arts. Collaboration is encouraged across various arts disciplines on an individual basis as well as through workshops and specific projects.... [-]


MA Illustration

Nottingham Trent University: School of Art & Design
Campus Full time 45 weeks September 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham

Our Illustration students learn to become expert narrators and to explore the professional contexts for their work, including print and digital media design, production and distribution. At the start of the course, you'll work on short projects, aimed at challenging conventions. You'll then focus on a subject of your choice through the research, development, and production of a single, in-depth project. You will also develop a Professional Journal which explores current thought and practice. [+]

MA Illustration

Our Illustration students learn to become expert narrators and to explore the professional contexts for their work, including print and digital media design, production and distribution. At the start of the course, you'll work on short projects, aimed at challenging conventions. You'll then focus on a subject of your choice through the research, development and production of a single, in-depth project. You will also develop a Professional Journal which explores current thought and practice.

Key features Develop a project tailored to your own personal interests and career aspirations. Engage with industry by undertaking short internships and studio visits. Work in our dedicated Art and Design postgraduate studio. Benefit from regular lectures from leading figures in the design industry. Attend workshops covering typography, visual language, branding, storyboarding and life drawing sessions. Opt for an additionally advanced research module if you’re thinking of progressing to PhD or Professional Doctorate study. How you’re taught ... [-]

MA Visual Communication: Illustration & Animation

Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts
Campus 3 semesters September 2019 United Kingdom Cambridge

MA Visual Communication: Illustration & Animation is a broad-based studio programme that offers the freedom to develop your own visual language and strong creative voice. With unique opportunities including internships with our industry partner Hearst Magazines UK, you will develop professional confidence alongside the creative, technical and digital skills essential for careers in the expanding fields of illustration and animation worldwide. [+]

Overview

MA Visual Communication: Illustration & Animation is a broad-based studio programme that offers the freedom to develop your own visual language and strong creative voice. With unique opportunities including internships with our industry partner Hearst Magazines UK, you will develop professional confidence alongside the creative, technical and digital skills essential for careers in the expanding fields of illustration and animation worldwide.

Based in our central Cambridge studios, over the intensive 12-month programme you will develop a strong grounding in research and inquiry as you advance your specialist knowledge. You will be encouraged to experiment with new techniques, media, and technologies, and respond to the new applications, platforms, and spaces in which contemporary illustration and animation are produced and experienced today. Regular workshops will support you to embrace current industry-standard software, giving you the practical and digital tools you need for the creative workplace today - and tomorrow.... [-]


MA Curation

Norwich University of the Arts
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Norwich + 1 more

Hands-on curatorial experience and individual, practice-based projects form the foundation of our MA Curation Masters degree. [+]

Overview

Exploring the idea of “exhibition” in its broadest sense across the field of contemporary art, you’ll engage with gallery-based exhibitions and projects in non-traditional venues, site-specific interventions and public art projects.

Relevant, current and innovative

Reflecting the latest thinking across curatorial studies, this practical and relevant postgraduate course acknowledges the emergence of the artist-curator, as well as more traditional routes to curatorial practice.

You’ll consider the possibilities offered by a range of platforms, from traditional museum collections, museology and archives, to virtual and interactive methods.

You’ll be aided in developing self-initiated curatorial projects, which will see you innovating and exploring ways to cultivate new audiences.... [-]


Master of Arts in Painting

Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA)
Campus 2 years October 2019 Italy Rome

You will embark on an innovative, mixed media, cutting-edge, transverse educational pathway which will mold you into a complete artist capable of expressing your own creative language in any artistic discipline. [+]

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You will embark on an innovative, mixed media, cutting-edge, transverse educational pathway which will mold you into a complete artist capable of expressing your own creative language in any artistic discipline.

Painters, complete and multidisciplinary artists.

Painting is an artistic discipline that permits the combining of passion and profession into a unique career and life choice. Studying Painting at RUFA, the student receives high-level multidisciplinary academic training and a full understanding of the techniques and qualities relative to the world of Fine Arts.

Painting as part of a network of knowledge.

The two-year Master of Arts Degree Program in Painting at RUFA is a degree that provides a solid foundation in theory and practice, designed to place students at the center of a substantial network of knowledge and multimedia experience, that will form a complete artist, able to apply creative expression in any of the artistic disciplines.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Sculpture

University of Arts in Poznań
Campus Full time October 2019 Poland Poznań

In addition to conventional, “old-school” sculpting techniques, the Academy offers alternative syllabuses. Parallel with real space sculpture we propose a new concept of sculpture and its environment employing new technologies [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in Sculpture

In addition to conventional, “old-school” sculpting techniques, the Academy offers alternative syllabuses. Parallel with real space sculpture we propose a new concept of sculpture and its environment employing new technologies, including virtual space. The students can select their classes with regard to their own preferences for developing their sculpting skills at our excellent metal foundry, and workshops in ceramics, plastics and stonework, as well as a professional holographic studio.

Studio of Sculpture 3

Head: professor Danuta MączakAssistant: dr Karolina Komasa

MA studies

keyword themed tasks on a variety of socio-cultural and environmental issues. Keyword-based work is a trigger for the students to create pieces of sculpture from the perspective of their own unique imagination, intuition and experience and reflect their own individual perception of the world. The students can follow their own tailored curricula in consultation with the professors.... [-]


MA in Visual Arts

Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design AAAD
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2019 Czech Republic Prague

Visual Arts is a follow-up postgraduate program that combines practical studio-based seminars and workshops with theoretical lectures on art theory and history. [+]

VISUAL ARTS is a follow-up master's degree programme that combines practical studio-based seminars and workshops with theoretical lectures on art theory and history. It is designed for BA or MA degree holders from universities and colleges abroad, irrespective of country. It aims at providing foreign students with good education in the chosen discipline in order to prepare them for individual or team specialist profession all over the world.

After two years of studies, students are required to submit a diploma work consisting of a thesis and a diploma project defense. Successful programme graduates obtain an internationally acknowledged academic degree MgA. together with Diploma Supplement containing information about subjects taken at the university. In Visual Arts, importance is attached not only to a balanced combination of practice (mastering craft and technical or technological procedures) and theory (Art History and critical reflection of the current issues in the chosen discipline) but also to an interdisciplinary approach.... [-]


MA in Computational Arts

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Study a degree which develops your art practice through the expressive world of creative computation. It provides you with the historical foundations, frameworks and critical skills to produce a series of projects for public exhibition. It is delivered by Computing. [+]

MA in Computational Arts

Length: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Department: Computing

Study a degree which develops your art practice through the expressive world of creative computation. It provides you with the historical foundations, frameworks and critical skills to produce a series of projects for public exhibition. It is delivered by Computing.

Applications still open

What is computational art?

Computation consists of all the changes brought about by digital technology. Art is an open set of ways of acting inventively in culture. Mixing the two together in a systematic way gives us computational art. This is a very open field and one that is set to expand enormously in the coming years. It is where the most exciting developments in technology and in culture can already be found. This degree will place you in the middle of this fast-evolving context.... [-]