Masters in Visual Arts

Visual arts are forms of art that focus on creating pieces of work that mainly make use of the visual environment, while trying to convey messages of emotion, ideas or information. Visual arts covers three main sub-fields: fine art (painting, drawing, graphics, sculpture, architecture), decorative art (tapestry, ceramics, mosaic art, glass art, jewellery art) and contemporary art (artistic photography, art print, video art, animation, graffiti art). This discipline relates to similar areas such as art and art history, graphic design and cultural studies.

Students of visual arts usually have the chance to learn about visual expression culture, post-modernism, animation, art history, film, graphic design, photography, print media, and more.

Graduates will gain general competencies to explore the artistic message expressed in visual language, as well as conduct functional or aesthetic creations using various basic materials and techniques. They will gain knowledge of design techniques, master the use of colour and understand theories of composition.

Career opportunities for visual arts graduates include: desktop publisher, photographer, make-up artist, drafter, craft artist, exhibition designer, glass blower, graphic designer, illustrator.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Media Art Histories - Advanced M.A. Media Art Histories - Advanced
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 12,850 per year
  • International € 12,850 per year
  • 30 months

The MediaArtHistories masters program conveys the most important developments of contemporary art through a network of renowned international theorists, artists and curators.

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Arts Management M.Sc. Arts Management
  • Any time
  • EEA € 15,000 per year
  • International € 15,000 per year
  • 15 months

The M. Sc. in Arts Management offered by NEOMA Business School teaches curious and outgoing managers, giving them all the skills needed to interact with the world of arts and culture.

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Art M.A. Art
  • Jan 2017
  • Jun 2016
  • Aug 2016
  • National € 80 per module
  • International € 440 per module
  • 24 months

Graduate students in art may concentrate in the areas of painting, drawing, ceramics, metalsmithing/jewelry, printmaking, sculpture, glass, computer art, two dimensional art, three-dimensional art and art education. The Arts program is delivered by West Texas A&M University.

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Arts and Cultural Management MBA Arts and Cultural Management
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA € 18,000 per year
  • International € 18,000 per year
  • 12 months

The aim of this intensive 12 month programme is to train future managers of arts and cultural institutions and future entrepreneurs in the cultural industries.

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Undergraduate Foundation Programme in Art, Design and Media Pre-Bachelor Undergraduate Foundation Programme in Art, Design and Media
  • Jan 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 12,450 per year
  • International £ 12,450 per year
  • 9 months

This one-year (3 term) programme offers successful students guaranteed progression to a wide variety of Arts, Humanities and Media bachelor degrees at UCLan. You will live and study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the UCLan campus.

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Studio Art Master Studio Art
  • Aug 2016
  • National $ 80 per module
  • International $ 440 per module
  • Not specified

Students accepted into the art graduate program will be admitted into the M.A. degree program. All graduate students are reviewed each semester and prior to submission of their individual plan of study. Semester reviews will determine whether an art graduate student will remain in the program and whether they will remain as a M.A. degree candidate or a M.F.A. degree candidate. The Studio Art program is offered by West Texas A&M.

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International Year One in Art, Design and Media Pre-Bachelor International Year One in Art, Design and Media
  • Any time
  • International £ 11,995
  • 9 months

The International Year One in Art, Design and Media course from University of Gloucestershire includes academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into the second year of a university degree in areas such as media, advertising, computing, graphic design, web design and photography.

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Undergraduate Pathway in the Arts Pre-Bachelor Undergraduate Pathway in the Arts
  • Jan 2017
  • Aug 2016
  • International $ 45,000 per year
  • 24 months

An INTO New York at Drew University Undergraduate Pathway program in the arts will prepare you to enter the third year of a bachelor's degree program at Drew University or a number of well-known universities.

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Visual Brand Design Master Visual Brand Design
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 16,990 per year
  • International € 25,490 per year
  • 12 months

The concept of branding has evolved far beyond company logos and colors. Today, branding incorporates several disciplines, from visual design to sound design; from storytelling to consumer psychology to marketing. Branding is the creation of a rich and attractive environment that grabs the consumer’s attention and brings him or her into the brand’s world to share its values and become an informal sponsor of the brand. It is a voice, a tone, an integrated vision formed by the synergy of research, design, narration, graphics, music, and more.

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Global Gateway Program - Arts (Visual and performing) Pre-Bachelor Global Gateway Program - Arts (Visual and performing)
  • Any time
  • International $ 18,525 per semester
  • 4 months

For international students who meet the University of Vermont admissions requirements but don't yet have the required English language level, The University of Vermont Global Gateway Program - Arts (Visual and performing) provides an undergraduate degree pathway that combines English training with 28-30 University course credits (equivalent to Year 1 of a bachelor's degree); or 14-15 University course credits for the 1-term program.

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Foundation in Art and Design Pre-Bachelor Foundation in Art and Design
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA £ 4,500 per year
  • International £ 6,500 per year
  • 9 months

The Foundation Art and Design programme from London College of Contemporary Arts provides students with a valuable introduction into a wide range of creative disciplines.

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