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. The field of 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 disciplines 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

Illustration M.A. Illustration
  • Feb 2017
  • Jun 2016
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA $ 9,000
  • International $ 9,000
  • Not specified

The on-line distance learning MA Illustration (Visual Communication) degree gives you maximum flexibility and allows you to fit your studies around other commitments.

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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
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA  14,560 per year
  • International  14,560 per year
  • 15 months

The new Master in Arts Management at Rouen Business School is taught entirely in english and designed to create innovative leaders in arts.

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Diploma of Arts (Pathway to Bachelor of Arts) Pre-Bachelor Diploma of Arts (Pathway to Bachelor of Arts)
  • Mar 2017
  • Jul 2016
  • Not specified
  • 12 months

The aim of the Diploma of Arts is to provide students with an opportunity to explore a humanities or social sciences discipline in some depth. Successful completion of the DipArts means gaining a recognised qualification. It also means guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Arts. DipArts students will explore disciplines that study the way humans recognise, record and debate human practices, meanings and values.

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Arts Master Arts
  • Mar 2017
  • Jul 2016
  • Not specified
  • 24 months

The Masters Degree by Research is a program of supervised research and study leading to the submission of a thesis which makes a contribution to knowledge. The program is governed by the Rules for Masters Degrees by Research which provide details regarding all aspects of admission, progression, submission and examination of the thesis.

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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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International Foundation in Business and Humanities Pre-Bachelor International Foundation in Business and Humanities
  • Jan 2017
  • Mar 2017
  • Jun 2016
  • Aug 2016
  • Sep 2016
  • International  13,995
  • 6 months

Preparing you for direct entry to the first year of an undergraduate degree in the UK, the International Foundation in Business and Humanities from INTO Manchester offers entry to degree subjects related to finance, management, law, politics and sociology, and many more.

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International Year One in Art, Design and Media Pre-Bachelor International Year One in Art, Design and Media
  • Jan 2017
  • Jun 2016
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA  11,250 per year
  • International  11,250 per year
  • 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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Art, Culture & Luxury in English MBA Art, Culture & Luxury in English
  • Oct 2016
  • Not specified
  • 12 months

Art, Culture & Luxury in English - The EAC has opened its doors to the world through international mobility programmes, ERASMUS programmes, courses taught in English, exchanges, placements abroad and a partnership agreement signed with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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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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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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Art History and Visual Culture M.A. Art History and Visual Culture
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA  7,000 per year
  • International  12,000 per year
  • 12 months

London is arguably the hub of the art world. World class arts and creative institutions, internationally positioned auction houses, dealers and critics, combine to make-up the unique London art scene.

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