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

Fine Art M.A. Fine Art
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 9,250 per year
  • International € 9,250 per year
  • 12 months

The Master of Arts in Fine Art is a one-year, full-time masters program from HKU University of the Arts Utrecht. The program consists of seminars, workshops, studios, and tutorials where artists, architects, curators, designers, and various theorists share their knowledge, creativity, and professional insights with students.

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Digital Arts M.Phil. Digital Arts
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 4,121 per year
  • International £ 15,920 per year
  • 24 months

The School conducts high-quality significant national and international research and offers excellent opportunities for graduate studies, successfully combining modern engineering and technology with the exciting field of digital media. The digital media group has interests in many areas of interactive multimedia and digital film and animation. The Digital Arts programme is offered at the University of Kent.

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Arts Management Master Arts Management
  • Feb 2017
  • EEA € 10,000 per year
  • International € 10,000 per year
  • 12 months

The Master in Arts Management at the Universitΰ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) offers a unique learning experience preparing students to embark on a management career in the arts and creative industry. The one-year program aims at developing skills and providing tools to deal with the new challenges of the domains of both the visual and performing arts, with an international perspective.

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Art and Visual Culture M.A. Art and Visual Culture
  • Jan 2017
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA £ 5,000 per year
  • International £ 11,500 per year
  • 12 months

This multidisciplinary, visual theory-based course is established around the belief that visual literacy and the impact of visual forms of thinking and working now play significant roles in society. The course introduces you to a range of historical and contemporary debates that inform the theories and practice of visual culture, and enables you to develop a conceptual framework within which to evaluate the role of the visual arts, and other forms of visual production, in contemporary society and culture.

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Visual Brand Design Master Visual Brand Design
  • Any time
  • EEA € 16,990 per year
  • International € 25,990 per year
  • 12 months

With the unique opportunity to acquire hands-on competencies and in-depth design knowledge, you will develop the ability to interpret the identity of a company by integrating graphic design skills with strategic thinking. This Visual Brand Design programme is offered by Domus Academy.

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Illustration and Visual Media M.A. Illustration and Visual Media
  • Jan 2017
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA £ 8,000 per year
  • International £ 15,950 per year
  • 15 months

MA Illustration and Visual Media explores the creation and production of images at a time of unparalleled possibilities for skilled visual communicators. Specifically investigating the opportunities for image-makers to work with time-based, sequential, interactive and narrative forms, students on the course will develop an experimental illustration practice that reflects the integrated nature of the design, communication and media industries.

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Drawing M.A. Drawing
  • Any time
  • Not specified
  • 12 months

The Drawing programme at Paris College of Art is designed for students whose creative practice is predominately rooted in drawing. Candidates will be seeking new contexts and experiences for developing established/existing practices.

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Communication Design M.Sc. Communication Design
  • Sep 2017
  • National € 2,030 per year
  • International € 4,190 per year
  • 24 months

Keeping pace with modern trends, be sure our international Master's Degree Program in Communication Design at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) is the right choice to proceed with. With the knowledge and practical skills acquired in our course, you will be a highly demanded expert. Start your career with us!

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Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies M.A. Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies
  • Any time
  • EEA € 6,760 per year
  • International € 10,110 per year
  • 24 months

The two-year Master of Arts in Visual Arts and Performing Studies from Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano (NABA) is the only program in Europe that unites a solid education in the field of visual arts production with a highly specialized curatorial program.

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Fine Art M.A. Fine Art
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA £ 5,430 per year
  • International £ 13,340 per year
  • 12 months

Postgraduate studies in Fine Art at University of Kent offer you an energetic, challenging and open framework in which to explore your artistic practice.

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Graphic Design M.A. Graphic Design
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 3,000 per semester
  • International € 4,200 per semester
  • Not specified

This Graphic Design program at the Budapest Metropolitan University is designed for you if you are compassionate, co-operative and creative, are characterized by a critical attitude, wish to create valuable works and to keep their quality in your future career.

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Luxury Brand Management Master Luxury Brand Management
  • Any time
  • EEA € 16,990 per year
  • International € 25,990 per year
  • 12 months

The new Master in Luxury Brand Management at Domus Academy has been designed based on the idea that the acquisition of an eclectic set of competencies, combining strategic marketing plans with well-rounded business management skills, gives students a leading edge in the highly competitive fields of High Fashion, Jewelry, Luxury Beverages and Spirits, Luxury Hotels and Spas, Automotive (cars and yachts), Cosmetics, Perfumes and many others.

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